2020 Jaguar E-Pace review

2020 Jaguar E-Pace review you know there was a time not so long ago that Jaguar just didn’t make us you’ve ease it was quite content with making executive saloons and sports cars and it did both very well but with the

market shift towards family-friendly SUVs showing no sign of stopping Jaguar made its first SUV the f pace arrival to the plush Aldi q5 and bmw x3 but what if you want something smaller

welcome the e pace this is Jaguar second SUV model and it’s pitched into the same arena as the Audi q3 BMW x1 and Volvo XC forty tough competition then by any measure so despite being Jaguars

2020 Jaguar E-Pace review

cub can the IPE succeed against the family rivals in this review we’ll tell you what it’s like to drive how easy it is to live with how much stuff you can get in it and which version we ultimately

think is best and remember if you’re thinking about buying one at the end of this review head to what car calm and go to our new car buying section where we can potentially save you thousands first

though let’s take the e pays for a drive despite its sporty styling and almost looking like an SUV version of the firm’s f-type sports car it’s actually

quite a heavy car in fact it’s 85 kilograms heavier than the larger F face it’s no surprise then that the 2-liter diesel 178 brake horsepower engine doesn’t feel particularly fast although

the power is adequate especially when driving around town there’s a lesser powered 148 brake horsepower engine which does feel a little gutless and then there’s the punchy 237 brake

horsepower although be warned is more expensive and less fuel efficient if petrol is more your bag there are three to choose from one has 197 brake

horsepower at the next has 247 brake horsepower and the biggest one has 298 brake horsepower which is impressively fast but in real world fuel economy you

won’t get much better than 25 mpg none of the diesels are particularly refined although our recommended 2 litre 178 brake horsepower is the quietest unsurprisingly the petrels

are all smoother and quieter even if you decide to go for larger wheels the epa’s never feels horrendously firm and only crashes over the worst potholes but you

will be just about a bit on beaten up Urban Roots and that feeling doesn’t fully disappear on faster roads you can get adaptive dampers on the e pace which

generally help in any case though it’s not as comfortable as the best versions of Volvo’s XC 40 january can normally be relied upon for engaging handling and

the e pace mostly offers that we say mostly because the BMW x1 and audi q3 is a little more eager to turn in most epa sees come with four-wheel drive which

provides extra traction but you only really noticed that in fast corners and bad weather when driving around town the e paces steering

Hevy when compared to its rivals inside the e pace the influence of the f-type sports car is clear including this grab handle here I wonder how people will be driving

their e-base in terms of the controls they’re logically laid out and there’s easy access to the climate control settings you sit quite high up which

means you get a great commanding view of the road and as with many of its key rivals the sloping back does mean that the view out of the rear is not quite so

good however you get front and rear parking sensors are standard and a reversing camera if you really would like some help with parking now while

the e pace looks suitably posh inside it doesn’t hold up especially well when you look closer and there are some questionable plastics used for the

switches and lower edges both the BMW x1 and Volvo XC 40 ultimately feel classier no matter which version of the e pace you go for you get this 10 inch

touchscreen it’s relatively easy to use and get your head around although some of the icons are a little bit fiddly and difficult to hit when on the move you

get everything that you’d expect so that’s Bluetooth connectivity 2 USB inputs da B radio but if you’d like sat-nav you need to upgrade to the S

model and if you would like a punchy a sound system then you need to upgrade to SC and unfortunately you can’t spec Android auto or apple carplay not even

as an option overall the BMWs iDrive system is a slicker and better from here in front of the e pace you certainly get enough width so that you’re not rubbing

shoulders with the person next to you and you’d have to be really tall for the panoramic sunroof to have an impact on your Headroom in terms of storage the

door bins are a little slender but there are plenty of other storage places for example there’s two cupholders here and there’s some more storage here and the

glove box is so big that I’ve managed to put my handbag in there slide into these rear seats and you’ll find that even six fitters will not be complaining about

legroom even if they are sitting behind a 6-footer which clearly I am NOT today although what we would say is Volkswagen Volvo am BMW both offer a

little bit more legroom when it comes to Headroom that’s about the same and if you are intending on sitting three abreast back here it’s got to be the

smallest person in this middle seat because even I feel slightly close to the roof official figures would have you believe that you can fit more in the

boot of the e pace than you can in a BMW x1 but actually the reverse is true although the boot is far from pokey and it has no load lip which means getting

things in and out is very very easy plus you can fold down the rear seat so any impromptu trips to a Swedish furniture store and you can create even more space

although there is still more room in a BMW x1 and a lot swag antique one the Jaguar Eve pace cost a lot more to buy than its key rivals however it is predicted to hold on to its value better

so effectively it cost you less in the long run and lowers the monthly payments although an equivalent Volvo XC 40 is still quite a bit cheaper and watch out company car drivers because the

relatively high co2 emissions does mean that it will cost you more again in most cases we recommend the 178 brake horsepower 2-liter diesel as for which trim level to choose you first need to

decide whether you like the look of the standard car or if you prefer the styling of the our dynamic model and once you’ve made that decision you can then choose what equipment you would

like as standard the e pace comes with dual zone climate control cruise control and LED headlights as well as safety kit including automatic emergency braking lane keeping assistance and a driver

tiredness monitor unsurprisingly the car has a five-star rating from yura and cap we’d recommend spending a bit more on an S model which adds a more sophisticated

infotainment system with sat-nav and leather seats SE and HSC trims get larger wheels and more safety kit but are also too expensive for us to recommend the e pace is great to look at well-equipped

and will hold on to its value well while many of its key rivals are ultimately better to drive and plusher inside for plenty more on the e pace including our full online review head to watcard calm

and remember if you’re thinking about buying one or any of its key rivals head to our new car buying section.

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