Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Jaguar F-Pace undercuts most of its premium rivals if you opt for the cheapest version. Our favourite engine, the D200, in popular R-Dynamic S trim, is roughly the same price as the equivalent Audi Q5 40 TDI S line and BMW X3 xDive20d M Sport. If you want the sportier P400, that's more expensive than the Porsche Macan S, but it is better equipped.
Few cars in the class hold on to their value as well as the Macan, but the F-Pace is the next best thing, with slower predicted depreciation than the Q5 and X3. Those strong resale values help to keep the F-Pace’s PCP finance payments low, too.
To get our favourite engine, you need to spend slightly more on the S trim, which also comes with upgrades including a powered tailgate and leather seats. Higher trims, such as SE, add luxuries such as keyless entry, while the popular and sporty-looking R-Dynamic models have more aggressive styling and sports seats.
Jaguar finished in a disappointing 21st place out of 31 manufacturers included in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. The F-Pace came a middling 10th in the family SUV class – beating the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, but trailing way behind the BMW X3.