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Used test: BMW iX3 vs Jaguar I-Pace verdict

These electric SUVs, when bought at two years old, come with incredible savings of around £15,000 each. But which should you buy? We have the answer...

BMW iX3 vs Jaguar I-Pace rears

Our verdict 

Despite being the first electric SUVs to come out of these brands, the BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace were incredibly accomplished at launch, and they still are. To answer one of our original questions, yes, these are good buys – five-star buys, in fact. 

In terms of which one you should choose, it's a close one. Put your foot down and the I-Pace has much more, well, pace. It also has a superior range. The iX3's performance and range is far from underwhelming, though, and it's the more enjoyable car to drive, not to mention it's more practical and has a faster rapid charging rate. As a result, the iX3 has the winning edge. 

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1st – BMW iX3

BMW iX3 2021 front

For More enjoyable handling; large, practical boot; easy-to-use infotainment; well equipped; competitive PCP rates
Against Firmer ride; no four-wheel-drive version available

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace 2021 front

For Stronger acceleration; comfy ride; better range
Against Not as practical; fiddly touch-sensitive controls; slower rapid charging rate; questionable reliability

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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Specifications: BMW iX3 Premier Edition Pro

Engine Electric motor
Power 282bhp
Torque 295lb ft
0-60mph 6.2sec
Top speed 112mph
Official range 285 miles
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S

Engine Twin electric motors
Power 395bhp
Torque 513lb ft
0-60mph 4.3sec
Top speed 124mph
Official range 292 miles
CO2 emissions 0g/km

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