The Jaguar F-PACE is a midsize luxury SUV disguised as a \'practical sports car and performance crossover\' as Jaguar affectionately calls the it. For the price, the F-PACE is one of the best luxury SUVs you can purchase, but if its too steep for you, there are other similar options that are a great value.
This compact SUV is perfect for those looking to have off-roading excursions on the weekend and have a fun daily driver on weekdays. With its body consisting of 80% aluminum (most of which is from recycled aluminum upping its green score) it makes the F-PACE a unique, lightweight fantastic compact crossover.
Its small, agile design gives way for ease-of-use in tight situations such as parking and maneuvering in-between thick congested traffic.
Its fuel efficiency is quite impressive on the base model (which is a diesel engine) shooting it to the top of its class, however, in the higher trim options that runs on gasoline, it received an average score.
If power is where your mind is focused, the F-PACE is a fantastic option; dependent, of course, on your trim choice.
The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine produces 180 horsepower and 318ft-lb torque is paired with a 8 speed shiftable automatic transmission and AWD which will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. With the 340-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V6 engine, you’ll get there in only 5.4 seconds. The fully loaded model features a 380HP, 332ft-lb torque 3.0l engine that runs on premium unleaded (required), paired with an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission and AWD is able to fly to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. That\\\'s faster than the Mercedes-Benz GLC! The F-PACE has only been out-performed by only one other in its class: the Porsche Macan.
The F-PACEs diesel engine gets an impressive MPG of 26/city and 33/highway whereas the fuel economy drops off significantly when you move up to the gas powered V6 options. The supercharged V6 engine will only get you 18/city 23/highway MPG. Overall, its excellent MPG ratings on the base make it stand out amongst its competitors.
The F-PACE is also a great option if you\'re looking to do some off-roading at any point, whether that be for just a simple rocky ride to your favorite camping spot or a more serious excursion, this is one of the only luxury SUVs capable of it. Perhaps these abilities have something to do with Jaguar and the Land Rover Range Rover having shared parental ownership.
The Jaguar F-PACE comes with an 8-inch touch-screen display paired to Jaguar\'s InControl Touch system that uses touch and swipe gestures to control it, upgradeable to a 10.2-inch screen and the InControl Touch Pro system which alleviates many of the issues experienced with the 8-inch display. You will also get a 12.3-inch virtual instrument display behind the steering wheel that replaces the usual physical gauges.
The interior also rewards with plenty of cargo space. While the seating doesn\'t fold completely flat, once the rear seats are down, a total of 63.5 cubic feet is available making this is one of the largest cargo capacities in the luxury compact class.
We wouldn’t recommend adding the optional Wi-Fi hot spot since it only comes in 3G whereas many of the its rivals feature the newer 4G LTE hot spot option.
The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE interior comes in 4 styles. Style availability varies by trim level, but the options are: Jet (Taurus Leather), Brogue (Taurus Leather), Oyster (Taurus Leather), Latte (Taurus Leather).
With Jaguars background is in high performance sports cars, there’s certainly a bit of that left in the F-PACEs recipe. It features an aluminum structure which helps its drive feel more like that of a sports car than a crossover SUV. It also possesses torque vectoring, standard in all models, which regulates the tires speed while going around corners helping make its ride remain smooth and even more stable and sportscar-like.
The power liftgate coming standard in the F-Pace and a gesture-controlled liftgate available in upper trim levels. Overall, its streamlined and elegant exterior make it a head-turner and perfectly enviable.
The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE exterior comes in 18 color variants. Color availability varies by trim level, but the options are: Polaris White, British Racing Green Metallic, Italian Racing Red Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Tempest Grey Metallic, Ebony, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Odyssey Red Metallic, Ingot Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ammonite Grey Metallic, Storm Grey Metallic, Quartzite Metallic, Gloss Black Finish W/Houndstooth Pattern, Fine Line, Meshed Aluminum, Ash Burl.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conduct crash tests on Jaguar vehicles which makes the F-PACE untested.
Disappointingly, the F-PACE does not come standard with any advanced driver safety systems. Higher trim levels feature options like: blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go traffic assist.
Also available is a 360-degree camera, park assist, and a system that scans traffic signs and can automatically adjust your speed. All F-Pace models are outfitted with Intelligent Speed Limiter, a handy warning system that is meant to make sure you don’t exceed the speed limit.
The base Jaguar F-PACE begins at $41,990 and goes up from there with the F-Pace Premium at $45,200. The Prestige trim starts at $49,700, and the top-tier F-Pace R-Sport starts at $54,900. Each of these comes with a 180-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, AWD with an automatic transmission. You can add a 340-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 to any of these models for an additional $1,400.
Its high pricing comes with good reason though; the F-PACE out performed most of its rivals sending it to the top of its class which makes it an excellent value.
The predicted reliability of the F-PACE as measured by the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating comes in at a 3.5 out of 5, making it slightly above average for its class.
However, the Jaguar brand overall dependability score is an unfortunate 2 out of 5, which is below average and something to definitely consider if you plan on having this vehicle for the long term.
There is currently one recall for the powertrain and Jaguar will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the driveshafts, replacing any that are incorrect, free of charge. The recall began on May 1, 2017.
The F-Pace is covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty, which includes factory-recommended scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance at no additional cost which makes this the best bumper-to-bumper warranty for the class.
This is the first SUV from Jaguar and we’re highly impressed so far. While some trim options don’t possess the ideal configuration, there are many reasons to make this SUV your next vehicle. Depending on your needs, whether they be based in fuel economy or power, there is a trim option for you. Other traits that make Jaguar’s first midsize SUV a success are its impressive performance off-roading as well as fun, sportcar-like drivability.
Another unusual add-on that makes the F-PACE stand out is the optional Activity Key: a wearable, waterproof, shockproof, and battery-free band that looks like a Fitbit. If you\'re going for a run – or doing any other physical activity that makes carrying car keys a pain – leave your keys in the F-Pace out of sight and lock the SUV with the activity key. This disables your car keys until you return and tap the \"J\" on the rear hatch with the activity key.
The F-PACE has average reliability and with no safety ratings available, it definitely has a few questionable areas that ultimately leave it mostly down to personal preference.
Overall, we highly recommend the all new Jaguar F-PACE because if its ability to fit a wide variety of lifestyles and its impressive performance.