Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE VS 2017 Ford Mustang Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Jaguar F-TYPE

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2017 Ford Mustang

Safety Comparison

The F-Type offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Mustang doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Jaguar F-Type has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Mustang doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The F-Type offers optional Parking Aid to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Mustang doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the F-Type and the Mustang 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, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

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 Mustang’s 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

The F-Type’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Mustang’s (6 vs. 5 years).

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. Ford doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Mustang.

Reliability Comparison

The battery on the F-Type is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures which can degrade battery life. By keeping the F-Type’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Mustang’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine Comparison

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

 

Horsepower

Torque

F-Type 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lbs.-ft.

F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

F-Type SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

Mustang 3.7 DOHC V6

300 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

310 HP

320 lbs.-ft.

Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8

435 HP

400 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the F-Type S is faster than the Mustang ECOBoost (manual transmissions tested):

 

F-Type

Mustang

Zero to 30 MPH

1.7 sec

2 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4.9 sec

5.6 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

12 sec

13.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.4 sec

14 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

105 MPH

102 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Type R is faster than the Mustang ECOBoost (automatics tested):

 

F-Type

Mustang

Zero to 60 MPH

3.6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

14.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122.3 MPH

97.8 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Type SVR is faster than the Mustang ECOBoost (automatics tested):

 

F-Type

Mustang

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.5 sec

14.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

113 MPH

97.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the F-Type gets better fuel mileage than the Mustang Convertible:

 

 

F-Type

Mustang

 

RWD

S/Manual

15 city/24 hwy

14 city/23 hwy

GT/Manual

 

Base/Auto

20 city/28 hwy

18 city/27 hwy

V6/Auto

 

S/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

15 city/23 hwy

GT/Auto

AWD

S/Auto

18 city/26 hwy

n/a

 

On the EPA test cycle the F-Type gets better fuel mileage than the Mustang Fastback:

 

 

F-Type

Mustang

 

RWD

Base/Auto

20 city/28 hwy

18 city/27 hwy

V6/Auto

 

S/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

15 city/24 hwy

GT/Auto

AWD

S/Auto

18 city/26 hwy

n/a

 

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the F-Type’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Mustang doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The F-Type’s standard fuel tank has 2.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Mustang V6/GT’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 16 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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

 

F-Type

F-Type

Mustang

Mustang GT

Front Rotors

14 inches

15.7 inches

12.5 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15 inches

12.5 inches

13 inches

The F-Type’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Mustang are solid, not vented.

The F-Type offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Mustang doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The F-Type stops much shorter than the Mustang:

 

F-Type

Mustang

 

80 to 0 MPH

193 feet

218 feet

Road and Track

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

164 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

110 feet

126 feet

Road and Track

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Type has larger standard tires than the Mustang (F:245/45R18 & R:275/40R18 vs. 235/55R17). The F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Mustang (275/40R19 vs. 265/35R20).

The F-Type’s standard 245/45R18 front and 275/40R18 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series front and 40 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Mustang’s standard 55 series tires. The F-Type’s optional 295/30R20 rear tires have a lower 30 series profile than the Mustang’s optional 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Type has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Mustang.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F-Type offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The Mustang’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The F-Type R Coupe handles at 1.00 G’s, while the Mustang GT Fastback pulls only .94 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Type SVR Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver .7 seconds quicker than the Mustang GT Fastback (24 seconds @ .87 average G’s vs. 24.7 seconds @ .84 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the F-Type’s turning circle is 1.5 feet tighter than the Mustang w/17” wheels’ (35 feet vs. 36.5 feet). The F-Type’s turning circle is 5 feet tighter than the Mustang Performance Package’s (35 feet vs. 40 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The F-Type is 1 foot shorter than the Mustang, making the F-Type easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the F-Type R Coupe is quieter than the Mustang GT Fastback:

 

F-Type

Mustang

At idle

47 dB

50 dB

Full-Throttle

83 dB

84 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

74 dB

Cargo Capacity Comparison

With its convertible body style and remote trunk release lockout, the F-Type offers cargo security. The Mustang’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 Coupe offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The Mustang doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics Comparison

Unlike the driver-only memory seat and mirrors optional in the Mustang Premium, the F-Type offers an optional 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 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Mustang doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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 Mustang’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The F-Type has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Mustang doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 Mustang doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the F-Type offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Mustang doesn’t offer cornering lights. The F-Type also offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

The F-Type’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford only offers heated mirrors on the Mustang Premium.

When the F-Type with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Mustang’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The F-Type offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Mustang has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

On extremely cold Winter days, the F-Type’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Mustang doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

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