2021 Jaguar F-Pace P400e verdict and specs

The Jaguar F-Pace P400e is a plug-in hybrid version of the brand's large SUV. With low emissions and punchy performance, could it be the pick of the range?...

2021 Jaguar F-Pace P400e profile

Before we pass judgement on the F-Pace, we must point out a little caveat. Although the F-Pace has CO2 emissions from 49g/km, that’s only applicable to S models. If you jump up to an SE or higher, the emissions are above 50g/km, knocking the benefit-in-kind (BIK) rate from a competitive 11% to a less impressive 14%. 

That puts the P400e on the back foot compared with more efficient premium rivals such as the Audi Q5 TFSIe and BMW X3 30e, both of which emit less CO2 and have longer electric-only ranges. They’re also a fair bit cheaper to buy if you’re looking at one as a private purchase.

It’s not as though the F-Pace has lots of space for the money, either, especially when compared with more mainstream rivals such as the Kia Sorento. So while the F-Pace is quick and good to drive, it can’t rise to the top of the plug-in SUV class.

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specification: Jaguar F-Pace P400e R-Dynamic SE

Price £58,975 Engine 4cyl, 1997cc, petrol, turbo plus electric motor Power 398bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 472Ib ft @ 1500-4400rpm Gearbox eight-speed automatic 0-62mph 5.3sec Top speed 149mph Economy 130.2mpg  C02, tax band 54g/km, 14%

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