The Jaguar F-Type Convertible makes a great noise and the more expensive versions offer exhilarating pace, but its chief rivals are better sports carsget the best price
Every Jaguar F-Type Convertible comes with xenon headlights, single-zone climate control, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, part-electric seats and rear parking sensors as standard. That’s a reasonable amount for the money, but there’s a lot on the options list that is worth paying extra for. We’d recommend the performance seats (including full-leather upholstery), dual-zone climate control, heated seats, front parking sensors, the switchable active sports exhaust, premium leather interior and, if you go for the automatic gearbox, the aluminium gearshift paddles.
This entry-level 2.0-litre is the best choice for business users. Benefit-in-kind (BIK) payments will be much lower than the bigger engines, although it’s brisk rather than fast - there are quicker hot hatches out there. On the road, it doesn’t feel as flexible as the 3.0 340 and the anodyne exhaust noise disappoints. If you are a private buyer, we’d recommend upgrading to the V6. An automatic gearbox with rear-wheel drive is the only drivetrain available.