Jaguar F-type review – MPG and running costs

Don’t kid yourself that the four-cylinder will crack big MPG, and the V8s, well, they drink like a cricketer on leave

Evo rating
  • Dramatic design looks better than ever; not a 911
  • Powertrains can feel hamfisted and clunky; steering feedback

Fuel economy has never been an F-type strong point, and so it remains. The entry-level P300 is perhaps the most surprising, with a WLTP rating of between 29.2-29.9mpg. In our experience, it’s a figure that’s about right, sometimes dipping into the 30s under stress-free motorway runs. Push a little harder the MPG will drop, but not as dramatically as with more highly-strung engines. 

The V8s are both rated at around 26mpg, but drive these with more aggression and the consumption will drop more aggressively than the P300’s. Oddly, on paper the least efficient of all F-types is the P450 AWD, which at 25.4mpg is a full 1mpg less efficient than the also all-wheel drive R, despite the latter’s 123bhp power advantage. Convertible models have as near as identical figures. 

Consumables will be a considerable cost, due mostly to the high kerb weights on all models. P300 models tip the scales at 1595kg, rising all the way up to 1818kg for the R. Convertible models are only 20kg up on the Coupes.

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