Space & practicality

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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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Jaguar F-Pace estate front space

You’re unlikely to have any issues with space in the front, even if you’re really tall. Even on versions equipped with a panoramic glass roof, there’s plenty of head room to accommodate those well over six feet tall.

Meanwhile, the front door pockets are a reasonable size (big enough for a one litre bottle of water) and there are further storage cubbies in the centre console and beneath the front armrest.

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Jaguar F-Pace estate rear space

Some of Jaguar’s saloons, particularly the XE, are a little cramped inside, but the F-Pace is easily big enough for most families. It’s certainly roomier in the back than a Porsche Macan because a couple of six-footers won’t just fit, they’ll have head and leg room to spare. However, the optional panoramic glass roof does reduce head room to the point anyone around six feet tall might feel their hair brushing the ceiling.

Add a third rear passenger and life becomes less comfortable for everyone, while the relatively small rear windows don't exactly flood the cabin with light. All models have a rear armrest as standard that houses a couple of cupholders.

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Jaguar F-Pace estate seating flexibility

Conveniently positioned handles on the walls of the boot are a reasonably priced option, and allow you to easily drop the 20:40:20 split rear seats. You can also pay extra to have electrically reclining rear seats, which are great when your rear passengers fancy an impromptu snooze.

The front passenger seat is height adjustable as standard, with full electric adjustment available as an option. Adjustment lumbar support is on the options list.

Jaguar F-Pace estate boot space

Jaguar claims the F-Pace has a bigger boot than any of its key rivals – an enormous 650 litres with the rear seats in place. However, in terms of useable space, there's a similar amount to what you'll find in a BMW X3 or a Land Rover Discovery Sport. A set of golf clubs or a buggy will fit easily, as will a couple of large suitcases.

Fold down the rear seats and you’re left with a virtually flat extended load bay to slide in longer loads. A powered tailgate is standard across the range, while a ‘gesture’ tailgate (you wave your foot under the rear bumper and the boot opens automatically) is on the options list.

A loadspace partition net is available as an option, as are luggage rails on the boot floor.

 

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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
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