Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You’re not likely to have a shortage of head or leg room in the front of the Jaguar I-Pace – even if you’re really tall. The front seats are a good distance apart so you won’t be banging elbows with the person next to you either.
The abundance of oddment storage sets the I-Pace apart from many other electric cars, especially Teslas. Each door bin can take a large bottle of water, there’s a useful cubby at the base of the dashboard and you’ll find an enormous storage bin between the front seats.
You can’t do anything fancy with the back seats, such as slide or recline them, but the backrests do at least lie almost flat when folded. Trays beneath them are a neat touch, allowing you to keep expensive possessions away from prying eyes.
Jaguar had no need to reserve space for an engine at the front of the I-Pace, enabling the passenger compartment to be positioned unusually far forward.
This hasn’t quite resulted in the outstanding space you might expect, though. The boot can accommodate seven carry-on suitcases, while the Audi E-tron, Mercedes EQC and BMW iX3 could take eight. The Tesla Model S managed a staggering 11 cases below its parcel shelf.