Jones Ford Casa Grande Compares 2017 Ford Mustang VS 2017 Jaguar F-Type Near Casa Grande, AZ

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2017 Ford Mustang

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2017 Jaguar F-Type

Safety Comparison

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.

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, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

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.

Reliability Comparison

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.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 25 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 26th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8 is faster than the F-Type S 3.0 supercharged V6 (manual transmissions tested):

 

Mustang

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

4.4 sec

4.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10.5 sec

12 sec

Quarter Mile

13 sec

13.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

112 MPH

105 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Mustang stops much shorter than the F-Type:

 

Mustang

F-Type

 

70 to 0 MPH

149 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

102 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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.

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).

Chassis Comparison

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.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Mustang EcoBoost Fastback is quieter than the F-Type S Coupé:

 

Mustang

F-Type

At idle

43 dB

45 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

85 dB

70 MPH Cruising

73 dB

74 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

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.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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 with its top down than the F-Type Convertible (11.4 vs. 7 cubic feet).

A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the Mustang easier. The Mustang’s trunk lift-over height is 30 inches, while the F-Type’s liftover is 33.3 inches.

Ergonomics Comparison

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.

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.

Standard air conditioned seats in the Mustang Premium keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The F-Type doesn’t offer air conditioned 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.

With standard voice command, the Mustang 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.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Mustang owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Mustang will cost $4540 less than the F-Type over a five-year period.

The Mustang will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Mustang will retain 47.07% to 58.17% of its original price after five years, while the F-Type only retains 37.66% to 40.82%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Mustang will be $41931 to $50858 less than for the Jaguar F-Type.

Recommendations Comparison

IntelliChoice recognized the Ford Mustang as a “Best Value of the Year” for the 2015 model year.

The Mustang was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 6 of the last 12 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” three times - most recently in 2015. The F-Type hasn’t been picked since 2014.

The Ford Mustang outsold the Jaguar F-Type by over 26 to one during the 2016 model year.

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