- Easy-to-understand line-up of F-Types
- Standard equipment is more generous than rivals
- But you can still spend a fortune on extra-cost options
Unlike many mass-market cars, the F-Type line-up is relatively uncomplicated. P300, P340 and P380 models are available in standard and R-Dynamic trims, while the R and SVR models are specific to the V8-powered versions.
Standard Jaguar F-Type Coupe equipment
In summary, key equipment on entry-level Jaguar F-Type models includes:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Deployable rear spoiler
- Single central exhaust (P300); twin central exhausts (P340 and P380)
- Xenon headlamps with LED daytime-running lights
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Keyless starting
- Leather and suedecloth upholstery
- Six-way electrically adjustable seats
- Knurled aluminium centre console
- Single-zone climate control
- 10-inch multimedia touchscreen with sat-nav
Upgrading to the F-Type R-Dynamic adds:
- Full LED headlamps
- Switchable active exhaust
- Adaptive Dynamics (P380 only)
- Red brake calipers (P380 only)
- 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch on P380)
- Delta-pattern aluminium centre console finish
Progressing to the V8-engined F-Type R nets:
- Adaptive Dynamics with configurable settings
- Red brake calipers
- Quad exhausts
- Electrically folding door mirrors
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Keyless entry
- R performance seats with 12-way electrical adjustment
- ‘Linear Vee’ aluminium centre console trim
Topping the range, the F-Type SVR also gains:
- An enhanced bodykit with a fixed rear spoiler
- Metallic paint
- Titanium-tipped quad exhausts
- Dark brushed aluminium centre console trim
Optional Jaguar F-Type Coupe extras
Although it’s possible to specify individual items such as special paint finishes and a space-saver spare wheel, many of the Jaguar’s options are, like those from rival brands, now bundled into packs.
For the F-Type there are a lot of them, many offering similar things but in different colours or finishes, such as the Black Exterior Pack, the Exterior Design Pack and Exterior Black Design Pack, all of which cover the external details in black or body-colour paint accordingly.
Inside there are leather, suedecloth and carbonfibre styling packs depending on your preferences, plus a Climate Pack that comprises of dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel and an electrically heated windscreen.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
Standard Trim equipment
|Standard Trim standard equipment|
|Standard Trim optional equipment|
400 Sport equipment
|400 Sport standard equipment|
|400 Sport optional equipment|
British Design Edition equipment
|British Design Edition standard equipment|
|British Design Edition optional equipment|
Chequered Flag equipment
|Chequered Flag standard equipment|
|Chequered Flag optional equipment|
|R standard equipment|
|R optional equipment|
|R-Dynamic standard equipment|
|R-Dynamic optional equipment|
|S standard equipment|
|S optional equipment|
|SVR standard equipment|
|SVR optional equipment|
- Unlikely to be tested by Euro NCAP
- Should be a safe choice based on other Jaguars’ scores
- AWD models have additional traction
Although the F-Type hasn’t been specifically crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP – nor is it likely to be – Jaguar’s saloon offerings of the XE and XF, which also use similar aluminium construction were both rated as five-star cars by the organisation.
In terms of safety equipment, the F-Type’s well kitted-out with the following as standard:
- Six airbags
- Sensors for pedestrian contact
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Blindspot warning
- Lane-keeping assist
- Self-parking system
- Driver drowsiness monitor
- AWD on P380 and V8 models
In fact, the only significant piece of optional safety equipment is the Rear Traffic Monitor, useful if you regularly reverse out of driveways or parking bays.
- Acceptable space for two
- Practicality is not its forte
- Pack lightly for best results
Sports car aren’t supposed to be paragons of practicality, but the two-seater Jaguar F-Type Coupe’s cabin is fine for most people, but a touch snug if you’re of a taller persuasion. Loftier occupants will struggle to slide the seats far enough back to liberate sufficient leg- and headroom.
Accessing the F-Type can also be tricky in tight confines, thanks to a combination of the wide doors and very low seating position.
Once you’re in, the majority will find it comfy – it feels particularly airy with the optional glass roof – but will soon discover there’s not a huge amount of space for odds and ends. Stick to a coffee cup and you’ll be fine.
Slightly shorter, but wider and taller than Porsche’s rear-engined – and 2+2-seater – 911, the F-Type Coupe nevertheless looks low and dainty compared with the archetypal SUV that’s come to dominate Britain’s roadscape.
It’s compact enough to not be posed too many issues in urban areas or car parks, with parking sensors and a reversing camera on hand to give you further assistance.
Open the F-Type Coupe’s long-but-slender tailgate – electrical assistance is optional – and you’re greeted with a similarly narrow-and-shallow boot. Jaguar claims it’ll swallow 310 litres of luggage, but you’re going to have to pack the squashiest of bags to comply with the dimensions available.
Of course, with no rear seats to fold over, the only way it can be increased is to remove the parcel shelf and fill the additional wedge-shaped triangular space up to the glass, bringing capacity up to 408 litres.
Two obvious downsides here: firstly you’ve then got no rearward visibility save for the door mirrors and secondly everything in the boot is potentially visible. The solution? Pack light.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Jaguar F-Type Coupe compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|Jaguar F-Type Coupe||407 litres|
|Porsche Cayman (13-16)||275 litres|
|Audi TT RS (09-14)||250 litres|