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2020 Jaguar F-TYPE OverviewThe Jaguar F-Type recalls the legendary 1960s E-Type and is a driver's car to its core. While its 2-seat configuration may lack a certain amount of interior space, the F-Type more than makes up for it with "pace" and "grace," long-time hallmarks of the Jaguar nameplate.
The F-Type features an aggressive front end with air intakes and side vents, with two distinct design elements Jaguar calls "heartlines"--the styling starting points in the F-Type's shape that highlight the car's front fenders and rear haunches. Beyond that, the F-Type wears elegant aluminum sheet metal. A 3-layer power soft top with Thinsulate provides thermal and acoustic insulation in convertible models. It is available in four different colors, including black, gray, red and beige. Jaguar states that its soft top opens and closes in just 12 seconds. Additionally, several different wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches are available.
F-Type coupes and convertibles each come in one of five different trims. The base F-Type is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 296 horsepower, with a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 optional. Jaguar claims the four banger will propel the F-type to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, with a 155-mph top speed. The F-Type R-Dynamic carries the same supercharged V6, but tuned to produce 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. The R trim gets a lot of oomph from a 5.0L supercharged V8 that produces 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, and the top SVR trim goes one step further with the V8, making 575 horsepower. All are mated to an 8-speed automatic.
The F-Type is rich with features, including LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, ambient lighting in Jaguar Phosphor Blue and sport seating in leather and Suedecloth with 6-way manual and electric adjustment, though some trims include 14-way power adjustment and full leather Performance seats. Configurable multi-color ambient lighting is available. Also standard are automatic braking, Lane Keep Assist, and a front parking aid, all of which should make driving the F-Type easier and safer.
The cockpit also features a distinct division between driver and passenger, with a prominent grab handle on the center console and even distinct trim materials on either side. Analog instruments are complemented by a 5-inch screen mounted between the speedometer and tachometer and a 3-spoke leather steering wheel features multi-function controls for the audio system and cruise control. A 770-watt Meridian sound system with 12 speakers is standard audio system, while a 10-inch haptic touchscreen provides controls for the infotainment system.
A host of options and packages make the F-Type nearly endlessly configurable and allow buyers to spec their new Jaguars to suit their specific tastes. The most popular include the Performance Pack, which adds Configurable Dynamic Mode to adjust engine mapping, steering feel and gearshift response, while the Premium Pack ups the luxury and technology inside the F-Type, with dual climate control and heated seats and steering wheel.
Carbon ceramic brakes offer larger rotors and bigger calipers to increase braking performance. The Vision Pack adds safety features including a blind spot monitor, adaptive headlights, parking sensors and a back-up camera.
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Model Changes
For 2020, Jaguar has eliminated the manual transmission option from the spec sheet. A front parking aid as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard. A Checkered Flag edition comes with an assortment of unique trim pieces.
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Value
Jaguar's F-Type is a bold exercise in building the perfect sports car. The range of V6 and V8 powerplants suit the chassis perfectly, making it a serious performance machine to compete with the likes of the Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4 and the Audi TTS. The F-Type also gives V8-equipped competitors such as the Corvette and Mercedes AMG SL a serious run for their money.
2020 Jaguar F-TYPE Strengths
Award-winning styling; athletic handling; rapid performance, with available V8 power; luxurious interior; fast-opening convertible functionality on ragtop models
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