2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

2019 MODEL
$63,850 - $89,450
INDIGO

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Amongst the top marquee's, the Jaguar F-Type remains one of the most sought out after model for its riveting gorgeous curves and prowess under the hood. Since its birth from 2013, the two-seater sports car has marveled the industry in two body styles, coupe and convertible. Replacing the famed E-type, this beautiful feline comes in various different configurations suitable for the tamer, whether that's a beefy V8 or a normal entry-level inline-4. Ornate in sublime interior confused with top technology, the F-Type poses few questions as to why it shouldn't be your favorite sports car.

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Pros

Impressive 4-cylinder performance

Spirited ride with responsive steering

Great fuel economy

Exceptionally good interior quality and trim

Cons

Substandard interior and cargo space

Poor outward visibility

What's New?

For the new iteration, the 2019 F-Type offers large screen in the infotainment system with better graphics. Some driver aids are now standard on all trims.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$63850

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.9/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3405 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

67.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Caldera Red color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Ebony Black color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Polaris White color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Rhodium Silver Metallic color
Caldera Red

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Base

Base

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
26 combined

$63,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $63,850 MSRP (23/26/30) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible 340 HP

340 HP

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$71,950 - $73,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $73,250 MSRP (20/23/28) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD
340 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $71,950 MSRP (16/19/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible 380 HP

380 HP

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$83,850 - $86,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
380 HP 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $86,850 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2
380 HP 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $83,850 MSRP (19/22/27) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible R-Dynamic

R-Dynamic

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
TBD

$85,150 - $89,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $89,450 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $86,450 MSRP TBD 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD
R-Dynamic 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $85,150 MSRP (15/18/24) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 14, 2019


The 2019 Jaguar F-type Convertible starts at $64,845. It is powered by a 2.0L inline-4 boasting 296 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, powering the rear wheels of the convertible. Badged as P300, the soft top comes along with plenty of features and technology to go with the luxury marquee’s thoroughbred convertible.

The F-type’s R Dynamic doesn’t sit resting. Indeed, it belongs right in the thick of rivalry including the likes of Porsche 718 Boxster and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. Read on to find out how the Jaguar fares as compared to its rivals.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Features

Coming in 5 different trim levels in coupe and convertible style P300, P340, P380 R-Dynamic, R, and SVR - each further divide into 24 cars, Jaguar has a big convoy. Each trim also offers an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Starting at $60,750, the P300 is the only trim to features a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 cylinder mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. With the P340, P380 and R-Dynamic variants, the trims feature a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine with the engine boasting 340 hp for P340 while 380 horses on the other two configurations.

The R-Dynamic is basically a P380 but comes standard with few extra features to bridge the gap to the R trim. The R and SVR include a 5.0L V8 with 550 horses on the former and an increased output of 580 horses on the latter. These two configurations are the sportiest of the lot and come with a host of intended features alongside the manufacturer's prestigious luxury and opulence.

Trim

F-Type

F-Type P340

F-Type P380

F-Type Dynamic R

F-Type R

F-Type SVR

MSRP (RWD)

$63,850

$71,950

$83,850

$85,150

-

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

-

$86,750

$89,450

$103,850

$125,850

Key

Features

2.0L Inline-4 Turbocharged engine

In addition to F-Type

In addition to P340

In addition to P380-

In addition to R-Dynamic

In addition to R-

 

Active Sports Exhaust

3.0L V6 Supercharged engine (340 hp, 332 lb.-ft.)

Increase in outpour from 340 hp to 380 hp

Adjustable Active Sports Exhaust

5.0L V8 Supercharged engine (550 hp, 502 lb.-ft.

Increase in output from 550 hp to 575 hp

 

LED headlights with signature DRL

 

Adaptive suspension

Gloss Black design package

Electronic Active Differential with torque vectoring

Carbon fibre rear spoiler

 

LED taillights

  19" alloy wheels Limited Slip Differential with torque vectoring

20" alloy wheels

20" forged alloy wheels

 

12-way electric front seats with memory

     

Leather interior

Heated SVR branded leather steering wheel

 

Passive Suspension

     

R-Branted leather steering wheel and seats

Suede cloth headlining
  Open differential with torque vectoring       Linear Vee Aluminum center console with R-branding  

We recommend

The right F-Type is purely a personal choice for the difference between various configurations it offers boils down to your driving preference. Even the inline-4 is a good choice. Having said that, we'd recommend the R-Dynamic trim for it gives a sweet mix of a V6 under the hood along with extra additions of features in the bag.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Engine

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type delights in every configuration, even if some rivals are more precise. -thecarconnection

Under this beautiful 2-seater is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Propelling the rear wheels of the F-Type, the machine under the hood is swift and rapid however feels a tad unrefined. Nonetheless its power delivery is brisk thanks to the 4-cylinders mighty torque. The fabric top's responsive gearbox is controlled via paddle-shifters and each clink and clank while the motors roar up is greatly tuned to providing excellent performance.

