2021 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2020 Aston Martin Vantage

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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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.

The F-Type has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Vantage doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the F-Type and the Vantage 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, front and rear parking sensors and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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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.

Engine

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

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Type R is faster than the Aston Martin Vantage (automatics tested):

F-Type

Vantage

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

3.8 sec

Quarter Mile

11.5 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

122.7 MPH

116.3 MPH

Transmission and Drivetrain

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To facilitate fast shifting and allow the driver to focus on the road, the F-Type has a standard up-shift light to indicate when the engine is approaching redline. The Vantage doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

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.

The F-Type’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Vantage doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The F-Type stops much shorter than the Vantage:

F-Type

Vantage

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

148 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the F-Type R’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

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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.

For better maneuverability, the F-Type’s turning circle is 3.8 feet tighter than the Vantage’s (34.9 feet vs. 38.7 feet). The F-Type AWD’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the Vantage’s (37 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis

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

F-Type

Vantage

At idle

45 dB

57 dB

Full-Throttle

85 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

74 dB

77 dB

Passenger Space

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The F-Type has .8 inches more front headroom, .7 inches more front legroom and 3.5 inches more front shoulder room than the Vantage.

Cargo Capacity

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The F-Type Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Vantage Coupe (14.4 vs. 12.2 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.

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the F-Type. The Vantage doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

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 Vantage doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Ergonomics

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The F-Type 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.

The F-Type’s standard rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Vantage has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

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

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

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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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