JAGUAR F-TYPE PIPS COMPETITOR AT THE POST
Inside, Davis loves the digital screens for the climate controls on the Jaguar and the very low and hunkered-down seating position, while “a fully digital instrument cluster...helps boost the F-Type’s appeal, especially against the tech-heavy Lexus”. Lexus, he says, is going for the wow factor and although it’s breathtaking it might be a little over the top. Davis says it’s unfortunate “Lexus is persisting with its very fiddly and, frankly, annoying touch pad controller system for the media interface. It’s just too cumbersome to use while trying to drive, and needlessly complicated.” And if you’re looking for storage space? Jaguar is the clear winner.
In terms of handling, Davis says there is a clear distinction between the two, with the Jaguar “unquestionably a better-handling machine” with cornering speed, stability, and power-down grip. “It feels very nimble and loves to dart between switch-backs and tighter S-bends. And it feels extremely solid and planted on the tarmac. In contrast, the Lexus more closely resembles a boat. A speed boat, but a boat nonetheless.”
Finishing his review, Davis says both cars are “a hoot to drive” and stimulate the senses like sports cars are supposed to. While it’s hard to pick a winner with both cars “admirable in many ways”, Davis concludes that the Jaguar “is the better driver’s car in our opinion. It’s sharper, more precise, and more rewarding when you get it right. And it’s quicker”.
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