The P300's rivals stop it from having the last word; amongst the convertible coexists equal and more powerful alternatives with the likes of the 718 Boxster, M240i and the Corvette Stingray.

Models

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

MSRP

$63,850

$60,590

$59,000

$50,400

$31,180

$51,850

$31,500

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.2L V8 Gas

2.0L H4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L i6

2.3L, Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

7 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

6-speed manual

9-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Horsepower

296 hp@ 1500rpm

455 hp@ 6000rpm

300 hp@ 6500rpm

335 hp@ 5500rpm

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

255 hp @ 5800

275hp @ 5600

Torque

295 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

460 ft-lbs@ 4600rpm

280 ft-lbs@ 1950rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1520 rpm

350 lb-ft. @ 3000 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1800

295 lb-ft @ 3000-4500

Acceleration

The F-Type's 4-cylinders sure knows how to spurt powerful delivery from the standstill, taking 5.4s from naught to 60 miles per hour while zipping the quarter mile in 14.1s. In spite of its brisk acceleration, the competitors propels quicker than it. Holding similar output, the 718 Boxster shaves half a second off the feline's convertible in both the tests, while the Mustang's 2.3L takes a similar feat. Undoubtedly, the Stingray's V8 thrashes the field with the zippiest performance.

Models

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

3.6 sec

4.9 sec

4.5 sec

5.0 sec

6.1 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

N/A

12.7 sec

13.1

13.0 sec

14.1 sec

14 second

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.2L V8 Gas

2.0L H4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L i6

2.3L

2.0 Liters

2.0 Liters

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.8

N/A

N/A

7.4

7.1

   

Handling and Braking

Built keeping in mind comfort and athleticism, the Jaguar F-Type keeps up the potential between the lines of luxury and sport. While it is stiffer than its coupe sibling, the drop top still manages to glide over bumps and potholes but throws the car around a bit more. However the convertible's handling capability allows the firm ride for thrashing and aggressive driving, helping the mean spirited rider in you to take this feline to its limit. Its precise and responsive steering only elevates its entertaining ride while also staying exciting.

Otherwise, body roll is readily limited. The convertible is soldered to the roadway and barely comes across as a weakling. Tame it the way you want, the fabric top is not the one to step down, whether that's cruising down the highway or a visit to your nearest groceries.

The large 14" and 13" brakes on the front and rear are good enough to earn the F-Type soft top a commendable spot in its competition. At a panic brake test from 60 miles per hour to a standstill, the convertible takes an excellent 101 feet. Neither mushy nor undulated, the pedals dispense with sensitive braking that are strong, reliable, and stable.

Model

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Brake Front (in.)

14

12.6

13

13.4

12.6

13

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.8

13.3

11.8

13.6

12.6

11.8

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3405

3362

2944

3790

3706

3894

3627

60-0 MPH (ft.)

101

N/A

112

104

106

153 (70-0)

129

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Fuel Economy

The Jaguar's 4-cylinder quite frugal, gulping 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. Its thrifty machine places the F-Type at the top of the competition, with the rivals closely competing right behind it. Needless to say, the V8 under the Stingray doesn't perform as bad as the competition, averaging 5 miles per gallon gulped more than the inline 4's amongst the rivals.

Model

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

MPG (city)

23

16

21

21

20

21

20

MPG (highway)

30

25

28

30

28

29

30

MPG (combined)

26

19

24

24

23

24

23

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Interior

The F-Type's interior is attractive and user-friendly, but outward visibility is limited all around. Climbing in and out of the cabin can be an issue for taller drivers, and wider folks will feel a bit confined once inside. Most cars in this class are easier to live with. -edmunds

Inside the F-Type P300, space is a compromise you will have to make while aesthetically paralleling luxury and sport. Sewn leather seats alongside leather trim and quality finish make up the cabin. Seating 2, the posh and cozy seats are comfortable but headspace and legroom confine tall or thick passengers to a restricted enclosure.

The low-build of the soft top poses a problem for tall passengers to get in or out, and the confined space inside it would cause a bit of discomfort for someone like Terry Crews. The enclosed structure next to the thick front pillars and high-mounted rear windows when the top is down, alongside a drop in the front nose, all combine to induce another issue - poor outward visibility.

