The interior layout, fit and finish
Jaguar offers the F-Type with decent sports seats as standard, including six-way electric adjustment.
We’d consider upgrading to the 12-way memory front seats that are standard on First Edition and R models, or an option on lesser versions. These are more comfortable and supportive, although you’ll have to pay extra for seat heating on all models.
The interior is suitably driver-focused, with a dashboard that wraps around and a central grab handle dividing the cockpit into distinct driver and passenger zones. The crisp digital driver display shows vital driving information with helpfully large, clear fonts and graphics. The low seating position is suitably sporty but slightly restricts visibility.
Front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are standard on all F-Types, as are automatic LED headlights and auto wipers. Also standard is Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system. Its 10.0in touchscreen is fine to use, but the menus take a bit of getting used to. It doesn't respond to inputs as snappily as Porsche’s system and is well behind BMW’s iDrive.
The dashboard’s design is uncluttered; most of the heating and ventilation functions are controlled via three simple dials, with central air vents that rise out of the top of the dashboard only when required.
Material quality is decent for the most part, with cheaper plastic mostly found lower down the dashboard and in out-of-the-way locations. However, while the overall level of quality is acceptable on the cheaper models (if not as good as in a Porsche), it’s distinctly out of place on the range-topping R, which is nearly twice the price.
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