GO
#5

in Luxury Sports Cars

MSRP: $65,000 - $99,000
Invoice: $60,125 - $91,575
MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy
Find the best local price: submit
How the Best Price Program works »

Jaguar F-Type Interior

Automotive writers agree that the 2015 Jaguar F-Type has a sporty interior with an understated elegance. They say the cabin is made of mostly high-quality materials, with performance touches such as sport seats and a passenger grab handle on the center stack. Some reviewers complain that the plastic trim in the center stack isn’t up to par for the class, though. A few critics find that the infotainment system is easy to use, but others think it can take too long for simple commands.

  • "Slide into the F-Type's driver seat 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 beefy passenger grab handle on the center console. It's still a Jaguar, though, which means top-notch materials. Such finishing touches as central air vents that rise from the dash and ‘Ignis’ orange start button and shift paddles (for S and R models) further increase the cool factor." -- Edmunds
  • "Most surfaces are padded, and while the overall look is more business-like than flashy, materials are top-notch." -- Consumer Guide
  • "While the rest of the interior feels suitably luxurious, the plastic-adorned home of the climate controls, infotainment and vehicle systems is decidedly a letdown. Ignoring that qualm, it's quite clear that the F-Type's cabin is a place for the business of driving." -- Autoblog

See More Photos »

Seating 

The Jaguar F-Type has two power-adjustable sport seats with leather and faux-suede upholstery. Performance seats that have more side bolstering, as well as premium leather, heated seats and a heated steering wheel are available. Some test drivers report the F-Type’s sport seats are well-designed for engaging driving, but others complain they are too rigid and aren’t very well-padded. They say the F-Type coupe has sufficient headroom and decent legroom.

  • “The seat's H-point (the intended location of an occupant's hip) is low and aggressive, and along with my tester's optional, two-piece performance buckets, the cockpit is plenty able to gear one up for a proper thrashing. Those optional thrones, by the way, are must-haves, offering adjustable bolstering and lumbar to deliver plenty of support without being too aggressive or uncomfortable." -- Autoblog
  • "The coupe's high roof means good headroom even for tall drivers, and there's adequate legroom, too." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The cockpit feels confined, the driver's sight lines are troubled, and the aggressive, thinly padded sport seats are supportive but not actually comfortable." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "… stiff is sort of par for the course in this class, but we've found the Jag to be a bit too stiff when driving on poorly maintained city streets, especially if it's fitted with the optional 20-inch wheels. Combine this with the rather firm sport seats and the daily commute in an F-Type may not be as comfortable as you'd hope for." -- Edmunds

Interior Features 

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type comes standard with a 10-speaker Meridian audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary input, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system and navigation. Optional features include a 12-speaker Meridian surround-sound audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, a panoramic roof, dual-zone automatic climate control and blind spot monitoring.

Some critics say the F-Type’s infotainment system is straightforward and easy to use, while others complain that it is slow. They also add that some simple operations are controlled through the touch screen, and sorting through numerous menus to change audio or climate settings is overly complicated.

See 2015 Jaguar F-Type specs »

  • "Drivers get a large, visually sharper TFT display between the two gauges, with orange paddle shifters, a start button, and Dynamic Mode selector on some models. The infotainment touch screen's simple interface conveys what you want to know, albeit without much flair." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Unfortunately, the F-Type's infotainment system is a letdown. It doesn't offer many smartphone connectivity features that some rivals have, and it can be slow to respond to your inputs." -- Edmunds
  • “Audio controls are easy enough to figure out and reach, but most adjustments are done through a touch screen - which inevitably demands additional steps to perform simple functions - and the on/volume knob is inconveniently located on the console. Climate controls consist of simple rotary knobs for temperature and fan speed, but mode is adjusted by hitting a button that takes you to a page on the touch screen, from which you then select which outlets are activated. This last is overly tedious. …" -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type coupe has 11 cubic feet of cargo space, while the F-Type convertible has 7 cubic feet of space. Reviewers note the F-Type’s cargo space is small and strangely shaped, regardless of body style. They say loading cargo is made more difficult by the F-Type’s liftover height, but they do like the shelf in the rear of the coupe that conceals objects while the car is parked.

  • "Whether you're in the coupe or the convertible, trunk size is notably limited. The convertible provides just 7 cubic feet of space, while the coupe offers a more usable 11 cubes. Medium-size suitcases will be a tight squeeze, and the oddly shaped space and awkward liftover further complicate cargo loading." -- Edmunds
  • "The F-type coupe is a serious sports car, not just a snappy ride to the airport. (Better pack light, because the cargo capacity of 11.0 cubic feet works out to be smaller than it looks.)" -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The rear hatchback raises a removable shelf that helps to keep valuables out of sight when parking the car. Although the Jaguar F-Type coupe is a perfect road-tripper for two, be sure to pack light as its cargo area only measures out to 11-cubic feet. Jaguar says that is sufficient to carry two golf bags, although we don't think they will be the size used by a PGA touring pro." -- Left Lane News
Review Last Updated: 3/9/15

Next Steps: Jaguar F-Type