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2016 Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe
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Price:   -  From $65,000
2016 Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $68,100
2016 S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $77,300
2016 S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $80,400
2016 S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $84,800
2016 S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $87,900
2016 R 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $103,600
2016 R 2dr All-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $106,450
2016 Project 7 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $165,000

Overview

Jaguar's thrilling two-seater, the F-Type combines true sports car performance with an exotic body and intriguing interior design. Once you sample its track-worthy moves and sheer presence, the F-Type may seem more expensive than it really is.

What's New for 2016

All-wheel drive and a manual transmission are available on the F-Type for the first time, and an electric power steering system replaces the former hydraulic unit.

Jaguar F-TYPE

Choosing Your Jaguar F-Type

Available as a two-passenger coupe or convertible, the F-Type starts out with a supercharged 3-liter V6 that delivers 340 horsepower to the rear wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is now standard, and the carryover eight-speed automatic becomes a $1,300 option. The next step up is a 380-horsepower version of the V6, which can be paired with all-wheel drive on automatic-equipped models. For maximum performance, Jaguar offers a supercharged 5-liter V8 that achieves 550 horsepower. All-wheel drive and the automatic transmission come standard with the V8. So equipped, the F-Type goes from zero to 60 mph in a scant 3.9 seconds.

Plenty of standard features come along for the ride, including a navigation system, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, driver memory, and a 12-speaker Meridian sound system with HD and satellite radio. The sport seats are clad in faux suede mixed with leather, and you can opt for an extended all-leather interior or one finished only in the sueded material. Convertibles carry a power soft top, while coupes get a fixed glass roof panel.

Both the coupe and convertible are available in three trim levels:

Jaguar F-TYPE

Base

Carries the 340-horsepower V6, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an active sport exhaust system (optional with automatic).

Jaguar F-TYPE

S

Gets the 380-horsepower version of the V6, 19-inch whels and an adaptive suspension system. Other performance upgrades include larger front brakes, a limited-slip differential and selectable driving modes. The interior receives a flat-bottom heated steering wheel and multicolor ambient lighting.

Jaguar F-TYPE

R

Maxes out on performance with the V8 engine, larger rear brakes (with red-painted calipers all around), an electronic active differential with torque vectoring, quad exhausts and 20-inch wheels. The extended leather interior features heated seats, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and metal pedal trim. Outside are auto-dimming mirrors and rear parking sensors. Coupes get a power liftgate, while the convertible has a wind deflector.

The Base and S can get most of R's non-performance upgrades in the Premium + Vision Pak ($3,900), which also adds adaptive headlamps with automatic high beams, front parking sensors, a rearview camera, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection. These features can be added to the R in what's known simply as the Vision Pak for $2,100.

Individual options include a heated windshield and carbon-fiber roof for coupes. The S and R are eligible for carbon-ceramic brakes paired 20-inch forged alloy wheels.

CarsDirect Tip

Selecting the convertible body style adds only about $3,000 to each trim level, which we consider a bargain in a car like this. If you're the road-tripping type, we recommend sticking with the base model, as the larger tires on the S and R can make the ride too firm fro the long haul.

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Jaguar F-TYPE
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The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is at once vintage and modern. Reimagining the classic shape of the vintage E-Type, the exquisite F-Type coupe and convertible roll onto showroom floors as instant classics.

Pricing and Equipment

From the beautifully sculpted alloy wheels and playful brightly painted brake calipers to the retractable door handles and rear spoiler that hides out of the way when it isn’t needed, the Jaguar F-Type qualifies as driveable art.

It's available in four trim levels as either a two-door coupe or soft-top convertible. Although the trim levels offer various options, the big news is the various supercharged engines and available all-wheel-drive.

  • The base F-Type features a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 and a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, with pricing from $65,000 for the coupe and $68,100 for the convertible.
  • The F-Type S is even more supercharged, turning up the V6’s output to 380 horsepower. The coupe starts at $77,300 and the convertible retails for $80,400.
  • The F-Type S AWD is essentially the F-Type S with added all-wheel drive. Only available with the eight-speed automatic, the S AWD coupe starts at $84,800 and the convertible at $87,900
  • Packing a 550-horsepower punch, the top-trim F-Type R AWD combines a supercharged V8 and Jaguar’s “Instinctive All Wheel Drive” to produce a luxury coupe or roadster that offers supercar performance. The F-Type R AWD coupe starts at $103,600, and the convertible at $106,450.

