The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The F-Type doesn't offer a collision warning system.
The Mustang has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The F-Type 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 Mustang 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 and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.
Ford’s powertrain warranty covers the Mustang 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Jaguar covers the F-Type. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the F-Type ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.
There are over 26 times as many Ford dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Mustang’s warranty.
The Mustang has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The F-Type doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the car’s engine.
On the EPA test cycle the Mustang ECOBoost Auto gets better fuel mileage than the F-Type Base (21 city/32 hwy vs. 20 city/28 hwy).
To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Mustang uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended on Mustang ECOBoost for maximum performance). The F-Type requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.
The Mustang has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The F-Type doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
The Mustang stops shorter than the F-Type:
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The Mustang has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The F-Type’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.
The Mustang has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The F-Type doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.
The Mustang’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 F-Type doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Mustang’s wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than on the F-Type (107.1 inches vs. 103.2 inches).
The Mustang ECOBoost 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.
The Mustang has standard seating for 4 passengers; the F-Type can only carry 2.
The Mustang Fastback has .6 inches more front headroom and 1.5 inches more front legroom than the F-Type Coupé.
The Mustang Fastback has a much larger trunk than the F-Type Coupé (13.5 vs. 11 cubic feet).
The Mustang Convertible has a much larger trunk than the F-Type Convertible (11.4 vs. 7 cubic feet).
The Mustang Auto 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 F-Type doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Mustang’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The F-Type does not have an oil pressure gauge.
If the windows are left down on the Mustang the driver can raise them all using the keyless remote; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the F-Type can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Mustang has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.
The Mustang’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.
The Mustang Premium’s standard air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The F-Type doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Mustang Premium offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Contr4ol, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The F-Type doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
Standard SYNC AppLink for the Mustang allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations, searching the internet, following twitter accounts and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The F-Type doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.
The Mustang was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 6 of the last 10 years. The F-Type has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.
The Mustang was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 3 of the last 19 years. The F-Type hasn’t been picked since 2014.
The Ford Mustang outsold the Jaguar F-Type by over 21 to one during the 2014 model year.