Our Jaguar F-Pace is finished in Metallic Corris Grey Paint with Ebony Leather Upholstery. It has been fitted with optional equipment including Adaptive LED Headlights, Panoramic Glass Roof, InControl Touch Pro, Rear Seat Remote Release, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heated Front Screen, 350mm Front Brakes, Powerfold Mirrors, Infrared Reflective Screen, Metal Loadspace Scuff Plate, 4 Way Electric Lumbar Support, 10inch DualView Touchscreen, Adaptive Dynamics Pack, Advanced Park Assist Pack and Keyless Entry.
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Jaguar's best selling vehicle is its F-PACE luxury SUV. To keep the momentum going, the brand has introduced a range of fresh engine options. Jonathan Crouch reports.
The F-PACE has taken Jaguar in a bold and different direction and will be crucial to the brand's future if it's to expand its sales and take on key rivals. It brings a well-judged compromise of class, performance and capability to the luxury mid-sized SUV segment and provides a tempting alternative to the established German players in this sector. In short, this car was well worth the wait.
If there's one type of car that epitomises this period in motoring history, it's the SUV. So many buyers desire them and Jaguar has long wanted a slice of this action. As a result, in 2016, the British company finally brought us the F-PACE, its first ever model of this kind, complete with high-riding driving position, four-wheel drive and even some decent off-road ability. Given the Jaguar Land Rover company background, this could have been little more than a re-badged Range Rover Sport beneath the skin. In the event, it turned out to be very much its own car, with underpinnings owing far more to Jaguar's XE and XF saloons. The only issue at launch was a slightly restricted range of engines, someting that's been put right within this improved model range.
These days, the 2.0-litre diesel unit that almost all buyers want is available in an efficient 163PS 'E-Performance' guise, as well as in the 180PS form that most customers choose. As before, an AWD system is optional further down the range. Go for the pokier 180PS unit and there's the option of auto transmission with either AWD or rear wheel drive if you want it. The 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel can also be ordered in high-output 240PS '25d'-badged form, where it can get to 62mph in just 7.2s. At the top of the diesel line-up, the AWD 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel variant continues on with 300PS, which allows it to reach 62mph in a brisk 6.2 seconds. There's also a couple of 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol versions offering either 250 or 300PS; even the 250PS version gets to 62mph in 6.8s. If you want to go faster, there's always the supercharged 3.0-litre petrol unit that's also found in the F-TYPE. 0-62mph takes just 5.5 seconds while it's limited to 155mph. The smaller diesel is the only engine that can be had with a manual transmission - a six-speed unit. The V6s are only available with the auto. Suspension is the same as you'd find on the XE and XF saloons, meaning double wishbones up front and Jaguar's 'Integral Link' independent setup at the rear. Extensive use of aluminium reduces unsprung weight improving both ride quality and handling too, both things Jaguar are renowned for.
It isn't just the suspension that's shared with the XE and XF saloons; there's also a version of Jaguar's 'Lightweight Aluminium Architecture' that's scalable to a variety of sizes. This, along with a composite tailgate and selective use of magnesium, allows for a weight of under 1700kgs for the entry-level rear wheel drive F-PACE. To put that into perspective, it's nearly 100kg less than a similar BMW X3 that has 30 fewer horsepower. Not only is this Jaguar light, it also has a perfect fifty/fifty weight distribution to help handing too. Style wise, the F-PACE stays surprisingly close to 2013's C-X17 prototype, including plenty of F-TYPE-inspired touches. There are some differences but you can even get 22" wheels for the full concept car look. Incidentally these are not only an inch larger than competitor's wheels but they are better protected against curb damage too thanks to chunky sidewalls for the tyres. You may sit higher than any other Jaguar but it still feels more sports car than SUV and there's no seven-seat option either. At least there are plenty of premium interior touches including real metal and proper wooden veneers. While 'All Surface Progress Control' is an option, don't mistake this for a proper off-roader. Jaguar have cleverly distanced themselves from Land Rover in that respect.
