2020 Audi R8 vs. 2020 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 R8. But it costs extra on the F-Type.

Both the R8 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.


The R8’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the F-Type’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 81 percent more Audi dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the R8’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 22nd in initial quality. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 44 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.


The R8 has more powerful engines than the F-Type:



R8 V10 5.2 DOHC V10

562 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

R8 V10 Performance/Decennium 5.2 DOHC V10

602 HP

413 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.

Fuel Economy and Range

The R8 V10 Performance’s standard fuel tank has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Type 2.0-liter’s standard fuel tank (19.3 vs. 16.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The R8’s standard fuel tank has 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Type V6/V8’s standard fuel tank (21.9 vs. 18.5 gallons).

The R8 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The F-Type doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.


The R8 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 or a conventional manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the R8’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Type:



Front Rotors

14.4 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

14 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction and acceleration, the R8 has larger standard rear tires than the F-Type (295/35R19 vs. 275/40R18).

The R8’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires. The R8’s optional tires have a lower 30 series profile than the F-Type’s optional 35 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the R8 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Type.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the R8’s wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than on the F-Type (104.3 inches vs. 103.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the R8 is 2.1 inches wider in the front than the average track on the F-Type.


The design of the Audi R8 amounts to more than styling. The R8 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .35 Cd. That is lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the R8 go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the R8 get better fuel mileage.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 32% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 20th.


The R8 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 R8 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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