The Jaguar F-Pace - Sporty Sophistication in an excellent SUV
Jaguar has a long and lauded history of producing luxurious, high-performance sports cars. The F-Pace adds Jaguar’s sports car styling and speed to an excellent, family-size SUV chassis.
Many people notice the car’s stunning and sporty good looks, but there is more to this car than what meets the eye. Here we will take a closer look to find out more about Jaguar’s new F-Pace, and if it justifies the attention, it has been getting.
Introducing the Jaguar F-Pace SUV
This Jag stands out from the crowd thanks to its stylish appearance. When you get behind the wheel, you will discover that beneath its attractive skin is an SUV with premium features and an interior to match its impressive looks on the outside.
The F-Pace is a very well put together SUV, as you would expect from Jaguar Land Rover, the company that also makes the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Evoque. You can see a similar standard of materials and components in the F-Pace, including the excellent touchscreen infotainment system.
The F-Pace has Typical Jag Performance
Jaguar knows how to make sports cars, and the F-Pace is no exception. There is a range of engines to choose from, including a hybrid, but each one is capable of delivering a punchy performance when you give it the beans!
For the petrol purist, there is plenty to choose from with 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre options or the mighty 5.0-litre V8 550 SVR. This beast of an engine gives the F-Pace a 0-60 time of 4 seconds. You will find plenty of power in every F-Pace, but that kind of acceleration in an SUV is astonishing.
Jaguar’s 2.0-litre hybrid engine is an economical option that can be pretty attractive to businesses and cost-conscious consumers. The 2.0 and 3.0-litre petrol and diesel options sit somewhere in between the hybrid and the V8, letting you choose the right balance between horsepower and economy.
With this car, Jaguar has genuinely found a sweet spot in the SUV market. It offers premium design, quality and performance that competes with any luxury SUV on the market at a more attractive price. You are guaranteed smooth handling paired with exciting acceleration with whichever engine you choose. If Luxury SUVs are for you, check out our review of the all-electric Audi Q4 E-Tron.
Smart Styling Inside and Out
Every major manufacturer has delivered its take on the Sport Utility Vehicle. This class of car has become the most popular in the world. Luxury SUVs are a very competitive part of the market, and Jaguar has cleverly used the style and design of the F-Pace to draw more eyes in its direction.
Many car makers go to one of two styling extremes and either make a larger version of their existing saloon car, or they design something that looks unusual or too bland. Jaguar has found a smart balance between these two extremes, both inside and out.
The F-Pace certainly shares a style language with the other cars in the Jaguar stable but has a unique look of its own. The face of the F-Pace is defined by its sleek LED headlights and its large grill. This helps give it a quick and mean presence from the get-go. Speaking of eye catching, have you heard about the new Vauxhall Astra 2022?
The interior is probably the smartest move Jaguar has made with the F-Pace. The recently refreshed cabin is very similar to their glorious XF saloon. We recommend opting for a full-leather interior. It's definitely worth paying a little extra to put the cherry on top of this lovely looking SUV.
- 0-60 MPH: 4 Seconds
- Top Speed: 178mph
- CO2: 275 g/km
- Luggage Capacity: 613 Litres (Seats up), 1440 Litres (Seats down)
Trim and Engine Options to Suit Everyone
Jaguar is making another smart manoeuvre by offering drivers a wide range of engines and trims to choose from. This makes the F-Pace a car that more people can make the most of and gives drivers a level of options that supercar shoppers usually enjoy.
There are plenty of petrol-powered picks for the performance-minded driver, but don’t discount the diesel engines. If you want to balance pep and vim with fuel costs at the pump, the 2.0-litre diesel D200 Dynamic S is ideal. It strikes the right balance with an impressive enough eight-second 0-60 time and a real-world 45 miles per gallon. However, with only a half leather interior, compromises must be made to get this model
The trim and engine choices only get sportier from here on up, leading to the quite frankly outrageous V8 550 SVR. Slashing the 0-60 down to four seconds or thereabouts, this SUV is ready for a track day if that's where you want to take it. This all comes at an added price, of course, both upfront and to keep the 5.0-litre engine purring. You can expect just less than 25 mpg from the big V8, but you will have fun doing it. The SVR is worth going for if you can make the fuel costs work.
The Jaguar F-Pace: The SUV, But Smarter
Pretty styling, practical space, and a long list of engine options are just the beginning of what the Jaguar F-Pace has to offer. The luxurious and clever interior gives the car a premium look and feel, but at a more reasonable price. Fortunately, the F-Pace is not on our list of the UK's most commonly abandoned cars, click here to find out which cars are!
Leasing an F-Pace with Rivervale is an even more cost-effective way to drive one of these beautiful beasts. Get in touch with us today and pick out the perfect F-Pace for you. give us a call on 01273433480 to discuss car leasing. Alternatively, you can request a callback for a time that is convenient for you!