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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible - Overview

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$69,000 – $92,000 MSRP

$63,825 – $85,100 Invoice

16 / 23 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 4.0

Overall Performance and Design 4.0

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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

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Overview

What's New for 2014:

  • New 2-seat roadster
  • Spiritual successor to E-Type
  • Supercharged V-6 or V-8 engine
  • Priced from $69,895

Introduction
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a new sports car positioned below the Jaguar XK grand touring car. It competes against the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, and Porsche Boxster S.

Models and Features
Three versions of the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type are on sale, each equipped with a different level of performance.

Standard equipment for the F-Type includes single-zone automatic climate control, sport seats offering 6-way adjustment and wrapped in leather and suede-cloth upholstery, Phosphor Blue ambient cabin lighting, a power convertible top that folds in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and an 8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system with navigation, a premium sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. A set of bi-xenon automatic headlights with washers and wipers is standard, along with heated and auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, performance brakes, sport suspension, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The standard supercharged V-6 is also equipped with a Dynamic Mode driving setting, and an Intelligent Stop/Start system that shuts the engine off when idling to help conserve fuel.

Upgrade to the F-Type S version and this Jaguar is equipped with 19-inch aluminum wheels, an Adaptive Dynamics sport suspension, high-performance braking system with black-painted brake calipers, active sport exhaust system, and a mechanical limited-slip differential. Additional changes include gloss black exterior trim, orange shift paddles, configurable ambient interior lighting in five colors, and puddle/curb illumination under the doors.

The F Type S V8 is the most expensive and best performing version of Jaguar's new roadster. It's equipped with a significantly more powerful engine, an electronic active differential, quad exhaust outlets, super-performance braking system, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Standard side sill extensions help to identify this version, which is also equipped with 14-way power sport seats wrapped in full leather, memory for the driver's settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, and rear park-assist sensors.

Options and Packages
Options for the Jaguar F-Type are primarily grouped into packages. A Climate Pack includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, while a Premium Pack adds the Climate Pack plus 14-way power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Jaguar Smart Key passive entry, a universal garage door opener, Valet Mode for the trunk and glove box, and a wind deflector. The Vision Pack includes an adaptive front-lighting system and automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear park-assist sensors, a reversing camera, Reverse Traffic Detection system, and a blind-spot monitor.

Beyond these three primary option packages, there are the self-explanatory Premium Extended Leather Pack, Exterior Black Pack, Exterior Design Pack with Black Pack, and the Exterior Carbon Fiber Pack. An Exterior Design Pack for the standard F-Type and the F-Type S adds a subtle body kit to the car, while a Performance Pack for F-Type S and F-Type S V8 models adds performance seats, a configurable Dynamic Mode, super-performance braking system with red-painted calipers, switchable active sport exhaust system, flat-bottom sport steering wheel, metallic foot pedals, and black interior trim.

Additionally, Jaguar dealers are able to install a selection of wheel designs, an aluminum space-saver spare, wind deflector, stylized roll-over protection bars, umbrella holder, rubber floor mats, stainless steel illuminated doorsill plates, and more.

Under the Hood
A supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine is standard for the F-Type, generating 340 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque between 3,500 and 5,000 rpm. Jaguar says this engine accelerates the F-Type from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, and helps it to achieve a top speed of 161 mph.

The F-Type S is equipped with a more powerful version of that powertrain, one delivering 380 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque. It shaves zero-to-60 acceleration time to 4.8 seconds and adds 10 mph of top-end speed, for a maximum of 171 mph.

A supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine is standard for the F-Type S V8, and it makes 495 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm. Acceleration to 60 mph requires 4.2 seconds, and top speed is 186 mph.

All three engines drive the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Fuel Economy
Fuel-economy ratings for Jaguar's new sports car range from 16 mpg in the city for the F-Type S V8 to 28 mpg on the highway for the standard F-Type, according to the EPA.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, the Jaguar F-Type has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Add the optional Vision Pack to the F-Type, and the car is equipped with several safety features including a reversing camera with Reverse Traffic Detection, front and rear park-assist sensors, a blind-spot information system, and adaptive headlights with auto-dimming high-beams.

Available Trims for the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base 8 speed automatic $69,000 340-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl 20/28
S 8 speed automatic $81,000 380-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl 19/27
V8 S 8 speed automatic $92,000 495-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 16/23

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  • 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

    $69,000–$92,000 Base MSRP

    $63,825–$85,100 Invoice

    16/23 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 4.0

    Overall Performance and Design 4.0

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