The Jaguar F-Type R delivers a driver-focused interior with all major controls and displays leaning towards the person behind the wheel. This creates the sense that you're behind the wheel of a jet fighter, and we're all for that. This setup will feel perfectly snug for the average adult, but taller - or wider - drivers might struggle to find a comfortable driving position. The interior materials are of high quality, but it doesn't feel quite as premium as Porsche products. Still, we appreciate all the premium leather surfaces and special R Coupe branding. Standard features such as a 12.3-inch driver's display and automatic climate control make this Jaguar a comfortable companion to live with every day, but the overwhelming theme here is sports car.
As a two-door sports coupe, interior space is limited, but two average-sized adults should have no problem finding a comfy seating position. The sport bucket seats offer great side bolster support and remain comfortable over longer trips. With 42.8 inches of legroom and nearly 37 inches of headroom, taller passengers might feel cramped, but the F-Type R Coupe is perfectly comfortable for short trips. Getting in and out of the F-Type R Coupe can be an issue for taller occupants or those with back or joint problems due to its low ride height. We found that rearward visibility was seriously lacking, and one will have to depend on a rear-facing camera when reversing.
|Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Trims||R Coupe|
|Headroom Front Seat||36.8 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||42.8 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||56.5 in.|
Jaguar loves to give its customers a wide range of options for styling the F-Type R Coupe. Just like the vast selection of exterior paint colors, Jaguar offers many interior material colors and finishes. In base form, the F-Type R is fitted with Ebony Windsor leather seats with a matching Ebony interior. These can be upgraded with light Oyster stitching or Flame Red stitching. The Tan Windsor leather, Ebony Windsor leather, and Mars Red Windsor leather options require one to add the $2,550 full extended leather upgrade.
Two-tone options on offer include Ebony and Light Oyster, Ebony and Mars Red, or Ebony and Tan leather seats. The standard Ebony Morzine headliner can be upgraded to a suede cloth headliner for $1,100 (including a $200 charge for the sun visors) or an Ebony leather headliner for $1,500.
There are three trim finishes to choose from: Delta Aluminum, Knurled Aluminum, or Linear Vee Aluminum.
Overall, the cabin is built to a high standard and feels deserving of the Jaguar badge.
You wouldn't expect a two-seater sports coupe to offer much in the way of trunk and cargo space, but the F-Type R Coupe delivers an impressive 14.4 cubic feet of it. Unfortunately, it comes with a catch: the trunk area is long and narrow, which means many bulkier objects won't fit. This space is best suited to a skateboard, snowboard, longboard, or just an actual board, although the cliche two sets of golf clubs will also fit. Inside the cabin, you get a glovebox, a couple of cupholders, a small center console storage area, and two tight door pockets.
With an asking price of over $100k, you'd best believe the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe comes with a decent amount of standard features. The leather-clad interior boasts a single-zone automatic climate control system, performance bucket seats with 12-way power adjustability, metal treadplates with R branding, an R-branded steering wheel, ambient lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. You also get a power tailgate and a power-adjustable steering column with memory. Standard driver assistance systems include lane-keep assist, front and rear parking assist, traffic sign recognition, cruise control, a driver condition monitor, and emergency braking. That's a decent spread of equipment, but we would've liked to have seen a dual-zone climate control system at this price.
Optional extras include blind-spot assistance, a rear traffic monitor, dual-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel.
The infotainment display is large enough by modern standards at 10 inches, but it's let down by Jaguar's unintuitive Touch Pro system. Responsiveness is quick enough, but one can easily get confused by the menu layout. Modern tech such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, as is Jaguar's Connected Navigation Pro system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming, HD Radio, and a USB socket. The standard 10-speaker Meridian system is more than capable of filling the R Coupe's cabin with your choice of music, but Jaguar offers a premium Meridian 12-speaker system for those who like to rock.