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Used test: Jaguar I-Pace vs Tesla Model S: verdict

Two premium electric cars do zero-emissions battle as we line up a Jaguar and a Tesla. Bought used they'll save you a packet, too, but which should you buy?...

Tesla Model S

Our verdict

The Tesla Model S is good to drive and more practical than the Jaguar I-Pace. However, its mixed build quality and somewhat lacklustre luxury have proved all the more evident in this test. It simply lacks the premium feel, refinement and polish that its rival has in spades.

The I-Pace has a significantly longer real-world range between charges, too, and it rides more smoothly. Despite reliability being far from stellar – the Model S is in the same boat here – the I-Pace is an impressively well-rounded package. And in the end, it proves the superior used buy. 

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1st – Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE

Jaguar I-Pace

For Plusher interior; brilliant driving position; longer real-world range; better low-speed ride and resale values

Against Not as practical; slower to charge; questionable reliability  

What Car? says 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Tesla Model S 75D

Tesla Model S

For More agile handling; massive boot; more charging options 

Against Mixed interior quality; poor reliability record; smaller real-world range

What Car? says 3 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE

Battery size 90kWh
Power 394bhp
Torque 513lb ft
0-60mph 4.5sec
Top speed 123mph
Real Range test 253 miles

Specifications: Tesla Model S 75D

Battery size 75kWh
Power 362bhp
Torque 487lb ft
0-60mph 4.3sec
Top speed 140mph
Real range test 204 miles

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