Jaguar offers the F-Type with sports seats as standard, but we’d be tempted to spec the Performance option, which wraps them in quilted leather and adds additional bolstering, making them more supportive and also more comfortable. The R and SVR models get this as standard.
The sports seats come with part-electric adjustment (full electric adjustment is standard on V8 versions and an optional extra on others) and a steering wheel that moves up and down and in and out electronically.
The F-Type's interior also feels suitably driver-focused, thanks to its deeply cowled instruments and a central grab handle that seems to fence the passenger off from the dashboard controls. The low seating position does make visibility a challenge so we’d recommend the optional front parking sensors and rear-view camera.
Jaguar has clearly tried to keep the overall design uncluttered; most heating and ventilation functions are controlled via three simple rotary dials, while the central air vents rise out of the top of the dashboard only when required. Material quality is for the most part good, although there are cheap plastics to be found lower down the dashboard. This is acceptable on the cheaper models but feels out of place on the expensive R and SVR models, with the latter costing six figures.
Every F-Type comes with Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system as standard. This gets a 10.0in touchscreen, which is okay to use, although the menus take some getting used to. It doesn't respond to inputs as snappily as Porsche’s system, either, and is well behind BMW’s iDrive.
It's well equipped, though, with sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and a 380-watt Meridian sound system. Jaguar also offers an upgraded 770W surround-sound system, which is pricey but worth considering if you love your music, because its sound quality is excellent.