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Powerful elegance wrapped in a timeless design.

Jaguar F-Type Review | CarMax

Jaguar balances timeless design with the growl of big-cat performance and the feeling of elegant luxury. It's all part of an unforgettable driving experience behind the wheel of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, one that features more power options, an updated style, and more.

While we currently do not have many 2021 Jaguar F-Types on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Jaguar F-Type with similar features.

See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Jaguar F-Type.1

  • 2015 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2016 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2017 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2018 — Average prices less than $37,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2021 Jaguar F-Type review:

Key Specs and Features:

MPG:

  • The 2021 Jaguar F-Type with the 3.0L, V6 engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.1

Cargo Space:

  • The F-Type coupe has 14.4 cu-ft of cargo space
  • The F-Type convertible has 7.3 cu-ft of cargo space

Seating Capacity:

  • Two passengers

Engine Options:

  • The standard model offers a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine making 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available engines include a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine with 380 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque; and a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine with 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Tech Features:

  • Super-slim LED headlights and tail lamps with Jaguar's "Calligraphy" signature daytime running lights.
  • In-cabin entertainment powered by a choice of two Meridian™ sound systems: the standard 10-speaker, 380-watt system, or an upgraded 12-speaker, 770-watt setup.
  • A command and control center managed through a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and 12.3-inch HD and reconfigurable digital gauge cluster.
  • Connectivity includes software-over-the-air functionality as well as standard Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ capabilities.
  • Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic-emergency braking, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and driver-drowsiness monitoring.

Rankings

The Jaguar F-Type has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Driver-Focused Technology

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The 2021 Jaguar F-Type offers a truly driver-focused view of the world. It's in every aspect of the coupe, from the way the seats are configured to the technology at hand and the overall driving experience. There's a reconfigurable, high-definition, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a full array of standard and optional driver assistance features, and three powerful engine options. The 2021 Jaguar F-Type even has an active exhaust system, which is switchable either as an option or as standard. For example, if you choose the 575 hp supercharged V8 engine, you can select a Quiet Start® mode—so the roar of the F-Type doesn't wake up the neighborhood!

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2. Beautiful and Sleek Design

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The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is a true fusion of elegance and power. As such, the design of the coupe speaks to the remarkable DNA of Jaguar craftsmanship and its discreet, beautiful details. Slim LEDs in front and back, with signature “J" daytime running lights help to accentuate the enlarged grille with a new hexagonal mesh pattern, as well as the redesigned clamshell hood and new bumpers.

3. Awe-Inspiring Big-Cat Performance

Jaguar F-Type Review: Engine | CarMax

The ideal pairing to a beautiful design is an unforgettable performance. It's here that the 2021 Jaguar F-Type really delivers with a range of powerful, responsive engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder making 296 hp, a V6 that produces 380 hp, and an eight-cylinder with a stunning 575 hp. All are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission with full manual control capability and steering-wheel-mounted paddles. Each engine is equipped with an active exhaust system, which is switchable either as an option or as standard. The sound of each engine is going to turn heads as you saunter by.

4. Interior Elegance from Jaguar

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The interior of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, like the exterior, has evolved into a true expression of the car's elegance and power. Inside, the cabin envelops its occupants with luxurious materials such as Windsor Leather, Suedecloth, and Noble Chrome. You'll also get beautiful attention to detail including monogram stitching on the seatbacks and door trim. The seats are ergonomically optimized, too, and come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The Performance seat has more pronounced support at shoulder height and is standard on Jaguar F-Type R and First Edition models.

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5. Engaging Driving in the F-Type R

The halo model for the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is the R, and it is a truly immersive and driver-first sports car. Powered by a 5.0L supercharged V8, it generates 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R also features an on-demand all-wheel-drive system courtesy of Jaguar's Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology. The F-Type R also boasts aluminum double-wishbone front and rear suspension, as well as a state-of-the-art electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system.



