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Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2013-present review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 13-present
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible
Used Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2013-present review
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What's the used Jaguar F-Type sports like?

Expectations were high when the Jaguar F-Type Convertible arrived in 2013. This sports car is, after all, the spiritual successor to the legendary E-Type.

Perhaps most important of all, then, is that the F-Type is a brilliantly proportioned piece of design. That's true of the convertible bodystyle we're concentrating on here and the F-Type Coupé that followed a year later.

Alternatively, you can buy an F-Type with Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8, which has a thumping 488bhp and can get from 0-62mph in just 4.3sec. That, mind you, is only if you can keep it pointing in a straight line, because in V8 guise the F-Type can be a real handful to drive.

On the plus side, the steering is accurate and reasonably communicative, and the eight-speed automatic gearbox is swift to respond. Not only that, but the F-Type also rides reasonably well for a sports car. It's not as sharp in terms of handling as a Porsche Boxster or 911, but it's still great fun to drive.

Jaguar has added to the F-Type range as time has gone on, with four-wheel drive becoming standard for V8 models for 2015 (and optional on the V6 S) and a six-speed manual gearbox also being introduced. There’s even a more powerful four-wheel-drive F-Type SVR with 567bhp and a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec and, from 2017, an entry-level 2.0-litre petrol engine for those who prefer low running costs over outright performance.

Keeping things up-to-date, a refresh in 2017 was followed by another in 2020 to reinvigorate its styling, add some new tech inside and tweak the engine lineup. To that end, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine became the P300, and the P450 was the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 with 444bhp. The P575 – exclusive to the F-Type R – is a version of the same V8 engine, but with even more power.

If you're interested in finding a used F-Type or any of the other sports cars mentioned here, head over to the Used Car Buying pages to find lots of cars listed for sale at a great price.