New Jaguar E-Pace vs Jaguar F-Pace
The new Jaguar E-Pace SUV is expected to become the brand’s most popular model, but how does it compare to the bigger F-Pace?...
New Jaguar E-Pace vs Jaguar F-Pace – space and practicality
Most adults will be comfortable enough in the back of the E-Pace. However, the F-Pace is certainly the more practical choice, because a couple of six-footers won’t just fit, they’ll have head and leg room to spare.
Similarly, the boot of the E-Pace can accommodate a folded buggy or six carry-on suitcases, thanks to its square shape and 484-litre capacity. And if you can live without a spare wheel, there's an additional 93 litres beneath the boot floor. But the F-Pace is in another leagure with 650 litres of luggage space.
It's only when you look at in-car storage that the tables are turned. The F-Pace isn't bad in this area, but the E-Pace is packed with neat storage solutions; you can even fit multiple iPads in the cubby between the front seats.
New Jaguar E-Pace vs Jaguar F-Pace – costs
The most efficent E-Pace (the manual, front-wheel drive 148bhp diesel) averages 60.1mpg in official tests, which is just 0.9mpg more than the rear-wheel drive 161bhp model that represents the entry point into the F-Pace range. And when both cars are fitted with Jaguar's 178bhp diesel engine, an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, it's actually the F-Pace that has the edge for fuel economy, returning 53.3mpg to the E-Pace's 50.4mpg.
The E-Pace is significantly cheaper to buy, though. Even when the two cars are specced with the same drivetrains like this, it costs from £32,550, compared with £38,830 for the F-Pace.