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The F-Pace is Jaguar's first entry into the lucrative luxury SUV segment. It was designed to provide customers with the same dynamic driving experience as the XE sedan in a package that's roomier and more capable off the beaten path.
Although it's easy to assume that the F-Pace is essentially a Jaguar-bodied Land Rover, it actually rides on the same modular platform as the aforementioned XE. A third of the F-Pace - including the platform it's built on - is made out of aluminum, while a composite tailgate and magnesium structural beams further help keep weight in check.
Design-wise, the F-Pace is pure Jaguar. Its front end falls in line with the company's current design language thanks to styling cues such as a rectangular grille, large air dams integrated into the bumper, and thin, elongated headlights. Out back, the F-Pace's most striking feature are its tail lamps, which are reminiscent of the ones found on the F-Type sports car. A rakish D-pillar and a roof-mounted spoiler accent the SUV's sporty overall look.
The F-Pace features a performance-oriented cabin with a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, an instrument cluster with analog gauges and a straightforward, function-oriented center stack that houses a color touch screen as well as the bulk of the climate control buttons. Buyers looking for a sporty ambiance can order a two-tone upholstery, while those seeking a more low-key look can choose traditional single-tone upholstery options. Customers are encouraged to personalize the cabin with different veneers and contrast stitching.
The interior is as roomy as the F-Pace's generous exterior dimensions suggest. It offers space for up to five passengers, and it boasts 33.5 cubic feet of trunk space. All models are equipped with a 40/20/40-split rear-bench, which comes in handy when loading bulky items, and with a versatile trunk mat that has plush carpet on one side and rugged rubber on the other.
The F-Pace ships with Jaguar's InControl infotainment system. Built around an eight-inch touch screen, InControl Touch groups the car's entertainment, climate control, connectivity and navigation functions into a single unit. All of InControl Touch's features are accessible via voice commands.
The F-Pace's infotainment system also runs Jaguar's InControl Apps, a smartphone integration software designed to work seamlessly with both Apple and Android devices. Passengers can access the bulk of their phone's features on the touch screen and use additional purpose-designed apps to book a hotel room, get parking information, check traffic and make conference calls.
The F-Pace's entry-level engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that provides 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and a solid 318 pound-feet of torque from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. It spins all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers who want more power can step up to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine tuned to generate 340 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. Also linked to an eight-speed transmission and an all-wheel drive system, the six-cylinder returns 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The diesel-powered F-Pace hits 60 mph from a stop in 8.2 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 130 mph. Stepping up to the V6 lowers the zero-to-60 time to 5.4 seconds and raises the top speed to 155 mph. An S model
Topping the range is a new SVR model. Powered by a 550-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V8, it's capable of hitting 60 MPH in just 4.1 seconds.
Standard and Optional Features
Jaguar offers the F-Pace in seven trim levels called base, Premium, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, S and SVR, respectively.
Base models come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a sliding sunroof, black cladding on the doors, cruise control, a 380-watt sound system with 11 speakers, power front seats, shift paddles, rain-sensing wipers, one-touch up/down windows, heated door mirrors, automatic headlights, a power tailgate, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 40/20/40-split rear seats, air vents for the rear passengers, shopping bag hooks in the trunk, dual-zone A/C, Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio, and keyless start.
Stepping up to the Premium trim brings 19-inch alloy wheels, a memory function for the front seats, auto-dimming door mirrors, a color-coded touch screen surround, a rear-view camera, and a HomeLink transceiver.
Prestige models benefit from leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, navigation, Jaguar's InControl Apps tech, four-way lumbar adjustment for the front occupants, keyless entry, parking sensors on both ends, and ambient lighting.
Portfolio is Jaguar's style-centric offering. It doesn't different in any significant way mechanically from Prestige models, but bakes in more of the standard features in Jaguar's quest to reduce the total number of available options and condense them into packages.
The R-Sport model gains 20-inch alloys, a full body kit that brings a more muscular look, front fog lights, LED headlights, satin chrome trim, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, lane keeping assist, a blind spot monitoring system, autonomous emergency front braking, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
The S is based on the high-output, 380-horsepower six-cylinder. It gets some of the sportier features of the SVR (including adaptive suspension dubbed "Active Dynamics") without the big V8.
The SVR is all sport, with unique wheels, interior trim, exterior trim, and, of course, the big V8.
The list of options includes several equipment packages. Notably, the Cold Climate Package bundles a heated front windshield, heated washer nozzles, heated front and rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Vision Package brings Xenon headlights, a blind spot monitoring system, headlight washers, front parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert. Finally, the Black Package adds gloss black trim all around.
Standalone options include a hitch, heated washer nozzles, a full-size spare, luggage rails, and a Wi-Fi connection.
Every F-Pace comes standard with a tire pressure monitoring system, an alarm, dynamic and stability control systems, as well as front, side, and curtain airbags.
The Jaguar F-Pace fights in the same segment as the BMW X3, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Volvo XC60, and the Audi Q5. R-Sport buyers should also test drive Porsche's entry-level Macan crossover.