2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

MSRP $64,700 - $75,400

Ranked #4 in Compact Convertible

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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 28, 2021

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The Jaguar F-Type Convertible, ever since its debut is legendary in itself and hopefully, it will continue to be. It has long been considered an American muscle version of the Jaguar E-type that attracted lots of attention while in production throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Power and driver involvement are key features of the F-Type. It is agile and stylish and delivers a driver-oriented cockpit and all of this without sacrificing comfort. This new 2021 model offers a revised grille, upgraded wheels and colors, and brand-new features for even more fun on the road.

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Pros

Engaging performance

Plenty of standard features

Agile handling

Cons

Un-intuitive infotainment

Rear row space

What's New?

The exterior has been restyled

Digitized gauge cluster as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64700

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft.. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

14/12.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

4 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.1 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$64,700 onwards

First Edition$75,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible in Midnight Amethyst Metallic color
Midnight Amethyst Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.8

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The Jaguar F-Type Convertible provides spirited power through a 296hp 2.0L L4 engine. The convertible top smoothly integrates with the fresh, powerful exterior styling to create an exciting look that will unlock any heart. The F-Type comes completely loaded with leather seats, heated seats, a navigation system, Bluetooth, and adaptive cruise control for safety and visibility on the road. It stacks up well against other hotshots like the Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible, Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, and BMW M4 Convertible.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

8.8/10
Competition


2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Features

The 2021 Jaguar F-Types come in four different trim levels: P300, First Edition P300, R-Dynamic P380, and F-Type R. All four trims are available in a coupe and convertible body styles. The focus of this review is the First Edition P300 Convertible and F-Type P300 Convertible trims, while the R-Dynamic and R trims are covered in separate reviews. Starting at $64,700, the P300 Convertible trim features a 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with 296 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a rear-wheel drive. 

It comes equipped with a lot of standard features that include push-button start, remote start, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, 10-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, LED headlights, and 18-inch wheels. Standard safety features include driver drowsiness monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera.

The F-Type First Edition convertible is priced at $75,400. With this trim, you'll get 20-inch wheels, aluminum interior accents, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but your standard features and engine power will remain the same as the P300 base model. In addition to these, there are many packages and options that can be added to the F-Type convertible to make it more attractive and perform better. There is a Black Exterior package that is priced at $1,100 and a Black interior package that starts at $310. 

Trims

P300 Convertible

First Edition Convertible

MSRP 

$64,700

$75,400

Key Features

Remote keyless entry & push-button start

Adds/upgrades to the features of P300 trim

 

Automatic climate control

20-inch wheels

 

10-inch touchscreen

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

Ventilated seats

 

Leather upholstery

12-speaker stereo

 

Power-adjustable seats

Leather performance seats

 

LED Headlights

Aluminum gear shift paddles

 

18-inch wheels

 
 

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

 
 

HD Radio

 
 

10-speaker stereo

 
 

Front and rear parking sensors

 
 

Rearview camera

 

Which trim should you buy? 

Most shoppers will find the F-Type P300 Convertible to be an excellent choice. A turbocharged engine powers this car, as does its wealth of standard features. First Edition P300 trims receive very few upgrades while keeping the same powertrain. However, if you're aiming for high performance, you should consider buying the F-Type R instead. Only this trim is offered with a V8 motor.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Engine and Performance

9.0/10

With the same engine options as the 2020 Jaguar F-Type Convertible, the 2021 model carries over. P300 and First Edition Convertible trim come with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, the engine's power is sent to the rear wheels. 

Shifting through the gears is smooth and instantaneous. 2021 will be the first model year where Jaguar does away with the AWD model. The 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine under the hood produces 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, allowing the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible to sprint from 0 - 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. With a top speed of 186 mph, the 2021 F-Type can complete a quarter-mile run in just 14.1 seconds

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

2021 BMW M4 Convertible

MSRP

$64,700

$112,400 

$66,400

$64,000

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six

6.2L Naturally-aspirated V8

3.0L Turbo-Inline-Six

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed ZF Automatic

8-Speed Dual-Clutch PDK 

8-speed automatic transmission

8-Speed Automatic

Power 

296 hp @ 5,500 rpm

379 hp @ 6,500 rpm

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

382 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Torque 

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

331 lb-ft @ 1,950 rpm

465 lb-ft @ 5150 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.4 secs

4.6 secs

3.0 secs

4.4 secs

Quarter Mile (sec)

14.7 secs

11.9 secs

11.2 secs

12.3 secs

Top Speed (mph)

171

181 MPH

194 MPH

155 MPH

The Porsche with the bigger 3.8-liter flat-6 engine has an advantage over all the other cars in the segment when it comes to power and torque figures. Moreover, the Jaguar, Corvette, Porsche, and BMW are available as rear-wheel-drive models. Compared to the C8 Corvette and Porsche, the 2.0-liter Jaguar F-Type falls quite behind in the 0 - 60 mph test. Due to their higher horsepower engines, the Porsche, Chevy, and BMW outperformed the F-Type with respect to acceleration.

How well does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible handle?

