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2021 Jaguar F-Type

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Pros

  • Supercharged V8 offers raucous performance
  • Seductive styling in coupe and convertible body styles
  • Upscale interior materials

Cons

  • Infotainment interface is buggy and hard to use
  • Overly stiff ride and too much road noise
  • Steering is heavy and doesn't provide enough feel

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 24 highway, 18 combined

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Jaguar refreshes the 2021 F-Type coupe and convertible with a new look and interior features

Sporting the first major styling change since its debut for the 2014 model year, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type has a new nose, a slightly revised tail, and new all-digital gauges. Available with a choice of four-cylinder, V6 or V8 engines, the F-Type remains a strikingly good-looking car in either coupe or convertible form.

The Jaguar F-Type has many of the creature comforts you’d expect from a luxury sports car, like smartphone integration and driver assist systems that include automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist. The audio system sounds good when connected to a USB source, and the interior, though small, has comfortable seats and a high-quality feel and layout.

When it comes to actual sports-car duties, however, the Jag comes up a little short next to some rivals. It’s definitely quick, but even with the V8 other cars are quicker. The car feels heavy, and the steering and suspension aren’t as dialed in as you might find in a similar Porsche 911 or Chevrolet Corvette. Topping it off is a frustratingly complicated and dated-feeling infotainment system.

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What is new for the 2021 Jaguar F-Type?

  • The F-Type is available in a new trim called the First Edition.
  • The 340HP, Checkered Flag, and SVR trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • F-Type trims have been upgraded with Remote Start and Panoramic Sunroof as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Leather Interior, Leather & Suede Seats, Rear Air Conditioning, Automated Cruise Control, Rear Seat Heaters, Seat Massagers, Head Up Display, Full Roof Rack, Running Boards, Tow Hitch, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The R trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The R-Dynamic trim now comes with Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.

2021 Jaguar F-Type trims

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First Edition:

P300:

R:

  • Includes all features available on the P300
  • 575-hp, 516-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 4WD/AWD
  • Supercharged Engine
  • View our Jaguar F-Type R inventory

R-Dynamic:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Jaguar F-Type

What We Like:

Exterior and interior style: The updated nose and tweaked tail are the first updates to the car’s striking styling since its introduction in 2014. It’s still a classic shape, with a clean design featuring a long-hood and wide stance, standing out in coupe or convertible form. The same is true for the interior, which uses materials and high build quality that are spot-on for the car’s mission of conveying two people in a sporty and luxurious way.

Cargo space: With 14.4 cubic feet of cargo area under the hatch, the F-Type Coupe can carry a surprising amount of cargo. It can carry plenty of overnight bags for weekend getaways and has ample space for groceries or other mundane tasks.

Day-to-day livability: No two-seat sports car is “practical” in the traditional sense, but the F-Type is a perfectly suitable daily driver. There’s plenty of cargo room, and it never feels overpowered, even with the supercharged V8 engine. The ride is stiff, but that’s part of the bargain of driving a sports car after all.

What Needs Improvement

Infotainment tech: The Jaguar F-Type infotainment system has smartphone integration, Bluetooth® music streaming, and so on. But the system itself is buggy, and even simple tasks such as pairing a phone over Bluetooth or USB are more complicated than they are in other cars.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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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

First Edition 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather 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
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel

2021 Jaguar F-Type FAQ

More about the 2021 Jaguar F-Type

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • 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.

Interior details

  • 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.

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