Jaguar F-Type review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
You get a lot of bang for your buck with an F-Type, but it’s still a major financial commitment
Fuel economy is unlikely to be a big concern for those buyers lucky enough to be considering a Jaguar F-Type. Nonetheless, a stop/start system is standard on every model, and this helps to keep CO2 emissions to 214g/km for the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder P300 model, with a claimed 30.1mpg for the coupe also possible.
The rear-wheel-drive P450 V8 model produces a CO2 figure of 237g/km, with maximum fuel economy (under WLTP testing) at 27.2mpg. The AWD version is not quite as efficient, producing 242g/km and covering 26.7mpg. The range-topping R, costing almost £20k more than the P450, manages a respectable 27.0mpg, with a CO2 output of 239g/km.
Maintenance costs are pricey, but not out of the ordinary when compared to the F-Type's rivals. You can sign up to flexible service plans which help to spread the cost of scheduled maintenance.
Insurance premiums for the F-Type are going to hit you hard in the pocket whichever way you look at it, so the question is how they compare to rivals.
The P300 Coupe sits in group 42, while the cabriolet version moves up to group 45. The Porsche Cayman is also in group 42, while the Porsche Boxster is positioned slightly higher than than the soft-top P300, at group 48. The V8-engined F-Type 75 R coupe is in insurance group 50.
Jaguar cars traditionally suffer from heavy depreciation, but the F-Type has shown itself to be a relatively strong performer on the used market. After a typical three-year/36,000-mile ownership period, the coupe model is predicted to be worth around 51 per cent of its original value, while the convertible lags behind a little on 47 per cent.
In this review
- 1Jaguar F-Type reviewThe Jaguar F-Type combines striking looks, fine handling and strong performance in a sports car package that is sure to tempt buyers
- 2Engines, performance and driveSupercharged engines and a brilliant chassis mean the F-Type delivers performance to match its looks
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingYou get a lot of bang for your buck with an F-Type, but it’s still a major financial commitment
- 4Interior, design and technologyThat stunning bodywork wraps up a cosseting interior, and the F-Type is full of neat and elegant touches
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceA comfortable cabin makes the F-Type a great long-distance choice, but the tiny boot might put buyers off
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe F-Type is safe enough, although some advanced active systems will cost you extra from the options list