Is this the most beautiful looking SUV available? Meet the exquisite looking British design SUV, the Jaguar F-Pace!
Rating based on collective reviews from trusted sources and in-house experts.
Presence on the road
Interior design is superb
Sporty driving dynamics
Seats can be softer
The new F-Pace received minimal exterior upgrades to achieve a sleeker look. The body parts are smoothened out to be more efficient through air and increase the stability on road. The grille has been made larger with a beautiful modern mesh pattern. The headlights look very similar to the older version but are internally improved with a full adaptive LED system. The new headlights are 10mm slimmer and makes it look just that much better compared to the older version.
The rear has been improved as well. Now with a sportier and more aggressive design. The redesigned bumper and tailgate accentuate the visual width of the car. The rear lights now have a 3D effect we see more often in newer cars. The inner part of the light holds the light design, while the housing is a larger piece.
The new 21-inch wheel option is a real plus as it enhances the stance of the car significantly. You did not have such large wheel option before, so it’s a great addition to have.
If you go for the R-Dynamic trim level. You benefit from having a very nice brushed aluminium design on the surroundings of the grill and exhaust pipe. It exposes the luxurious character of the car even more.
The interior also received a huge makeover in terms of design and practicality. The infotainment placement and design are unique on the market. It has a floating curved design on the central dash, it’s claimed to be highly responsive and more intuitive to use than the older model. The have luckily kept knobs for the heating controls which has split of mechanical and digital design. Audio volume is also controlled by a nice fancy knob on the centre console.
The interior seat design has also vastly improved. With luxurious colour choices and diamond patterns.
The new F-Pace is packed with technology you would expect from a premium SUV. Such as radar guided cruise control, self-steering, emergency brake assist and so on. But developments in technology didn’t end there. New for this F-Pace is active road noise cancellation, for an even quieter ride.
The door pockets have increased in size for more storage space. The centre console has a large sliding door to store items. It is better designed and more compact, while increasing storage space.
Space in the back is great as well. You have plenty of kneeroom and headroom (even with the glass panoramic roof). What is not so good about seats in Jaguars, is that they seem to have much less padding than on a BMW for example. The seats especially in the back feel very hard and you sit quite upright (unless you option it with reclining seats). Carrying three adults in the back at once might be a little too cramped, especially for foot room.
The boot is large enough and like alternatives on the market. There is no load lip, so it is very easy to push in items.
Visibility from the back is not so good though and also not that easy to manoeuvre around town. The car is big but also feels big when you drive it. So you rely a lot on the sensors and cameras equipped all over the car.
Unlike the E-Pace, that doesn’t drive that well. This new F-Pace is comfortable but solid on the road. It doesn’t roll around like a Mercedes GLE and has plenty of performing engines to keep up with the faster cars on the road.
The slowest engine is the D165, a 2L Diesel engine with 165hp and 0 to 100kmph in just under 10 seconds. The D200 AWD is the one you need, it’s also a 2L Diesel but with 200hp and does 8 seconds to 100kmph. The D200AWD has a great economy of 6.3L/100km WLTP whilst being fast enough for your daily needs.
The starting price of the new F-Pace is €55.350.
You don’t buy the F-Pace for practicality or comfort; you get one because of the stunning design. It’s the brand image of a Jaguar that makes you feel happy owning this car. It’s different than a BMW or a Mercedes. This is a Jaguar. A really good Jaguar.