2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

2019 MODEL
$125,850
INDIGO

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

Having seen a birth of its nature in the F-Type R variant, the SVR model carries forward the idea by pumping up its beefy athletic a tad further, introducing a Hulkier design and a few more horses to justify its variant. What this beautiful feline also offers is the allowance of putting down the roof under its convertible housing, allowing the breezy wind hitting your face and the sonorous V8’s pops and burbles rumbling under the hood.

The F-type’s SVR doesn’t sit resting. Indeed, it belongs right in the thick of rivalry with the likes of Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911. Read on to see how the Jaguar fares.

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Pros

Brawny V8 performance

Enthusiastic ride with responsive steering

Exceptionally good interior quality and trim

Cons

Substandard interior and cargo space

Fuel guzzler

Poor outward visibility

What's New?

The 2019 F-Type offers large screen in the infotainment system with better graphics


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$125850

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

305 cu. in.

horsepower

575 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176.2 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.5 in.

curb weight

3792 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.8 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/24 mpg

highway range

444 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no


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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible SVR

SVR

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

$125,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $125,850 MSRP (16/18/24) 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2   Windward Grey SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss
  Rio Gold SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss
  Mescalito Black SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss
  Velocity SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 10, 2019


The 2019 Jaguar F-type SVR convertible costs a whopping $122,750. It is powered by a brawny 5.0L V8 boasting 550 horses and 502 pulling force mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, powering all wheels of the soft top. The Type SVR is fully kitted with SVR-branded seats and steering wheel alongside technical upgrades. It fuses luxury with athleticism and is the highest and most expensive trim in the F-Type lineup.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Features

Coming in 5 different trim levels in a coupe and convertible style P300, P340, P380 R-Dynamic, R, and SVR - each further divided 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.

Trim

F-Type SVR

MSRP (AWD)

$122,750

Key Features 

Increase in output from 550 hp to 575 hp

  Carbon fibre rear spoiler 
  20" forged alloy wheels 
  Heated SVR branded leather steering wheel
  Suede cloth headlining 

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.

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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 SVR Convertible Engine

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

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Engine Bay

Under this beautiful monstrosity of a 2-seater is a beefy 5.0L Supercharged V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Propelling all wheels of the soft top, the engine has a coarse overtone with rumbling pops and crackles which grossly corresponds with the performance that kicks with each rise in its sonorous revs. Commuting is not what the SVR is built for; the convertible's all about the racetrack. It performs with incredible smoothness and swiftly while the acceleration is brisk thanks to its mighty torque. The F-Type'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.

Models

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

MSRP

$126,845

$133,000

$125,400

$113,550

Engine

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6

LT5 supercharged V8

4.7L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

7-speed manual

7-speed M/T

9-speed automatic

Horsepower

575 hp@ 6500rpm

450 hp @ 6500 rpm

755 hp @ 6400 rpm

449 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

516 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

405 @ 2150 rpm

715 hp @ 360000 rpm

516 ft-lbs @ 1800 rpm

The Jaguar's rivals stop it from having the last word; take the Corvette ZR1, for instance, this monstrous sports convertible thrashes the competitors with its mighty power unit. Coming behind the Jaguar sit the 6-cylinders of the Porsche 911 and the V8 under the Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster which produces similar outputs, except for torque where the Silver Arrow pulls way ahead of its German rival.

Acceleration

The SVR with the muscular V8 under the hood is a roaring rocket and that translates on the tarmac as well. All that power from the 8-cylinders churns out excellent performance, taking 3.4s from naught to 60 miles per hour. On the quarter-mile, the motor zips the convertible in 11.7s. The quickest-crown of the lot belongs to the Corvette ZR1 while the 911 and Jaguar trail the American convertible.

Models

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

0-60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.9 sec

3.1

4.1 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

12.3 sec

10.94

12.5

Engine

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6

LT5 supercharged V8

4.7L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

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

N/A

NA

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling 

The F-Type SVR is a strong machine that exhibits a sturdy quality of an athletic 4-wheeler. With adaptive suspension aiding its balanced and stable but firmer ride than its coupe variant, the soft top glides over bumps and potholes but jumps more than normal when hovering over them. There is some minor jostling once on the extremely undulated tarmac due to its stiff ride, curtailing confidence.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

Yet its precise and responsive steering only elevates its entertaining ride while also staying exciting. The Type SVR's body roll is readily limited and handling around chicanes feels fun and spirited. Soldered to the roadway and barely comes across as a weakling, tame it the way you want and this brute of a convertible is not the one to step down; whether that's cruising down the highway or a visit to your nearest groceries.

Braking

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Brakes and Tyres

The large upgraded 15" brakes on the front and rear are impressive enough to earn the Jaguar a commendable spot in its competition. Neither mushy nor undulated, the pedals dispense with sensitive braking that is extremely strong, reliable, and stable.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

Brake Front (in.)