There are four key models within the F-PACE range, 'Prestige', 'R-Sport', 'Portfolio' and 'S'. 'Prestige' may be the starting point at around £35,000 but you still get heated leather seats, a powered tailgate, parking sensors at both ends, 18" alloys, a Bluetooth infotainment system with sat-nav and daytime running lights. Starting at about £37,500, 'R-Sport' adds more aggressive body styling, 19" wheels and sports seats, while for around £52,000 'S' models get one of the V6s, 20" wheels, a rear view camera, a 380w stereo and even sportier styling. 'Portfolio' is the luxury option but can be had with the 2.0-litre diesel for just shy of £40,000. Over 'Prestige', it adds a panoramic roof, heated front screen and headlight washers as well as a leather-effect dashboard top. Options include a 12.3" virtual instrument cluster similar to that offered by Audi, an uprated infotainment system and four-zone climate control. The F-PACE should be commended for offering autonomous emergency braking as standard on all models, along with a lane departure warning system and traffic sign recognition on top of airbags and all the electronic nannies we take for granted these days. Those that tow will also appreciate the trailer stability assist.
The F-PACE possesses a set of economy and emissions figures that many a smaller, slower vehicle would be proud of. The greenest vehicle in the range is the 163PS 2.0-litre rear wheel drive diesel 'E-Performance' variant which is capable of 59.2mpg on the combined cycle with just 126g of CO2 emitted per kilometre. With the 180PS version of this unit, the figures drop only marginally to 57.6mpg and 129g/km. Should you opt for AWD on a 2.0d 180PS derivative, economy drops by just 3.4mpg with CO2 up by a lowly 5g/km. Add an automatic to that and economy drops by a single mpg. However, CO2 increases by another 5g/km. If you plan on getting one of the V6s, the diesel manages 47.1mpg and 159g/km. As for petrol power, the 2.0-litre four cylinder 250PS AWD model manages38.2mpg and 170g/km, while the V6 supercharged variant returns 31.7mpg and 209g/km. A three year unlimited mileage warranty is standard with the F-PACE, although this can be extended with a number a couple of different plans that include a cover for an MOT test failure up to £750, as well as the normal cover for most electrical and mechanical systems. Service intervals are every two years/21,000 miles.
The F-PACE has been well received - and with good reason. Look at it, drive it and analyse it and you feel you've a product born out of generations of development. It's hard to believe this to be Jaguar's first stab at the SUV segment. It's one of the stand-out contenders in this corner of the SUV market, no small achievement when you look at the quality of the competition. True, it might not be as rough road-ready as a Land Rover product. Or as track-tailored as a Porsche Macan. Most buyers in this segment though, don't want a mid-sized luxury SUV at either of those two extremes. They want a car like this. A sporting SUV to savour.
Jaguar's mid-sized luxury SUV has proved to be an impressive contender. But how does it stack up in pricier F-PACE S 3.0-litre Diesel guise? Jonathan Crouch drives it.
The F-PACE takes Jaguar in a bold and different direction and will be crucial to the brand's future if it's to expand its sales and take on key rivals. It brings a well-judged compromise of class, performance and capability to the luxury mid-sized SUV segment that provides a tempting alternative to the established German players in this sector. In short, this car was well worth the wait. Let's try it in potent 3.0-litre Diesel 'F-PACE S' guise.
If there's one type of car that epitomises this period in motoring history, it's the SUV. So many buyers desire them and Jaguar wants a slice of this action. As a result, the British company has finally brought us its first ever model of this kind, complete with high-riding driving position, four-wheel drive and even some decent off-road ability. Welcome, to the F-PACE. With this car, there should be the potential for the kind of properly driver-orientated handling dynamics that a Jaguar SUV really ought to have. And will need if it's to realise marketing ambitions that in price and performance see tough and well established competitors being targeted. Quicker F-PACE variants like the 3.0-litre Diesel S model we're trying here must match up against the likes of benchmark performance models in this segment like Porsche's Macan. That'll require Jaguar's first SUV to be more than merely very good: it has to be brilliant. Is it? Let's find out.
