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Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

Running costs

3.6 out of 5 3.6
  • Expensive to run, especially with larger engines
  • Consumable parts aren’t cheap either
  • Don’t try to run it on a shoestring

All of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe’s performance comes at a price – and that price is how much unleaded petrol it’ll chew through. Even the most economical, the P300 2.0-litre, only has an official combined claim of 31.2mpg on the WLTP test, meaning that a figure in the high-20s is more likely in the real world.

Opt for a V6- or V8-engined F-Type and those figures will likely sink to the high-teens or low-twenties – officially the P340 V6 with a manual gearbox is the thirstiest at 25.1mpg. Drive it harder – and you will drive the Jaguar hard – and you’re not going to travel far between filling station visits.

Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe rear three-quarter

Other costs are also going to be high, particularly tyres and brakes, providing you don’t replace the standard stoppers with the carbon ceramic options. They’re expensive new, but could last for the car’s lifetime.

Servicing will also be costly, particularly on those larger-capacity V6 and V8 and their associated extra components that will need checking over and replacing. Servicing packages are available to spread the cost by bulk-buying.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,663 - £2,328 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period Variable according to service indicator
Warranty Three years/unlimited mileage
Road tax (12 months) £300 - £570
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 41 - 50
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

3.6 out of 5 3.6

Sports cars rarely convey a message of automotive eco friendliness, and the Jaguar F-Type Coupe is no exception. If you want to go green with one, then opt for a paint finish in that hue.

Unsurprisingly in terms of CO2 emissions, the V8-engined models are the most polluting, churning out 249g of the gas for every kilometre travelled.

At the opposite end of the scale, the four-cylinder F-Type only emits 179g/km of CO2 – rather remarkable given its 300hp output.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 (300ps) Petrol 179 g/km (Min) £465
5.0 V8 Petrol 269 g/km (Max) £570

Reliability

3 out of 5 3.0
  • Uninspiring reliability record so far
  • Variety of electrical and mechanical recalls
  • All remedial work should have been undertaken

Jaguar doesn’t have an enviable reputation when it comes to reliability, so it’s disappointing to report that with a variety of mechanical and electrical faults that have resulted in recalls, the F-Type Coupe isn’t covering itself in glory either.

Maladies have included manufacturing-related issues that could cause electrical or fuel-related fires, suspension issues and an electronics problem that might affect the F-Type’s high-speed handling if the pop-up rear spoiler didn’t deploy.

Given that the most recent of these recalls was in March 2018, it’s fair to expect any remedial work will have already been undertaken, but check with a dealer when considering a used F-Type.

Car checklist problem points

Body None reported
Engine / gearbox None reported
Other None reported

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