Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE VS 2016 Porsche 911 Near Phoenix, AZ

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2016 Jaguar F-TYPE

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2016 Porsche 911

Safety Comparison

The F-Type’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The 911 doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the F-Type’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 911 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The F-Type has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 911 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the F-Type and the 911 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and available rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

The F-Type comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The 911’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Type for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Porsche doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the 911.

Engine Comparison

The F-Type has more powerful engines than the 911:

Torque

F-Type 3.0 supercharged V6

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type S 3.0 supercharged V6

339 lbs.-ft.

F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8

502 lbs.-ft.

911 3.4 DOHC 6 cyl.

287 lbs.-ft.

911 S 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl.

325 lbs.-ft.

911 GTS 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl.

325 lbs.-ft.

911 GT3 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl.

324 lbs.-ft.

911 GT3 RS 4.0 DOHC 6 cyl.

338 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the F-Type R is faster than the 911 GTS (automatics tested):

F-Type

911

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

1.4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.4 sec

3.6 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8 sec

8.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

3.9 sec

4.2 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.2 sec

2.7 sec

Quarter Mile

11.7 sec

11.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122 MPH

118 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the F-Type S AWD gets better fuel mileage than the 911 Turbo (18 city/26 hwy vs. 17 city/24 hwy).

Regardless of its engine, the F-Type’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The 911 GT3 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-Type’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the 911:

F-Type

911

Front Rotors

14 inches

13 inches

The F-Type stops much shorter than the 911:

F-Type

911

80 to 0 MPH

193 feet

194 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

153 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

110 feet

115 feet

Road & Track

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Type has larger front standard tires than the 911 (245/45R18 vs. 235/40R19). The F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the 911 (275/40R19 vs. 265/35R20).

The F-Type offers an optional space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the 911, it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F-Type’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The 911 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Type’s wheelbase is 6.7 inches longer than on the 911 (103.2 inches vs. 96.5 inches). The F-Type’s wheelbase is 6.5 inches longer than on the 911 GT3 (103.2 feet vs. 96.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is 2.1 inches wider in the front and 4 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the 911.

The F-Type’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (53% to 47%) than the 911’s (39.3% to 60.7%). This gives the F-Type more stable handling and braking.

The F-Type R Coupé handles at 1.00 G’s, while the 911 Coupe pulls only .98 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the F-Type R Coupé AWD is quieter than the 911 GT3:

F-Type

911

At idle

47 dB

59 dB

Full-Throttle

83 dB

94 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

77 dB

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Type Coupé has a much larger trunk than the 911 Coupe with its rear seat up (11.7 vs. 5.1 cubic feet). The F-Type has a much larger trunk with its rear seat folded than the 911 Coupe with its rear seat folded (11.7 vs. 9.2 cubic feet).

The F-Type Convertible has a much larger trunk than the 911 Cabriolet (7 vs. 4.8 cubic feet).

With its coupe or convertible body style and remote trunk release lockout, the F-Type offers cargo security. The 911’s non-lockable folding seat and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults or children, the F-Type Coupé offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The 911 doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics Comparison

The F-Type Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 911 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system optional at extra cost in the 911, the F-Type has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The F-Type’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the 911.

The F-Type’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The 911 GT3’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Type detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The 911 doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the F-Type owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the F-Type will cost $2210 less than the 911 over a five-year period.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jaguar F-Type will be $10878 to $62883 less than for the Porsche 911.

Recommendations Comparison

The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The 911 hasn’t been picked since 2009.

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