2015 Jaguar F-Type vs. Its Competition

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The F-Type has revived Jaguar's true sportscar heritage.

A two-seat rear-driver, in either coupe or roadster form, the F-Type is a gorgeous piece of sculpture and a bad-ass piece of machinery.

Even Jaguar's own four-seat XK can't quite keep the pace, though it will forever be etched in our memory as one of the great grand tourers of all time.

The closest cars in concept and execution to the F-Type are Porsche's Boxster and Cayman twins--outstanding machines with a voluptuous look and impeccable handling, especially in S trim.

The BMW Z4 is close in size and mission, but doesn't have the heritage of the Jaguar roadster--and both it and the Mercedes-Benz SLK have power folding hardtops, not strictly in the traditional, classic sports-car mold, either.

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Quick Specs
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The 2015 Jaguar F-Type piles on even more sportscar credibility with a ravishing Coupe R edition.
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The 2015 BMW Z4 is on the pricier side of the roadster segment, but it offers a nice blend of comfort, sport, and technology.
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While the glorious new F-type sports car might have stolen some of the limelight, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup remains one of the most gorgeous and desirable grand-touring cars on the market.
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class combines mini-SL style with a choice of efficient or potent powertrains, but it's better suited to cruising than corner-carving.
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The 2015 Porsche Boxster is a relative performance bargain, combining everyday usability with a balanced chassis and sweet engines.
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The 2015 Porsche Cayman remains a focused 911 alternative, at an easier-to-swallow price.
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