Jaguar E-Pace review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear cornering
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front right tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear left tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front left tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 right tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front light detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear light detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 charging socket detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior front seats
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior driver display
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 boot open
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear cornering
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front right tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear left tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front left tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 right tracking
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 front light detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 rear light detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 charging socket detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior front seats
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior driver display
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior detail
  • Jaguar E-Pace 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Jaguar E-Pace commands a higher list price than many of its rivals, as does the Range Rover Evoque. Unlike the Evoque, though the E-Pace doesn’t counter that with the promise of really slow depreciation. In fact, it's predicted to shed value at a much quicker rate than the Volvo XC40.

If you’re buying on PCP finance, the XC40 is also likely to cost you less per month. Likewise, regular petrol and diesel E-Pace models can be more expensive to run as company cars than most rivals because of their relatively high CO2 emissions. The one exception is the P300e because its decent electric range and low CO2 emissions provide it with a competitive benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate.

Jaguar E-Pace 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

Jaguar performed rather poorly in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing below BMW and Volvo in a disappointing 21st place out of 31 manufacturers. The E-Pace itself was also one of the least dependable family SUVs in the survey.

Like all Jaguars, the E-Pace comes with a three-year warranty as standard, although it can be extended if you’re prepared to pay extra.

Safety and security

Overview

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.

  • Good driving position
  • Decent handling
  • Well-equipped
  • Unsettled ride
  • Poor reliability
  • Not particularly efficient
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