With a classically beautiful body and V-8-only engine options, the 2023 Jaguar F-type is a throwback sports car of sorts. Unlike the Chevy Corvette or the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, the Jaguar’s powerplant resides in front of the driver rather than behind them. This gives the F-type dramatic proportions and an altogether different driving experience. The thrilling sound of its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, making between 444 and 575 horses, is another distinction. While the Jag doesn’t stop, go, and grip as short, quick, and strong as its peers, both the coupe and convertible will still excite the senses. Unfortunately, its upscale cabin is claustrophobic and drop-top models have smaller storage space than the already cramped coupes. The 2022 F-type also has a higher starting price than its classmates, but perhaps its elegance and old-school charm are enough to offset that disparity.
Bentley Model List & Pricing 2022
|2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 RWD Coupe
|2022 Jaguar I-Pace S
|2022 Jaguar F-Pace
|2022 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic AWD Convertible
|2022 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic AWD Coupe
Since we prefer our sports cars to be rear-wheel drive, we’d choose the regular F-type P450. We’d also relish the ability to drop the top and listen to the unfiltered roar of its V-8, meaning we’d go with the convertible over the coupe. It comes standard with leather and microsuede seats, a power-adjustable steering column, a Meridian stereo system, and front and rear parking sensors. We’d finish ours in attractive British Racing Green, but Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has a wide selection of interesting colors if that’s not your thing. Inside, we’d upgrade to the leather performance seats, which add lateral support and include additional interior luxuries (customizable ambient lighting, illuminated metal door sill protectors). This also allows us to select the 12-way power seats with heated and cooled surfaces as well as memory settings for the seats, steering column, and exterior mirrors. The only other option we’d add is the Climate Pack that includes a heated steering wheel and windshield and dual-zone climate control.
Inside, the 2022 F-type maintains a driver-centric design that’s accentuated with a mix of racy and rich materials. These include stitched surfaces, faux-suede accents, and chrome trim. Fancier models will offer even better interior appointments that include aluminum pieces, embossing, and more faux-suede coverings. Two differently styled seats are available and can be upgraded with heated and cooled surfaces. The F-type’s excellent driving position carries over as well, and the driver will now face a large 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster. Unfortunately, the coupe and convertible’s notoriously tight cabin and the convertible’s hilariously small trunk will also remain.