Previously, the least expensive F-Type came with a 340-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6, mated to a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. That car is still available, but with an MSRP of $68,995, including a $995 destination charge. New for 2018 is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that drives the F-Type's price down to $60,895. The V6-powered model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission – an eight-speed automatic is a $1,300 option – while the turbo four-cylinder is only available in a two-pedal setup.
As Jaguar says, the four offers the same performance but with 16 percent better fuel economy (and potentially better agility) thanks to its lower curb weight, so long as you’re not looking for all-wheel drive – optional on the six, but not available on the four – it’s a no-brainer for entry-level buyers.
Most F-Type buyers, of course, aren’t looking to pinch pennies, which is good as things get expensive in a hurry. Adding the uprated, 380-horsepower V6 to a “base” F-Type hikes the price up to $80,895, but includes the automatic transmission, 19-inch wheels, and larger brakes. A reconfigurable version of the standard Adaptive Dynamics handling system is available, and allows the driver to mix and match settings to suit your tastes, rather than being stuck with the factory defaults. If you like choosing gears yourself as well, you can have a six-speed manual with the 380-hp engine (but not AWD) by stepping up to the R-Dynamic trim level.