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For The Jaguar F-type looks stunning, plus most versions are seriously rapid, great to listen to and involving to drive.

Against The entry-level model looks overpriced and is nowhere near as entertaining as more expensive versions, while the boot is small.

Jaguar F-type Roadster
44 5stars

A genuine alternative to the Porsche 911, as long as you avoid the cheaper V6.

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4.5

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The full Jaguar F-type review


There are 3 Jaguar F-type versions available

Roadster 3.0 V6 2dr £58,535
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Roadster 3.0 V6 S 2dr £67,535
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Roadster 5.0 V8 S 2dr £79,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Despite the choice of name – and the classic front-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout – the F-type is a thoroughly modern car with a stiff and lightweight aluminium body.

We wouldn’t bother with the entry-level V6 version, because it’s the worst F-type to drive and looks overpriced compared with rivals with similar performance. However, the two more powerful models are definitely worth considering.

Jaguar is developing a manual gearbox for the F-type, but the only transmission available at the moment is an eight-speed automatic.

Reader test team says:

Jaguar F-type Roadster 3.0 V6 S 2dr

My F-Type story is a tale of two halves. Each morning, I can only imagine I share a similar experience to a pilot; there is an anticipation and…

Mark Wheeler

4 out of 5 stars

Jaguar F-type Roadster 5.0 V8 S 2dr

Had car since June 2013. Took on 1000-mile trip around Ireland in summer. Simply superb. Words cannot describe how much better this car looks 'in the…

Andrew Williamson

5 out of 5 stars
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