Jaguar SUVs

The full guide to the E-Pace, F-Pace and future Jaguar SUVs - including an all-electric one

Simon Ostler
Jan 7, 2022

Jaguar is a name synonymous with elegance and sophistication - in the executive car market so dominated by German brands Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes, it flies the flag as a symbol of British car history. In the past, Jaguar was best known for its distinguished wooden interiors and conservative, but classy styling.

In recent times, however, Jaguar has diversified to rival not only the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes E-Class, but also their line-up of practical SUVs, such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q5, as well as challenging the Model X from electric car pioneer Tesla.

The line-up of Jaguar SUVs consists of the compact Jaguar E-Pace, the commanding and spacious F-Pace and the electric I-Pace model. Each of these models offers decent performance from a quality engine (or electric motor for the I-Pace), contemporary design, and were priced competitively when new - with used prices on BuyaCar offering even better value.

Jaguar traditionalists might be put off by the thought of the brand spending its budget on the development of practical SUVs instead of sporty and stylish saloons and coupes, but any company wanting to make a profit must comply with modern demand. SUVs are very much the car of choice at the moment, and car brands have been in a frenzy to take their slice of the market in recent years.

If you’re a Jaguar fan and appreciate the benefits an SUV could bring, these cars allow you to benefit from added practicality for the school run and other jobs, as well as the prestige and British charm of the Jaguar brand.

Jaguar SUVs

Jaguar E-Pace

The cheapest model in the Jaguar SUV range, the E-Pace is a direct rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, while other alternatives include the stylish Volvo XC40, and cheaper models such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Jaguar works under the same umbrella as Land Rover so much of the internals you'd find on a Discovery Sport or Range Rover Evoque can also be found here, with an emphasis being placed on powerful but frugal diesel engines alongside a pair of higher-performance petrol motors. The diesels feel a little cumbersome, though, so if you're after something with a bit of punch you should aim for the petrol version.

But that close bond with established off-roaders does not make the E-Pace a particularly capable car over rough terrain. This is a car designed to make on-road travel comfortable with an element of driving joy. While it's not as well engineered as a BMW for instance - the ride is a little jerky - but it's still more enjoyable to drive than many of its small SUV rivals.

The E-Pace is also less practical than some of its key competitors, although the interior itself is high quality. A 10-inch media display set into the smooth dashboard is easy to use thanks to Jaguar's rotary controls, and the general look and feel of the cabin is up there with the best in class. Standard interior tech includes a reversing camera, electrically adjustable front seats and a pair of USB sockets.

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Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace was the company's first SUV when it launched in 2016, but it was a full decade later than rival manufacturers' first attempts: the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

But even with that delayed onset, the F-Pace has proved to be a hit for Jaguar, with its blend of style, family-friendly practicality, and performance proving popular in tre UK. The driving experience comes close to the luxurious and fun-to-drive feel of a sporting saloon like the BMW 5 Series or Jaguar XF, but those all-important extra benefits of an SUV such as a raised ride height.

Like most SUVs in this area of the market, the F-Pace is not designed for serious off-road use. There are four-wheel-drive versions but the system is set up for better performance on slippery roads or muddy fields rather than hauling you through swamps. There's also a range of powerful but economical diesel engines offering plenty of push when the going gets tough.

However the F-Pace can’t quite match the style and luxurious nature of an Audi Q5 or BMW X3 when it comes to interior quality, but it's still perfectly acceptable and far superior to cheaper alternatives such as the Nissan X-Trail or Peugeot 5008. There's plenty of decent kit including leather seats, an eight-inch touchscreen media system and sat-nav as standard.

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar has projected that it will become an exclusively electric manufacturer by 2025. The first step on that road was the introduction of the I-Pace in 2018, Jaguar's first all-electric car. At the time it was touted as the first serious contender to challenge the Tesla stranglehold over the high-end electric car market, with competitive pricing and a huge 90kWh battery capable of more than 200 miles of driving in real world conditions.

It's an entirely new car built from the ground up specifically for electric power, meaning it offers more space inside the cabin and also in the boot. A 656-litre offering is bigger than you'll find in the F-Pace, fold the seats down and that grows to 1,453 litres which is very usable, but still some way smaller than the 2,487 litres on offer in the back of the Tesla Model X.

In terms of charging, a 0-80% charge takes roughly 90 minutes while a full charge can be completed in two hours with rapid-charging, or 10 hours with a conventional home charger. The performance of the electric motor is more exciting than all that though, 400hp means 0-62mph takes just 4.5 seconds, while a standard four-wheel drive setup means there's plenty of grip on the road, too.

Inside, the I-Pace comes equipped with a 4G WiFi hotspot and six USB ports. The sat-nav is optimised to generate the most range-efficient guidance, and there’s an Alexa link so the driver can interrogate the car’s charging status.

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