2020 Jaguar F-TYPE

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2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 24, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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The F-Type remains one of the most sought out after model for its riveting gorgeous curves and prowess under the hood. Jaguar has updated a few design cues while continuing the same design style from the previous year. Performance, comfort, and refinement – the Jaguar F-Type delivers everything that you can expect from a luxury sports car.

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Pros

MPG figures from the base Motor

Multiple Motor Options

Composed Handling Manners

Cons

Average Interior Space

What's New?

New Checkered Flag Trim

Standard Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Standard Front Parking Sensors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$61600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed 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)

62.9/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

176 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

51.6 in.

curb weight

3360 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

ev range

425.5 mi.

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in British Racing Green Metallic color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Caldera Red color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Carpathian Gray color 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE in Fuji White color
British Racing Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

6.6

Interior

6.7

Exterior

8.1

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Base

Base

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$61,600 - $71,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $61,600 MSRP (23/26/30) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
P340 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $71,100 MSRP (20/23/28) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Checkered Flag Limited Edition

Checkered Flag Limited Edition

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$71,900 - $94,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $71,900 MSRP (23/26/30) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2
P380 Checkered Flag Limited Edition 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $94,500 MSRP (18/21/26) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 2

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE First Edition

First Edition

power
TBD
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
26 combined

$73,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
First Edition 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $73,100 MSRP (23/26/30) 3 L, V-6, Gasoline
8 Speed Shiftable Automatic rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.2

Overall Rating


The F-Type hides a fire-spitting engine within a gorgeous outer body. The delight for enthusiasts is probably the roar from the V6 engine. F-Type only comes with the Automatic Transmission ditching the traditional and engaging Manual Transmission. The list of standard features this year is longer compared to the previous year iteration. Like the design, the mechanics in the car remain similar with no major performance updates.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View

6.6/10
Features

 
 
 

6.7/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

6.6/10

2020 Jaguar F-Type retains most of what it had to offer in the previous '19 model. A new trim called "Checkered Flag" has been added to pay homage to the racing history of Jaguar. It gets the Checkered Flag Badges on the front and rear along with red brake calipers on the outside with the brushed black aluminum center console and Checkered Flag embossed seats on the inside. Andriod Auto, Apple CarPlay and Front parking sensors are now standard features for the 2020 model.

Trim

F-Type

F-Type Checkered Flag

MSRP(2.0L I4)

$61,600

$71,900

MSRP(3.0L V6)

$71,100

$94,500

Key Features

LED Headlights with Signature DRL’s

Adds/Upgrades from F-Type

 

Meridian Sound System

Supercharged 380HP 3.0L Motor

 

12 Way Electric Powered Front Seats with Memory

Exterior Black Design Package with Extended Side Sills

 

18” 10 Spoke Alloys

20” 6 Split-Spoke Style Alloys

 

Navigation Pro System

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Sports Seats with Grained Leather and Suedecloth facings

Windsor Leather Interior with Suedecloth headlining

Which trim to buy?

The F-Type offers a lot of standard features in the base model. But the base 3.0L trim is the one that gives the optimum performance stats. The 3.0L version of the Checkered Flag trim makes more power compared to the base 3.0L trim. In the end, it's all about personal preferences when it comes to purchasing this beauty.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine and Performance

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type has two engine options on offer, the 2.0L Inline-Four, and the 3.0L V6 which produce 295hp and 340hp respectively. The Jag is lighter and has humungous power to offer from the engine. The 2.0L engine feels slightly unrefined even though it is as quick and responsive as a well-tuned alteration. The performance is unquestionable with power available at the go and the transmission that plays an Oscar-winning performance in a supporting role in each drive.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe has 8 Speed Automatic Transmission

The 3.0L engine has more power and is a little quicker with a higher top speed compared to the 2.0L engine. The Checkered Flag Trim, on the other hand, generates 380 HP and has a sense of exclusivity to it.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F-Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

MSRP

$61,600

$55,950

$50,905

$57,400

Engine

2.0L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

9 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

296 hp@ 1500rpm

385hp@6100rpm

311hp@6600rpm

300 hp@ 6500rpm

Torque

295 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

384lbs.-ft.@2500rpm

280lbs.-ft.@4800rpm

280 ft-lbs@1950rpm

Speaking of rivals, the Mercedes has the most power and torque on offer in this category and is leaps and bounds ahead of the Jag or any other coupe of this class. The Lexus follows the Merc and is then followed by the Porsche and the Jag respectively.

Acceleration

The torque generated from the throttle is enough to push you back in your seat. The engine response is splendid in the mid and high RPMs with the apt gear shifts. It takes the Inline-four 5.4 seconds to get from 0-60 while the V6 achieves the speed in 5.1 seconds. The supercharger in the V6 makes it great at lower RPMs compared to a Turbo in the Inline-four which performs better at higher RPMs.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe has 0-60 in just 5.4 sec.

