Jaguar have a history famed for making eye-catching sports cars, with legendary models like the E-Type still as popular as ever for those lucky enough to be able to get behind the wheel or own one.
In 2013, Jaguar merged with Land Rover, to create JLR aka 'Jaguar Land Rover'. Today, the Jaguar side of the company still produce stunning sports cars like the Jaguar F-TYPE, but they also make some impressive SUVs.
Of course, Land Rover still make their iconic Defender, Discovery, and Range Rover models, but Jaguar also offer SUVs from their side, which include the smart E-PACE, dynamic F-PACE and all-electric I-PACE SUVs.
This blog will look at the E-PACE, and how it differs from the F-PACE when looking to buy either as a used vehicle.
- Introduction and Design
- Versions and Performance
- Interior and Technology
- Value and Final Thoughts
Introduction and Design
The F-PACE was Jaguar's very first SUV appearing in 2015. It's received multiple facelifts throughout its first generation to keep it looking fresh.
Jaguar's second SUV, the more compact E-PACE came along in 2017, and like its larger sibling, has received a few tweaks since its launch. On the face of it, like many manufacturers, the E-PACE aims to target a new segment of buyer thanks to being more affordable than the bigger F-PACE.
With popular premium German manufacturers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz offering more compact SUVs, it made sense that Jaguar went after a piece of the pie with the E-PACE, just like Land Rover had with the more compact Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque models.
You can tell both E-PACE and F-PACE models are from the same Jaguar family, but put them side by side, and you start to see the more apparent differences.
The bigger F-PACE is arguably more sophisticated (pictured) and more dynamic looking, whilst the E-PACE takes a softer approach. This is reflected in the F-PACE being a permanent all-wheel drive model, offering multiple levels of power, whilst the smaller E-PACE is available with front-wheel drive, and fewer increases in power and performance.
Versions and Performance
The E-PACE is an entry-level step into Jaguar SUV ownership. It's therefore more simplistic in its offering. Like many of today's SUVs, front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available higher up the model range. It makes sense, as it's less expensive to produce front-wheel drive vehicles and therefore more affordable for consumers.
The F-PACE on the other hand comes with an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard, and offers varying levels of performance, with a flagship SVR version sitting at the top of the range (pictured).
Below is a snapshot of engines/versions you can find in a used E-PACE or F-PACE.
- D165: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel with 160bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.8 seconds, up to 46mpg (available with manual or auto, and front-wheel drive only)
- R-Dynamic: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with 245bhp, 0 to 62mph in 6.7 seconds, up to 30mpg (auto and all-wheel drive)
- P300e: 1.5 litre, 3-cylinder petrol PHEV with 305bhp, 0 to 62mph in 6.5 seconds, up to 140mpg (auto and all-wheel drive) 34-mile electric range
- D180: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel with 178bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.7 seconds, up to 48mpg (all-wheel drive and auto only)
- P400e: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol PHEV with 404bhp, 0 to 62mph in 5.3 seconds, up to 130mpg (all-wheel drive and auto only), 30-mile electric range
- SVR: 5.0-litre, 8-cylinder petrol with 542bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4 seconds, up to 25mpg (all-wheel drive and auto only)
As you can see, the F-PACE despite being larger offers more power and performance throughout the range.
Interior and Technology
If you're looking at early E-PACE and F-PACE models, you'll still get a premium feeling interior with decent infotainment.
However, later higher spec models will feature a fully-digital instrument and infotainment set-up as part of the update Pivi Pro set up, so worth spending that little bit extra if you want your E-PACE and F-PACE to still feel up to date.
As expected, higher-spec models in both E-PACE (pictured) and F-PACE will offer more standard kit and can feel night and day in terms of overall vibe. Jaguar have discontinued certain engines/trims in later models, so it's always worth looking what specs and engines are still being used, as it's an indication of popular versions which will likely hold their value that little bit better too.
You'd think in the practicality stakes that the F-PACE (pictured) would be more practical, and you'd be right.
As the F-PACE is bigger, it's more suited to making family life easier, and adults will be more comfortable in the rear seats, whilst in the E-PACE room is reduced somewhat, again, as you'd expect.
It's worth noting that the PHEV version of the E-PACE doesn't steal space from the boot, whereas the PHEV version of the F-PACE does. This means that the E-PACE has a bigger boot when comparing it to any PHEV F-PACE. However, every other F-PACE offers more boot space as expected.
Boot spaces are listed below:
- Jaguar E-PACE = 577 litres / 1,234 litres with the rear seats folded flat
- Jaguar F-PACE = 650 litres / 1,740 litres with the rear seats folded flat (boot reduced to 552 litres in PHEV versions)
Value and Final Thoughts
The Jaguar E-PACE (pictured) and F-PACE are decent premium SUVs, that will appeal to those who can relate and admire the Jaguar name, along with its history.
If you fancy a Jaguar SUV, then the E-PACE is a fine entry into Jaguar SUV ownership. It's not miles behind its sibling in the boot space department either, but if you're after performance, then an F-PACE will be more your thing.
The F-PACE is a more complete package, unsurprisingly being bigger, more dynamic and offering more choice.
In a world where the SUV is hugely popular, both E-PACE and F-PACE make a strong case for themselves, and could be ideal if you want to step away from ever-popular German manufacturers, whilst feeling more luxurious than more mainstream SUVs.
If you want something more textbook off-road, Land Rover models are worth checking out, too.
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