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2017 Jaguar F Type Pros vs Cons

Why Buy a 2017 Jaguar F Type?

Are You Considering a 2017 Jaguar F Type? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

The 2017 Jaguar F Type enables responsive handling and high performance. Many owners choose Jaguar because it provides an exhilarating driving experience. The experience for many is instinctive. Jaguar engineered the F-Type luxury sports for those who love driving a vehicle that is everything it can be.

What’s New for 2017

Jaguar provides entry-level affordability for those looking to experience the brand. Premium levels add additional features add value. The F Type’s supercharged V8 offers 575 hp and can reach speeds up to 200 mph. Owners can also expect more luggage room in F-Type convertible models.

Ten Reasons You May Like the 2017 Jaguar F Type – The Pros

1. Engine Performance

Engine Performance and power results from two supercharged engines. The 3.0-liter V6 enables hp ranging from 340 to 575. The V6’s six-speed manual transmission is standard. Owners can also opt for the V6’s rapid-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Higher V6 models offer all-wheel drive.

The V8 also enables hp ranging from 340 to 575. All-wheel drive is standard with V8 models. The 2017 Jaguar F Type offers firm suspension tuning, high chassis rigidity, and a highly responsive powertrain system. The 2017 Jaguar F Type owns the reputation of being a world-class luxury sports car.

2. Environmentally Responsive

Jaguar takes a life-cycle approach when developing its vehicles. The company pays attention at every level. An example would be the reduction of tailpipe CO2 emissions. Owners like the thought of driving luxury and technology that helps protect the environment.

3. Safety

The 2017 Jaguar F Type has ABS brakes that automatically sense if a tire has stopped rotating when the driver applies extreme braking. The system modulates brake pressure to make sure the wheels can still turn while braking. This type of braking system instills confidence.

Stability control and front impact airbags for the driver and passengers protect the head in the event of a frontal crash. Front seat side impact airbags protect passenger and driver torsos during a sudden collision. Seatbelt pretensions tighten on impact to place occupants in an optimal position during a collision.

4. Handling Control

The 2017 Jaguar F Type sticks to the road like glue in both the straightway and when navigating tight turns. Through fast corners, the Jaguar F Type hugs the turns and its reflexes are cat-like. Even on rough roads there is almost zero quiver felt.

5. A Host of F Type Models from Which to Choose

Jaguar enthusiasts have a host of models from which to choose. Choices include the F Type Coupe, F Type Convertible, F Type Premium, F Type AWD, F Type R, and F Type SVR. Jaguar builds each model with supreme styling and engineering for its class.

6. Luscious Looks

Anyone shopping for a 2017 Jaguar F Type realizes that its styling, all by itself, justifies its price tag. Classic sports car proportions, attractive rear ends, and an attractive grille are just a few of the things that cause heads to turn wherever this vehicle goes. Other upscale vehicles come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but the Jaguar F Type has an exotic flare that is difficult to deny or overlook.

7. Pride of Ownership

A lot of people dream of owning a Jaguar. As such, there is a lot of pride in the ownership. Even the sound of a Jaguar accelerating inspires pride. Owners love the interior of the 2017 Jaguar F Type as it seems to adjust itself around the driver for a snug, comfortable fit. Jaguar ownership conveys a feeling of having arrived.

8. Forward-Thinking Technology

The 2017 Jaguar F Type connects to the road, but it is also connected to the world. An owner’s personal devices can integrate seamlessly with their vehicle. This enables a person to stay up-to-date and in touch with their world at all times. Owners can also monitor their vehicle via smartphone through Jaguar InControl system.

9. High-End Amenities

The term “sports car” usually brings to mind a vehicle lacking interior amenities. Things are different with the 2017 Jaguar F Type. The cabin’s interior reveals contrast stitching and trim panels. Every surface the driver touches feels expensive. The Jaguar F Type also has rotating center vents that passengers find useful.

10. Best in Class Coverage

2017 Jaguar F Type owners also enjoy its 60,000 mile/5-year coverage program. New Vehicle Limited Warranty is also beneficial. Complimentary scheduled maintenance and Roadside Assistance provide additional safety.

Reasons You May Not Like the 2017 Jaguar F Type – The Cons

1.Limited Rear Vision

Deploying the rear spoiler of an F Type limits the driver’s rear view by about 50 percent. How the mirror mounts on the front windshield also limits the driver’s rear vision. Limited rear vision may present a danger.

2. Over Use of Exterior Logos

There are a number of badges and logos placed on outer regions that may seem a bit excessive for some drivers. These locations include wheels, front fender, mid grille, and door handles. Some owners simply prefer a cleaner look.

3. Brake Pedal Positioning

For some drivers, the brake and acceleration pedals are a bit too close. Odd as it may seem, some people still prefer to drive and brake with both feet. The driver’s shoes may rub and catch each other.

4. Muted Sense of Speed

With the AWD’s arrival, there is a different sense of speed. AWD mutes the drama when the V8 explodes into acceleration. While the acceleration is quick and smooth, the vehicle seems to move slower.

How it Stacks Up Against the Competition

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is competitive with its 650 hp engine. Porsche’s 911 V8 engine allows for 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The Porsche Cayman provides 350 hp at most. Jaguar F Type edges the competition in style and tradition.


There is a lot of competition on the road with respect to horsepower, speed, and handling. Car manufacturers spend time and money competing for the consumer’s dollar. For looks, tradition, power and styling, the 2017 Jaguar F Type is the way to go for many.

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