The F-Pace is Jaguar's first SUV, and it serves as the manufacturer's charming and polished representative in the growing premium compact-crossover segment. Introduced in 2017, the Jaguar F-Pace tempts with a pleasing blend of style and substance.
Jaguar F-Pace Overview
People expect Jaguars to bring a lot to the table in the looks department, and the suavely handsome F-Pace doesn't disappoint. A dark, richly textured honeycomb grille beckons in front, flanked by sloping headlights and powerful shoulders. From the side, the F-Pace presents a swooping fastback profile that suggests sporting performance, with deep crease lines spanning the wheel wells. From the back, the F-Pace is distinguished by muscular haunches that take a note from the design book of its sibling, the Jaguar F-Type, and its rear fascia features high-intensity LED taillights shaped to form an appealing collage of angles and curves. Base models come with LED running lights, a panoramic sunroof, rear privacy glass and a power liftgate.
Within its cabin, the F-Pace offers seating for five and presents a picture of discreet elegance. Base models are generously equipped, featuring leatherette upholstery, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats and a split-folding rear seat. All models provide Bluetooth connectivity.
F-Pace buyers have the choice of two engines: a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 offering 340 horsepower and a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four delivering 180 horsepower. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive and paddle shifters come standard.
The Jaguar F-Pace keeps a watchful gaze on safety with standard features that include stability and traction control, antilock brakes, hill-start assist and side-curtain and front-side air bags. Available safety features include a surround camera system, parking sensors, blind spot warning, driver drowsiness alert, rear cross-traffic alert and lane keeping assist.
The list of options in this Jaguar befits its luxury-model status. Satellite radio, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, a cooled glove compartment, front and rear parking sensors and an upgraded 17-speaker sound system are all available. One useful option is the "Activity Key" waterproof bracelet, which is perfect for a day at the beach since it allows you to access the vehicle with the key inside. Another is the SUV's hands-free gesture-activated power liftgate, which allows you to open the liftgate without physically touching the vehicle or the key fob.
The luxury compact SUV segment has seen a lot of activity in recent years, and the Jaguar F-Pace cruises alongside some talented players. This SUV should be cross-shopped with the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. All these models have their strengths, but the Jaguar F-Pace carves a niche for itself with its appealing blend of glamor and practicality.