Saturday, October 5, 2013

2014 Jaguar F-Type review - A powerful roadster & exotic pet


CNET Editors' Rating


4.0 stars - Excellent

The good: The 2014 Jaguar F-Type boasts excellent power and noteworthy efficiency in both its V-6 and V-8 configurations. The V8 S model is packed to the gills with performance upgrades, yet still feels like an uncomplicated and pure roadster. Plus, it's simply beautiful.

The bad: Cabin tech feels like an afterthought. There's no voice command for navigation or hands-free calling. The Meridian "premium" audio system's distorted bass reproduction was disappointing in a car of this price.

The bottom line: We fell in love with the gorgeous curves and excellent performance of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, but middling tech and a very big price tag have us looking twice at its German competitors.