2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

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Just like the Porsche 911 I performed a luggage test on not too long ago, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is not a luggage-hauling machine. It’s a sports-car-oriented grand tourer, and it also happens to be stonking fast with a supercharged V8 under the hood. Since the engine is in the front, that leaves the rear trunk for all the cargo coming onboard. Assuming you want to take your F-Type on vacations and longer journeys (you do), the respectably-sized boot will come in handy. Jaguar says the coupe (what we’re testing) has 14.4 cubic feet of space, whereas the convertible just about cuts that space in half with only 7.3 cubes. From a numbers perspective, the Jag just edges out the 911 (13.8 cubic feet of space combined between the frunk and rear seat). However, we’ve learned to never take those numbers at face value. I use different equipment than Riswick does in Portland: Two carry-on suitcases sized (24 inches long, 15.5 wide, 10 deep); one carry-on suitcase (21.7L x 13.7W x 9 D); one medium-size suitcase you have to check (24.5L x 16.8W x 11.5D) and one larger, full-size suitcase (33.8L x 21.5W x 13D). The second full-size suitcase didn’t get the call up, because one look at the luggage compartment was all I needed to know that two of them weren’t going in there. Getting into the luggage compartment is luxurious enough for a Jag. Use the button on the fob, a toggle switch on the interior, or press the button under the lid. It’s fully powered going up and down, so you can devote all of your body’s energy to wrestling the car around corners. The space itself is rather shallow and hindered by a privacy cover that hangs low. You’ll need to remove that shade to take advantage of the entire space, but we started with it on to see what could fit under it. This F-Type is low, so even though you have to lift things over the rear bumper, it’s not horribly strenuous. I initially slid two of the carry-on suitcases in. Those fit lying flat, but there wasn’t much extra space. To take advantage of what was left, I squeezed in the fancy bag (22L x 8.8W x 12D). With the privacy shade intact, you’re not going to fit any more suitcases than that due to height restrictions. A very shallow item could slide on top of the inboard suitcase, but it would have to be very short. Another configuration I tried showed that the medium suitcase and one carry-on could fit. Additionally, the full-size suitcase also fits if it’s in there alone. So far, that’s the single biggest space advantage over the 911. OK, time to remove the privacy shade. Ultimately, this allowed space for one additional carry-on suitcase. Stacking one on top of the other is possible for the couple shoved all the way in, but due to the Jaguar’s shape, you can’t stack the suitcases closest to the loading point. Its …
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Just like the Porsche 911 I performed a luggage test on not too long ago, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is not a luggage-hauling machine. It’s a sports-car-oriented grand tourer, and it also happens to be stonking fast with a supercharged V8 under the hood. Since the engine is in the front, that leaves the rear trunk for all the cargo coming onboard. Assuming you want to take your F-Type on vacations and longer journeys (you do), the respectably-sized boot will come in handy. Jaguar says the coupe (what we’re testing) has 14.4 cubic feet of space, whereas the convertible just about cuts that space in half with only 7.3 cubes. From a numbers perspective, the Jag just edges out the 911 (13.8 cubic feet of space combined between the frunk and rear seat). However, we’ve learned to never take those numbers at face value. I use different equipment than Riswick does in Portland: Two carry-on suitcases sized (24 inches long, 15.5 wide, 10 deep); one carry-on suitcase (21.7L x 13.7W x 9 D); one medium-size suitcase you have to check (24.5L x 16.8W x 11.5D) and one larger, full-size suitcase (33.8L x 21.5W x 13D). The second full-size suitcase didn’t get the call up, because one look at the luggage compartment was all I needed to know that two of them weren’t going in there. Getting into the luggage compartment is luxurious enough for a Jag. Use the button on the fob, a toggle switch on the interior, or press the button under the lid. It’s fully powered going up and down, so you can devote all of your body’s energy to wrestling the car around corners. The space itself is rather shallow and hindered by a privacy cover that hangs low. You’ll need to remove that shade to take advantage of the entire space, but we started with it on to see what could fit under it. This F-Type is low, so even though you have to lift things over the rear bumper, it’s not horribly strenuous. I initially slid two of the carry-on suitcases in. Those fit lying flat, but there wasn’t much extra space. To take advantage of what was left, I squeezed in the fancy bag (22L x 8.8W x 12D). With the privacy shade intact, you’re not going to fit any more suitcases than that due to height restrictions. A very shallow item could slide on top of the inboard suitcase, but it would have to be very short. Another configuration I tried showed that the medium suitcase and one carry-on could fit. Additionally, the full-size suitcase also fits if it’s in there alone. So far, that’s the single biggest space advantage over the 911. OK, time to remove the privacy shade. Ultimately, this allowed space for one additional carry-on suitcase. Stacking one on top of the other is possible for the couple shoved all the way in, but due to the Jaguar’s shape, you can’t stack the suitcases closest to the loading point. Its …
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Engine 2.0L I-4
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy
Seating 2 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd w/OD
Power 296 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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