2020 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

Your buying experience includes...

business_centerProfessional Staff
account_balanceSimple Financing
local_gas_stationFull Tank of Gas
local_car_washFree Car Wash

Safety

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 Camaro offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The F-Type offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Camaro 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 Camaro doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The F-Type has standard Parking Aid to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Camaro doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

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 Camaro doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the F-Type and the Camaro 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 blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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

The F-Type’s 6 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Camaro runs out after 100,000 miles.

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. Chevrolet only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Camaro.

Reliability

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the F-Type have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Camaro.

Engine

As tested in Car and Driver the F-Type P380 is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro V6 (manual transmissions tested):

F-Type

Camaro

Zero to 30 MPH

1.7 sec

1.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4.9 sec

5.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

12 sec

14.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.4 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

105 MPH

99 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Type SVR is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro V6 (automatics tested):

F-Type

Camaro

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

11.5 sec

13.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122.7 MPH

102.9 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Type R is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro V6 (automatics tested):

F-Type

Camaro

Zero to 60 MPH

3.6 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

13.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122.3 MPH

102.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

MPG

F-Type

RWD

Auto

P300 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/30 hwy

P340 3.0 supercharged V6

20 city/28 hwy

P380 3.0 supercharged V6

19 city/27 hwy

AWD

Auto

P380 3.0 supercharged V6

18 city/26 hwy

R 5.0 supercharged V8

16 city/24 hwy

SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

16 city/24 hwy

Camaro

RWD

Manual

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/30 hwy

3.6 DOHC V6

16 city/26 hwy

6.2 OHV V8

16 city/24 hwy

6.2 supercharged V8

14 city/20 hwy

Auto

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/31 hwy

6.2 OHV V8

16 city/27 hwy

6.2 supercharged V8

13 city/21 hwy

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

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar F-Type higher (3 to 7 out of 10) than the Chevrolet Camaro (1 to 5). This means the F-Type produces up to 47 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Camaro every 15,000 miles.

Transmission and Drivetrain

The Jaguar F-Type comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Camaro.

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 Chevrolet Camaro is not available with all wheel drive.

Brakes and Stopping

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

F-Type

F-Type R-Dynamic

F-Type R/SVR

F-Type opt.

Camaro LS/LT

Camaro SS

Camaro ZL1

Front Rotors

14 inches

15 inches

15 inches

15.7 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

15.35 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

15 inches

12.4 inches

13.3 inches

14.4 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 Camaro LS/LT 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 Camaro doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The F-Type stops much shorter than the Camaro:

F-Type

Camaro

80 to 0 MPH

193 feet

206 feet

Road and Track

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

170 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

101 feet

118 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction and acceleration, the F-Type has larger standard rear tires than the Camaro (275/40R18 vs. 245/50R18).

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 Camaro’s standard 50 series tires.

The F-Type offers an optional space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the Camaro; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some models of the Camaro don’t even offer run-flats.

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 Camaro doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is 1.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Camaro.

The F-Type R Coupe handles at 1.00 G’s, while the Camaro RS Coupe pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Type SVR Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.5 seconds quicker than the Camaro LT Coupe (24 seconds @ .87 average G’s vs. 25.5 seconds @ .74 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the F-Type’s turning circle is 3.1 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (35 feet vs. 38.1 feet). The F-Type AWD’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Camaro ZL1’s (37 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis

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

For excellent aerodynamics, the F-Type has standard flush composite headlights. The Camaro has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

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

F-Type

Camaro

At idle

47 dB

55 dB

Full-Throttle

83 dB

94 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

72 dB

Cargo Capacity

The F-Type Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Camaro Coupe (14.4 vs. 9.1 cubic feet).

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

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the F-Type Coupe offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The Camaro doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics

Unlike the driver-only memory seat and mirrors optional at extra cost in the Camaro (except LS/LT1), the F-Type has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position (with optional power wheel adjuster) and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The F-Type’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Camaro, and is not available on all models.

On a hot day the F-Type’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Camaro can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

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 Camaro 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 Camaro’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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 Camaro 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 Camaro doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The F-Type’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Chevrolet charges extra for heated mirrors on the Camaro.

The F-Type R-Dynamic/R/SVR’s optional Park Assist can parallel park by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Camaro doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The Camaro hasn’t been picked since 2013.

© 1991-2018 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved.

How much is your car worth?

Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.

Featured Videos