Note: Prices do not include a $995 destination/handling charge.

Performance Pros

Jaguar F-TYPE

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today. However, don’t let the Brit's good looks fool you -- Jaguar’s F-Type is a true driver’s car.

  • Whether you opt for the base 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6, the 380-horsepower variant found in the S, or the top-trim R’s 550-horsepower supercharged V8 monster, the F-Type offers thrilling performance with few compromises in the areas of luxury or comfort. I have been able to spend time behind the wheel of both the F-Type S convertible and, more recently, the glorious F-Type R Coupe, and I can honestly say that very few cars have hit me with the impact that Jaguar’s high performance sports car delivers.
  • The base 3-liter supercharged V6 propels the F-Type from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. That time drops to 5.1 seconds when equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic. Gas mileage is rated at 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.
  • The supercharged V6 in the S adds forty more horsepower and sends the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Gas mileage is rated at 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.
  • The king of the jungle supercharged V8 hits peak torque at just 3,500 rpm and rockets the F-Type R from 0 to 60 mph in a blink-and-you-missed-it in 3.9 seconds -- some outlets have achieved that speed in as few as 3.5 seconds. The R’s top speed is a ludicrous 189 miles per hour.

I have driven cars that are faster on paper, but full throttle with the Jaguar’s incredibly raucous exhaust and balanced chassis provides a sensation that overwhelms all the senses. It is more than going fast. The Jaguar delivers an experience. All that performance takes a toll at the pump, though, as the F-Type R is rated at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined.

  • Steering is direct and offers excellent feedback to the driver.
  • While handling is strong at all the trim levels, the available all-wheel drive system, electronic active differential, and sport suspension with adaptive dynamics take the F-Type to yet another level. You may not be able to defeat the laws of physics altogether, but the roadholding characteristics of the F-Type R allow you to push the envelope.
  • Braking is excellent, even in the base trim. My F-Type R included a $12,000 option carbon ceramic matrix braking system, which meant the Jaguar could stop almost as well as she went.

Performance Cons

  • Although I absolutely love hearing the F-Type purring, some may find its snap-crackle-pop a bit much, especially in the convertible.
  • All of the F-Type’s luxury adds up to a hefty curb weight; the Jaguar could arguably stand to lose a few pounds.

Interior Pros

Jaguar F-TYPE

The interior is an exercise in performance luxury. Every surface is soft-touch, seats are comfortable and supportive, and the fit and finish are superior.

The dashboard and console integrate computer-based technology and touchscreens, but Jaguar also includes a volume knob for the radio and easy-to-operate switches, buttons and rotary dials.

Interior Cons

  • Cargo space is limited, especially in the convertible. I found the trunk provided just enough room for my camera bang and bottle or two of water.
  • Jaguar's infotainment system is often slow to respond.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Jaguar F-TYPE

The glorious sound.

The cacophony of notes floating from the F-Type R’s exhaust is worthy of a Grammy nomination. Few cars speak to the driver the way that the F-Type does. The initial snarl under acceleration is answered with a series of angry pops and gurgles when the throttle is released. The explosion heard between shifts is enough to make the surliest curmudgeon giggle.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The first time I realized that I would have to give the Jaguar back at the end of the review.

The Bottom Line

Jaguar’s F-Type is an exclusive car for a discerning buyer who values performance and luxury. While not the fastest sports car on the road, especially in the lower trim levels, the F-Type offers an intricate balance of performance, fuel efficiency, luxury, and aesthetics that sets it apart from the crowd.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 340 HP / 332 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 24 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 340 HP / 332 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 24 / 20 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
11.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
176.0 "
Exterior Width
75.7 "
Exterior Height
51.6 "
Front Headroom
37.0 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,455 Lbs. / 3,477 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
17.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Black Insert / Front Body-colored With Body-colored Insert / Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Power
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
2
Seat Trim
Suedecloth Simulated Suede/leather / Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
12 Meridian
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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