Comparison: 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE vs 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Reviewers and experts are quick to compare the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE to the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera to see which high-performing coupe or convertible pulls ahead, and the answer may surprise Porsche enthusiasts.

This year, the F-TYPE showed up with a brand new 4-cylinder engine suited to the everyday driver, but it didn't forget its roots, keeping five highly capable supercharged options in the lineup.

Meanwhile, Porsche mainly caters to seasoned luxury drivers, evidenced by the 911 Carrera’s MSRP that starts at $30,000 above that of the F-TYPE. But by no means is the F-TYPE for rookies. Below, we’ll give you the details on each model’s lineup of engines so you can see how they compare objectively.

Performance

Jaguar F-TYPE

Albany drivers who are just entering the luxury sport coupe segment may find that the new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 in the F-TYPE is the perfect introduction. It makes 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and has standard rear-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. With a base price of just under $60K, it’s both prestigious and attainable.

The F-TYPE features three 3.0-liter supercharged V6 options. The first churns out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while the F-TYPE R-Dynamic (starts at $81,200 MSRP) makes 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Both models have available all-wheel drive and the choice between a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.

The F-TYPE 400 Sport AWD (starts at $89,500 MSRP) is the third supercharged V6, making 400 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque, and mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

You also have the option between two 5.0-liter supercharged V8 options – the F-TYPE R (starts at $99,900 MSRP) and F-TYPE SVR (starts at $121,900 MSRP) – that produce a respective 550 and 575 horsepower and 502 and 516 lb-ft of torque. Both models have an 8-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive.

Porsche 911 Carrera

The 2018 911 Carrera’s base engine is on par with the F-TYPE R-Dynamic, even if it will cost you an extra $10K. It’s a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 that makes 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, with the option for all-wheel drive and a manual transmission.

The 911 Carrera S (starts at $105,100 MSRP) and the GTS (starts at $120,700 MSRP) also have 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-6 engines. The S makes 420 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, while the GTS produces 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the trim, both models are also available with all-wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission.

The Porsche 911 lineup also includes the GT3, Turbo, Turbo S, and GT2 RS. These models range from $144,650 to $293,200 MSRP, putting them well out of the range of the F-TYPE.

New York drivers who want a luxury coupe or convertible that has style, pony power, and luxe details may get more bang for their buck with the Jaguar. To see for sure, visit us in Albany for a test drive.

Pricing

Jaguar F-TYPE

Starting at $59,900 MSRP

Porsche 911 Carrera

Starting at $91,100 MSRP

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