2020 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2020 Jaguar F-Type

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Camaro 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, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

There are almost 18 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Camaro’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 38 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 53 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.

Engine

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

Horsepower

Torque

Camaro 3.6 DOHC V6

335 HP

284 lbs.-ft.

Camaro LT1/SS 6.2 V8

455 HP

455 lbs.-ft.

Camaro ZL1 6.2 supercharged V8

650 HP

650 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 Car and Driver the Camaro LT1/SS is faster than the F-Type P380 (manual transmissions tested):

Camaro

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

4.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.1 sec

12 sec

Quarter Mile

12.3 sec

13.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

116 MPH

105 MPH

As tested in Road and Track the Camaro LT1/SS is faster than the F-Type P380 (automatics tested):

Camaro

F-Type

Zero to 30 MPH

1.5 sec

1.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

4.2 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

6.3 sec

6.8 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.3 sec

10.3 sec

Quarter Mile

12.4 sec

12.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

114.1 MPH

110 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Camaro V6/V8 Auto’s fuel efficiency. The F-Type doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Camaro uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine for maximum performance). The F-Type requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Camaro has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Type 2.0-liter’s standard fuel tank (19 vs. 16.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Camaro 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.

Transmission

The Camaro offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The F-Type doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

A 10-speed automatic is available on the Chevrolet Camaro, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the F-Type.

Brakes and Stopping

The Camaro stops much shorter than the F-Type:

Camaro

F-Type

80 to 0 MPH

192 feet

196 feet

Road and Track

70 to 0 MPH

140 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

91 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the F-Type (F:305/30R19 & R:325/30R19 vs. F:265/35R20 & R:305/30R20).

The Camaro SS 1LE/ZL1’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s optional 35 series front tires.

The Camaro has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-Type doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Camaro 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

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Camaro’s wheelbase is 7.5 inches longer than on the F-Type (110.7 inches vs. 103.2 inches).

The Camaro ZL1 1LE Coupe handles at 1.18 G’s, while the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe pulls only .98 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Camaro SS Convertible handles at .96 G’s, while the F-Type R Convertible pulls only .92 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Camaro SS Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.5 seconds quicker than the F-Type P300 Coupe (22.9 seconds @ .91 average G’s vs. 25.4 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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

The Camaro Coupe has 1.5 inches more front headroom and .9 inches more front legroom than the F-Type Coupe.

Ergonomics

The Camaro’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 Camaro offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The F-Type doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Camaro has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Camaro’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.

With optional voice command, the Camaro 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.

Recommendations

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Camaro second among midsize sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The F-Type isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Camaro was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 3 of the last 4 years. The F-Type has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

Motor Trend selected the Camaro as their 2016 Car of the Year. The F-Type has never been chosen.

The Chevrolet Camaro outsold the Jaguar F-Type by over 22 to one during 2018.

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