The Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV is for those who want a fun, versatile crossover with British flair. Its 2018 model year marks its debut.
The Jaguar E-PACE could be the perfect choice for you if you are looking for a premium compact crossover. The Jaguar E-PACE offers a fun, sporty driving experience with a well-built interior. You have many other options, but this is one that’s well worth the test drive.
Pricing and Trims
Jaguar’s compact crossover is available in two models: the E-PACE or E-PACER-Dynamic. The R-Dynamic offers a more powerful engine, a sportier interior, and exterior styling.
Jaguar offers the E-PACE with three trim levels: SE, S, or base. You can choose from the R-Dynamic in S, SE or the top-of-the-line HSE trims. You can choose from a variety of standard equipment. However, knowing some highlights will help you determine which one is best for you.
The base model comes standard with alloy wheels of 17 inches with a 10-spoke design. Standard features include LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and 10-spoke design. The cabin is upholstered in premium cloth. Touch Pro 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen allows you to control the sound system and other features. Safety systems include lane-keep monitor, cruise control, speed limiter, rearview camera, driver condition monitor, and front or rear parking aids.
The S trim offers more. The S trim features 18-inch alloy wheels featuring a 9-spoke design and signature daytime running lights. Side mirrors are heated and come with approach lights to avoid getting in puddles. Grained leather upholstery and 10-way adjustable front seats are available. Navigation Pro, InControl Apps and Pro Services are all included in the infotainment system. 4G WiFi is also available. The 360-degree Parking Aid, reverse detection, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter make it easy to get in any spot and drive safely.
The E-PACE SE upgrade to the crossover includes 19-inch alloy wheels with 10-spoke layout, memory setting for the side mirrors and front seats with 14-way adjustability. It also features a Meridian sound system and adaptive cruise control with Queue assist.
The HSE trim adds all the above and 20-inch alloy wheels with satin-diamond finish, perforated Windsor Leather upholstery, advanced keyless entry, and motion-controlled power tailgate.
An E-PACE includes a factory invoice for about $38,000 on a base model, and a MSRP of around $40,000. An E-PACE comes with a factory invoice of about $38,000 for a base model and an MSRP of about $40,000. The S trim adds $3,000, while the SE adds $3,000, and HSE gets about the same $3,000 bump. Every time you visit your Certified Dealer, you will receive guaranteed savings and upfront pricing.
Performance and Engine
The E-PACE is more powerful than the P250 on the roads. The E-PACE’s turbocharged turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the P250, produces a burly 246 horsepower with 269 lb.ft. of torque. It is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive and a standard all-wheel drive.
The R-Dynamic increases power by boosting the engine from 286 horsepower to 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This is thanks to engineering magic. The P300 engine can accelerate to 152 mph from 143 mph in 5.9 seconds, compared to 6.6 for E-PACE.
Jaguar is known for creating exquisite interiors. The E-PACE lives up to that reputation. The interior can be ordered in an all-Ebony colour scheme or Siena Tan upholstery with Ebony. Or a two-tone design with Light Oyster upholstery with Ebony accents. For a more dynamic appeal, the R-Dynamic has contrast stitching. The interior design is more simple than other Jaguars but you will still find high-quality materials.
Because the controls are simpler, they are easy to use. Some controls have large dials that you can turn to adjust the settings. In terms of simplicity and response times, the infotainment system performs average.
The front seat space is adequate, however, taller adults shouldn’t use the backseat. While the front seats have good contouring, padding, bolstering and padding, the rear seats are not as supportive and are more flat. The cargo space in a small crossover is very limited.