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2023 Jaguar F-type

Starting at $74,675

2021 jaguar f type r
Marc Urbano|Car and Driver

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  • Highs Drop-dead gorgeous looks, sonorous V-8 engine, pleasant driving character.
  • Lows Not as performance-oriented as rivals, not so spacious inside, not cheap.
  • Verdict Jaguar’s beautifully styled sports car has lots of personality but not quite the same level of performance as some competitors.
By Joey Capparella


The 2023 F-type offers everything you’d expect from a Jaguar sports car: a beautiful design, a sonorous engine, and plenty of driving character. While it was previously available with a turbo-four or a supercharged V-6, it now comes only with a supercharged V-8 producing either 444 or 575 horsepower. The front-engine F-type competes with mid-engine sports cars such as the Chevy Corvette and Porsche 718, but the heavy Jag can’t quite match those models’ nimble feel. It’s also starting to look dated inside and doesn’t offer much space for either occupants or small items. But whether you choose the coupe or the convertible, you’ll be happy to be seen in this gorgeous piece of automotive sculpture.

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What's New for 2023?

After Jaguar dropped the four- and six-cylinder engine options from the lineup in 2022, the V-8–only F-type continues unchanged into 2023.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

    Although the F-type R’s 575-horsepower V-8 engine is tempting, the P450’s V-8 sounds about as good and still offers plenty of grunt. We also prefer the F-type in its standard rear-wheel-drive configuration; all-wheel drive is optional on the P450 and standard on the R. The stylish coupe is our pick of the lineup, but the convertible offers that quintessential wind-in-your-hair experience if that’s more your vibe. A wide range of colors and interior trims are available, but make ours British Racing Green with tan leather.

    Engine, Transmission, and Performance

    While many sports cars have transitioned to downsized turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, Jaguar has taken the opposite approach and now offers the F-type only with an old-school supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. It makes 444 horsepower in P450 form and 575 horsepower in the high-performance R configuration. Both versions offer an exceptional auditory experience with plenty of snaps, crackles, and pops coming from the exhaust. In our testing, the F-type R got to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. That’s quick, but not as quick as a comparable Corvette or Porsche 718. The F-type’s driving experience is engaging, with good steering and a relatively comfortable ride, but its responses are not as sharp as more hard-core sports cars rivals if you intend to take it to the racetrack or on spirited backroad romps.

    2021 jaguar f type rVIEW PHOTOS
    Marc Urbano|Car and Driver

    Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

    The EPA has not yet released official figures for the 2023 F-type, but we don’t expect it to change from the 2022 model’s ratings. That means that rear-wheel-drive P450 models will continue to offer 19 mpg combined, with all-wheel-drive P450 and R configurations rated at 18 mpg combined. In our real-world 75-mph highway fuel-economy test of a 2021 R coupe, the F-type exceeded its EPA rating, achieving a 27-mpg result that beat its highway estimate by 3 mpg. For more information about the F-type’s fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

    Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

    The 2023 F-type’s cockpit has a driver-centric design and features an interesting mix of materials including stitching, faux-suede accents, and chrome trim. There are also different options for nicer headliners, center-console trims, and various gloss-black pieces. The standard six-way power sport seats can be upgraded to 12-way power performance seats with various leather or suede upholstery combinations. Neither the coupe nor the convertible offer much space inside for driver and passenger, and the convertible’s trunk is laughably small.

    2021 jaguar f type rVIEW PHOTOS
    Marc Urbano|Car and Driver

    Infotainment and Connectivity

    Every F-type features a 10.0-inch touchscreen that runs the company's InControl Touch Pro infotainment software. The system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard. A premium surround-sound audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless phone charging are all optional.

      Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

      The F-type comes standard with many driver-assistance technologies, but blind-spot monitoring is a standalone option that we’d recommend. For more information about the F-type's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

      • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
      • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
      • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert

      Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

      Jaguar provides competitive limited and powertrain warranties that align with luxury alternatives from Audi and BMW. However, the British automaker one-ups both rivals with its industry-leading complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage.

      • Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
      • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
      • Complimentary maintenance is covered for five years or 60,000 miles



      2021 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

      front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

      $115,110 (base price: $104,225)

      supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
      305 in3, 5000 cm3
      575 hp @ 6500 rpm
      516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

      8-speed automatic

      Suspension (F/R): multilink/control arms
      Brakes (F/R): 15.0-in vented disc/14.8-in vented disc
      Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4, F: 265/35R-20 (99Y) J R: 305/30R-20 (93Y) J

      Wheelbase: 103.2 in
      Length: 176.0 in
      Width: 75.7 in
      Height: 51.5 in
      Passenger volume: 51 ft3
      Cargo volume: 14 ft3
      Curb weight: 4105 lb

      60 mph: 3.5 sec
      100 mph: 8.2 sec
      130 mph: 13.9 sec
      150 mph: 19.6 sec
      Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.9 sec
      Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.1 sec
      Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.9 sec
      1/4 mile: 11.7 sec @ 121 mph
      Top speed (mfr's claim): 186 mph
      Braking, 70–0 mph: 155 ft
      Braking, 100–0 mph: 307 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.00 g
      Standing-start accel times omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.

      Observed: 17 mpg
      75-mph highway driving: 27 mpg
      Highway range: 490 miles

      Combined/city/highway: 18/16/24 mpg

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