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Jaguar F-Pace review

Passenger & boot space
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

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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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.

Jaguar F-Pace 2018 RHD rear seats

Seat folding and 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.

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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