2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe

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$122,750

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


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 5, 2019


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 d\xe9cor fused 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

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?

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

$122750

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

305 cu.in.

horsepower

575 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

516 lbs.-ft @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

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)

62.4/63.4

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176.2 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.6 in.

curb weight

3759 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/24 mpg

highway range

444 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe in Caldera Red color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe in Corris Gray Metallic color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe in Indus Silver Metallic color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe in Santorini Black Metallic color  2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe in Ultra Blue Metallic color
Caldera Red

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Ratings

Features

6.3

Interior

6.5

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe SVR

SVR

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

$122,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $122,750 MSRP (16/18/24) 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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

Expert Review

6.8

Overall Rating


The 2019 Jaguar F-type SVR Coupe costs a whopping $122,750. It is powered by a mighty 5.0L supercharged V8 boasting 550 horses and 502 pulling force mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, powering all wheels of the coupe. The F-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. The F-Type's SVR 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.

2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe front view
2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe front view
2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe rear view
2019 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe rear view

6.3/10
Features

 
 
 

6.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe Features

6.3/10

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)

60750

68850

80750

82050

-

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

-

83750

86350

100750

122750

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 Superhcharged 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 tail lights

 

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 whel

 

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 SVR Coupe Engine and Performance

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

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 coupe, 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 coupe'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. The Jaguar's rivals stop it from having the last word; take the Corvette ZR1 for instance - this monstrous sports coupe thrashes the competitors with its mighty power unit. Then comes the Nissan GTR alongside the feline coupe. The 6-cylinders of the Porsche 911 produces less output than the competition but is still as quick.

Models

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

MSRP

$122,750

$93,325

$159,300

$120,700

$118,900

$99,990

Engine

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Premium Unleaded

Twin-turbocharged V-6 with electric motors

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6

LT5 supercharged V8

3.8L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

9-speed DCT

7 speed manual

7-speed M/T

6 Speed dual clutch

Horsepower

575 hp@ 6500rpm

471 hp@ 7100rpm

573 hp@ 6500 rp

450 hp @ 6500 rpm

755 hp @ 6300 rpm

565 hp@ 6800rpm

Torque

516 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

398 ft-lbs@ 4800rpm

476 ft-lbs

405 @ 2150 rpm

715 hp @ 4400 rpm

467 ft-lbs@ 3300rpm

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 coupe in 11.7s. The quickest-crown of the lot belongs to the Nissan GTR while the Corvette ZR1 and Jaguar trail each other by merely a margin.

Models

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

0-60 MPH

3.4 sec

4.4 sec

3.1

3.9 sec

3.1

2.9 sec

Quarter mile

11.7 sec

13.8 sec

11.2

12.3 sec

10.94

11.2 sec

Engine

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Premium Unleaded

Twin turbocharged V-6 with electric motors

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6

LT5 supercharged V8

3.8L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

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

N/A

9.3

N/A

NA

N/A

9.8

 

Handling and Braking

The F-Type SVR is a strong machine that exhibits sturdy quality of an athletic 4-wheeler. With adaptive suspension aiding its balanced and stable but firm ride, the coupe glides over bumps and potholes but jumps more than normal when hovering over them. There is some minor jostling once on extremely undulated tarmac due to its stiff ride, curtailing confidence. 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 coupe is not the one to step down; whether that's cruising down the highway or a visit to your nearest groceries. The large upgraded 15" brakes on the front and rear are impressive enough to earn the coupe a commendable spot in its competition. Neither mushy nor undulated, the pedals dispense with sensitive braking that are extremely strong, reliable, and stable.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

Brake Front (in.)

15

15.7

14.5

13.7

15.5

15.3

Brake Rear (in.)

14.8

14.1

14.2

12.9

15.3

15

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3459

4280

3878

3197

3584

3929

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

105

N/A

NA

88

N/A

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe Fuel Economy

No, not everything about the Jaguar checks the right boxes and with right reasons; after all, this is a sports coupe and with the 5.0L powertrain under the hood, guzzling fuel down the cylinders is a given. Drinking 15 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles on the highway, the Jaguar will be a regular at the fuel station. 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 LC 500 performs a tad better.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

MPG (city)

16

16

22

18

19

16

MPG (highway)

24

25

21

26

13

22

MPG (combined)

18

19

21

21

15

18

Range (miles) (city/highway)

296/444

347/543

15.6

N/A

15.4

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

21.7

 

16.9

N/A

19.5

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe Interior

6.5/10

"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

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 aluminum center 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 coupe is anything but your family car or let's say, cosy; the posh seats are comfortable but headspace and legroom confine tall or pasengers of larger stature to a restricted enclosure.

The low-build of the coupe 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 coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

Passenger capacity

2

4

2

4

2

4

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

37.0/56.5/43.0

37.2/56.5/42.0

38.3/57.6/42.8

-

37.9/55.2/43

38.1/54.3/44.6

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

32.2/49.0/32.5

-/-/-

-

-/-/-

33.5/50/26.4

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

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 coupe'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 15 cubic feet - good enough for a coupe. The GTS holds a decent 9.7 cubic feet that is followed by the GTR Pure. The least commodious coupe is the Acura NSX which can house a paltry 4.4 cubic feet, while the LC 500 stands at 5.4 cubic feet.

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

7.3

5.4

4.4

9.7

15

8.8

 

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe Exterior

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

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 coupe is a modern design infused with classic touch. The feline coupe's advanced craftsmanship is delicately moulded with smooth character lines, carbon fiber rear wings, sporty bumpers and side skirts along with subtle detail, all culminating to the elegance of the aerodynamic sculpture of the coupe.

When viewed from any angle, the sleek and sexiness is tasteful and profound. Measuring 176" in length, the coupe perches 4" from the ground, shorter than most coupe's 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

Model

Jaguar F Type SVR coupe

Lexus LC 500 coupe

Acura NSX Coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe

Corvette ZR1 1ZR coupe

Nissan GTR Pure

Curb weight (lbs.)

3759

4280

3878

3197

3584

3929

Length(in)

176.2

187.4

176.1

178.3

179.8

185.4

Width(in)

74.2

75.6

87.3

72.9

77.4

74.6

Height(in)

51.6

53.0

47.8

50.6

48.5

53.9

Ground clearance (in)

4.2

5.2

3.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

113.0

103.5

96.5

106.7

109.4

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/63.4

64.2/64.4

65.2/63.7

60.7/60.8

64.4/63.6

62.6/63

 

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe Safety

Offered with aplenty safety equipments alongside technology, the coupe makes sure to keep the driver as well as its passengers protected. The manufacture 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 Coupe Competition

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.

Its driving dynamics rivals the ZR1 but its snobbery is where it gets the upper hand - 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 vs Porsche 911

A multifaceted coupe, the Porsche 911 is the Jaguar F-Type if the English feline got its handling refined and interior further more polished. The F-Type is basically a more affordable alternate 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 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 Coupe Final Verdict

Growling through its exhausts, the sexy feline gets right down to business with its head-turning aesthetic and loud grumbling note. Offering a mighty 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.