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Jaguar F-Type coupe - Interior & comfort

Comfortable suspension and a high-quality interior, but not over-generous on spec

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4.1 out of 5

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4.0 out of 5

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is not only enjoyable to drive, but also makes a genuinely accomplished grand tourer. It’s a remarkably comfortable car in which to cruise, with a firm yet soothing ride quality that comes as something of a surprise, although on smaller B-roads it can suffer somewhat, feeling a little too firm. Entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder cars have a traditional sports suspension system, but adaptive dampers are standard on the F-Type R P575. This setup can be fine-tuned to your taste for comfort, agility or a blend of the two.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe dashboard

The interior of the F-Type isn't quite as exciting as the outside of the car – you're likely to think it's either understated or overly conservative depending on your tastes. There's no problem with quality, though, as all models have leather seats and the car is generally very comfortable, with the materials used feeling pleasant to touch and solidly built, while the supportive leather seats make the F-Type a great place to sit when covering long distances. The interiors of the R models have been enlivened somewhat to reflect the extra drama of their exteriors.

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On the dashboard, the touchscreen interface is clear, nice to look at and easy to use. It features Jaguar's 'Touch Pro' 10-inch screen, with apps for navigation, music streaming, parking and podcasts, but even after the latest updates, it still doesn't feel cutting-edge. F-Types built since 2020 also have a new 12.3-inch digital instrument display, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Buyers can now update the infotainment software wirelessly, while the graphics for the instruments can be switched between a large rev counter for performance driving and more traditional dials for everyday use.

Equipment

As of 2022, there are just three trim levels to choose from: R-Dynamic, 75 and R 75 – the latter two celebrating three-quarters of a century since the birth of the legendary XK120, the brand’s first sports car.

As you’d expect would be the case for a luxury sports car, even the entry-level P300 R-Dynamic model comes well-equipped as standard. All cars come fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, part-leather upholstery, heated seats, a Meridian sound system, the aforementioned 10-inch touchscreen and digital dials, cruise control and a reversing camera.

The limited-run 75 trim adds ‘Pixel’ LED headlights, gloss-black 20-inch alloys, metallic paint, full Windsor leather upholstery, plus heated and cooled sport seats. The range-topping F-Type R 75 takes things a step further with 20-inch diamond-cut wheels, keyless entry and adaptive suspension.

Options

Some buyers may find it slightly galling that items such as power-folding mirrors cost extra on the F-Type. Indeed, the options list is on a par with that offered by Porsche in terms of the variety and price of items on it. Upgrades include more powerful brakes, bigger wheels and an active exhaust system.

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