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 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.