This is a crucial factor for most drivers, many of which dedicate a substantial amount of their time to driving. This model offers enhanced handling wherever the pavement ends. The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible is equipped with 18 x 7.5-inch wheels and P235/55 R18 all-season performance tires designed to withstand a speed rating of 171 mph.

Handling-wise, the 2021 Nissan GT-R NISMO produces spectacular results. Every aspect of its construction has been precisely engineered for optimal handling. Nothing short of handling like a professional race car, and with its optimized aerodynamic design, and electronic controls, you can navigate even the tightest curves and turns.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible Braking Performance

A sports car should have sensitive and accurate pedals, and the Jaguar F-Type 2021 has these qualities. It is fitted with a lot of driver assistance systems, aside from carbon ceramics, which are preferred on the F-Type. Furthermore, it encourages drivers to push their cars to their limits without compromising safety. As the car's front rotors measure 14 inches in diameter and its rear rotors measure 12.8 inches, it can be easily slowed down. With its excellent braking system, the Jaguar F-Type comes to a full stop in just 109 feet from 60 mph. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

2021 BMW M4 Convertible

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14 in

13.0 in

13.6 in

15 in

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.8 in

11.8 in

13.8 in

14.6 in

Curb Weight (lbs)

3405 lbs

2944 lbs

3535 lbs

3650 lbs

60-0 (feet)

109 ft

99 ft

97 ft

104 ft

With the base model Jaguar's brakes, it comes to an abrupt halt in just 109 feet. Porsches have always dominated the class in terms of braking, so it does not seem such a big deal in comparison to the Carrera's 99 feet. We are reassured by Jaguar's determination to improve the brake pedal's confidence, rather than by the length of stopping distances or rotor diameter.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Fuel Economy

7.3/10

In general, supercars do poorly in terms of fuel economy, but the Jaguar F-Type Convertible amazes with impressive mpg rates. In the city, the car gets 23 mpg, on the highway, it gets 30 mpg, and in the combined mode it gets 26 mpg. With a fuel tank capacity of 16.6 gallons, it can travel up to 431 miles on a single tank of fuel. Among the competition, this vehicle performs the best in terms of fuel economy. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

2021 BMW M4 Convertible

MPG (City)

23

18

15

17

MPG (Highway)

30

24

27

25

MPG (Combined)

26

20

19

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

16.6

16.9

18.5

15.6

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined)

381.8/498/431.6

287.3/405.6/338

277.5/499.5/351.5

268.6/395/300.2

Since sports cars usually have powerful and fuel-hungry engines, they generally do not have good fuel efficiency. The Porsche 911 Carrera offers the second-best combined mileage in the competition with 20 mpg. Both the Chevy Corvette and BMW M4 Convertible return an estimated 19 mpg combined.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Interior

7.0/10

The Jaguar F-Type convertible is unique, exciting, and comfortable. In comparison to the vehicle's extravagant exterior, the interior is somewhat disappointing. Because the dashboard's plain design has started to look quite dated, this is partly to blame. However, it features soft-touch plastics and leather-covered surfaces that are on par with rivals in its class, and there's very little wind and road noise based on sports cars' standards. Front and side visibility is satisfactory on the F-Type, but rear visibility is poor. Standard on the F-Type is leather upholstery and power 12-way seat adjustments. There is an option for heated and ventilated seats. The soft top of the F-Type Convertible can be raised and lowered using the power system in just 12 seconds.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type convertible is the perfect blend of beauty, power, and performance. This premium convertible has breathtaking sports car looks with luxurious interiors. It is possible to fit two people comfortably in either trim. Each model features two well-bolstered seats with a good amount of lateral support. Furthermore, finding a comfortable driving position is relatively straightforward. However, the F-Type's seat padding is hard and its head- and legroom are very limited, reducing its appeal as an everyday car. There's a smaller trunk in the F-Type convertible when compared to the Coupe body style. It offers 7.3 cubic feet of luggage space, which is enough for a small weekend trip. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

2021 BMW M4 Convertible

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.0/56.5/43.0

38/51.7/41.6

37.9/54.4/42.8

40.6/55.1/41.8

Second (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

36.1/43.9/32.1

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

7.3

4.6

12.6

9

The interiors of all the rival cars are similar and can accommodate two people in relative comfort; however, the BMW M4 Convertible has room for four passengers. Chevrolet Corvettes are designed with much more cargo space, while Porsche 911 Carreras offer less. Standard interior features of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type convertible include:

  • Keyless entry
  • Push start button
  • Automatic Climate Control 
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

How intuitive is the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible Infotainment System?

Jaguar's onboard infotainment system in the 2021 F-Type Convertible is both quick and easy to use. With its complete range of apps and features, get the information you want quickly and safely, right at your fingertips. In the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system is included. Display-wise, it offers a high-quality display that can be read under direct sunlight. Its touch-screen is much more responsive than those of the previous models. 

