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. A Tesla 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. And wide sills mean getting in and out of the I-Pace could be easier.
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 biggest conventionally powered SUV, the F-Pace. But the backrests do at least lie almost flat when down. There's no option for seven seats, though, unlike in the Model S and Model X.
In a neat touch, 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 unusualy 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, compared with the nine that fitted in the Audi Q5 and the 11 that you can squeeze into the boot of a Tesla Model S.
But it’s still a usable size with a broad opening and only a small lip, which helps when hauling in bulky items. Practicality is further boosted 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.