2019 Jaguar F-Type

Interior


MSRP
$60,750
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2019 Jaguar F-Type Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.4

The cockpit of the 2019 Jaguar F-Type is assembled in a handsome, modern way with an array of high-quality accents and leathers. There isn't a liberal amount of space inside, but that's typical of most two-door sports cars, and the oversized trunk space helps make up for the confined cabin. Technology has been improved for 2019, with a better infotainment interface, a larger touch screen, and more standard safety features added this year.

  • "The Jaguar F-Type gets new, thinner seats this year to help increase room for tall drivers. There's a wide console between the driver and passenger, with a prominent grab handle for the passenger's left hand in case there's any doubt about this car's true purpose. Yes, as befitting a Jaguar, it's luxurious, too. The materials inside are all first-rate and assembly is beyond reproach, and we love the gimmick of the center vents rising from the dash." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • Tailored leather interior, punctuated with suede cloth accents, oozes British class. Pleasant design and satisfying heft to buttons, switches and knobs, although plastic steering wheel buttons feel cheap. Not quite as well-built as German rivals; we noticed a few squeaks here and there." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • While it's generally civilized, the car always remains a pretty tough proposition -- a little noisy, a little uncomfortable, and a little more than you bargained for." -- Automobile Magazine (2015)

Seating

Like many other two-seat sports cars, space is limited inside the F-Type, and the low seating position translates into poor rearward visibility. The seats have excellent bolstering to hold you in place, and though the cushioning is on the firm side, the seats are comfy enough for all-day road trips. The dimensions can be tight for some travelers, so we recommend every buyer first tests both seats to make sure they are a comfortable fit. 

Sport seats with 12-way power adjustments and a combination of suede and leather upholstery are standard. Upgrades include premium leather, heated and cooled front seats, and a heated steering wheel. There is one tether anchor on the passenger seat, appropriate only for a forward-facing car seat (though we don't recommend seating any small child in a front passenger seat).

  • "The 12-way power seats have firm but generous padding, with the kind of lateral support needed for spirited driving. While the seats aren't ideal for long road trips, they're adequately comfortable over a couple hundred miles." -- Edmunds
  • "The driver-focused, 2-person cockpit of the 2017 Jaguar F-Type separates the passenger and driver with a wide console, and provides a left-hand grip for the passenger. It isn't the most spacious place, but even the coupe offers good headroom for taller drivers and adequate legroom, too." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • From an accommodations standpoint, taller folks might find the car a bit awkward to get into due to the low seating position and rather wide doorsills, but very comfortable once situated. There's not a huge amount of head or leg room, though all but the tallest drivers should fit. Most surfaces are padded, and while the overall look is more business-like than flashy, materials are top-notch." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Interior Features

The F-Type's infotainment system has been improved for 2019. It now comes with a 10-inch touch-screen display and better graphics. The base Meridian sound system gets downgraded, though, and now comes with 10 speakers (two less than last year). The infotainment system is more complicated than most, an issue that is further aggravated by physical controls that are awkwardly placed, or that circle you back to the touch screen for further adjustments.

An appealing amount of conveniences are standard. The list includes infotainment niceties (navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, and smartphone integration via InControl Apps) and cabin amenities (such as push button start and automatic climate control). More safety features have been added for 2019, and the standard set is now comprised of a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and emergency brake assist, a driver condition monitor, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter.

Available upgrades include front parking sensors, parallel park assist, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a 12-speaker Meridian surround sound system, a proximity key, and a panoramic roof (coupe models only).

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  • For 2019, the F-Type's infotainment system - significantly upgraded last year - is further refined with a 10-inch touchscreen and improved graphics … The base Meridian sound system has decent sound quality but left us wanting more volume, even at its max setting. (We'd opt for the upgraded system.) Selecting a destination in the navigation screen is relatively easy, and the center display makes for easy viewing as you drive along. -- Edmunds
  • The dashboard layout is a mixed bag. Tucked away at the far left of the instrument panel is the 200-mph speedometer, which leaves the 'legal' numbers in a dark corner that's tough to decipher while wearing sunglasses. 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, though it does allow you to select lower, dash, and defrost settings, where usually you can't have defrost and dash together." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • The cabin is an equally stylish place … While the rest of the interior feels suitably luxurious, the plastic-adorned home of the climate controls, infotainment and vehicle systems is decidedly a letdown." -- Autoblog (2015)

Cargo

The F-Type coupe has one of the largest trunks in the luxury sports car segment. It measures 10.9 cubic feet with the cargo space cover, and 14.4 cubic feet with the cover removed. You'll be thankful for this extra space, as there is limited in-cabin storage.  

  • "Interior storage is sparse, even for the class. There's a small netted area between and behind the seats that's hard to reach, slim door pockets, and cupholders that are average in width but shallow. Glovebox is only big enough for an owner's manual, and the center console is slim and shallow." -- Edmunds
  • "Trunk space is at a premium in the convertible, measuring just 7 cu ft. The coupe is only marginally more accommodating, at 11 cu ft. Oh well -- who wants to play golf when you can drive this?" -- Autotrader (2017)
  • Interior storage is a bit better than in some sports cars, though no match for your average sedan. There's a modest glovebox, a tiny console box with Aux, USB, and 12-volt plugs, two covered cupholders, a hard-to-reach bin between the seat backs, and small map pockets in the doors. Though the opening to the cargo area in back is quite narrow, space under the hatch lid is impressive for a sports car, and Jaguar says two sets of golf clubs will fit inside. Furthermore, there's a deep well under the floor that's great for hiding items from prying eyes." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
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