2020 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The F-Type has standard Autonomous Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Vantage doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

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

The F-Type’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Vantage doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

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 Vantage doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The F-Type’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Vantage doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the F-Type and the Vantage have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, available blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.


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 Vantage’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years 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. Aston Martin doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Vantage.

There are almost 5 times as many Jaguar dealers as there are Aston Martin dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the F-Type’s warranty.


The F-Type R’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 47 more horsepower (550 vs. 503) than the Vantage’s 4.0 turbo V8. The F-Type SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 72 more horsepower (575 vs. 503) and 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 505) than the Vantage’s 4.0 turbo V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jaguar F-Type is faster than the Aston Martin Vantage:

F-Type R

F-Type SVR


Zero to 60 MPH

3.6 sec

3.3 sec

3.8 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

11.5 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122.3 MPH

122.7 MPH

116.3 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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 Vantage doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.


All wheel drive, available in the F-Type, provides the best traction for acceleration in wet, dry, and icy conditions. In corners, all wheel drive allows both outside wheels to provide power, balancing the car. This allows for better handling. The Aston Martin Vantage is not available with all wheel drive.

Brakes and Stopping

The F-Type stops much shorter than the Vantage:



70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

148 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the F-Type SVR’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Vantage (F:265/35R20 & R:305/30R20 vs. F:255/40R20 & R:295/35R20).

The F-Type’s optional 255/35R20 front and 295/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Vantage’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

Suspension and Handling

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 Vantage doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The F-Type R Coupe handles at 1.00 G’s, while the Vantage Coupe pulls only .99 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.


The Jaguar F-Type may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 350 pounds less than the Aston Martin Vantage.

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



At idle

47 dB

57 dB


83 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

77 dB

Cargo Capacity

The F-Type Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Vantage Coupe (14.4 vs. 10 cubic feet).

With its convertible body style and remote trunk release lockout, the F-Type offers cargo security. The Vantage’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.


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 Vantage doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The F-Type’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Vantage’s power windows’ switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

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 Vantage doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

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 Vantage doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Model Availability

The Jaguar F-Type comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Aston Martin Vantage isn’t available as a convertible.


The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The Vantage has never been an “All Star.”

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