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 down to 184g/km of CO2 for the four-cylinder P300 2.0 i4, with a claimed 29.2-29.9mpg for the coupe also possible.
The rear-wheel-drive P450 V8 model produces a CO2 figure of 244g/km, with maximum fuel economy (under WLTP testing) at 26.8mpg. Obviously the AWD version is not quite as efficient, producing 252g/km and covering 26.1mpg. The range-topping R, costing almost £17k more than the P450, manages a respectable 26.4 mpg, with a CO2 output of 252g/km.
All cars cost in excess of £50,000, so that means road tax for years 2-6 will be £465, before dropping to the standard £145 rate.
Maintenance costs are pricey, but not out of the ordinary when compared to the F-Type's rivals. You can get a three-year service plan for around £1,000, or a five-year scheme for about £1,500.
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 R coupe is in insurance group 49, while the Porsche 911 Turbo occupies group 50.
Jaguar cars traditionally suffer from heavy depreciation, but experts estimate that the F-Type will buck this trend. Strong demand and low production numbers mean predicted residual values stand at over 50 per cent after three years.
In this review
- 1Jaguar F-Type reviewThe Jaguar F-Type sports car combines beautiful lines, find handling and a broad range of performance options
- 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 spaceComfortable 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, but Jaguar's reliability issues may hold it back