Model

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.0/56.5/43.0

37.9/55.2/43.0

N/A

40.5/54.4/41.5

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.8/54.8/42.0

38.5/55/43.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

-

-

37.0/42.2/31.8

35.7/44.7/29.2

35.6/51.7/32.0

33.4/TBD/29.9

Interior Features

The list of interior features in the Jaguar include

  • Overhead lighting console
  • Electrically adjustable steering column with memory
  • 12-way electric front seats with memory
  • Single-zone Climate Control
  • Interior lighting
  • Deployable front air vents

Infotainment System

While seemingly reasonable cabin gives way to a decent interior, the infotainment system on the Jaguar F-Type is another case altogether. The latest 10" touchscreen with navigation system is an upgrade from the previous year, but is still not the drop top's forte resulting in mediocre performance and user interface. Also, another big downfall is that the trim doesn't include voice recognition. Adding to the dismay, the technology of the system feels inferior to its rivals. Some standard features include

  • Sirius XM Satellite radio & HD radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Navigation Pro system
  • Meridian Sound System

Cargo Volume

Practicality is not really the F-Type's forte. Welcome a paltry 7.3 cubic feet for storage in the back while its rivals such as the 13.5 cubic feet of the Ford Mustang Convertible relatively better and decent for a drop top. Porsche's 718 Boxster holds 9.7 cubic feet, while the Stingray has a good enough 10 cubic feet.

Model

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

7.3

10.0

9.7

11.8

13.5

8.8

7.3

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Exterior

The F-Type convertible attracts as much attention with its top available in a variety of shades erected as it does with the top lowered. That's not something we can say about many convertibles. -thecarconnection

The new F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Sat alongside 4 18" alloy wheels, the convertible is a modern design infused with classic touch. The feline drop top's craftsmanship is delicately moulded with smooth character lines and subtle detail, all culminating to the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the convertible. It takes the Jaguar 12 seconds from turning into a coupe to going bare-top or vice versa.

When viewed from any angle, the sleek and sexiness is tasteful and profound. Measuring 176" in length, the F-Type convertible perches 4" from the ground, shorter than any most convertibles in the competition. It is also lightly built, weighing 3514 pounds.

 

Model

Jaguar F Type convertible

Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray w/1LT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

BMW M240i convertible

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

3405

3362

2944

3790

3706

3894

3627

Length(in)

176.0

176.9

172.4

175.9

188.5

184.5

188.3

Width(in)

74.2

73.9

70.9

69.8

75.4

71.3

74.7

Height(in)

51.5

48.9

50.4

55.2

54.9

55.3

52.9

Ground clearance (in)

3.9

N/A

4.3

5.1

NA

3.8

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

106.7

97.4

105.9

107.1

111.8

110.7

Track width (in) F/R

62.9/64.9

63/61.7

59.6/60.3

59.9/61.3

62.3/64.9

61.5/60.9

62.5/63.7

Exterior Features

The list of exterior features include

  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Chrome-accented grille
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Chrome exhaust finisher
  • LED tail lamps
  • Satin Black hood louvers

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Safety

Offered with aplenty safety equipments alongside technology, the feline makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. The manufacture has kitted the F-Type with affluent and advanced standard safety features such as

  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Rearview Camera
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-theft alarm system

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Competition

Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Monstrosity seems to favour the Chevrolet Corvette more than the F-Type loud and bashing engine squealing the tires on the track with roaring exhaust rumble. The Corvette pulls many tricks up its sleeve when it comes to performance and hands down has the best interior yet. However the Jaguar is an English snob with pops and rumbles of its own but just not as quick or zippy as the Corvette.

What it does exceedingly better is show what opulence and luxurious the interior can be, something the Amercian lags behind. All in all, the Corvette is your go-to if performance over luxury matters. Else, the Jaguar is a rather refined Englishman.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs Porsche 718 boxster

The Porsche Cayman is the budget alternative to the F-Type. While both offer a 4-cylinder under the hood, the Porsche performs just a tad better than the feline drop top. The German's handling is more refined and has better grip as compared to the F-Type. However the Feline relatively is also an excellent performer while whizzing on the track. Both the convertibles house gorgeous and opulent interior and with either choice, you can't go wrong.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Final Verdict

The sexy feline gets right down to business with its head-turning aesthetic and great packaging. Offering a mighty powered inline-4 powertrain under the hood along with luxurious and gorgeous interior makes it seem like the Jaguar is a worthy buy.

However it comes with a substandard trunk and interior space, while its infotainment is subpar as compared to its rivals nor is it frugal. Yet for the price it ships, one can't go wrong with the F-Type. It indeed is a worthy buy, especially considering how exotic it is in terms of commonplace as compared to its more established mainstream rivals.