Jaguar E-Pace 2.0 D165 R-Dynamic S 5dr 2WD Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front
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RRP £36,015What Car? Target Price£34,619
Review

Sharp looks and plenty of standard equipment add to the Jaguar E-Pace’s appeal, but an unsettled ride, below-par efficiency and poor reliability detract from the overall package. Ultimately, the Volvo XC40 and Range Rover Evoque are more comfortable, plusher inside and more practical, while also depreciating more slowly.

This is the least expensive way into a P300e plug-in hybrid. It gets all the same equipment as the regular S trim, but has sportier interior touches along with sports front seat. On the exterior, there’s an R-Dynamic appearance package and model-specific 18in alloy wheels.

This entry-level 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine is the only one available with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. It’s still not particularly efficient with high CO2 emissions and mid-40s mpg, and a best 0-62mph time of 9.8sec means it’s not particularly quick, either.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

162

g/km

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