2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe

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2017 MODEL

$61,400 - $125,950

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Performance, comfort and refinement – the Jaguar F-Type SVR delivers everything that you can expect from a luxury sports car. The F-Type is an interesting piece of marvel from the British manufacturer that looks somewhat like the legendary Jaguar XK-E. It looks aggressive with sharp and edgy design through-out along with the exquisite interior making sure that you never get the hang of it.

With a base price of $125,950, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe might look expensive but you get what you pay for. It receives a 5-liter supercharged V8 engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It delivers a berserk performance along with the alluring sound of the engine. The comfort and convenience take a toll, but for performance-biased drivers, these exceptions will not matter for a long while.

There are not many supercars in the market that offer you the blend of performance and interior at this price. The Jaguar SVR competes with the likes of 2 of the most loved supercars – the Porsche 911 turbo and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S.


7.2/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.5/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

The F-Type hides a fire-spitting engine within a gorgeous outer body. The design is distinguished and invokes a feeling of completion. The F-Type is all about aesthetics, it combines a flowing design to an aggressive front profile.

The rumble from the supercharged V6 engine gets pretty loud and to the delight of enthusiasts, The F-Type sounds intoxicating. The SVR indulges the driver with a beautifully balanced chassis but the firm suspension can be a bummer for ride comfort.

The F-Type competes with likes of Porsche Cayman, BMW M2, and Audi TT. The pricing for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type starts at $61,400. In its base trim, the F-Type sheds some features but stands out with its gorgeous design.

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Features

7.2/10

The base trim comes with standard 18" wheels, a sport exhaust system (bundled with the manual transmission) and an auto-deployed rear spoiler. The Premium trim adds features like the panoramic roof and keyless entry.

The F-Type S comes with a V6 engine tuned for more power. Major changes include adaptive and selectable dampers. The S trim offers configurable drive settings that allow to control exhaust volume, the response of the powertrain and ride stiffness. The interior comes with ambient lighting and a flat bottom steering.

The R and SVR trims come with a supercharged V8 engine albeit with different power tuning. The R trim is offered with heated performance seats with premium leather. Notable options carbon ceramic brakes, a heated windshield, a carbon fiber coupe roof additional interior leather surfaces.

Trims Base Premium S 2dr Coupe R 2dr Coupe SVR
MSRP (Manual) $61,400 $66,800 $79,100 NA NA
MSRP (Automatic) $62,700 $68,100 $80,600 $105,400 $125,950
Features 18-inch wheels The Premium trim adds keyless entry, power-folding mirrors 19-inch wheels 20-inch wheels SVR trim builds upon the F-Type R with a more powerful V8
Automatic xenon headlights with washers Panoramic sunroof The F-Type S increases power output F-Type R upgrades to a V8 engine Lightweight titanium exhaust system
LED running lights Adaptive headlights with automatic high-beams Additional body louvers and accents Upgraded performance brakes Permanent active rear spoiler

Auto-deployed rear spoiler

14-way power-adjustable seats with driver memory functions Adaptive and selectable suspension dampers An active electronic differential Synthetic suede headliner, quilted leather seat surfaces and the electronic driver aids from the British Design Edition
Sport-tuned suspension   A mechanical limited-slip differential Contrasting interior upholstery stitching and a universal garage door opener  
Selectable Sport exhaust system (for models with a manual transmission)   Driver-configurable drive settings (ride stiffness, exhaust volume and engine/transmission response) A wind deflector between the convertible roll hoops  
Textured aluminum and synthetic leather interior trim, leather and synthetic suede seating surface   Configurable interior ambient lighting and a flat-bottomed steering wheel Heated steering wheel  
Jaguar InControl Apps (infotainment, remote control and emergency telematics)   Alloy pedals (for the automatic transmission only) Heated performance seats with premium leather  
Six-way partially power-adjustable seats   High- performance brakes Rear parking sensors  
      Dual-zone automatic climate control  

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Engine

7.8/10

The trademark raucous Jaguar F-Type performance gets more intense with this year's new SVR edition. -thecarconnection

The F-Type Jag isn't all bark, it bites hard with the available V6 and V8 engine options. The base trim and Premium trim is offered with a supercharged V6 engine. The V6 engine sings like its Italian and German counterparts. The engine in the base trim produces 330 hp at 6500 rpm. The peak torque of 332 lb-ft is available at 6500 rpm.

