What Car? says...
We expected to see pigs flying and hell freezing over before the Jaguar F-Pace hit the roads. You see, the idea of Jaguar making an SUV was ridiculed – by Jaguar – a few decades ago. Ahh, how times change.
Give yourself a pinch, fast-forward to today and get ready to learn all about the iconic car maker's biggest SUV, which has been part of British brand's reinvention. With our appetite for SUVs as keen as ever, the Jaguar range now includes the smaller E-Pace and the striking, cutting-edge, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace.
The F-Pace was the first out of the SUV trap, though, pitching into battle against a multitude of rivals. The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are at the luxurious end of the market, while you'll find the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Porsche Macan at the sportier end.
Was it really such a surprise to see the F-Pace? Not really, when you think that the combined Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) know-how means it could be built using tried-and-tested Land Rover components including engines and an infotainment system.
To keep it competitive, it's been treated it to a mid-life refresh, with super-slim front and rear LED lights, re-profiled bodywork, a larger grille and, best of all, a heavily revised interior that resembles the one in the Jaguar XF saloon.
There's also a refreshed engine line-up that includes a range of mild hybrid petrols and diesels, along with a full plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that could save you a small fortune on company car tax.
If that sounds like too many options, don’t panic. Over the next few pages, this comprehensive review will run you through which engine and trim are the best, and compare and contrast the F-Pace with its rivals.
At a glance
|Number of trims||8 see more|
|Number of engines||7 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||diesel, hybrid, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||130.2 - 45.4|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,232 / £5,577|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,464 / £11,154|
The Kia Sorento is not the cheapest seven-seat SUV, but it's h...
Worth considering if you need a muscular tow car that seats se...
Classy, roomy and well equipped – the XC60 is a good buy...
Superb to drive, with a spacious, high-quality interior. One o...