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2018 Jaguar F-Type review

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Jaguar F-Type highlights

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Pros

  • Fashionable interior styling
  • A trio of powerful engine options
  • Responsive and engaging handling

Cons

  • Small cargo area
  • Not much room for passengers
  • Lots of wind and engine noise at speed

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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A thrilling and luxurious coupe or convertible

It’s easy to lose yourself in the exciting performance characteristics that any model of the 2018 Jaguar F-Type delivers. For example, three impressive turbo or supercharged engine options are connected to a six-speed manual or a snappy eight-speed automatic transmission. Plus, look for extra packages or trims that add or improve components right up to the blisteringly fast F-Type SVR trim. From the highway commute to a leisurely country drive, the 2018 Jaguar F-Type is an excellent sports coupe.

All Jaguar F-Type years

What is new for the 2018 Jaguar F-Type?

  • The F-Type is available in a variety of new trims, including the 296HP, 340HP, 380HP, 400 Sport, and R-Dynamic.
  • The Base, Premium, and S trims have been discontinued for 2018.
  • F-Type trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats, A/C Seat(s), Lane Departure Warning, Overhead Airbags, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Skylight(s) features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Jaguar F-Type trims

Curious how Jaguar F-Type trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

296HP:

  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • 296-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • A/C Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • View our Jaguar F-Type 296HP inventory

340HP:

380HP:

  • Includes all features available on the 340HP
  • 380-hp, 339-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • 4WD/AWD

400 Sport:

R:

R-Dynamic:

SVR:

  • Includes all features available on the R-Dynamic
  • 575-hp, 516-lb-ft of torque 5.0L

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Jaguar F-Type

1. A well-equipped base model 

The base model of the 2018 Jaguar F-Type is packed with lots of tech and convenience equipment, so you don’t have to look for an upgraded trim to get your desired features. That means you get features like automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power front seats, and driver seat memory setting. Plus, you can keep the music streaming through the standard 12-speaker Meridian® sound system, Bluetooth® connectivity and an eight-inch touchscreen. 

2. Available as a coupe or convertible 

Whether you want to enjoy the open air or a bit of extra performance, the 2018 Jaguar F-Type is available as a coupe or convertible. For example, it only takes 12 seconds for the soft roof to fold down at the press of a button. Plus, the hard-top coupe has several available roof styles, including a panoramic sunroof or carbon fiber hard top. 

3. Three impressive engine options 

From four cylinders up to eight, the three engine options in a 2018 Jaguar F-Type pack a punch. To start, a 296-hp 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Or, upgrade to a supercharged 3.0 L V6 engine that makes either 340 or 380 horsepower. Finally, the supercharged 5.0 L V8 in the performance trims delivers 550 or 575 horsepower, depending on the trim. 

4. Max performance SVR 

Unleash a 2018 Jaguar F-Type's full potential and look for the F-Type SVR. In addition to adding carbon fiber accents and a body kit, the SVR model includes adaptive suspension, AWD, a limited-slip differential, and a 575-hp supercharged V8 engine. All those changes turn the 2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR into a high-performance coupe that gets a zero to 60 time of just 3.5 seconds (when new) and happily takes on corners. 

5. Available suite of driver assists 

If you want to add modern driver tech to the 2018 Jaguar F-Type, find one with the Driver Package. That’s because the Driver Package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition. Plus, the Driver Package also adds an automated parking system to help with tricky parallel parking.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jaguar F-Type an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jaguar F-Type 48th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Jaguar F-Type features and specs

R-Dynamic 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Meridian Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Leather Interior
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

380

Torque (ft-lbs)

339

Engine type

Supercharged Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

103.2"

Overall length

176.5"

Width

75.7"

Height

51.5"

Leg room

F 42.8"

Head room

F 37"

Front tires

P255/35YR20

Rear tires

P295/30YR20

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Automatic

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