Supercharged engines are special and they respond better to even the minutest of throttle response. Unlike turbos, even a millimeter of pedal depression yields a linear response from the engine. Moreover, with superchargers, there is no turbo lag that hamper you from enjoying the throaty roar of the engine.

Models Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
MSRP $61,400 $53,900 $52,500 $52,500
Engine 3.0L V-6 Cylinder 2.0L Turbocharged Boxer 4-Cylinder 3.0L M Twin Power Turbo inline 6-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Automatic
Power 340 hp 300 hp 365 hp 292 hp
Torque 332 lb-ft 280 lb-ft 343 lb-ft 280 lb-ft

In terms of peak power and torque BMW's Twin Power, I-6 posts segment best figures. The Jag closely follows the Beemer with its 10 hp deficit. The Porsche and Audi offer turbocharged Inline 4 engines that have significantly lesser displacement.

Acceleration

A 3.0-liter V6 engine would be a hoot to drive in any car. But the Jaguar's V6 is even more special - it is supercharged. As fellow car enthusiasts and lovers, few of us would argue about the high shrieked wail from a supercharged engine. It is a sensation that makes driving a lot more enjoyable.

These supercharged engines take power directly from the engine but in the process make use of precious power to generate boost pressure. While the turbos make use of wasted exhaust gases to spin their compressor. Turbos even with the compromise of a - turbo-lag happen to be more efficient. The supercharged engines are complicated systems and also add extra weight to the structure.

The F-Type's supercharger uses a classic roots type supercharger which yields better low-end torque. This is the primary reason why the Jag unleashes itself instantly when you floor the throttle.

Models Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
0-60 MPH 5.1 sec 4.9 sec 4.2 sec 5.2 sec
Quarter mile 11.6 sec 12.0 sec 12.8 sec 13.8 sec
Engine 3.0L 2.0L 3.0L 2.0L
Emission

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

9.3 7.3 7.1 7.0

In its base trim, the F-Type coupe settles for a 5.1-second naught to 60 MPH run. This figure gets a lot better as we go up the trim ladder. When compared to the Jag, the BMW and the Porsche score a better 0-60 time. The supercharged engine has another disadvantage, the emission for the Jag's V6 is rated at 9.3 tons/year. For the green-minded folks, these numbers are sure let-down.

Ride and Handling

In its bare-bones form, the F-Type sticks to the tried and tested sports car formula. A powerful engine that sits upon a beautifully balanced chassis. The F-Type Coupe is a warm fit for the driver and the passenger. Truth be said, the ride is choppy at slower speeds and the only way to better is to, well driver faster. The suspension is tuned on the stiffer side, which is okay for a sports car but in the F-Type's case, this tuning is a notch higher.

The undulations on the road surface filter into the cabin. And if you are over a rough patch then the Jag can be unforgiving. Longer rides can be uncomfortable due to the aforementioned suspension and firm bolstering. The ride is rougher than the competition.

Braking

When you shell out an amount more than $61,000, you expect the experience to be worth the sum paid. Sadly, the F-Type in its base trim falls short of everyone's expectation. The Juggernaut of 3455 lbs. comes to a stop from 60MPH within 116 feet.

Model Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
Brake Front(in) 13.9 13.0 15.0 13.0
Brake Rear(in) 12.8 11.8 14.5 12.2
Curb Weight(lbs.) 3455 2944 3405 3263
60-0 MPH (ft.) 116.0 99.8 108 103.0

Owing to its lighter weight the Porsche Cayman scores an impressive 99.8 feet stopping distance (60-0 MPH). The F-Type provides better braking on the higher trims. You need to spend more to get those upgraded brakes which shorten the stopping distance to sub 100 feet figure.

