PETROL, DIESEL AND PETROL-ELECTRIC PLUG-IN HYBRID (PHEV) PERFORMANCE SUV
The Jaguar F-Pace performance SUV brings together award-winning design, Jaguar performance and intuitive technologies to make every journey feel extraordinary. Now also available as Plug-in Hybrid, it is an exciting combination of fuel economy and Jaguar performance.
F-Pace is one of the few vehicles to have won both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. The new Jaguar F-Pace Plug-in Hybrid continues to embody its ethos of progressive design and contemporary luxury.
The Jaguar F-Pace is made by Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar marque, at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant. It was the first model to be built by Jaguar in the SUV class, formally announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with an unveiling at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt in September 2015, and sales commencing in 2016.
The latest Jaguar F-Pace release date will be in 2021. When looking at how much does a Jaguar F-Pace cost, your looking at around £39,000 upwards. When considering which model to buy, there is the F-Pace, F-Pace S, F-Pace SE and F-Pace HSE. Top speeds range from 21.2 to 155.3 mph. The seating capacity of the Jaguar F-Pace is 5.
The Plug-in Hybrid models have an electric (EV) mode, perfect for daily drives in the city, as well as a petrol engine for longer journeys. They charge 80% in 30 minutes and keep
charging on the go. They run for 33 miles / 53km in electric (EV) mode, in fuel-efficient petrol mode, you can expect up to 130 mpg / from 2.2L 100km.
Getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-Pace is a breeze. There are figure-hugging ‘Sports Seats’ in the R-Dynamic models. Despite being bucket-shaped they’re surprisingly comfortable and hold you firmly in place around tight bends.
An entry-level F-Pace comes with clear analogue dials and the SE trim benefits from Jaguar’s Interactive Driver Display. The rest of the controls are well laid out and easy to use, with more physical buttons that are simple to use.
Part of the visual drama is the F-Pace’s new 11.4-inch curved touchscreen. It’s located nicely on the dash to help when driving and integrate it seamlessly into the sleek design. It’s sharp, responsive, feature-packed and very easy to navigate. Importantly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards.
Cars higher up the range also come with slick digital driver’s dials and a rear-view mirror you can flip from a standard glass reflection to a camera mounted on the tailgate. It looks cool but also works well.
The view forward is good too as you sit relatively high up – just not as high as you do in the tallest cars in the class, such as the Land Rover Defender.
People often ask what’s the difference between E-Pace and F-Pace, one key difference between Jaguar F-Pace and the E-Pace is the amount of cargo space they offer. Both models comfortably seat five people, but when all seats are occupied, the F-Pace holds up to 33.5 cubic feet of cargo, and the E-Pace holds 24.2 cubic feet.
So, you can carry three adults in the back, and you do get a decent boot, with plenty of room for four and their luggage.
The Jaguar F-Pace is a slick-looking SUV that’s fun to drive. It’s bigger than Jaguar’s other SUV, the E-Pace, putting it up against alternatives such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. They can all handle a bit of rough and tumble off-road, but the F-Pace is somehow more sophisticated doing it.
And that starts with its looks, its striking grille, air intakes, slim headlights and bonnet creases give it a sporty look, but it’s somehow a classier effort than from those across the water. The F-Pace shares many mechanical elements with the XE and XF saloons, which are tried-and-tested, which helps to make it reliable. It’s a safe SUV and owners rate it highly.
All-wheel drive gives the driver increased confidence on any road surface and in all weather. The system spreads the power from the engine to all four wheels, instead of just two, providing increased grip.
From loose gravel surfaces in mid-summer to icy roads in winter, all-wheel-drive cars offer greater stability and control. All-wheel drive is available across various Jaguar models, including the F-TYPE, XE, XF, F-Pace and E-Pace.
There are petrol, diesel and petrol-electric plug-in hybrid engine options for the F-Pace.
If your yearly mileage is small and mostly around town or on the school run, the smooth, quiet yet punchy 250hp P250 petrol will be fine. If you cover more miles, often on the motorway, then the 204hp D200 is the pick for you. It’ll return better fuel economy and feels stronger at low revs thanks to its mild-hybrid tech.
Of course, there’s also the plug-in hybrid, which if you’re planning on running your F-Pace through work or regularly do short urban journeys, might work out to be the cheapest to own. If you do, you’ll find it a great option: it’s brisk, refined and very economical if used right – you need to charge it up regularly to get the best fuel economy.
The punchy and nice-sounding six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are the quickest of the range, helping you make the most of the F-Pace’s sharp steering, great body control and huge grip. All are comfy and quiet in town, too, and only the very largest wheel option can slightly affect the ride.
The D200 has 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel and is impressively punchy from low revs and plenty quick enough (0-62mph in 8.0sec) to whisk you up to motorway speeds without any fuss. The cheaper, less powerful 161bhp D165 is also available, or you can have the six-cylinder, 3.0-litre, 296bhp D300.
F-Pace Suspension and ride comfort
If you’re buying the F-Pace because it’s a sportier SUV, rather than for outright comfort, you’ll find the ride quite appropriate.
The standard suspension set-up is firm around town and the larger alloy wheel options are good at speed. It’s well-controlled, so there’s very little bounce along undulating country lanes.
There’s also a more sophisticated adaptive set-up, called Adaptive Dynamics. It’s available as an option on everything other than the D165 engine and it’s standard if you go for the D300, P400 and P400e. It’s more supple than the passive suspension but still has a firmer edge than the most comfortable competition.
If you want your SUV to scythe through bends, you’ll love the F-Pace. The way it flows through fast bends, feeling genuinely agile, is impressive for a 1.8-tonne SUV.
It’s only through really tight corners and sudden direction changes that you remember you’re driving something a bit taller that has a tendency to lean more than lower-riding cars. Even then the steering is precise, building weight at just the right level to feel consistent and predictable. It’s certainly a much less unwieldy SUV than the XC60.
Versions with adaptive suspension have a stiffer Dynamic mode that tightens up the body so you get less lean in bends.
F-Pace Noise and vibration
The F-Pace’s six-cylinder P400 petrol engine is smooth and subdued when you’re just pootling about but put your foot down and you’re treated to an intoxicating six-cylinder howl.
The P250 and P400e use four-cylinder petrol that is a bit buzzier under load but, on the plus side, the P400e is able to run silently for prolonged periods in electric mode. The P400e
also stops and starts up slickly. The diesel is relatively smooth-sounding, particularly the six-cylinder D300. Whatever engine you choose the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox shifts smoothly.
What Coast2Coast can do for you
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Let us help you find the best deals on Jaguar F-Pace. Let us help you find your perfect, dream Jaguar, with the pace of mind. Here at Coast2Coast, whether you are looking for a business or personal lease deals, there will be offers available to you that will help you find the best lease to fit your requirements.
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What’s the difference between a PHEV, HEV and MHEV?
An HEV is a hybrid electric vehicle. Also known (controversially) as a ‘self-charging hybrid’, an HEV combines an electric motor with a petrol engine. A PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Like an HEV, this combines an electric motor with a petrol or diesel engine – but, unlike an HEV, a PHEV requires charging to get the best from it. The advantage of a PHEV is that it can usually travel 20-30 miles under electric power alone. An MHEV is a mild hybrid electric vehicle. This is similar to an HEV, but its electric motor isn’t powerful enough to power the car on its own – it can only assist the engine.