15

13.8

15.5

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

14.8

13

15.3

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3792

3351

3618

3959

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

NA

N/A

N/A

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Fuel Economy

No, not everything about the Jaguar checks the right boxes and with right reasons; after all, this is a sports convertible and with the 5.0L powertrain under the hood, guzzling fuel down the cylinders is a given. Drinking 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles on the highway, the Jaguar will be a regular at the fuel station. The Corvette will not remain on the road for too long before needing a refill. Moving towards the German make, the Porsche 911 gulps lesser gas albeit holding a 6-cylinder. The other V8's in the competition run parallel to the Jaguar where only the SL 550 Roadster performs a tad better.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

MPG (city)

16

18

19

17

MPG (highway)

24

26

13

25

MPG (combined)

18

21

15

20

Range (miles) (city/highway)

296/444

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

16.9

18.5

19.8

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR 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

Design

As soon as you step in the F-Type SVR, space is a compromise you will have to make while aesthetically paralleling luxury and sport. Dark brushed aluminium centre console with SVR-branding including sewn SVR performance leather seats alongside the badge-branded heated leather steering wheel with leather trim and quality finish make up the cabin. Seating 2, the convertible is anything but your family car or let's say, cosy; the posh seats are comfortable but headspace and legroom confine tall or passengers of larger stature to a restricted enclosure.

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Interior

The low-build of the car 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, alongside a drop in the front nose, all combine to induce another issue - poor outward visibility.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

Passenger capacity

2

4

2

2

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

37.0/56.5/43.0

37.9/55.2/43

37.9/55.2/43

39.1/55.5/42.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

- 36.9/55.2/43 - -

Interior Features

The list of interior features in the Jaguar include

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

Infotainment System

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible infotainment

While seemingly reasonable cabin gives way to a decent interior, the infotainment system on the Jaguar SVR is another case altogether. The latest 10" touchscreen with navigation system is an upgrade from the previous year, but is still not the maruqee'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 Corvette ZR1 offers a massive 10 cubic feet good enough for a convertible. Its Mercedes rival holds 8.5 cubic feet with its Roadster while the feline soft top falls short of these rivals.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

7.3

N/A

10

8.5

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Interior
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Interior
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Interior

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Exterior

"We hope to age as well as the 2019 Jaguar F-Type." -thecarconnection

Dimension and weight

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

The new F-Type comes virtually unchanged from its previous iteration. Birthing from the already-sultry looking R-Dynamic, the SVR further augments the graceful aesthetic with an athletic, sports car theme. Sat alongside 4 20" 5-split spoke wheels, the soft top is a modern design infused with a classic touch. The feline convertible's advanced craftsmanship is delicately moulded with smooth character lines, carbon fibre rear wings, sporty bumpers and side skirts along with subtle detail, all culminating to the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the soft top.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR Convertible

Mercedes Benz SL 550 Roadster

Curb weight (lbs.)

3792

3351

3618

3959

Length(in)

176.2

178.3

179.8

182.3

Width(in)

74.2

72.9

77.4

73.9

Height(in)

51.5

50.8

48.7

51.2

Ground clearance (in)

4.2

N/A

N/A

3.8

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

96.5

106.7

101.7

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/63.4

60.6/60.8

63.6/62.5

62.8/63

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 convertible perches 4" from the ground, a few inches shy from SL 550 to take the crown for the shortest in the competition. It weighs 3800 pounds, again beaten by the Cayman by almost 500 pounds.

Exterior Features

The list of exterior features include

  • Chrome-accented grille
  • 20" 5 spoke wheels
  • Quad Outboard Mounted Exhaust Pipes
  • Infrared reflective windshield
  • Heated SVR-Branded Leather Steering Wheel
  • LED Headlights with Signature DRL & LED Tail Lights
  • Carbon Fiber Rear Aerodynamic Wing
  • SVR Badge
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible
2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Safety

Offered with aplenty safety equipment alongside technology, the convertible makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. The manufacturer has kitted the F-Type SVR 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 SVR Convertible Competition

Jaguar F-Type vs Chevrolet Corvette

Jaguar F-Type vs Chevrolet Corvette

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.

It's driving dynamics rival the ZR1 but its snobbery is where it gets the upper hand - what it does exceedingly better shows what opulence and luxurious the interior can be, something the American 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 vs Porsche 911 

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 911

A multifaceted convertible, the Porsche 911 is the Jaguar F-Type if the English feline got its handling refined and interior furthermore polished. The F-Type is basically a more affordable alternative to the 911 and it has no issue showing that off. They both house similar powertrains, and sport-luxury features. However, the Jaguar gets a bit stiff but is still an excellent performer, houses a beautiful interior and a gorgeous exterior design. The Porsche is zippy along straights and windy roads and is an excellent handler. Want a 911 but can't afford the additional bills? The F-Type is your car.

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible Final Verdict

The sexy feline Growling through its exhausts right down to business with its eye-turning design and loud rumbling note. Coming with a Herculean powertrain under its hood alongside housing luxurious and gorgeous interior makes it seem like the Jaguar is a worthy buy.

But let's face it, the feline comes with a substandard utility and cabin space, while its infotainment is better on its rivals; adding to the list is how quickly it gulps down fuel. However the price it's offered for, 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.