Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Driver condition monitor
  • EPAS
  • Lane keep assist
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Push button starter
  • Trip computer
  • Voice control system

Entertainment

  • AM/FM DVD MP3 radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Dyanmic volume control

Exterior Features

  • Approach Illumination
  • Automatic headlights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour side cladding
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated front windscreen
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Heated washer jets
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • Twin tailpipes with finishers

Interior Features

  • 12V power socket in rear
  • 2nd row 60/40 split/fold
  • 2nd row air vents
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Centre armrest console
  • Centre headrest in row 2
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats
  • Isofix on outer rear seats
  • JaguarDrive selector
  • LED lighting in overhead console
  • Loadspace cover
  • Loadspace lamp
  • Metal pedals
  • Softgrain leather steering wheel
  • Storage net in luggage compartment
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Tie down hooks in luggage area
  • Twin front Covered cupholders

Safety

  • ABS
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • DSC-Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Occupancy sensor for passenger seat
  • Power child locks
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Intrusion sensor and alarm
  • Locking wheel nuts

Technical

  • Diesel particulate filter

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)

124

HC

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft

DOHC

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

1999

Compression Ratio

15.5:1

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Cylinders - Bore (mm)

83

Cylinders - Stroke (mm)

92.4

Engine Layout

NORTH SOUTH

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Gears

6 SPEED

Number of Valves

16

Transmission

MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)

60.1

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

67.3

EC Urban (mpg)

50.4

General

Badge Engine CC

2

Badge Power

150

Based On ID

Coin Description

d 2WD

Coin Series

R-Dynamic

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

NCAP Safety Assist %

Safety Concerns?

1

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Vehicle Homologation Class

M1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

9.5

Engine Power - BHP

150

Engine Power - KW

110

Engine Power - RPM

3500

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

280

Engine Torque - MKG

38.8

Engine Torque - NM

380

Engine Torque - RPM

1750

Top Speed

124

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Size Front

225/65 R17

Tyre Size Rear

225/65 R17

Tyre Size Spare

TYRE REPAIR KIT

Wheel Style

10 SPOKE

Wheel Type

17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1649

Height (including roof rails)

Length

4411

Wheelbase

2681

Width

1984

Width (including mirrors)

2088

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

56

Gross Vehicle Weight

2320

Max. Loading Weight

620

Max. Roof Load

75

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

1600

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked

750

Minimum Kerbweight

1700

No. of Seats

5

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

11.4

On The Road

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Summary

It says much about the success that Jaguar has had with its F-PACE that few eyebrows will be raised at the thought of another SUV from the Coventry company. And this one promises to sell in even greater numbers, thanks to a slightly lower asking price and sportier looks. At first glance, it's tempting to pigeonhole this car as simply a smaller version of its F-PACE stablemate. In fact, it's quite a different product; less unique perhaps but still exactly what many potential buyers will be looking for in this segment.

Background

Jaguar is getting serious about its SUVs. First there was the F-PACE, which now out-sells all the company's other models combined. That car targeted models like BMW's X3 and Audi's Q5. Now, we have the slightly smaller E-PACE, a five-seat compact SUV aimed at contenders in the class below, models like the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3. The name suggests this model to be electrically-powered: it's not. Battery propulsion is being left to the I-PACE model that'll go on sale later in 2018. The E-PACE is the first Jaguar model to be built outside of the UK (at Magna Steyr's plant in Graz, Austria); the I-PACE will be built there too. The E-PACE is also the first Jaguar since the old X-TYPE to be available with front wheel drive.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, the E-PACE shares most of its engineering with the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport but has a longer wheelbase stretched to 2,681mm. That said, the Coventry brand is keen to emphasise that this case has very much a Jaguar feel. It's certainly far more of a driver's car than its Solihull cousins thanks to things like 'Configurable Dynamics' technology that lets drivers personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings, plus the 'Active Driveline' and torque vectoring set-ups are supposed to combine to make this front-driven model fell more like a more involving rear-driven product. Buyers get a choice of either front or four wheel drive and choose from a range of 2.0-litre Ingenium four cylinder petrol or diesel engines mated to either manual or nine-speed auto gearboxes. Most will be selecting one of the diesel, available in 150PS, 180PS or 240PS outputs. There's also a pair of petrol turbo engines with 249PS or 300PS. Green pump-fuelled E-PACE derivatives only come with auto transmission and AWD. The pokiest 300PS petrol E-PACE variant will get from 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds. All models get a 'JaguarDrive Control' system that gives owners a choice of four selectable driving modes - 'Normal', 'Dynamic', 'ECO' and 'Rain, Ice & Snow'. The optional 'Active Driveline' AWD system can transfer traction to the rear axle in a fraction of a second should a lack of grip demand it.

Design and Build

The E-Pace is based on the same chassis used for the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It's around 4.4m in length, so very similar in size to the Audi Q3 that many think will be its biggest rival. It's certainly a lower, sleeker design than that Ingolstadt model, with crisp surfacing, strong rear haunches and a sporty stance. There's nothing like the same level of aluminium in the body structure as you'll find in this model's F-PACE SUV stablemate, but this material does feature in the bonnet and side panels and this, plus lightweight suspension components, has helped to keep weight down to as little as 1,700kg. Inside, the cabin has more in common with Jaguar's F-TYPE sportscar than its F-PACE SUV cousin: there's a 360-degree grab handle for the passenger on the side of the centre console, just as in the F-TYPE, though the dash itself is arguably more futuristic. Instead of Jaguar's rising rotary gear selector, as on the F-PACE, there's a sports stick shifter. All models get a 10.2-inch centre-dash touchscreen for the infotainment system and there's the option of a 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument panel to replace conventional dials, plus you can also order a head-up display. The boot is a spacious 577-litres in size, thanks to the integral link suspension system chosen for the rear. That's also enabled the cargo floor to be low and the opening wide.

Market and Model

There are four key models within the E-PACE range, 'S', 'SE', 'R-Dynamic' and 'HSE'. Prices start at £28,500 for the base 2.0 D150 'S' variant but you can pay nearly £50,000 for your E-PACE if you opt for the top petrol 'HSE' variant. Most models will probably be sold in the £33,000 to £38,000 bracket. As you'd expect, media connectivity is a strong point. There are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices. And of course the E-PACE features the very latest safety and driver assistance technologies. A stereo camera underpins the advanced Emergency Braking system, which also provides pedestrian detection, and supports the Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor features. Front and Rear Parking Aids are standard on every variant. The camera also combines with the electric power assisted steering system to deliver a Blind Spot Assist function to help reduce the risk of sideswipe collisions on multi-lane roads. A Forward Traffic Detection system also warns drivers of approaching vehicles at junctions where visibility is restricted. Advanced active safety features include a pedestrian airbag, which deploys from beneath the trailing edge of the bonnet to enhance pedestrian protection in the event of a collision.

Cost of Ownership

Because the weight of an E-PACE isn't much different from that of its larger F-PACE stablemate and many of the engines are shared, it's no surprise to find that the efficiency figures don't vary much between these two models either. A base E-PACE 2.0 D150 diesel 2WD manual model can manage 60.1mg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. Add in AWD and the figures will be 54.3mpg and 137g/km, whether you opt for this engine with 150 or 180PS. The petrol versions don't do too badly either. A 2.0 P250 AWD auto variant manages 36.7mpg and 174g/km of CO2. With the top P300 AWD auto, you're looking at 35.3mpg and 181g/km. A three year unlimited mileage warranty is standard with the E-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.