It is equipped with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto as standard. The Navigation Pro System from Jaguar allows the user to avoid traffic-heavy areas in order to reach the destination early. With the infotainment system and Meridian audio system integrated, passengers can drive with more comfort. All the standard Infotainment features are listed below:

  • 10-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System 
  • Navigation Pro system
  • Meridian 10-speaker stereo sound system 
  • Two USB ports
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto 
  • Bluetooth
  • HD Radio
  • 4G LTE WiFi module
  • Satellite radio

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

The Jaguar F-type sports car is an aggressive, bold, performance-oriented two-seater that combines stunning looks with Jaguar engineering. The 2021 F-type Convertible offers a striking design with a fastback style that lets the powerful engine breathe whilst not compromising the sleek styling that makes this model stand out from its peers. with an exterior wrapped in sleek lines, bold shoulders, and aggressive air vents that deliver extra cooling to the engine. Its pinnacle of performance is made possible by lightweight aluminum construction, which also maximizes fuel efficiency.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible is the latest in a long line of stunning, world-changing cars with an adventurous spirit. The F-Type Convertible is dynamically proportioned, with dramatic lines that bring out its sporty nature. A new C-pillar design makes it even more beautiful, while under the skin is an advanced electronic architecture that will power Jaguar's future in terms of performance and connectivity.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

2021 BMW M4 Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,395

3,508

4,467

4,171

Length (inches)

176

177.9

182.3

188.0

Width (inches)

74.2

72.9

76.1

72.9

Height (inches)

51.5

51.1

48.6

54.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

3.9

4.6

5.3

5.0

Wheelbase (inches)

103.2

96.5

107.2

112.2

The Porsche 911 Carrera features compact dimensions like the Jaguar F-Type Convertible, which makes it more agile when cornering along with being the lightest of all cars. Having the longest cabin of them all, the BMW M4 Convertible offers an extremely spacious interior. The Chevy Corvette, on the other hand, boasts perfect dimensions. This makes the car highly practical and comfortable at the same time. Some standout exterior features of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible include:

  • 18/20-inch wheels
  • LED headlights with signature DRL
  • LED taillights
  • Deployable trunk lid spoiler
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Solar attenuating windshield
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory
  • Flush exterior door handles
  • JAGUAR script and leaper and F-TYPE badge
  • Active Sports Exhaust with Chrome exhaust finisher

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Safety

8.1/10

Usually, luxury sports cars do not get tested by safety agencies. NHTSA hasn't yet rated the 2021 Jaguar F-Type convertible, but the 2020 model gets a 5-star rating for rollovers. As a result, NHTSA hasn't decided whether or when to test the F-Type convertible. There have been no IIHS ratings for the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or even the 2020 model, but when it is rated, it will likely perform well. 

This sleek, dynamic convertible is designed with two-stage front airbags to help protect both the driver and passenger's head, torso, pelvis, chest, femur, and legs in the event of a collision. It also includes 2-rows of advanced safety sensors that extend to all four corners of the car. ​​The F-Type Convertible comes standard with advanced driver assistance features including Dynamic Brake Support, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Evasive Steering Assist. The F-Type Convertible also comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, which can detect cyclists and pedestrians at low speeds to help reduce the impact of a potential collision. Apart from these, there are other safety features that are listed below:

  • Rearview camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Driver drowsiness monitoring
  • Blind-spot monitoring*
  • Rear cross-traffic alert*
  • Hands-free parallel park assist*

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Competition

8.8/10

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertiblevs 2021 BMW M4 Convertible

Comparing performance and price, the BMW M4 is the closest competitor to the Jaguar. When you want to be spirited when driving, the Bimmer is agile and nimble. There's no need to fling yourself out of your seat. In addition to its high level of comfort, the Bimmer has many additional features for improving your driving experience. A better grand-tour experience is provided by the Jaguar, which is more relaxed and composed. Additionally, the interiors are luxuriously appointed, adding to the overall feel of the Jag.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs 2021 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible makes a statement as the best supercar available at an exceptionally low price. While the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible is a bit heavier, its well-balanced dimensions and performance make it more manageable. Jaguar F-Type Convertible interiors are also more luxurious and inviting than they were in previous years. Grand tourers usually have comfortable seats, and overall this car focuses on the performance parts. But the effortless elegance and class of the Jaguar are incomparable.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible vs 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

As an alternative to the Jaguar F-Type Convertible, the Porsche 911 Carrera is more powerful in almost every way. As a result, it is more agile on winding roads, better at handling uneven surfaces, and more comfortable on daily commutes. In addition, Porsche offers a number of more powerful engine options than the F-Type Convertible. The interior comes with more active safety features, and it has multiple body styles to choose from. 

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible Final Verdict

The new Jaguar F-Type Convertible is pure, unadulterated fun. Its convertible roof opens and closes in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, and it offers plenty of comforts even on long road trips. The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible builds on the stunning styling and class-leading sports car dynamics of the coupe to offer a luxurious, open-air driving experience. 

An all-new rigid and lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber roof structure (a first in the segment, and more than 20 lbs. lighter than before) is stowable at the touch of a button, making day-to-day practicality seamless, and preserving maximum boot space while keeping weight down to just 3180 lbs. at the curb.