2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT VS 2019 Jaguar F-Type
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Type: Performance
Thrills are plentiful in the 2019 Jaguar F-Type, especially when you advance beyond its base four-cylinder engine. The F-Type’s standard turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine is no slouch, and is a good concession if you can’t afford one of the upgraded engines. If you can afford more, though, you should unquestionably upgrade. Its performance specs – 296 horsepower and 0-60 in 5.4 seconds – are respectable, and it gets better gas mileage than most other base engines in this class. Its EPA-rated fuel economy is 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. While all F-Type engines can be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, Jaguar only offers its six-speed manual transmission on the two V6s. The F-Type has precise, agile handling and is fun to drive. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Type: Feature Comparison
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, and the low seating position translates into poor rearward visibility, but that’s typical of most two-door sports cars. The oversized trunk space helps make up for the confined cabin. 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. 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.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Type: Overall Comparison
The 2019 Jaguar F-Type is an exciting sports car to drive, thanks to its slew of meaty engines and athletic handling chops. A handful of less-than-ideal qualities (a complicated touch-screen interface among them) explain why it rates lower in our rankings. Its supercharged V6 and V8 engines are forceful, with its sharp steering and confidence-inspiring handling, every outing has the potential to be exciting. The F-Type is notably devoid of many indulgences (power-adjustable bolsters and Wi-Fi hot spot are among the missing upgrades). None of its notable drawbacks are connected to the way it drives, but shoppers should still consider if they are at home in the close-fitting cabin and with its somewhat cantankerous infotainment system.
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