Jaguar F-Pace review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front right tracking
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  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear left tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front cornering
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 headlight detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear light detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 charging socket
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior front seats
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior driver display
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 boot open
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front right tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 right tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear left tracking
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 front cornering
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 headlight detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 rear light detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 charging socket
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior front seats
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior driver display
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior detail
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2021 boot open
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Introduction

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.

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. 

Don’t forget, if you do decide to buy one – or any new vehicle – you could save a heap of cash with the free What Car? New Car Buying service, where you'll find some excellent Jaguar F-Pace Deals.

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FAQs

  • Not especially. In our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey the pre-facelift version of the Jaguar F-Pace finished in mid-table in the large SUV class. That still meant it beat the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 but it trailed the BMW X3. Read more here

  • The Jaguar F-Pace is not available as a fully electric car, but most versions feature mild hybrid electrical assistance to reduce the strain on the engine. There’s also a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model – called the P400e – that’s officially capable of travelling up to 33 miles on electric power alone. Read more here

  • The D200 version of the Jaguar F-Pace sits in the sweet spot between performance and price. It has a 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine with a solid amount of low-down muscle, and returns an official average of 45mpg. We’d pair it with R-Dynamic S trim. Read more here

  • Even in entry-level R-Dynamic S trim, the Jaguar F-Pace comes with a long list of standard kit, including 19in alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, a rear-view camera and wireless phone-charging. If you pay a bit more to get an R-Dynamic SE car, you get all that, but with bigger 20in wheels and a Meridian premium sound system. Read more here

  • The Jaguar F-Pace was awarded the maximum five stars when it was tested by the independent safety experts at Euro NCAP (although that was in 2017, when the tests weren’t as strict as they are now). Driver aids that are standard across the range include driver attention and lane-departure warning systems, and automatic emergency braking (AEB). Read more here

  • Officially, the boot of the F-Pace has a 650-litre capacity. However, this is misleading, because Jaguar measures up to the roof, whereas most rivals measure to the tonneau cover. We managed to fit eight carry-on suitcases beneath that cover, which is the same number that the BMW X3 will take, but one less than the Audi Q5. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,554
Target Price from £44,784
Save up to £2,554
or from £507pm
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Nearly new deals
From £48,254
Leasing deals
From £571pm
RRP price range £46,250 - £101,550
Number of trims (see all)7
Number of engines (see all)7
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions 128.4 - 44.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,328 / £7,336
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,656 / £14,671
Available colours