Jaguar F-Pace review

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Jaguar F-Pace
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22 Apr 2016 07:31 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:40

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The Jaguar F-Pace is the company's first SUV and a rival to everything from the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 through to the Porsche Macan, such is the breadth of its engine options and pricing structure.

Buyers can choose a relatively frugal four-cylinder diesel model. While at the other end of the range, there's a riotous, and pricey, supercharged V6 petrol.

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The F-Pace is roughly the same size as sister company Land Rover's Discovery Sport, with which it shares some of its oily bits. However, it isn’t simply a rebadged Land Rover; its underpinnings actually have more in common with Jaguar’s XE and XF saloons.

As a result, the body is super-stiff and there’s lots of aluminum and other lightweight materials to keep its weight down and improve agility. The F-Pace is very much a road-focused SUV, even though four-wheel-drive versions have some clever off-roading technology; cheaper models actually make do with rear-wheel drive.

Which Jaguar F-Pace is best, then, and is it a better buy than its more established rivals? Read on for everything you need to know.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the F-Pace estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Prestige
This is the cheapest trim, and our favourite, because it gets you 18in alloys, a powered tailgate, heated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, keyless start and climate and cruise control...View trim
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R-Sport
Well worth a look because it gets everything that features on entry-level Prestige trim plus xenon headlights, 19in alloys and lots of sporty styling touches. Options we’d recommend adding include...View trim
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Portfolio
This trim gets you a panoramic glass roof, electric seats, keyless entry and a heated windscreen. However, it’s a fair bit more expensive than entry-level Prestige trim, so is somewhat harder to re...View trim
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S
This range-topping trim is reserved for the V6 diesel and supercharged V6 petrol engine. It’s seriously well equipped, with 20in alloys, adaptive suspension, a panoramic roof and plenty of styling...View trim
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SVR
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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