2019 Nissan GT-R vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Type

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the GT-R. But it costs extra on the F-Type.

Both the GT-R and the F-Type 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 rearview cameras.


There are almost 7 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GT-R’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 63 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.


The GT-R has more powerful engines than the F-Type:




GT-R 3.8 turbo V6

565 HP

467 lbs.-ft.

GT-R NISMO 3.8 turbo V6

600 HP

481 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P340 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P380 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.

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




Zero to 60 MPH

2.9 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11 sec

11.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

126.8 MPH

122.3 MPH

In a Motor Trend race course test, the Nissan GT-R Premium was clocked 1.67 seconds faster than the Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe (97.08 sec. vs. 98.75 sec.).

Fuel Economy and Range

The GT-R has a gallon more fuel capacity than the F-Type (19.5 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.


The GT-R offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The F-Type doesn’t offer an SMG.

To facilitate fast shifting and allow the driver to focus on the road, the GT-R has a standard up-shift light to indicate when to shift, based on a value pre-entered by the driver. The F-Type doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

Brakes and Stopping

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




Front Rotors

15.35 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

12.8 inches

The GT-R stops much shorter than the F-Type:





60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the GT-R has larger tires than the F-Type (F:255/40R20 & R:285/35R20 vs. F:245/45R18 & R:275/40R18).

The GT-R’s 255/40R20 front and 285/35R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GT-R has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Type.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the GT-R can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The F-Type doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

The GT-R has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The F-Type’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GT-R’s wheelbase is 6.2 inches longer than on the F-Type (109.4 inches vs. 103.2 inches).

The GT-R NISMO handles at 1.02 G’s, while the F-Type P300 Coupe pulls only .95 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The GT-R NISMO executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.5 seconds quicker than the F-Type P300 Coupe (22.9 seconds @ .92 average G’s vs. 25.4 seconds @ .73 average G’s).


The design of the Nissan GT-R amounts to more than styling. The GT-R has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .26 Cd. That is significantly lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the GT-R go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the GT-R get better fuel mileage.

The GT-R (except Pure) uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The F-Type doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The GT-R has standard seating for 4 passengers; the F-Type can only carry 2.

The GT-R has 1.1 inches more front headroom and 1.6 inches more front legroom than the F-Type.


The GT-R’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The F-Type does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The GT-R’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Jaguar does not offer a locking feature on the F-Type’s standard power windows.

The GT-R’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The F-Type’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The GT-R has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the F-Type.

With standard voice command, the GT-R offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The F-Type doesn’t offer a voice control system.

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