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?...
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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