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Jaguar F-Type coupe - Reliability & safety

Jaguar F-Type coupe reliability is yet unproven, but engines are tried and tested

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

As the Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a relatively niche product that doesn’t sell in large numbers, it doesn’t feature as a distinct model in our annual Driver Power satisfaction survey. While Jaguar has a generally solid reputation, it’s a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to reliability.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe reliability

Jaguar finished in seventh place out of 29 brands covered by our latest Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, which is a little strange considering Land Rover, which shares most of its parts with Jaguar, finished 22nd. Almost one in three Jaguar owners reported one or more faults with their car during the first year of ownership, and this affected Jaguar’s overall rating for reliability.

High running costs are also a disappointing factor of ownership – although this is possibly to be expected with such a powerful range of cars. Owners love the way their cars drive, though, praising their accurate steering, smooth ride and involving drive. Acceleration, engines and smooth gearboxes came in for acclaim, too.

Safety

The Jaguar F-Type hasn’t been subjected to independent crash-testing by Euro NCAP, as it’s a low-volume model, but in recent times both the Jaguar XF saloon and F-Pace SUV have received five-star ratings.

Naturally, all the mandatory safety equipment is included, so every model has as airbags and an electronic stability control system, while all models also feature either a torque-vectoring system or a limited-slip differential (or a combination of the two) to improve cornering grip in the wet, making it far less likely that these powerful cars will skid off the road.

All models feature emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and a driver condition monitor, but it’s a little disappointing that blind-spot assistance is an option on all models. In respect of the latest driver assistance systems from the likes of Audi and BMW, the Jaguar is showing its age.

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