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.
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.
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—though we'd also put the Porsche 911 on the short list of contenders for those who are intrigued, but not yet completely sold, on the F-Type.
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|2016 Jaguar F-TypeBrowse Used Listings||2016 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings||2016 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche CaymanBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Minicompact Cars||Two Seaters||Two Seaters|
|2-Door Coupe Manual RWD||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Roadster SLK 300||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2016 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2016 BMW Z4||2016 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class||2016 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2016 Porsche 911||2016 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2016 Porsche Boxster||2016 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2016 Porsche Cayman|