Jaguar wants this F-PACE to be a class leader when it comes to driving dynamics in this segment, an objective helped enormously by its lightweight aluminium architecture. Further aids in this regard include torque vectoring to maximise cornering traction and a defiantly rear-biased AWD system that never diverts more than 50% of its power up-front, a process that happens in milliseconds as soon as the first signs of wheel slip are detected. The 3.0-litre Diesel S variant we're testing here uses a 300PS 3.0-litre V6 unit that puts out 700Nm of torque, powers you to 62mph in 6.2s and tops out at 150mph. Impressive figures, but possibly rather more than you actually need - in which case, the lesser four cylinder 2.0-litre 180PS Ingenium diesel variants beckon. This 3.0-litre derivative comes only with AWD and an 8-speed auto gearbox. Change ratios for the auto transmission are one of the things that can be tweaked via the settings of the 'Jaguar Drive Control' system, a set-up that also adjusts steering feel and throttle response to suit the way you want to drive. If you want to go further and make the 'Jaguar Drive Control' settings more fundamental in altering the driving character of the car, then you'll need to spend extra on the optional 'Adaptive Dynamics' adjustable damping system your dealer will want to tell you about.
It says much that Jaguar markets this F-PACE as a 'sportscar', albeit a very practical one. The stylish shape is pretty much exactly what we saw from the Coventry company's C-X17 prototype, a car unveiled back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motorshow. In production form, the lines are just as eye-catching, Chief Stylist Ian Callum refusing to be constrained by the SUV sector's usual aesthetic design cues, instead delivering a much more dynamic silhouette, with a roofline lower and closer to the road than anything else in the segment. Take a seat inside and you experience the so-called 'Sports Command' driving position. This delivers the kind of high-set authoritative seating placement that SUV drivers like so much, without perching you so far up that you lose the feel of being an integral part of the whole experience. The whole cabin ambience is designed to make anyone coming to this car fresh from one of Jaguar's saloons feel instantly at home, with the dials, the switchgear and the rising circular gear selector you get on automatic models all familiar fare. As for practicality, well the boot is accessed via a powered tailgate which rises to reveal one of the largest luggage compartments in the mid-sized SUV segment, offering a 650-litre capacity that's 100-litres bigger than you'd get in, say, a rival Mercedes GLC.
If you're fortunate enough to be able to consider a top V6-engine 'F-PACE S' variant like the car we tried, you'll need a budget of just over £50,000. As for rivals at this level, well in addition to the priciest six cylinder sporting versions of the Mercedes GLC Coupe and the BMW X4 (which cost only a fraction less), you'll probably also be looking at Porsche's Macan. The Macan certainly has great dynamic appeal and a directly comparable variant costs around £7,000 less. Against that though, the Porsche has less power, a smaller boot and actually probably wouldn't cost you a lot less to buy, once you'd brought its specification up the standard of this Jag. Equipment for 'S'-level F-PACE buyers includes huge 20-inch alloy wheels with large 350 millimetre front disc brakes, a bespoke 'S Body kit' and an 'Adaptive Dynamics' system that also allows you to tweak suspension settings via the various 'Jaguar Drive Control' modes. There's also 'Windsor' leather upholstery with 10-way electric seat adjustment at the front, plus a rear view camera and a 380-watt 11-speaker Meridian sound system, as well as all the usual executive segment niceties, including satellite navigation built into the InControl infotainment system.
Inevitably, if your F-PACE comes fitted with the more potent 3.0-litre V6 diesel we tried, rather than the less 2.0-litre diesel unt, it won't be quite as cheap to run. Nevertheless, 47.1mpg on the combined cycle and 159g/km is a pretty good showing, almost identical to that of a comparable Porsche Macan diesel. A three year unlimited mileage warranty is standard with the F-PACE, although this can be extended with a number a couple of different plans that include a cover for an MOT test failure up to £750, as well as the normal cover for most electrical and mechanical systems. Service intervals are every two years/21,000 miles.
The F-PACE has been well received - and with good reason. Look at it, drive it and analyse it and you feel you've a product born out of generations of development. It's hard to believe this to be Jaguar's first stab at the SUV segment. All of which leaves this Jaguar as a very tough act to fault. It's one of the stand-out contenders in this corner of the SUV market, no small achievement when you look at the quality of the competition. True, it might not be as rough road-ready as a Land Rover product. Or as track-tailored as a Porsche Macan. Most buyers in this segment though, don't want a mid-sized luxury SUV at either of those two extremes. They want a car like this. A sporting SUV to savour.
Mr Steve Smith - 01/06/2018, owner of a Jaguar F-Pace Portfolio AWD D Auto
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Mr Stuart Ottley - 02/06/2018, owner of a Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d Portfolio 5dr Auto
User rating: 4.5/5
Mr John Gaffney - 09/05/2018, owner of a Jaguar F-Pace 3.0d V6 S 5dr Auto AWD
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