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JAGUAR E-Pace

Highlights

* Stylish looks

* Very well equipped in standard form

* Well designed dashboard

 

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Jaguar E-Pace - Overview

The E-Pace is Jaguar’s smallest SUV and makes for a tempting alternative to the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40. It’s based on the same underpinnings as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The E-Pace was introduced in 2017 and shares similar rakish styling to the larger F-Pace SUV and also the F-Type sports car. Almost all versions are all-wheel drive although it is possible to order a front-drive version in the least powerful 150hp diesel.

 

DRIVING

What is the Jaguar E-Pace like to drive?

The premium SUV sector is packed with cars that have a sporty character and the E-Pace is no exception. This starts with the excellent driving position and seats that are supportive and comfortable. Jaguar hasn’t resorted to a low driving position to give the impression of a sporty car, instead the high driving position gives a first-rate view of the road ahead while the standard front and rear parking sensors also make the car very easy to park.

In the bends, the small Jaguar SUV feels very well planted on the road and has solid, weighty steering that fits with the character of the car. The all-wheel drive versions of the E-Pace also offer excellent grip, even in wet and slippery conditions.

 

What engines and gearboxes are available?

Diesel engines:

  • D150 2.0, 150hp, 124g/km-147g/km CO2 (28-33% BIK) 50.4mpg-60.1mpg
  • D180 2.0, 180hp, 137g/km-147g/km CO2 (31-33% BIK) 50.4mpg-54.3mpg
  • D240 2.0, 240hp, 162g/km CO2 (36% BIK) 45.6mpg

 

Petrol engines:

  • P250 2.0, 249hp, 174g/km CO2 (35% BIK) 36.7mpg
  • P300 2.0, 300hp, 181g/km CO2 (37% BIK) 35.3mpg

 

Gearboxes:

  • 6-speed manual
  • 9-speed automatic
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Jaguar E-Pace trim levels explained

Trim levels for the Jaguar E-Pace start with standard then move to S and rises through SE to HSE. There’s also an R-Dynamic pack that gives a sportier body kit. This can be added to all trim levels.

 

Standard

  • 17” alloys
  • Heated washer jets
  • Heated windscreen
  • Auto lights and wipers
  • Two-zone climate control
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 60:40 split fold rear seats
  • Hill start assist
  • 10” infotainment screen
  • 5” screen for instrument panel
  • DAB radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice control
  • Trip computer
  • Two USB sockets
  • Four 12v sockets
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rear view camera

 

S (in addition to standard)

  • 18” alloys
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror
  • Powered seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sat nav
  • Connected services and WiFi
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Park assist
  •  

 

SE (in addition to S)

  • 19” alloys
  • LED front lights
  • Auto high beam assist
  • Powered boot lid
  • Memory front seats
  • Uprated sound system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Queue assist
  • Blind spot assist
  •  

 

HSE (in addition to SE)

  • 20” alloys
  • Gesture control for boot lid
  • Keyless entry
  • 12.3” driver display

 

How to spec the Jaguar E-Pace

Anyone opting for a Jaguar E-Pace first has to choose if they want a regular E-Pace or an E-Pace R-dynamic. The R-dynamic is a sportier looking version with a bodykit on the outside and sports seats inside. It’s available on all trim levels and is an entirely personal choice primarily affecting aesthetics. For company car use, the diesel engines are by far the most efficient both for fuel and tax. Given the 150hp and 180hp engines have very similar fuel and CO2 figures we’d opt for the quicker 180hp diesel. As even the standard equipment list is impressive, we’d only go one rung up to S, which adds desirable fleet-friendly options such as sat nav, connectivity and leather.

 

Jaguar E-Pace Interior – what’s it like?

As with all Jaguar models, the interior design – particularly the dashboard and controls – is first rate. The layout is classy and simple without being dull. The infotainment and climate controls look great too and are easy to learn and use. The rear seats split fold 60:40 and there’s room for big kids and small adults in the rear seats and the boot has a healthy 577 litres of space.

THE ALTERNATIVES

Jaguar E-Pace Alternatives

Other vehicles worth considering are the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, VW Tiguan and Volvo XC40.

VERDICT

Verdict

Jaguar undoubtedly has a sales success on its hands. The E-Pace is a very well equipped and attractive small SUV that offers a lot of class for the money.

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