Models

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F-Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

4.5 sec

5.7 sec

4.9 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

12.2 sec

14.2 sec

11.3 sec

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Flat 4 

Emission 

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

6.8

N/A

7.0

N/A

The C 43 AMG is the fastest and the most powerful out of the lot followed by the Porsche 718 coming in a short second. Porsche and Jaguar have a similar engine but the Porsche still stands to make more power and is faster. The Jag is third on the list and the slowest is the RC 350 even though it has the biggest engine out of the lot

Ride and Handling

The 2020 F-Type feels sporty as soon as the engine gets going. The city roads, the tarmac or even the rough patches on the road can be felt. The suspensions are a bit on the stiffer setting not having the capability to buffer the bumps or pot-holes well. Due to the stiff suspensions and well-constructed chassis, the body roll is almost negligent. The F-Type coupe is a product of the tried and tested formula by Jaguar.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front View

The power at disposal is always constant making it more fun to zip through traffic. The drive is entertaining because of a better feel of the steering and the road. The car has good maneuverability which is why it handles like a charm.

Braking

The brakes in the Jag are efficient to control the power going through the wheels. The brake pedal is smooth and precise with proper stability and reliable braking. The brake pedals are responsive enough to gain traction of the roads with no difficulty.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F-Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

Brake Front (in.)

14

14.2

13.2

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.8

12.6

12.2

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3360

3979

3891

2944

60-0 MPH (ft.)

101

N/A

115

95

Considering the stopping distance the 718 Cayman takes the round here followed by the Jaguar. The data for the Merc is not available because of which the third spot goes to the RC350. 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

The Inline-Four in the F-Type does well in terms of fuel efficiency. With the good performance numbers and the constant power supply, the Jag delivers an MPG of 23 in the city and 30 on highways. The tank capacity increases the range that the F-Type can travel on a full tank.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

MPG (city)

23

19

19

21

MPG (highway)

30

27

26

28

MPG (combined)

26

22

21

24

Range (miles) (city/highway)

426/555

331/470

313/418

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

17.4

17.4

14.2

The Jaguar has a smaller engine in comparison which gives it an edge when it comes to fuel efficiency. The F-Type has the highest fuel efficiency followed by Porsche. The Merc and Lexus have similar fuel efficiency in the city but the Merc is marginally better on highways and combined fuel efficiency earning it the third spot.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

6.7/10

The F-Type has the interior like that of a typical sports coupe with luxury and sportiness blended perfectly. The leather seats are bolstered in well to provide the support needed to tackle corners head-on. The coupe sits 2 comfortably with enough room for the leg, the headroom is another story though. The low height of the F-Type makes accommodating tall people a challenge.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front Seats

The seats with their stiffness and bolstering are not too comfortable for longer rides. Jaguar has the customizability at the highest where one can choose the stitching and seat colors according to personal taste.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

Passenger capacity

2

4

4

2

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

37.0/56.5/43.0

40.9/55.3/41.7

39/54.7/45.4

38.3/51.5/41.6

Second 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

37.1/55/35.2

34.8/50.8/27.3

-

The C 43 AMG and the RC 350 can seat 4 people with the second row included for namesake purpose. The RC has the most room in the front followed by the Jag. The C43 and the 718 have almost marginally similar front space.

Interior Features

Jaguar has been a part of the luxury segment as well and has included a list of them in their sports coupe. The list of features for a sports coupe standards in the F-Type is extensive. Some of the features included as standard are.

  • LED Interior lighting
  • Sports Seats with Leather and Suede Cloth Facings
  • Electrically adjustable Steering Column with memory
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Single-zone Climate Control
  • Deployable front air vents
  • Pollen filter
  • Clear sight interior rearview mirror
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Overhead lighting console
  • Interior storage - with net 

Infotainment

The Infotainment sitting in the center console is a 10-inch touchscreen that has standard features that include the basic necessities. It does seem to have missed the inclusion of voice recognition due to which the infotainments credibility takes a hit. The infotainment in the Jag simply seems outdated and has a sub-standard performance. 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Infotainment Display

The infotainment UI does need some time to get used to as it's not as user-friendly as the MBUX. The complications make it a bit of a hassle to use. The Meridian Sound System does some due justice to the lackluster performance of the infotainment.

Infotainment Features

The list of features which are standard include –

  • 10” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation pro
  • Analog Dials with Central TFT Display - 190mph
  • Chrome instrument cluster dial rings
  • USB and 12V Socket in Center Console 
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio & HD radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • Meridian Sound System

Cargo Capacity

There is ample cargo storage in this sports coupe. This does seem to outmatch the capacity of some good hatchbacks and a few sedans as well. The subtraction of the two extra seats in the rear seem to pay off here. The F-Type can probably store up to 2 large suitcases easily in the trunk.