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Fuel Economy

7.3/10

Even by sports car standards, the Jag scores really low in fuel economy tests. The Jaguar F-Type coupe is rated for a 19 MPG combined. In the city, the fuel economy drops to 16 MPG.

Model Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
MPG (City) 16 21 18 23
MPG (Highway) 24 28 26 27
MPG (Combined) 19 24 21 25

The Porsche Cayman is lighter and uses a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine which is more efficient than the Jag's supercharged engine. The Porsche Cayman is rated at 24 MPG combined.

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Interior

6.5/10

As the first sports car in the company's lineup in decades, the F-Type snugly wraps around the driver and passenger. Rather than feeling as though you're sitting in the driver seat, it feels more like you're wearing the car. - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The F-Type suffers from the sports car syndrome. The cabin is a snug fit for two, the seats are firm and come with a high level of bolstering. And let's not talk about the cargo space. Every sports car suffers, there. So, in the Jag's case, it is nothing too special.

The seats with their stiffness and bolstering are not too comfortable for longer rides. The supercharged engine makes the cabin a pretty lively place. The wail of the superchargers is music for some but few will not agree with this soundtrack.

With 43 inches of leg room, there is enough space to rest your legs. But people with longer torsos might find proportions a bit too cramped for their liking. Then, again sports cars do not fare well on the practical side of things.

Model Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
Passenger capacity 2 2 4 4
Passenger Volume(ft cube) N/A 84.0 89.7 N/A
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37/56.5/43 38.3/51.5/41.6 40.1/54.4/41.5 37.1/53.6/41.1
Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A N/A 36.5/53.4/33 33.8/47.9/28.9

Infotainment System

The Jaguar F-Type has got the laptop-like technology but it still retains the sweet touch of switches and toggles. The new infotainment system has brought the Jag a lot closer to its contemporaries. This system blends in with the F-Type's interior without drawing any unwarranted attention to itself.

This InControl Touch system comes with an 8" touchscreen. This system is compatible with android and apple via a USB connection. It also offers 3-D maps, surround sound and emergency services like roadside assistance.

Interior Features

  • Sport Front Seats
  • 4 -Way Power Driver Seat
  • 4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Cruise Control
  • Meridian Premium Brand Speakers (12 Speakers)
  • 770 Watts Stereo Output

Cargo Capacity

The F-Type doesn't have a generous cargo space. All you manage are a couple of duffel bags. The cargo bay isn't suited to do any heavy lifting duty. The Jag offers an 11 cu-ft. of cargo space which is decent according to the segment standards.

Model Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
Volume (cu-ft.) 11.0 9.7 13.8 12.0

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Exterior

7.8/10

A gorgeous two-seat sports car, the Jaguar F-Type looks great from nearly every angle. - TheCarConnection

Dimensions and Weight

The base trim of the F-Type is low on features but it delivers impeccable styling. People surely treat the F-Type different from the other edgy sports cars. This generation of F-Type is Callum's masterpiece which invokes candid admiration from onlookers.

The F-Type heavily draws from its rich Jaguar heritage. The headlights surely have that look from yesteryears. But the F-Type looks rather spectacular from the rear angle. Dimensionally, the F-Type follows the contemporary figures.

One interesting figure is the 4.2-inch ground clearance. The F-Type hugs the grounds as close it is possible. Weighing in at 3455 lbs, the F-Type is one of the heavyweights in the segment.

Model Jaguar F-type Coupe Porsche 718 Cayman BMW M2 Coupe Audi TTS
Curb weight(lbs.) 3455 2944 3505 3263
Length(in) 176.0 172.4 176.2 165.0
Width(in) 75.7 78.5 73.0 72.1
Height(in) 51.6 51.0 55.5 52.8
Ground clearance(in) 4.2 4.3 4.8 5.3
Wheel base(in) 103.2 97.4 106.0 98.6
Track width(in) F/R 62.8/64.9 59.6/60.3 62.2/63.0 62.0/61.1

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Safety

8.1/10

Safety Features

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Cornering Lights
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • High Pressure Washers Headlamps
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

Safety Ratings

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type hasn't been tested by either of the safety agencies. But the F-Type is offered with safety equipment like stability and traction control, airbags, and optional rearview camera.