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What You Need to Know

2021 Jaguar F-Type: Available Trims

P300: The base model 2021 Jaguar F-Type P300 is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 296 hp. Plus 18-inch wheels, LED lights, 10-inch touchscreen, remote keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, a rearview camera, and driver assistance technologies.3

First Edition P300: This model adds 20-inch wheels, aluminum interior accents, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Options include ventilated seats and a 12-speaker stereo

F-Type R-Dynamic P380: The P380 model adds a supercharged V6 engine making 380 hp, all-wheel drive, adaptive suspension, and a limited-slip differential.

F-Type R: Adds a supercharged V8 engine that produces 575 hp, larger rear brakes, a power liftgate, and proximity keyless entry.

2021 Jaguar F-Type: Available Colors

There are 16 paint colors available in the Jaguar F-Type's SVO Premium Palette:

  • Amethyst
  • Atacama Orange
  • Constellation
  • Desire
  • Ethereal Silver
  • Flux Grey
  • Icy White
  • Ionian Silver
  • Ligurian Black
  • Malachite Green
  • Petrolix Blue
  • Sanguinello Orange
  • Sorrento Yellow
  • Sunset Gold
  • Tourmaline Brown
  • Velocity Blue

Colors available with the choice of gloss or satin finish.

2021 Jaguar F-Type: Interior

  • The 2021 Jaguar F-Type offers 42.8 inches of legroom, 36.8 inches of headroom, and 56.5 inches of shoulder room.
  • The 2021 Jaguar F-Type seats two passengers.
  • Standard equipment includes a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3-inch HD reconfigurable driver display.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, along with software-over-the-air functionality, is standard on all 2021 Jaguar F-Types.
  • Base model 2021 Jaguar F-Type seats feature 12-way power settings with grained leather and suedecloth facings.

2021 Jaguar F-Type: Average CarMax Prices

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Jaguar F-Type.

  • 2015 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2016 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2017 — Average prices less than $39,0001
  • 2018 — Average prices less than $37,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

Safety

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

BMW 4 Series

The 2017–2019 BMW 4 Series coupe has 15.7 cu-ft of cargo room, with the convertible measuring 13.1 cu-ft and the Gran Coupe 17 cu-ft. Technology-wise, all 4 Series models have BMW's iDrive® infotainment system, an 8.8-inch touch screen, and Apple CarPlay (from 2017).  The BMW xDrive® all-wheel-drive system is offered as an option on models from 2017 if you need that extra grip. 2017–2019 Driver assistance features include a standard rearview camera and automatic emergency braking, as well as optional blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. Standard features for the 2017–2019 BMW 4 Series include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Sunroof (coupe) and power-operated retractable hardtop with a removable wind deflector (convertible)
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Heated and auto-dimming mirrors

BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 Roadster roadster was fully redesigned and reintroduced for the 2019 model year. Inside the trunk, there's 9.9 cu-ft of cargo room and it comes with Apple CarPlay capability. Additional technology in the cabin includes BMW's iDrive infotainment system, emergency telematics, a rearview camera, navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity. Standard equipment on the 2019 BMW Z4 includes:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • 14-way power sport seats with memory function
  • Simulated-leather upholstery
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen

Audi A5

The Audi A5 coupe and convertible seats four people, and the Sportback (available starting in 2018) seats five. The Audi A5 coupe has 11.6 cu-ft of cargo room, with the A5 convertible measuring in at 9.3 cu-ft of space. The A5 Sportback offers 21.8 cu-ft. Inside the cabin, standard technology features Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. There's also a technology package that includes a navigation system, rearview camera, and Audi's MMI® infotainment system. The package also offers an available Wi-Fi hotspot and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® stereo speaker.4 Driver assistance features include front and rear parking sensors and front-seat side and knee airbags. Standard equipment for the 2017–2019 Audi A5 include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Sunroof (coupe) and power-folding cloth top with wind blocker (convertible)
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a vehicle that turns heads on a night out or can thrill with its performance, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is worth a serious look. If it's a coupe or convertible with power options, a luxurious cabin, and classic design that you're after, you'll love the 2021 Jaguar F-Type.

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1Based on CarMax average prices between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smartphone. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
4Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
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