Jaguar I-Pace review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 front cornering
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 rear cornering
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 right panning
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 left panning
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 left rear tracking
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior front seats
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior detail
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 boot open
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 front cornering
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 rear cornering
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior dashboard
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior rear seats
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior infotainment
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 right panning
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 left panning
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 left rear tracking
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior front seats
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior detail
  • Jaguar I-Pace 2022 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 I-Pace is priced broadly in line with the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC, and undercuts the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X, but it costs considerably more than basic versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3. Like all zero-emission vehicles, it's a very tempting company car choice because it attracts an extremely low benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rating.

However, if you cover lots of miles and will often need to charge away from your home or office, remember that all Teslas give you access to its industry-leading Supercharger network. I-Pace buyers will have to charge at home or use regular, slower public chargers.

Upgrading to SE gets you bigger wheels, a powered tailgate, heated front seats and additional safety kit as well as the Drive Assist Pack as standard. HSE adds matrix headlights, heated and cooled front seats, and heated rear seats.

The InControl Remote app lets you warm or cool the I-Pace’s battery and interior remotely. It ensures the former is at its most efficient when you set off and the latter is comfortable enough to stop you from shivering or sweating. The energy required is drawn from the mains when the car is plugged in, and the feature is said to increase the range by up to 62 miles on a cold day.

Jaguar I-Pace 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Jaguar as a brand finished a disappointing 21st out of the 30 manufacturers surveyed in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, below key rivals including BMW (13th), Tesla (15th) and Audi (18th). The I-Pace itself suffered an even worse fate, claiming a position at the bottom of the electric cars category.

Overview

The I-Pace is a compelling choice, whether you’re looking for an electric car or a luxury SUV. It can travel further on a full charge than almost all its electric SUV rivals, and it's much quicker than many of them too. Add in a comfortable ride and plush interior, and it’s a great EV to live with. Even so, we’d point you towards the BMW iX3 if you’re after a practical electric SUV for the family, while the Audi E-tron is a comfier alternative with an even classier interior.

  • Big range between charges
  • Entertaining handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Pricier than some alternatives
  • Rivals can charge at faster speeds
New car deals
Target Price from £69,995
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £51,800
Leasing deals
From £780pm