2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

2021 MODEL
$61,600 - $73,100
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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 20, 2020
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There is no other coupe that gets as much attention as the Jaguar F-Type. The silhouette is inspired by the C-X16 concept seen at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show while the design and concept were from way back in the 2000s. Soon, the production began and went on sale in 2013. The sales figures have been good since, mostly because the vibrant colors made it much more appealing.

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Pros

Graceful exteriors

Vigorous four-cylinder engine

Simpler powertrain options

Sporty interiors and convertibles available

Cons

Pricier than competitors

Limited visibility

What's New?

Redesigned front fascia

Reshaped tail lights

Update engine lineup


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Detailed Review video
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior video
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior video

Styles

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE in British Racing Green Metallic color 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE in Fuji White color 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE in Caldera Red 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

9.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Base

Base

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$61,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $61,600 MSRP (15/18/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE First Edition

First Edition

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$73,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
First Edition 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $73,100 MSRP (15/18/23) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
TBD TBD TBD

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The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is available with three different engine options, namely - P300, P380, and R, which make the trims range between $61,000 to $103,000. The car can opt-in either RWD or AWD configuration.

Besides all power, the 2021 F-Type is a fantastic car with an excellent infotainment and audio system, modernized active and passive safety features with driver assistance, exceptional comfort, and practicality. However, with rivals such as Porsche 718 Cayman, Audi TTS Coupe, and Toyota GR Supra, it has a fierce competition to be the best.


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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Features

9.0/10

Trims for the 2021 model have been revised, and now only four trims are available, starting with the base trim equipped with a 2.0L engine and an RWD priced at $61,600, followed by the First Edition trim having the same powertrain but a few exterior and interior additions, after which the R-Dynamic trim with a 3.0L engine and an AWD as standard whereas the R trim priced at $103,200 has the most powerful 5.0L engine and AWD as standard.

Trim Base Coupe First Edition Coupe R-Dynamic Coupe R Coupe
MSRP (RWD/AWD) $61,600 $73,100 $81,800 $103,200
Key Features LED headlights with signature DRLs Adds/replaces these features from Base trim: Adds/replaces these features from previous trims: Adds/replaces these features from previous trims:
  18-inch 10-spoke wheels Black contrast roof and grey-exterior body kit 20-inch 6 split-spoke wheels 20-inch 10-spoke wheels
  12-way electric seats with memory 20-inch 5-spoke wheels R-Dynamic gloss black bodypack R-branded leather steering wheel and premium cabin lighting
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Aluminum gear shift pedals Aluminum center console R body styling and interiors
  Rear camera with front and rear parking aid Leather performance seats Switchable active sports exhausts and limited-slip differential with torque vectoring Electronic active differential with torque vectoring by braking
  Meridian audio system      

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The R-Dynamic coupe is best suited for individuals in terms of features and prices while the First edition coupe is for the budget oriented buyers.

The first look of the 2021 model took place long back in December 2019. It has not been launched publicly yet but the prices have already been set ranging from $61,600 to $103,200 and the car is expected to go on sale later this year. It is a little overpriced but for a reason, as it is much safer, sportier, and fun to drive.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Three engines power 2021 F-type - a 2.0L in-line 4-cylinders are giving out 296 HP of power and 296 ft-lb of torque, the 3.0L V6 giving power of 380HP and torque of 339 ft-lb and a power-packed 5.0L V8 with 575 HP and 516 ft-lb. The first two trims are paired with a superb RWD, whereas AWD is on the top two trims. A standard 8-speed automatic gearbox on all trims connects the dots correctly.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2021 Toyota GR Supra

MSRP*

$61,600

$59,900

$54,500

$40,000

Engine

2.0L turbo inline 4

2.0L turbo flat 4

2.0L turbo inline 4

2.0L turbo inline 4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

6-speed Manual

7-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (HP@RPM)

296@5500

300@6500

288@5400

255@5000

Torque (ft-lb@RPM)

295@1500

280@1950

280@1900

295@1600

*2020 figures used for reference

The 718 Cayman is the most powerful, but considering torque, the F-type leads. Moreover, the Audi slightly misses to achieve the numbers of its competitors; it seems to struggle a little in the segment, whereas the GR Supra might not be powerful enough but has the same torque as the Jaguar.

How quick is the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe?

This coupe is quite quick with an 8-speed Automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive that serve continuous power coming from the powerful engine to the rear wheels.

From 0 to 60 MPH, the 2.0L Inline-4 takes 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH, whereas the V8 does it only in 3.5 seconds and tops the speedometer to 186 MPH. The V6 makes it in 4.9 seconds with 177 MPH as top speed.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

0-60 MPH (s)

5.4

4.9

4.4

5.0

Quarter mile (s)

N/A

N/A

12.8

12.5

Top Speed (MPH)

155

170

155

155

Engine

2.0L turbo inline 4

2.0L turbo flat 4

2.0L turbo inline 4

2.0L turbo inline 4

*2020 figures used for reference

Powered by the mightiest engine in the segment, the Porsche lags behind the Audi as it has lower weight and power kicking in early. On the other hand, F-type falls behind all in 0-60 times but is expected to perform better than the Supra because of the same amount of torque kicking in earlier.

