Space & practicality

Jaguar I-Pace review

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3 Jun 2018 22:01 | Last updated: 9 Oct 2018 09:05

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Jaguar I-Pace estate front space

You’re unlikely to have any problem with head or leg room in the front, even if you’re really tall. And the front seats are mounted a good distance apart, so you won’t be rubbing shoulders or banging elbows with the person beside you.

It’s the amount of oddment storage that sets the I-Pace apart from most other electric cars, though. Not only can the door bins take a large bottle of water, but there’s also a useful cubby at the base of the dashboard and an enormous storage bin between the front seats.

Jaguar I-Pace estate rear space

There’s enough head and leg room in the back of the I-Pace for a pair of six-footers, even if it can feel a bit claustrophobic due to the way the roof curves downwards towards the sides of the car. The Model S is slightly more accommodating.

Life is quite uncomfortable for a central rear passenger, though, because their seat has a harder backrest than the others. Wide sills also mean getting in and out of the I-Pace could be easier.

There's no option for seven seats. That's a big plus for both the Model S and Model X, which can be ordered with a third row of fold-out seats in their boots.

Jaguar I-Pace rear seats

Jaguar I-Pace estate seating flexibility

The rear seats split and fold 60/40 instead of in the more versatile 40/20/40 arrangement that you get with Jaguar’s larger conventionally powered SUV, the F-Pace. But the backrests do at least lie almost flat when down.

A neat touch is there are trays beneath the rear seats to keep expensive possessions away from prying eyes.

 

 

Jaguar I-Pace estate boot space

Jaguar hasn’t had to leave room for an engine at the front of the car, so it's been able to position the passenger compartment unusually far forward. However, this hasn’t quite resulted in the outstanding boot space you might expect. Indeed, we managed to fit seven carry-on suitcases in the I-Pace's boot, while even a regular SUV, such as the Audi Q5, fitted nine, and the Model S managed a staggering 11 below its parcel shelf.

But still, the I-Pace's boot is a usable shape, with a broad opening and a small-ish lip that helps when hauling in bulky items. Practicality is boosted further by a space for the charging cable beneath the boot floor and a second boot at the front of the car – although this is too small for even one carry-on suitcase.

 

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