2020 Nissan 370Z vs. 2020 Jaguar F-Type

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The 370Z has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The F-Type doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 370Z 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 370Z’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 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 7th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 37 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 Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 15th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.


As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan 370Z (base engine) is faster than the F-Type P380 3.0 supercharged V6 (manual transmissions tested):



Zero to 60 MPH

4.8 sec

4.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11.8 sec

12 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

107 MPH

105 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

The 370Z 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 370Z offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The F-Type doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

The 370Z stops shorter than the F-Type:



60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

The 370Z handles at .99 G’s, while the F-Type P300 Coupe pulls only .95 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The 370Z executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the F-Type P300 Coupe (24.9 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 25.4 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 2.2 feet tighter than the F-Type’s (32.8 feet vs. 35 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the F-Type AWD’s (34.1 feet vs. 37 feet).


The 370Z is 8.7 inches shorter than the F-Type, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Nissan 370Z amounts to more than styling. The 370Z has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .3 Cd (optional .29 Cd with Sport). That is significantly lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the 370Z go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the 370Z get better fuel mileage.

The 370Z Sport/Sport Touring/NISMO/50th Anniversary Edition 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.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the 370Z is quieter than the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe (82 vs. 85 dB).


The 370Z’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.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the 370Z has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The 370Z’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 standard voice command, the 370Z Sport Touring/NISMO offers the driver hands free control of the radio, climate controls and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The F-Type doesn’t offer a voice control system.


Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan 370Z, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan 370Z outsold the Jaguar F-Type by 53% during 2018.

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