The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
By SUV standards, you don’t sit particularly high in the Jaguar I-Pace, but even entry-level S models have part-electric adjustment to help drivers of different sizes get comfortable, while the seats in pricier versions are fully electric and have a memory function. The standard sports seats in the front look great and offer lots of support, aiding comfort over long distances.
All I-Paces forgo traditional analogue instrument dials for a slick 12.3in digital display that lets you decide what information is displayed directly in front of you.
It’s fortunate, then, that you get a 360deg camera and rear cross-traffic alert as standard. However, the rear camera display can be a bit laggy and can give the impression that you’re approaching an obstacle much faster than you actually are.
As an optional extra, you can also add ‘ClearSight’, which enables you to turn the rear-view mirror into a screen that displays the view out of the back of the car. Because this is based on a feed from an external camera, it’s unaffected by a dirty rear window or passengers blocking the view.
Range-topping HSE cars also have matrix LED headlights that can automatically adjust their light pattern to avoid dazzling other drivers while retaining full-beam illumination.