How well does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe brake?

The 14-inch front brake rotors and 12.8-inch rear brake rotors supported with Anti-lock Braking System and Traction and Stability Control ensure safe and efficient braking. It weighs just over 3300 lbs making it very suitable for optimum braking performance.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Brake - Front (in)

14.0

13.0

13.3

13.0

Brake - Rear (in)

12.8

11.8

12.2

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

3351

3034

3263

3181

60-0 MPH (ft)

112

99

103

120

*2020 model data used for reference

Having the biggest brake rotors, the F-Type still does lag behind its competition mostly because of it being the heaviest. However, Supra does take more distance to stop but also has smaller disc sizes. The Cayman is the best performer being the lightest, whereas the TTS Coupe does a great job but falls short because it is 200 lbs heavier.

How well does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type handle?

The leather-wrapped steering with aluminum pedal shifters looks very sporty and feels pleasant to touch with thick bolsters enhancing its grip, at performance, it is responsive and smooth. A rack-pinion mechanism is used, which gives 34.9 feet of turning radius, one of the strong points of this little monster. Moreover, the layout of the control buttons is simple and very easy to use. Also, they feel very premium to touch and operate.

Moving on to the suspension, all the trims ride on independent double-wishbone suspensions with adaptive dampers keeping complete contact and control. The tires are roughly 10 millimeters wider than before and to bear that the suspension has been made stiffer. This makes driving at slow speed a little trembling, but at a higher velocity, it gives excellent support to the car and the cabin where only the engine’s music can be heard.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Fuel Economy

Jaguar has not yet announced the fuel economy for the 2021 model, but with all the powertrain and transmission setup, it seems to be under control. However, with a fuel tank capacity of 16.6 gallons, it is expected to perform better than its rivals. As of now, let’s consider the specifications of the 2020 model for this section.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

MPG (City)

23*

TBD

23

TBD

MPG (Highway)

30*

TBD

29

TBD

MPG (Combined)

26*

TBD

25

TBD

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

16.6

14.2

14.5

13.7

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined)

381.8/498.0/431.6

TBD

333.5/420.5/362.5

TBD

*2020 figures used for reference

2021 Jaguar’s F-Type is suspected of having the same numbers as in the 2020 model; if this happens, it would be unbeatable with the most prominent fuel tank in the segment. However, since Porsche and Toyota are also in the same position, their tank capacities might become a problem. However, the TTS Coupe gives a neck-to-neck competition but misses it out in tank capacities and range.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

7.0/10

This British supercar has simple and elite interiors with top-quality plastics and leather going all around it, giving it a dangerous sport and dark look. There is no change in the interior for the 2021 model except for the digital instrument cluster that is new and standard on all trims.

The interiors look welcoming and crafted with superior quality materials shaped up good and correctly positioned. The bucket seats are 12-way power-adjustable with memory, wrapped in Grained leather and Suedecloth facings with premium dual-tone stitchings and optional heating or cooling seats provide comfort to the maximum. The dashboard looks very fresh and well-designed with buttons and radial knobs everywhere on the front console, they feel great to touch, and operating is easy and handy. Moreover, a small and firm armrest adds up the level of comfort provided.

Talking about the room, the standard headroom is 36.82 inches but is marginally reduced to 36.46 inches. If a panoramic roof exists, it would be slightly less roomy for a 6+ feet human. Besides, a legroom of 42.83 inches maintains functional space inside the cabin. There is nothing noticeable that has changed inside the car that affects the interior quality or comfort in the new model.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Seating Capacity

2

2

4

2

Front Row in inches (Headroom/ Shoulder room/Legroom)

36.8/56.5/42.8

N/A

37.1/53.6/41.1

38.3/54.4/42.2

Rear Row in inches (Headroom/ Shoulder room/Legroom)

N/A

N/A

33.8/47.9/28.9

N/A

*2020 figures used for reference

The F-type might have a lower headroom but has high shoulder and legroom, whereas the Audi has a decent front and rear row dimensions, and the Supra has better headroom but fails to offer other rooms. Porsche has not yet disclosed its interior dimensions because of which it is a little hard to determine the best in terms of interior space.

  • Premium cabin lighting (optional)
  • Two-zone Climate control (optional)
  • Optional Panoramic roof
  • Stylish treadplates

How is the infotainment system of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type?

A standard 10-inch TouchPro system is vivid, colorful, and bright enough to be seen in bright sunlight. It is also very responsive and apt to provide both information and entertainment. However, it pauses for a while on opening the navigation, but other than that, it is smooth. It also supports swipe gestures and pinches, making it easy to access and effortless to operate.

