The Jaguar E-PACE, which made its debut in 2019, is one of the most recent additions to the compact luxury SUV segment. It benefits from Jaguar’s enticing appearance and dynamic character, as well as a quiet ride and luxury cabin, guaranteeing that daily driving is never boring. All-wheel-drive for bad weather is included, as is collision-mitigation technology. Many high-end optional accessories are available from Jaguar, but they can quickly drive up the price.
The Jaguar E-PACE is a luxury SUV with a focus on design and driving enjoyment. It is one of the most attractive automobiles in its class, and Jaguar has continued to enhance the interior to match the stunning exterior design. Although it is heavy, the E-PACE is nimble and delightful to drive. The extra weight is due to the vehicle’s standard all-wheel-drive system and long list of standard equipment. Unfortunately, this detracts from the E-ability PACE’s to be one of the fastest crossovers in its class. However, it is still quick enough to drive on the highway and in town with ease, and it comes equipped with basic driver safety measures for overcoming whatever difficulties lie ahead. The cabin of the E-PACE is spacious and well-equipped with user-friendly technology. It’s a good choice for a family cruiser because of the kid-friendly back seats and ample cargo capacity. For one of the most beautiful small SUVs on the market, that dose of practicality is excellent news.
Trims and Costs
With three trim levels to choose from, Jaguar makes shopping for the E-PACE a breeze: P250, P250 SE, and P300 Sport.
The P250 is priced at roughly $41,000. It is less expensive than several European competitors while still providing a high level of comfort and technology. Automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding mirrors, heated front seats, remote engine start, keyless entry/ignition, tri-zone climate control, ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, and a 380-watt Meridian premium sound system with 11 speakers are among the features. Jaguar also includes a stunning 11.4-inch curved infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone connection, making it one of the largest and best-looking screens in the class.
A set of driving safety aids is offered to increase the driver’s awareness while on the road. When parking, the vehicle has sensors on both ends and a surround-view camera to provide an extra set of eyes. Automatic emergency braking can bring the car to a complete stop before a collision, alleviating some of the stress of bumper-to-bumper traffic. It’s standard to have a lane-departure warning.
The E-athletic Pace’s design and driver-focused cockpit give the impression that it will be enjoyable to drive on a daily basis, and it is. Jaguar offers leather-wrapped steering wheel and sculpted bucket seats. It has all-wheel drive and a limited-slip differential to improve traction and reduce the effects of poor weather. Paddle shifters are also available for drivers who want to change gears manually.
The P250 SE adds 19-inch alloys, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high lights, memory side mirrors, a power liftgate, driver’s seat memory, and a navigation system for roughly $46,500.
The P300 Sport is the top-of-the-line model, with a price tag of $50,000. It replaces the regular engine with a more powerful mild-hybrid drivetrain, increasing acceleration and sportiness without sacrificing fuel economy. Fog lamps and unique external aesthetic cues are among the other improvements.
Jaguar offers a variety of external and interior color combinations, as well as accessible cabin materials, allowing consumers to customize their vehicle to their preference. A black contrast roof is also available. The Convenience Pack adds additional power outlets, a gesture-operated tailgate, loadspace storage rails, and a luggage retention kit to the SUV’s cargo area.
Windsor leather seat upholstery, a fixed-glass panoramic roof, a heated steering wheel, in-vehicle WiFi, adaptive cruise control, and a Meridian surround-sound system are among the other remarkable features.
Performance and Engine
Customers expect SUVs to drive like cars, and the E-PACE achieves a great blend of sportiness and utility. A 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque powers the P250 variants. This engine is mated to an all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed automated transmission. Paddle shifters are included in the package.
The P300 Sport adds a hybrid powertrain that includes a lithium-ion battery, an electric motor, and regenerative braking to offer the E-PACE a 50-hp boost while maintaining the same overall fuel economy (an EPA-estimated 23 mpg). The technology is reliable and offers the E-PACE plenty of power on the highway and in town. Unfortunately, it isn’t as fuel efficient as non-hybrid engines from competitors, which can get up to 27 mpg in mixed driving.
Few compact luxury SUVs are as entertaining to drive as the Jaguar E-PACE, and the cabin design reflects this. Easy access is provided by the leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy paddle shifters, and ball-shaped drive selector. The temperature can be viewed at a glance thanks to large digital climate readouts. The cabin is decorated in a contemporary style, with high-end materials and bright colors. Leather upholstery is included as standard equipment. A tiny tray beneath the middle stack holds a smartphone and has wireless device charging.
For the 2021 model year, Jaguar upgraded its cabin technology with a 11.4-inch touchscreen running an all-new version of its Pivi infotainment software. The curved screen gives it a sleek and modern appearance. The system is quite responsive, with attractive menus for adjusting car settings that are simple to toggle. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard features. Customers can pay extra for WiFi, which is included in the price of top competitors. The Meridian audio system that comes standard on the E-PACE is one of the best in the class. Even better is the optional surround-sound system.
The E-PACE, like several other compact SUVs, stresses front-seat room and load capacity over rear-seat space. Front-seat passengers have plenty of room to adapt and unwind. Adults will be uncomfortable for more than a short ride if they sit in the back because there isn’t much head- or legroom. The E-PACE is surprisingly useful as a family vehicle, with ample of space for kids and most teenagers in the back seats. It has a huge cargo capacity as well.