PETROL, DIESEL AND PETROL-ELECTRIC PLUG-IN HYBRID (PHEV) COMPACT SUV
The E-Pace is Jaguar’s first compact SUV. It has a unique combination of looks, agility and dynamic driving, a perfect blend of sports car-inspired design and compact SUV practicality, with bold design details throughout and efficient hybrid technology below the surface.
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 once you are on the go. They run for 34 miles / 55km in electric (EV) mode, in fuel-efficient petrol mode, you can expect up to 141 mpg / from 2.0L 100km.
Produced by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), it was officially revealed on 13 July 2017 and was the 2nd production Jaguar SUV. The Jaguar E-Pace was made in Graz, Austria in 2017, then in 2018 it was built in Changshu, China by JLR’s joint venture, Chery Jaguar Land Rover. When looking at how much does a Jaguar E-Pace cost, the 2019 model would cost around £32,000.
The E-Pace has lots of technology to prevent you from having an including automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and a system that alerts the driver if he or she is showing signs of tiredness.
Even the most basic Jaguar E-Pace comes with 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, automatic LED headlights, and front and rear parking sensors with a 360-degree camera system.
The Jaguar E-Pace is a sporty-looking small SUV with seats for five. Its class leading sleek looks to turn your attention away from the Audi Q2, BMW X2 and Mercedes GLA. The sporting theme continues in the Jaguar E-Pace’s interior. It all looks very nice with a sweeping dashboard design and plenty of metal-effect inserts and leather trims. The E-Pace has enough rear leg room to keep tall adults happy, head room is good too, even in those that have been fitted with a panoramic glass roof.
All versions of the E-Pace come with an 11.4in touchscreen infotainment system or pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. It’s one of the best touchscreens in the class thanks to a straightforward menu layout, crisp graphics and a highly customisable home screen.
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.
The E-Pace’s boot is a usefully square shape, with a wide recess right at the back of the car – handy if you play golf, and the P300e plug-in hybrid gets the same size boot as every other version. There is no lip to speak of at the boot opening and all versions have some underfloor storage, which on the P300e is a good place to store the charging cable.
The rear seatbacks lie almost – but not quite – flat when you fold them down. The extended load area is big enough for most family chores although, again, many rivals can carry more.
Performing more mundane tasks such as commuting in the city, the Jaguar E-Pace’s high driving position makes you feel safe and gives you a great view out. Visibility out the back is limited so all models come with a rear camera and all-around sensors, so even if you hate reversing, you’ll find the Jaguar E-Pace is easy to park.
Out in the country, the Jaguar E-Pace’s suspension does a great job of soaking up bumps at fast speeds and it has plenty of grip in corners. The Jaguar doesn’t suffer from tyre noise when you’re driving at speed and it feels planted and composed.
Range-topping models have plenty of driver assistance tech too, that’ll accelerate and brake for you in traffic jams – just the thing if your commute takes in busy town centres.
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 E-Pace.
If your yearly mileage is small and mostly around town or on the school run, the smooth, entry-level 161bhp D165 petrol will be fine. If you cover more miles, often on the motorway,
then the more powerful 201bhp D200 should have a bit more punch for reasonably swift overtakes and quick acceleration up to motorway speeds even when the car is fully loaded with people and bags.
Most Jaguar E-Pace engines are 2.0-litres, but the 158bhp P160 petrol and the 305bhp P300e plug-in hybrid both have three-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engines. All engines gain new mild-hybrid technology to improve efficiency when equipped with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
If you want to go faster, the P250 and P300 petrol engines manage 0-62mph in 7.5 and 6.9sec respectively but will need to be worked harder than the diesel to feel that quick.
That leaves the plug-in hybrid P300e as the quickest E-Pace of them all, sprinting from 0-62mph in just 6.5sec with both power sources chiming in. It’s a fair bit more pedestrian in electric-only mode, but it will keep pace with rush-hour traffic easily enough. The electric motor also helps the petrol engine feel far more muscular than its 1.5-litres would suggest.
A Jaguar can almost always be relied on to deliver when it comes to handling, and the E-Pace is no exception. It’s taller and heavier than family SUV rivals and it stays upright through tight twists, grips well and stays neatly balanced.
The steering is weighted, proving easy enough to twirl around town and building weight progressively as speed and cornering forces increase. It’s precise, too, giving you plenty of confidence as you guide it through bends.
Front-wheel drive is only available with the entry-level D165. All other models get a four-wheel drive for greater confidence in slippery conditions.
E-Pace noise and vibration
The plug-in hybrid P300e runs quietly in electric mode, and the petrol engine joins smoothly. When the engine is in use, you’ll find it pleasantly smooth despite having only three cylinders.
The E-Pace generates quite a bit more wind noise on a motorway than the Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40, although there’s less tyre roar than in the BMW X1 and X2. High-end HSE models with Meridian sound systems have noise-cancelling technology, which helps.
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What’s the difference between a PHEV, HEV and MHEV?
An HEV is a hybrid electric vehicle. Also known 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.