Jaguar F-Pace review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Jaguar F-Pace 2021 interior infotainment
  • 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
  • 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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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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 F-Pace 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

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.

Overview

There are other large SUVs out there that are more spacious and ride more comfortably, but the Jaguar F-Pace stands out for its fantastic driving dynamics, generous amount of standard kit, smart interior and strong resale values.

  • Great handling
  • Smart, high-grade interior
  • Great resale values
  • Noisier than some rivals on the motorway
  • Firm ride
  • So-so reliability