2017 Jaguar F-Type vs. Its Competition

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR first drive review
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

The closest cars in concept and execution to the F-Type are Porsche's 718 twins, the Boxster and Cayman; they're outstanding machines with a voluptuous look and impeccable handling, especially in S trim.

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.

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 SLC have power folding hardtops, not strictly in the traditional, classic sports-car mold, either.

The car that has to be driven to match the F-Type's bawdy looks and ballsy performance? The Corvette, of course.

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2017 Porsche 9112017 Porsche 911
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type clips the sports-car apex, with extreme performance meets extremely good looks.
7.8
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette antes up stunning performance and great features; we're mixed on its boy-racer looks.
7.8
The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
8.2
The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman remains some of our favorite performance cars; they're thrilling to drive, and in base form they're exceptional sports car value, too.
7.8
While it isn't as agile as the Porsche Boxster it is priced against, the 2016 BMW Z4 balances sportiness with comfort and a comfortable cabin.
MSRP From    
$61,400$55,450$89,400$53,900$49,700
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo SeaterMinicompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
Coupe Manual2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTCarrera CoupeCoupe2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22422
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeRoadster
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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