Jaguar F-Type Review
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type ranks 5 out of 12 Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Jaguar F-Type, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type has athletic handling, powerful engine options and is engaging to drive, according to automotive journalists.
The 2015 F-Type comes standard with a supercharged V6 engine that critics say has ample power for most sports car buyers. They are impressed with the F-Type's more powerful supercharged V6 engine and top-of-the-line acceleration with the supercharged V8 engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all F-Type models, and auto journalists report it shifts quickly. Test drivers think that the F-Type has nimble handling, with strong grip in corners and minimal body lean. Most say the F-Type has precise steering, although some reviewers note that in Dynamic mode, the steering is heavily weighted. They also find that the F-Type's brakes bring it to a stop very quickly.
Auto writers note that the 2015 Jaguar F-Type has a driving-focused interior, made with mostly top-quality materials, with the exception of some plastic trim. They say the F-Type has sufficient head- and legroom and that the seats are sporty, though a few find the seats too firm. Critics think the cargo area is small and inconveniently shaped. The 2015 F-Type comes standard with a USB port, Bluetooth, a Meridian audio system, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system and navigation. Available features include HD Radio, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Meridian surround-sound audio system, a panoramic roof, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Some reviewers report the infotainment system is easy to use, while others find it to be slow to respond.
- "The 2015 Jaguar F-Type is a thrilling blend of style, performance and luxury. It may not be as sharp around a racetrack as some other sports cars, but any F-Type you choose will certainly turn heads." -- Edmunds
- "Last year, we raved about the first-on-the-scene F-Type Convertible. Tightly constructed and well-engineered, it was breathtaking in its execution on the showroom floor and, more importantly, on the roadways. The F-Type Coupe takes all those strengths and builds on them in ways we didn't think possible." -- Left Lane News
- "There are two takeaways from my time with the Jaguar F-Type Coupe. First, this is a real sports car. It's not a sporty coupe, it's not a grand tourer. It's a sports car, and Jaguar was willing to throw certain accommodations aside in the interest of making the car better to drive. It's stiffly sprung, it's sometimes a little loud, and it's tight inside, with merely adequate cargo space. But in exchange you get a car that's a blast and a half to drive, and one of the most fun cars you can buy today." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Jaguar has well and truly hit a home run here, so if you're in the market for a premium sports car, you'd do well to consider it." -- Autoblog
Other Cars to Consider
The Chevrolet Corvette is more powerful than the base F-Type, and reviewers note its standard V8 produces incredible horsepower and thrilling acceleration. They also praise the Corvette’s agile handling and ample cargo space.
Test drivers are impressed with the Porsche Boxster’s interior, saying the seats are comfortable and spacious, and that top-quality materials cover every inch of the cabin. Auto writers think the Boxster performs like an ideal sports car, with strong powertrains and exceptional handling.
Details: 2015 Jaguar F-Type
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type seats two and has rear-wheel drive. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard. The 2015 F-Type convertible comes in base, S and V8 S trims, while the new-for-2015 coupe comes in base, S and R trims. The F-Type was an all-new model for 2014, and a coupe model is new for 2015. Aside from that addition, the F-Type is mostly unchanged from 2014. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2014 and 2015 model years.