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.4

12.6

10.4

14.9

The 718 has the maximum storage capacity among the vehicles in this line-up followed by the Jaguar. The RC offers the least cargo storage where the C43 clearly takes the third place here.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Dashboard
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Dashboard
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Center Console
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Center Console
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front Seats
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front Seats
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Steering wheel
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Steering wheel
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Interior
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Interior

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

8.1/10

The design of the F-Type has been based on the E-type which is considered as one of the most beautiful cars to grace the world. The F-Type has retained its original design from when it was launched in 2013. There have been a few facelifts and minor updates to the design which have helped the car become even more gorgeous with time. The fine lines and the curves give the F-Type a unique character altogether which is a spectacle in its own glory. It has great aerodynamics that assists it in achieving the level of performance it delivers.

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe 3 Quarter View

Form the side the 2-doors and the 18-inch alloys give it a formidable appearance. The F-Type has a different design style which is appreciated and adored by one and all. 

Model

Jaguar F Type RWD

Mercedes-AMG C 43 AWD*

Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD*

Porsche 718 Cayman RWD*

Curb weight (lbs.)

3360

3979

3891

2944

Length(in)

176.0

184.8

185.0

172.4

Width(in)

74.2

71.3

72.4

70.9

Height(in)

51.6

55.3

54.9

51.0

Ground clearance (in)

3.9

3.6

5.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

111.8

107.5

97.4

The F-Type is neither the longest or the heaviest of the lot. The C 43 does take the podium for its weight and misses by a few inches for the length. The RC stands the longest out of the lot with the second heaviest frame. The F-Type takes the third spot for both these parameters standing just 3.9 inches above the ground with a length of 176 inches. It weighs 3360lbs with a wheelbase of 103.2 inches which is respectable.

Exterior Features

There are quite a few eye-catching features on the outside which seem attractive some of which are

  • Exterior Black Design Package with Extended Side Sills
  • 18” 6 Spoke Alloys 
  • Red Brake Callipers
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • LED Taillights
  • Flush Exterior Door Handles
  • Switchable Active Exhaust
  • Power Folding Heated ORVM’s with Memory
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Badge
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Badge
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Rear View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front headlight
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Front headlight
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe side Voew
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Side View

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

Expensive vehicles and sports cars are generally not crash-tested by the manufacturers. The NHTSA and IIHS ratings for the F-Type are not available due to the same reason. Jaguar has ensured that the F-Type can remain as safe and reliable as it can be for the occupants. The chassis of the F-Type has been constructed with alloys of aluminum and steel to reduce weight and retain the structural sturdiness required. There are various features added on the F-Type to make it even safer with a few autonomous assists as well.

Safety Features

The features that make the car safe and avoid any sort of collision with the help of the sensors onboard. Some of the features have been listed below.

  • 6 Airbags
  • Trunk Entrapment Release Lever 
  • Remote Central locking with Deadlocks and Drive-Away Locking
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Tire Repair System
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Driver Condition Monitor with Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Smart Key System with Keyless Start
  • Emergency Brake Assist with EBD

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

Jaguar F-Type vs Mercedes-AMG C43

The C 43 AMG is one hell of a performance coupe from Mercedes. It seems to outperform the Jaguar on every comparison possible. The engine is much more powerful and has the perfect type of performance that is required from a sports coupe. Jaguar seems to lack many necessary updates needed to keep up with the present generation performers. The tech and luxury seem to be miles behind when compared to the Merc. All this comes at a price lower than the Jaguar which makes the C43 a better pick here.

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43

Jaguar F-Type vs Lexus RC 350 F

The RC 350 F has a lackluster performance when compared to the Jag. The engine on the Lexus is bigger but is missing the right tuning required to bring the best out of it. The Lexus though has a naturally aspirated engine that explains the lack of power in a sense and feels more engaging. The luxury on both these vehicles does not match the kind of luxury on offer by Mercedes. Both Lexus and Jaguar seem to have somewhat similar kind of luxury and comfort on offer. The Jaguar does have a long history and a lineage which makes it a little more special compared to the Lexus.

Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

Porsche has been known to perform and it does brilliantly with its 718 Cayman. The 718 performs extremely well on the track and seems to make use of every bit of power generated from the engine. The balance and handling of the Porsche are comparatively higher than the Jaguar. The Porsche makes every penny spent worth, side note it costs lesser than the Jaguar. The Porsche seems to be a better pick here when compared to the outdated Jag.

2020 Porsche Cayman

 

2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The folks at Jaguar have to be commended for the brilliant design of the F-Type and not creating a mess while naming it the successor to the E-Type. The interior has top-notch material with excellent build quality making it one of the rare luxury sports coupe. It has an extensive list of standard features that assist the driver and make the drive much comfortable. The performance of the Jaguar is thrilling enough for any roads and can be an excellent daily driver. With the new "Checkered Flag" edition there is soo much more the vehicle offers in terms of sporting history and Jaguar lineage. The F-Type is a vehicle that will draw attention everywhere it goes and might be one of the cars that remains timeless like the E-Type or it might be an overstatement, time will be the judge of that. To culminate the discussion, the F-Type is a great car that would suit every need one would expect from a coupe.