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Competition

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman comes at a sticker price of $53,900. The iconic high pitched soundtrack of the flat-six engine at redline is thoroughly missed on the new turbocharged unit. To redeem itself the Cayman offers more power and torque in the 2017 model.

Cayman is significantly lighter than the F-Type. At least in the base trim, the Cayman has a better naught to 60 MPH time. Being a Porsche it sits at the epitome of this segment. The new engine is smaller but more powerful and definitely keeps the running costs in check.

Jaguar F-Type vs BMW M2

The M2 Coupe is priced at $52,500. The M2 offers great handling that inspires spirited driving. The M2 offers better practicality with a cabin that can accommodate 4 people.

The 3.0 Liter turbocharged I-6 engine is rated for 365hp and 343 lb-ft. of torque. The M2 brings in more power at a lesser price.

The M2's suspension can be a bit too stiff more everyday ride. The lack of interior options is also another flaw. The cabin is adequately insulated but at higher speeds, it is a different story.

Jaguar F-Type vs Audi TTS

The TTS is Audi's smallest sports coupe. It comes with a sticker price of $52,500. The TTS boasts of a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit which tuned for 292 hp of power. The TTS is offered with Audi's Quattro (AWD) system.

The TTS is a joy to ride around the twisties. After the major redesign in 2016, the TTS comes stacked with goodies like Audi's virtual cockpit, a single instrument-mounted 12.3-inch display and an infotainment system with 4G LTE WI-FI hotspot.

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Final Verdict

Priced at $ 61,400, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe represents the brethren of sports cars that are getting rarer by every passing year. The Jaguar incorporates a very sophisticated supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine which promises 340 ponies in its basic tune. Unlike every other turbocharged machine out there, this machine promises an unmatched clag-free driving pleasure.

The interior of the F-Type is nothing when compared to the exterior. You can look at it for years and still end up finding it more beautiful than ever. When it changes gears, it snorts like a Hippo and as you floor that pedal, this car bellows. The soundtrack is loud and mesmerizing.

It is hard to point out the shortcomings of the Jaguar F-Type. But the Jag takes a great toll on the bank. These things are no cheap things. If you are really looking to get the most out of the Jaguar F-Type then it might cost you around a $100,000.

Pros

Comfortable sport seats

Potent V8 engine

Cons

Low cargo space

Infotainment lags to touches

What's New?

The SVR trim itself is the newest addition in the trim line of the F-Type.



Styles

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe in Indus Silver Metallic color  2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe in Fuji White color  2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe in Carpathian Gray Metallic color  2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe in Caldera Red color  2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe in British Racing Green Metallic color
Indus Silver 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

Features

7.2

Engine

7.8

Fuel Economy

7.3

Interior

6.5

Exterior

7.8

Safety

8.1

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe 2dr Coupe

2dr Coupe

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

$61,400 - $62,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $61,400 MSRP (16/19/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $62,700 MSRP (19/22/28) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2   British Racing Green Metallic
  Caldera Red
  Carpathian Gray Metallic
  Fuji White
  Indus Silver Metallic

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Premium

Premium

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

$66,800 - $68,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $66,800 MSRP (16/19/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Premium 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $68,100 MSRP (19/22/28) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe S

S

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

$79,100 - $86,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $79,100 MSRP (15/18/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
S 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $80,600 MSRP (19/22/27) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2 NA
S 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $86,600 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe S British Design Edition

S British Design Edition

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

$92,100 - $98,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S British Design Edition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $92,100 MSRP (19/22/27) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2 NA
S British Design Edition 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $98,100 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe R

R

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

$105,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $105,400 MSRP (15/18/23) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe SVR

SVR

power
575 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$125,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SVR 2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $125,950 MSRP (15/18/23) 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA