Jaguar's first compact SUV; The E-Pace has a unique combination of looks, dynamic driving and agility. With a driver-focused cockpit sitting at the heart of a family-focused interior, new EPACE adds everyday practicality with class leading interior stowage, whilst providing the ultimate Jaguar driving experience. There’s never been a compact SUV like this before.

 

Technology and Interior

Does the new Jaguar E-Pace have the distinctive Jaguar style? As with all Jaguars, luxury comes as standard so every driver will enjoy high quality materials and contemporary design. For your driving ease and comfort, all the controls and dials are within within easy reach, wrapped around you, so that all you need focus on is the exhilaration of driving!

How is the Jaguar E-Pace interior configured? Practicality reigns supreme in the E-Pace interior as its stowage is the best in its class, from its spacious glovebox to its removable cup holders in the centre console. You will find that the E-Pace can easily accommodate all the trappings of the busiest business, family or pet lover. There is literally a place for everything.

How can I make the E-Pace compliment my personal style? There is optional configurable ambient lighting available to enables you to select a rich visual effect and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere for all occupants. And of course, Jaguar offers a collection of premium materials and textures across a palette of beautiful colours are available for you to fully personalise your vehicle and make every drive a masterclass in style and comfort.

Driver assist systems

How does the Jaguar E-Pace perform in the safety ratings? The E-Pace offers outstanding protection for adults, children and pedestrians as it has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating. It boasts a comprehensive suite of standard safety systems, including emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane assistance.

Space

E-Pace Dimensions

Front track (mm)

1,625

Rear track (mm)

1,624

Overall height (mm)

1,649

Wheelbase (mm)

2,681

Overall length (mm)

4,395 (4,411 with plinth)

Overall width including mirrors (mm)

2,088

Overall width with mirrors folded (mm)

1,948

Ground clearance fully laden (mm)

204.2

Turning circle (m)

11.4

Boot volume (litres)

Boot volume (litres)

What trim levels are on the Jaguar E-Pace?

E-PACE S:

  • 11.4" Touchscreen
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers

E-PACE R-DYNAMIC S:

  • R-Dynamic Badge
  • R-Dynamic Branded Leather Steering Wheel
  • Lane Keep Assist

E-PACE R-DYNAMIC SE:

  • MeridianTM Sound System
  • Blind Spot Assist Pack
  • 19" Style 5119, 5 spoke Satin Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish

EPACE RDYNAMIC BLACK:

  • 12-way heated electric driver memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • 19" Style 5119, 5 spoke, Satin Dark Grey
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter

E-PACE R-DYNAMIC HSE:

  • Keyless Entry

  • Driver Assist Pack
  • 20” Style 5120, 5 split-spoke, Satin Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish

E-PACE 300 SPORT

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL with front and rear Animated Directional Indicators and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Ebony DuoLeather sports seats with Ebony/Ebony interior
  • Configurable Dynamics

Jaguar E-Pace Exterior

What makes the new Jaguar E-Pace exterior so exciting? It is unmistakably sporty with its bold honeycomb mesh grille, rear spoiler and LED headlights with the signature 'J' blade, the E-Pace is a unique combination of striking looks, agility and dynamic driving.

How does the Jaguar E-Pace combine performance with SUV capability? Whilst the focus is all about driver enjoyment, no compromise has been made on the versatility and family-focused considerations. EPace takes the inspiring Jaguar driving experience and adds everyday practicality with passenger comfort, stowage capacity and superb practicality, all delivered in an innovative compact SUV.

How does the Jaguar E-Pace perform in the safety ratings? The E-Pace offers outstanding protection for adults, children and pedestrians as it has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating. It boasts a comprehensive suite of standard safety systems, including emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane assistance.

How do you customise your Jaguar E-Pace to deliver the right driving experience for you? A choice of wheel options are available for you to choose from including 21" alloy wheels which will further enhance your Jaguar E-Pace's sporting character. A fixed panoramic glass roof is also an optional extra for your Jaguar E-Pace. And of course you can customise your vehicle in a variety of different ways, to suit your needs and those of your regular passengers, with the Jaguar E-Pace accessories available.

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​FIRST DRIVE: JAGUAR E-PACE PHEV

The E-Pace takes the place as the smallest SUV in Jaguar’s range. First released back in 2017, it received mixed feedback initially, falling down in terms of low-speed ride comfort and interior quality.

What is it?

The E-Pace takes the place as the smallest SUV in Jaguar’s range. First released back in 2017, it received mixed feedback initially, falling down in terms of low-speed ride comfort and interior quality.

However, Jaguar has looked to address these issues with a comprehensive facelift. These updates follow on from those applied to much of the firm’s range, brought in to dramatically change its line-up of cars. Let’s see what it has done to the E-Pace.

What’s new?

There have been some mild exterior tweaks made to the E-Pace, but it’s under the skin where the biggest changes have taken place.

It sits on a new platform, which Jaguar hopes will bring big improvements to the car’s ride and refinement. In addition, a new plug-in hybrid powertrain has been added to bolster the E-Pace’s eco-credentials, while a new interior has also been fitted.

What’s under the bonnet?

There are several petrol and diesel engines that incorporate mild-hybrid technology in the E-Pace, but we’re going to be looking at the plug-in hybrid model today.

It combines a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor which is mounted on the rear axle. Combined with a 15kWh battery, it means that the E-Pace can travel for up to 34 miles on electric power alone while returning up to 141mpg and combined CO2 emissions of 44g/km.

What’s it like to drive?

That switch in platform has paid dividends from the off as the E-Pace’s comfort and refinement levels are seriously improved over the older car’s. It’s settled at low speed but quiet at higher ones, turning it into a real all-rounder.

And though it errs on the side of comfort, it deals with the corners well too. However, the E-Pace’s weight is still slightly noticeable in the bends, though not much more than with competitor cars.

How does it look?

Jaguar borrowed some of the F-Type sports car’s looks for the E-Pace, implementing the same ‘roundel’ style rear lights in an effort to infuse this SUV with a little bit of drama. It was a successful design at the time and Jaguar must still be confident in the car’s looks because it has left them largely unchanged for this new model. There are some subtle alterations, mind you, with highlights including newly designed LED headlights and a revised grille.

What’s it like inside?

The E-Pace’s interior has been massively upgraded for this model, with the main focus point being the large Pivi Pro infotainment system - though we’ll get to that shortly. Elsewhere, the material quality has seriously improved with low-cost plastics few and far between. It all combines to give the E-Pace a real sense of sophistication which was lacking in the older model.

What’s the spec like?

The E-Pace range kicks off from £32,575, though you’ll see this rise to £45,995 for the hybrid model. Three trims are available - S, SE and HSE - though the plug-in hybrid can only be specified with the sporty R-Dynamic pack.

You get 18-inch alloy wheels as standard alongside sport seats and leather upholstery. Of course, that new Pivi Pro infotainment system is included as standard too, with its easy to use menus and clever graphics representing a big step up compared with the setup found on the older E-Pace.

Verdict

Though from the outside this might look like a subtle refresh, the changes to the E-Pace are anything but. It represents a real push forward compared with the older car, with its refinement and comfort levels being given a real boost.

The E-Pace is a brilliant premium family car, while this plug-in hybrid powertrain will no doubt appeal to those who do shorter journeys and want to save on fuel costs. As a total package, it’s very attractive.

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