Jaguar F-Type Interior
Critics report that the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type’s cabin is well-built, with luxurious materials that include stitched leather and metal trim. They say that the cabin is designed with performance in mind, noting the supportive sport seats and the grab handle mounted on the center stack. The 2014 F-Type also excels with standard tech features that reviewers say are easy to use, though some note that the F-Type convertible has less cargo space than many luxury sports cars.
- "Step into the F-Type's cockpit and there's no mistaking it for anything but a sports car. Even in base trim there are plenty of cues telling you that this car means business, with racy stitching, well-bolstered seats and a hearty passenger ‘oh shoot’ handle flanking the center stack. Yet it's also a Jaguar, which means top-notch materials, comfort and high-tech features." -- Edmunds
- "Overall, the interior is a very nice place to sit, with no rattles or sense of cost-cutting, and the view over the long hood ahead adds a nice traditional feel." -- AutoWeek
- "The F-Type's interior is luxurious but not over the top. As opposed to the flagship XJ's ostentatious cabin, the F-Type's leather-bound surfaces and silver trimmings balance plushness and sportiness-with the scale tipping toward the sporty side." -- Popular Mechanics
- "The polished and painted metal and the double-stitched yard goods that line the F-type are tastefully finished." -- Car and Driver
The Jaguar F-Type seats two and comes with sport seats that feature leather and faux-suede upholstery. Upgraded performance seats with premium leather, heated seats and a heated steering wheel are available. While some reviewers dislike the low seating position inside the F-Type and find the cabin confining, others appreciate the F-Type’s seats, noting that they’re highly adjustable and supportive.
- "You sit on well shaped, fully adjustable seats. The pedals are conveniently spaced, visibility is OK despite the tall beltline and the steeply raked A-pillars, and the ergonomics don't require the mind-set of a mechanical engineer." -- Automobile Magazine
- "… seats that provide excellent support and are infinitely adjustable. As for elegance, there's a profligate use of hand-stitched leather." -- Road and Track
- "The cockpit of the Jaguar is best described as intimate. While it fit my six-foot, two-inch frame comfortably with the leather bucket in its furthest aft position, the seating position felt awkwardly low, and I didn't have much wiggle room once strapped in place." -- Autoblog
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type comes standard with a 10-speaker, 380-watt Meridian audio system, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, navigation and an 8-inch touch-screen display. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, satellite radio and HD Radio.
Critics note that the F-Type’s gauges and switchgear are logically placed, and that all buttons and knobs have a premium feel. Test drivers report that the F-Type’s navigation and audio settings are straightforward, with logical on-screen menus that make it easy to access the F-Type’s features.
- "The interior is a major improvement for Jaguar, with high-quality switchgear and one of the best-designed menu systems available today. It took only a few minutes to learn the car." -- AutoWeek
- "The cockpit respects both trendy and traditional design views. A touch screen flanked by eight buttons provides a full menu of navigation, car setup, and communication and entertainment programs. Substantial knobs and toggles operate the climate-control system." -- Car and Driver
- "Instrumentation and buttons and knobs are placed intuitively and have a solid and rotary, blending modern technology with a classic sports car feel." -- Left Lane News
The Jaguar F-Type convertible has 7 cubic feet of trunk space, and critics write that an awkward shape, minimal space and a high liftover height make the F-Type’s trunk one of the least useful in the class. Some note that little more than a carry-on suitcase will fit in the convertible’s trunk, while others note that sports cars like the Porsche 911 offer a deep trunk and folding rear seats to accommodate more cargo.
- "If you're a golfer, you might want to consider taking up tennis instead, because a racquet is about all you'll get in the trunk with its tiny, oddly shaped interior. Careful packing is needed if going away for the weekend, seeing as an airplane carry-on plus a computer bag pretty much fills the space." -- AutoWeek
- "Whether the top is up or down, trunk size is notably limited at 6.9 cubic feet. Medium-size suitcases might be a tight squeeze, and the oddly shaped space and awkward liftover further complicates loading." -- Edmunds
- "Owners will have to learn to pack lightly, too, as the F-Type's trunk is short and shallow. ... Before anyone suggests that minimal luggage capacity is par for this segment, remember that a Porsche 911 has a deep trunk up front, plus its cabin provides rear fold-down seats with a sizable cargo area." -- Autoblog