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2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible in Caldera Red

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2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 RWD Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 167

Fuel Used: 9.2 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 18.2

CG Report Card
Room and Comfort B-
Power and Performance B+
Fit and Finish A-
Fuel Economy B
Value B-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy C
Tall Guy C
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 444-horsepower 5.0L
Engine Type Supercharged V8
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Drive Wheels Rear-wheel drive

Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 17/24/19 (mpg city/highway/combined)

Fuel type: Premium gasoline recommended

Base price: $73,000 (not including $1150 destination charge)

Options: Interior Luxury Pack ($2000), Blind Spot Assistance Pack ($550), heated and cooled front seats ($1800), Ebony Windsor Performance Seats ($1650), Black Exterior Pack ($1100), Meridian premium audio ($900), beige top ($650), red brake calipers ($550), keyless entry ($500), power folding and heated mirrors ($400), air-quality sensor ($100)

Price as tested: $84,350


Quick Hits

The great: Acceleration, handling, classic sports-car ambience

The good: Refined cabin, solid structure, quiet with top up

The not so good: Dated infotainment interface, pricey options


CG Says:

After receiving a mild refresh for 2021, the Jaguar F-Type lineup is pared down for 2022, as both the 4-cylinder and V6 engine are discontinued. The new base engine is a supercharged V8 that delivers 444 horsepower and can be found in a new trim level named P450. The only other engine available is the R trim level’s supercharged 575-hp 5.0-liter V8. The F-Type’s styling was updated last year with new slim LED headlights and subtly changed sheetmetal outside, along with a high-definition virtual instrument cluster in the cabin. The suspension was also revised. The F-Type is a front-engine, rear- or all-wheel-drive 2-passenger coupe and convertible. Jaguar claims the high-performance R has a top speed of 186 mph and is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The P450 RWD model comes standard with six-way power-adjustable seats. The P450 R-Dynamic AWD model adds 12-way power-adjustable seats with memory function, electrically adjustable steering wheel with memory function, and unique trim touches. Available features include autonomous braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, driver attention monitor, rear-traffic monitor, ceramic brakes, heated/cooled seats, and parallel-parking assist. The F-Type is a true sports car that revives the spirit of the classic Jaguar coupes and roadsters of the 1960s. The R-Dynamic is probably the best value, with most of the performance of the R and similar handling. Though the loss of 4-cylinder and V6 models leaves the F-Type shoppers with fewer options, the new P450 V8 models are competitively priced below the discontinued V6 models. The F-Type remains a compelling alternative to the rival BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche models.

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2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible

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The 2022 Jaguar F-Type impresses on the road. Yes, the horsepower numbers no longer impress us as much as they did a few years ago, especially as super-fast electric cars arrive on the scene. And, the infotainment system interface feels dated, and the touchscreen looks tiny by contemporary standards. All that said, we don’t really care much. The F-Type is a rewarding car to drive aggressively, or to simply cruise in around town. The body structure is impressively rigid for a convertible, and the cabin is clubby and inviting. Some of us grew weary of the exhaust note–which is always pretty loud–but the rest of us found it a charming part of the F-Type experience. Looking for something on the classic side of the sports-car spectrum? Consider the F-Type.

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2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible

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