2018 Jaguar E-Pace 2.0 D150 review - verdict

This entry-level Jaguar E-Pace gets a diesel engine, a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. Does it make the most sense?...

2018 Jaguar E-Pace 2.0 D150 review - verdict

There is certainly a case to be made for this version of the E-Pace. The E-Pace line-up as a whole is expensive next to rivals, so entry-level models make the most sense, while a decent manual gearbox and an engine that promises the lowest running costs of the line-up without feeling frustratingly sluggish add further strings to this E-Pace’s bow.

We would still recommend you opt for the more powerful 2.0 D180 AWD model – the added power makes it more relaxing to drive and four-wheel drive makes its handling more assured – but if your primary concern is to keep your E-Pace cheap, you'll be far from disappointed.

That said, versus its other rivals in the class, it still fails to shine. Although the E-Pace marginally undercuts the list price of the equivalent entry-level Volvo XC40 and BMW X2, it still fails to offer as rounded a package as these rivals do.

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

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Jaguar E-Pace 2.0d 150

Price £28,500 Engine 4cyl, 1999cc, diesel Power 148bhp at 3500rpm Torque 280lb ft at 1750rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.5sec Top speed 124mph Economy 60.1mpg (official average) CO2, tax band 124g/km, 25%