Moreover, a new 12.3-inch interactive driver display helps keep the driver aware of everything happening in the car. Other than that, it is very configurable and can navigate or show what multimedia is playing or just simply indicate the necessary. An optional Meridian audio system gives a powerful music output of 380 watts, keeping everyone in sync with the drive to end it.

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Navigation Pro with real-time traffic updates
  • InControl music portal
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Remote access

How much cargo can the 2021 Jaguar F-Type carry?

The F-type has a subtle cargo-carrying capacity of 14.4 ft3 in the trunk, though it is not meant to be a practical vehicle, there is enough space to slide in luggage for two. The loading and unloading are comfortable as the lid opens up big and wide. Moreover, Jaguar offers an optional power trunk lid, which makes loading the car a piece of cake.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft3)

14.4

9.7

12.0

10.2

Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3)

14.4

14.9

12.0

10.2

*2020 figures used for reference

F-Type is the only car that offers better space at the rear, although the 718 might exceed in numbers, it has a front and back divided cargo storages. The Audi TTS Coupe also shows an impressive cargo capacity with four as seating capacity, whereas the Supra has minimal cargo capacity.

What are additional storage spaces inside?

There is not much on the inside, but a small storage compartment under the front armrest, just ahead of that are two cup-holders, and a decent-sized glovebox can fit in a little more cargo storage for a short trip or a holiday. The door pockets are not large enough but can hold phones, wallets, and purses for much more comfort.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Exterior

9.0/10

The exteriors are much bolder, muscular, and sharper than before. Also, the variety of available color options makes it look more attractive than its competitors. Jaguar also has to offer a lot of rim designs to choose from and many more exterior features. The round headlights now sit under the hood unlike before, whereas the curves on sides and doors are genuinely intriguing and give it a much more muscular build. The front grille has also been modified and looks much more straightforward than before. The only change on the rear is that the taillights have been tweaked and made straight instead of a round shape on the inside, just like in the front.

Altogether, the overall design seems to be more impressive and attractive than before. However, interiors might be pretty the same, and Jaguar might’ve thought to give it a complete makeover for 2021 and make it look more active and appealing. The curves, lines, and details on the body are a strong support to the above statement.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (expected)*

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Audi TTS Coupe

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Length (in.)

176.0

172.4

165.0

172.5

Width (in.)

74.2

70.9

72.1

73.0

Height (in.)

51.6

51.0

52.8

50.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

3.9

4.3

N/A

4.5

Wheelbase (in.)

103.2

97.4

98.6

97.2

*2020 figures used for reference

The F-Type seems to be bulkiest and lowest of all, which would make it difficult to drive on congested roads. Audi does a mind-blowing job by being the most compact four-seater coupe, and it is some out-of-the-box thinking. Toyota is the next most significant vehicle in this comparison, and it also rides higher, whereas Porsche is a little more compact.

  • LED Headlights with Signature DRLs
  • Black contrast roof (first edition trim only)
  • LED taillights with animated turn indicators
  • Adaptive spoiler

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Safety

Talking about safety, the F-type has plenty of active and passive safety features as standard, which keeps this powerful little beast protected from any mishaps. Additionally, the chassis has not changed and provides the same strength and lightweight dress for improved safety and performance. Sadly, the NHTSA and IIHS ratings for any F-Type model are not available as they are quite expensive.

  • Park Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Emergency Braking
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Blindspot Assist Pack (optional)

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Competition

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. 2020 Porsche 719 Cayman

Porsche’s 718 Cayman is a powerful coupe with funkier colors and styling. It is also the only suitable car to the F-Type and is better at accelerating, braking, and is much more compact. 

However, the interiors are mildly amusing, unlike the Jaguar’s, and it also misses out the safety features, cargo capacity, and the practicality of the F-Type. Moreover, the interior space and fuel economy are not yet available, which probably will be disappointing when compared to the Jaguar.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. 2020 Audi TTS Coupe

The TTS Coupe is much more compact than the F-Type but can still seat four with the room not as expected. The TTS Coupe also shows how fast it could go and even stop better than the F-Type.

However, the absence of an infotainment screen is the biggest bummer, and that makes the car look old-fashioned and boring. Additionally, the F-Type is much more practical, has much standard safety features, and looks amazingly stunning from the outside with more color options.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. 2020 Toyota GR Supra

The GR Supra is just as pleasant and straightforward from the inside as the F-Type with better acceleration and a little more compact. 

However, it has weird styling and over-designed looks, it does not have enough cargo capacity, and lacks the cabin space that F-Type offers. Moreover, some critical multimedia and safety features are not standard, which might be a big flaw.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Final Verdict

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a car that one wants because of its mean looks, naked power, and premium interior. Additionally, the level of comfort is excellent, better cargo space is available, and a sunroof for a Coupe might gain more attention. Besides being sporty, Jaguar has made the F-Type to be very practical and safe. It is a car that one would stare every time before getting into it and while going away from it.