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2017 Jaguar F-Type Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Jaguar F-Type was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.7

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type has an upscale interior full of high-quality, soft-touch materials. Jaguar paid close attention to detail, and the finishes in the F-Type's cabin are top-notch. The seating is supportive and comfortable, with good headroom, though those with longer legs may feel a bit cramped. Additionally, the infotainment system is slow to respond and simple tasks become tedious chores. Cargo space is typical for the class, but the space seems limited.

  • "The F-Type benefits from excellent interior materials and craftsmanship." -- Edmunds
  • "Jaguar didn't forget it's a luxury brand, however, and there are numerous interior upgrades including a red leather package, heated steering wheel and a Suedecloth headliner." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Most surfaces are padded, and while the overall look is more business-like than flashy, materials are top-notch." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Seating 

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type seats two and comes standard with suede and leather upholstery. Six-way manual- and power-adjustable front sport seats, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel are also standard. Available features include 14-way power-adjustable front sport seats with memory settings, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The seats are comfortable and offer good support. There is adequate headroom for drivers and passengers. However, taller occupants may find legroom cramped. Additionally, the car's thick roof pillars slightly obstruct outward visibility.

  • As the first sports car in the company's lineup in decades, the F-Type snugly wraps around the driver and passenger. Rather than feeling as though you're sitting in the driver seat, it feels more like you're wearing the car. Taller occupants will have just enough headroom but they may not have enough legroom. Visibility is also limited, with rather thick roof pillars that may obstruct the view through tighter turns and the coupe's small rear hatch window." -- Edmunds
  • "The interior offered sufficient headroom despite the swoopy low roofline and displayed the same during numerous entrances and exits from the car during our drive day." -- Left Lane News
  • "The cockpit feels confined, the driver's sight lines are troubled, and the aggressive, thinly padded sport seats are supportive but not actually comfortable." -- Automobile Magazine (2015)

Interior Features 

Standard features in the F-Type include a 5-inch instrument display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, navigation, a 12-speaker sound system, HD Radio, satellite radio, a USB port, InControl Apps (which allows you to integrate your smartphone into the F-Type's infotainment system), and InControl Remote (which allows you remote access to your car). 

Available features include a panoramic roof (coupe models only), adaptive front lighting with cornering lamps, a proximity key, push-button start (automatic models only), steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, sports suspension with adaptive dynamics, configurable interior ambient lighting, rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, a rearview camera, and blind spot monitoring.

The infotainment system isn't as up to date as rivals', and its response time is slow. It has unorganized menus, causing what should be simple tasks, such as adjusting the climate, to become tedious. Although it has the InControl Apps system, its smartphone integration capabilities aren't as advanced as rivals.

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  • As stylish as the F-Type's cabin is, it lacks some of the technological sophistication of rivals. The infotainment system lags behind competitors with slow responses to inputs, unintuitive menus and screen graphics that look outdated. On the plus side, the 12-speaker Meridian stereo delivers strong and clear tones and is standard on even the base model." -- Edmunds
  • The infotainment touch screen's simple interface conveys what you want to know, albeit without much flair." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • Audio controls are easy enough to figure out and reach, but most adjustments are done through a touch screen – which inevitably demands additional steps to perform simple functions – and the on/volume knob is inconveniently located on the console. Climate controls consist of simple rotary knobs for temperature and fan speed, but mode is adjusted by hitting a button that takes you to a page on the touch screen, from which you then select which outlets are activated. This last is overly tedious." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Cargo

The 2017 F-Type coupe has 11 cubic feet of trunk space and the convertible has 7 cubic feet. This small space isn't uncharacteristic for the class, but even moderately sized cargo will be a tight fit. Additionally, a high liftover height makes loading cargo difficult.

  • "That small hatch also limits cargo capacity with a narrow opening and only 11 cubic feet of cargo. Most golf bags will not fit, but a few overnight bags will. The convertible is even smaller at 7 cubic feet." -- Edmunds
  • "Although the Jaguar F-Type coupe is a perfect road-tripper for two, be sure to pack light. … Jaguar says that is sufficient to carry two golf bags, although we don't think they will be the size used by a PGA touring pro." -- Left Lane News
  • "The F-type coupe is a serious sports car, not just a snappy ride to the airport. (Better pack light, because the cargo capacity of 11.0 cubic feet works out to be smaller than it looks.)" -- Automobile Magazine (2015)

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