Does the New Jaguar F-Type 2.0 Turbo Live Up To The Name?

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For generations Jaguar has always been a brand that states you have arrived. Does the new F-Type 2.0 Turbo honor this or is the 4 banger just a peasant?

The Jaguar F-Type is the shouty sports car that defines the brand, both in style and performance. However, the entry-level F-Type now has a 4-cylinder 2-liter turbocharged engine. This smaller engine means the engine is further back in the bay and it weighs less. Moving the engine toward the center improves the weight balance of the car. This gives the new F-Type 2.0 a nimble, but planted approach to turning in to the corners. The smaller engine also means better fuel economy. Highway miles per gallon are close to 30. So, you should have plenty of fuel left for some weekend fun.

Jaguar F-Type 2.0

This baby F-Type is ready to go, but how does the new motor sound? A singular central exhaust separates this F-Type from its bigger brothers. In this video from Petrol Ped, we can hear a few crackles and pops from the little four-banger. This is Jaguar’s best attempt to make it sound good. Unfortunately, the sound of the little turbo four leaves you wanting more. You may want to consider an aftermarket exhaust to achieve a more aggressive sound. The entry point of under $60,000 for this F-Type makes it a lot more accessible.

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You don’t buy the F-Type 2.0T for the sound or power. You buy a Jaguar for the luxury it offers through its looks and plush interior. This 2-seater offers a practical trunk that could hold a couple bag for your weekend retreat. So, while it may compromise on power and sound, it is a practical, quick and beautiful. This is the Jaguar to be seen around town in. It is still the best looking car for under $100,000 and now you can buy that style for under $60,000. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the F-Type 2.0T.

Patrick Stevenson is an Internet Brands' contributor to 6SpeedOnline, Honda-Tech, Corvette Forums,, and MBworld. He is also a host on The Motor Affair Podcast.

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