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 E‑PACE 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.
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. E‑Pace 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. Click here to explore all the available Jaguar E-Pace options.
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.
|Front track (mm)||1,625|
|Rear track (mm)||1,624|
|Overall height (mm)||1,649|
|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)||577*|
|Top Speed||124mph (199km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-60mph (0-100 km/h)||9.5 seconds (10.1)|
|MPG (Combined)||60.1* / 55.7|
|CO2 (g/km)||124* / 129|
|Tank Capacity (litres approx.)||55.7|
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We’ve already driven the Jaguar E-Pace in low-powered diesel mode, but the baby SUV in the range is also offered with a higher-output turbocharged petrol engine – and that’s exactly what we have here. It’s the most powerful unit currently available with the E-Pace, so caters for those who want a little more punch from their compact SUV.
It’s fitted here alongside the R-Dynamic S pack – arguably the sportiest specification accompanying the E-Pace. It adds a more dynamic exterior look to the car, as well as larger 20-inch alloy wheels – with both giving the E-Pace a lot more impact on the road.
As mentioned earlier, the biggest addition here is that engine. Though 2.0 litres in capacity, it still manages to return impressive performance figures, alongside decent economy results. The E-Pace also benefits from all-wheel-drive in this layout, giving better all-round capability as well as improved traction in poor conditions.
Our E-Pace benefits from a variety of extras which, though optional, showcase an increase in the amount of technology being applied to compact SUVs – the ‘Activity Key’, for instance, allows you to unlock and lock the car via a wrist-worn strap – ideal for those who don’t want to keep a key in their pocket.
Our E-Pace was driven by the most powerful engine available in the range, a turbocharged 2.0-litre ‘Ingenium’ petrol. It sends 295bhp to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to 400Nm of torque, the E-Pace can hit 60mph in just 5.9 seconds, before topping out at 151mph.
Despite the increased performance, economy figures aren’t all that bad. Jaguar says that the E-Pace will return 35.3mpg on the combined cycle, while emissions stand at 181g/km CO2. That said, the most powerful diesel in the range should return 45.6mpg and emit just 162g/km CO2.
As you’d expect with any Jaguar, the E-Pace has been designed to retain some level of sporty handling characteristics, despite its size. The ride and handling are much as you’d expect: the steering has a good amount of weight to it, and you can accurately place the car where you’d like it. The engine has a plenty of punch, though the turbo’s response can be sluggish at times. Likewise the gearbox’s shifts are crisp enough in full automatic mode, but tend to slush through the cogs when in manual.
One aspect of the car we take a dim view of was the poor low-speed ride. Potholes and other road surface imperfections were transferred straight through to the cabin – though at higher speeds these were barely noticeable. This could be down to the E-Pace’s large 20-inch alloy wheels which, though good-looking, possibly likely contribute to the choppy ride
The E-Pace, in our eyes at least, is a good-looking car and distinctively enough styled to separate it from the larger F-Pace – though the similarities are still quite noticeable, particularly towards the rear of the cars. It’s a well-judged and classily executed exterior, and one that looks impressive whether static or in motion.
The E-Pace is, as we mentioned, accompanied by large alloy wheels which do improve the appearance of the car – though we’d happily trade a little bit of visual impact for better ride quality. The interior is also instantly recognisable as a Jaguar and, though well built, lacks some of the fun that you’ll find in competitors’ cabins – and may be missing the flair that some customers want inside of their compact SUV.
The cabin of the E-Pace feels similar to that found in the larger F-Pace and also in the XE saloon car. It’s nicely driver-focused, with plenty of adjustment to be found with the steering wheel, allowing you to get comfortable easily. The seats also go reasonably low, and this helps to give the car a dynamic, sporty feel.
The overall impression is good; materials throughout the cabin are, for the most part, of a high quality – with only a few harsher plastics lower down bringing the overall effect down. Fit and finish are also excellent, with all trim pieces and main controls feeling as though they have been built to last. Even rear seat legroom is decent enough, which is likely to find favour with young families – Jaguar’s target market for the E-Pace.
The E-Pace benefits from a good level of standard equipment, with features such as a 10-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth connectivity and two-zone climate control helping out in the value-for-money stakes. R-Design cars, such as our test vehicle, benefit from a full sports bodykit and sports seats, as well as a black gloss grille.
It’s worth noting that the base price for our test car is £41,510 – though add-ons such as 18-way electric heated and cooled front memory seats – an incredible £1,125 option – quickly ramp up the price. That said, all but two specifications benefit from Jaguar’s satellite navigation system – though you’d expect this given the car’s price. That said, a failure to include carpets as standard – a £105 option on all trim levels – seems a little mean.
The E-Pace is somewhat of a mixed bag. It drives keenly enough, and certainly stands out against other boxier competitors. However, it’s expensive – and once you’ve applied a smattering of optional extras it quickly commands quite a hefty price. The poor low-speed ride isn’t ideal either, particularly when you consider that the car’s target market – young families looking for their first large car – are likely to be taking it around towns and cities on the school run.
Overall, you’ll be just as happy in a base-spec E-Pace as you would be in this high-end version, which is why this more powerful – and more expensive – car is a less convincing package.
|Vehicle selling price||£31,990.00|
|Crewe Jaguar Vehicle Selling Price||£30,444.00|
|Total Amount of Credit||£26,094.00|
|Charge for credit||£4,983.52|
|Purchase fee (included in optional final payment)||£10.00|
|47 monthly payments||£299.16|
|Optional final payment||£17,007.00|
|Total amount payable||£35,427.52|
|Duration of agreement||48 months|
|Rate of interest (fixed) %||5.90%|
|Annual mileage||8000 miles|
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Representative Example relates to a Jaguar E-PACE Diesel Estate 2.0D S 150PS 2WD Manual. 5.9% APR Representative available on new Jaguar E-PACE models registered between 1st January 2019 and 31st March 2019. With Jaguar Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14p plus VAT per excess mile up to 4,999, or for excess mileage of 5,000 or more, a charge of 28p plus VAT will apply to each excess mile above the maximum agreed mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 8,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Jaguar Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH.