Jaguar’s F-Type range has been expanded with the introduction of a new entry-level model called the P450. Like the high-performance R model, it’s available as a coupe or cabriolet, and with rear or all-wheel drive.
Choosing Your Jaguar F-Type
There are three main choices to be made with the F-Type: coupe or convertible, rear-wheel drive or AWD, P450 or R engines. The cheapest way to park a Jag on your drive is to choose an RWD coupe with the P450 engine, which costs $71,050 including destination.
The convertible costs $3,100 more and AWD adds $10,000 to the price, as it’s available exclusively in sporty R-Dynamic trim. R models are also AWD-only, with convertibles capping the range at $107,050.
The P450 engine is a supercharged five-liter V8 gas unit, generating 444 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to either the rear or all four wheels through an automatic transmission, returning an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 combined. This drops to 16/24/18 in AWD mode, and these figures are also the same on the R.
This AWD-only vehicle is powered by the same engine in a higher state of tune, outputting 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|5.0 V8 (P450)||444 hp||428 lb-ft|
17/24/19 mpg (RWD)
16/24/18 mpg (AWD)
|5.0 V8 (R)||575 hp||516 lb-ft||16/24/18 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Cargo capacity for the two-seater F Type stands at 14.4 cu ft.
With six airbags covering its two-seater cabin, the F Type’s safety roster also extends to emergency braking and lane keep assist, front and rear parking aids, and cruise control with adaptive speed limiting. Traffic sign recognition is standard, and a Valet Mode ensures the car can be driven without providing access to the luggage compartment. Rain sensing wipers are also standard alongside LED lighting, while you’ll pay $550 on either model for self-parking assistance.
Every F-Type receives a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and online services. There’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB sockets, and satellite/HD radio. The standard Meridian sound system can be upgraded to surround sound for $900 on either trim level.
Riding on 20-inch wheels, the RWD P450’s active exhaust and premium LED headlights are standout attractions externally. Inside, the ten-inch infotainment screen powers a Meridian sound system, with climate control via deployable front air vents with graphite surrounds. Metal pedals and treadplates add to the cabin’s character, with navigation and traffic sign recognition among the driving aids.
For $1,150, the Climate Pack adds a two-zone climate alongside a heated windshield and steering wheel, while the $550 Blind Spot Assist pack combines this feature with rear traffic monitoring. These packs are also available on other models higher up the F-Type range.
Available exclusively with AWD, R-Dynamic models offer selectable driving modes for rain, ice, and snow. Modest trim improvements over the P450 include an R-Dynamic body kit, sports seats with leather and suede cloth facings, and metal treadplates bearing R-Dynamic branding.
There’s no mistaking the R’s performance origins. A bespoke interior has R branding across the leather steering wheel and metal treadplates, while external flourishes include red brake calipers and auto-dimming power-folding door mirrors. Keyless entry and a powered tailgate reveal a cabin whose Windsor leather performance seats offer 12-way electric memory. This model’s superior performance is kept in check by an electronic active diff with torque vectoring.
Although R offers a number of luxurious features, it comes with the same engine as a P450, and the superior performance doesn’t justify the $23,300 premium over the AWD R-Dynamic model.