2018 Jaguar F-Type Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
Several key changes were made to the 2018 Jaguar F-Type, the most prolific of which is the introduction of two new trim levels (the 400 Sport and R-Design trims) as well as a brand-new 4-cylinder engine on the base F-Type trim. Additional alterations include a new infotainment system and touchscreen display, seats that feature a more lightweight design, and a self-parking system.
The 2018 Jaguar F-Type is available as either a coupe or a convertible.
There are three trim levels (the base F-Type, R, and SVR), but these have sub-trims. The new base model is equipped with a powerful turbocharged 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine that generates 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It sits atop 18-inch wheels and features rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, and the Touch Pro infotainment system. You can upgrade to the 340HP sub-trim (which, as the name suggests, boasts a 340-hp engine) or a 380HP sub-trim (which can be equipped with AWD). Above that is the Dynamic, which offers an upgraded driver-selectable active exhaust. The 400 Sport sub-trim features a 400-hp engine, heated steering wheel, and all-leather interior design. The next trim level up is the R, which features a supercharged 5.0-L V8 engine capable of generating 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The line-topping SVR trim has an even stronger V8 engine that gets 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Driving is a mixed bag with the 2018 Jaguar F-Type. The acceleration just is not what you would expect from a high-powered luxury sports coupe or convertible. The clutch tends to slip quite a bit, which hinders acceleration and produces a burning scent. Of course, certain trims perform a bit better, including the R Coupe. Braking is quite sufficient, however, as the pedal stays firm and feels natural. A panic stop can be made with relative ease within a safe stopping distance. Steering and handling tend to be where the F-Type truly excels. Steering requires the right amount of effort from the driver, and the F-Type takes its turns with impressive precision. The only downside is that equipping AWD will slow the vehicle's turning speed down a little bit. The clutch requires a bit of extra attention while you are driving in high volumes of traffic, and you will need to be careful about not bottoming out the front air dam, which hangs low to the ground.
Chances are that most people will not be buying the F-Type for its fuel economy. While the F-Type doesn't have superb numbers, the turbocharged 4-cylinder yields a respectable 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city/30 mpg highway). Of course, the 5.0-L engine models will suck up gas, getting a combined 18 mpg (15 mpg city/23 mpg highway).
The 2018 Jaguar F-Type has its flaws and could use some tweaking for 2019. However, it remains a fun vehicle to drive, and its steering and handling are truly exceptional.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Jaguar F-Type invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Jaguar F-Type MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.