2019 Jaguar F-Sort SVR: Month-to-month Update for April 2019
by Brent Romans, Senior Editor, Written Content material
Exactly where Did We Drive It?
Feel of a automobile you’d like to take on a camping trip. Jeep Wrangler? Toyota 4Runner? Subaru Outback? Properly, my colleague Calvin Kim decided to use our 2019 Jaguar F-Sort SVR. It would not be my very first option, but he came away pleasantly shocked.
You can study his comments, plus some other assorted observations from our group, in this month’s update. Oh, we’ve got a ought to-“hear” Jaguar-made F-Sort SVR video for you, also.
What Sort of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
We averaged 16.7 mpg more than roughly 1,200 miles, a sliver far better than the Jag’s standing lifetime typical.
Typical lifetime mpg: 16.six
EPA mpg rating: 18 combined (15 city/23 highway)
Finest fill mpg: 24.two
Finest variety: 416.9 miles
Present odometer: 13,925 miles
Upkeep and Upkeep
I talked about in the final update that our F-Type’s rear tires had been searching fairly worn. In April, we got some new rubber. Here’s what automobile testing technician Rex Tokeshi-Torres stated about it:
“The Jaguar’s rear tires are sizable: 305/30 R20. We’re obtaining prepared to do a charity occasion exactly where the SVR will be driven at a racetrack with a banked oval. That signifies new tires are a ought to. We purchased new rears from Tire Rack and referred to as up our regional tire shop, Stokes Tires, to place them on. Then the query was: Will two rear tires match in the Jag? Yep. I was in a position to match 1 in the cargo location — definitely will not match two — with the other 1 riding shotgun.”
“‘See it. Hear it. Really feel it. Drive it. F-Sort SVR With Titanium Active Sport Exhaust.’
“This is what Jaguar says in this auditory odyssey that is the Jaguar SVR. Place some headphones on and close your eyes. Or perhaps stream this fast video to your dwelling theater program. What ever you do, just take a moment to listen.
“Impressive, is not it?
“Jaguar has invested some severe time, power and work (and like) to build an inanimate object capable of such gloriously visceral racket.” — Matt Jones, senior customer guidance editor
“Sports vehicles as overlanders? If the roads are twisty and paved, why not? The Jaguar’s trunk was significant sufficient to hold my camping gear. Hearing the V8 burble and pop via the mountains drew laughter from my co-driver and caravan-mates alike, and the all-wheel drive helped get me up a sandy driveway to the campsite.
“Definitely a sports auto is not the excellent overlanding companion, but the Jaguar’s comfy seats, fantastic torque and all-wheel drive genuinely assist cover the miles on unfamiliar roads.” — Calvin Kim, automobile test engineer
“Like any standard sports auto, the F-Sort has seats that are low to the ground. Obtaining in and out needs the use of your core. After you happen to be in the seat, even so, the driver’s seat has a broad variety of adjustability and just the ideal quantity of bolstering to make it supportive when you happen to be driving really hard and comfy when you happen to be just cruising on the highway.” — Calvin Kim
“There are several factors to like about the F-Sort SVR, but I never know if I could purchase 1. Not least of all since I could not afford it — but perhaps 10 years down the road as a utilized auto? — but since I never match. At six-foot-four, I am taller than most individuals, but I am not gargantuan and I barely have any hair left on best of my head.
“Even so, I have to have a different inch of area in the seat height adjustment or a slightly raised roof to sit in the Jag devoid of brushing against the headliner. For reference, I have sufficient headroom in Porsche’s 911, Boxster and Cayman, along with other sports vehicles such as the Corvette and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.” — Cameron Rogers, critiques editor
“Backing out of a parking space in an F-Sort feels like a leap of faith due to its wide rear roof pillars, producing the accessible cross-website traffic sensors (a $500 choice) a ought to-have in my book. Our F-Sort does not have them, sadly. It only has parking help, which is nevertheless valuable but does not fairly resolve the visibility concern.” — Ron Montoya, senior customer guidance editor
“I had the Jag for a evening and in no way got to knowledge the beauty of its engine at higher speeds since of all the website traffic. Nevertheless, it was an knowledge driving such a head-turner. That Ultra Blue is a stunner.” — Kathleen Clonts, copy chief
“I’ve stated a lot of good factors about our F-Sort SVR throughout its keep, but now let me inform you the best explanation why I possibly would not purchase 1 myself. It is the front-finish styling. I just can not get excited about it. The rear view is phenomenal, and I like the profile, also. It is 1 of the finest-searching vehicles on the road from each angles. But from the front? I see also a great deal Nissan 350Z.
“It is entirely meh, specially for a auto that is attempting to compete with 911s and Corvettes. Notably, the F-Sort is not the very first Jaguar to have this challenge the XK that preceded it had goofy Ford Taurus headlights that had been out of sync with its frequently seductive curves.
“I’d hoped that model was an aberration and the subsequent Jag super-coupe would get back to searching good from all angles. No such luck.” — Josh Sadlier, senior manager, content material technique