After the debut by F-Pace, the liaison between Jaguar and SUV-type cars continues with the Jaguar E-Pace. This time, however, the challenge of Coventry engineers is to combine the typical comfort of the category with the manageability necessary for those who have to move around the city.
The result is a dynamic Sports Utility Vehicle with compact dimensions (440 centimeters in length). But not for this uncomfortable, thanks above all to a width that almost touches two meters (198 cm) and a really comfortable interior. Two are the moles, under the heading of consumption and performance, mainly due to a decidedly substantial weight of over 1,700 kilos.
Jaguar E-Pace: design and interior
The Jaguar E-Pace is built along the lines of the Range Rover Evoque which, not surprisingly, is part of the same group, the Jaguar Land Rover which in turn is a branch of the Indian Tata Motors. For this reason, the two British compact SUVs share an important slice of both the platform and the mechanics. The lines, however, are blatantly sporty and recall the design of the F-Type sister.
A resemblance that develops especially in the front where the large grille and the equally showy side air intakes stand out. The headlights, full led, are wide and almost contrast with the rear lights, instead thin. Just as the windows are cut, small and with a pointed evolution that recalls the lines of the rear window that, in truth, does not guarantee the best visibility during the maneuver. The latter aspect is balanced by the presence of standard parking sensors.
The interior of the Jaguar E-Pace is well cared for and the excellent layout of the controls is appreciated. The space on board is much, though above all in front. The seats are electrically adjustable and the leather upholstery is really valuable. The rear sofa is comfortable as long as there are two of them, while in three spaces they are a bit sacrificed, especially on long journeys. The trunk is large, considering that this is indeed an SUV but compact in size. Here the capacity goes from 577 to 1,234 liters with the rear seat lowered.
Engine and performance
The Jaguar E-Pace Sport Utility Vehicle is available with two separate engines, petrol and diesel. In the first case we are talking about a 4-cylinder, 1,997 cubic centimeter displacement, designed to deliver 200, 249 or 300 hp of power depending on the version chosen. While the Newton maximum torque meters go from 320 to 365 and finally to 400. A similar speech for the 2.0-liter diesel, also a 4-cylinder but with a displacement of 1,999 cc. In this case the horsepower, depending on the version, can be 150, 179 or 241, while on the maximum torque we have 380, 430 and 500 Nm.
The performance fluctuations are wide. The top speed of the Jaguar E-Pace ranges from 199 kilometers per hour to 150 hp to diesel and 240 km/h which it is able to touch with the 4-cylinder petrol-powered 300-horsepower on board. The same is true of the acceleration heading, where we go from 10.1 seconds used to go from zero to one hundred with diesel fuel, to 6.5 seconds with a petrol engine.
Jaguar E-Pace: price and consumption
The starting price of the Jaguar E-Pace is the 37,450 euros needed to purchase the British Sport Utility Vehicle with a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 150 horsepower. The price, however, can easily be doubled according to the options and the desired motorization. Just to give an example, the starting price of the English SUV with the 241 diesel horsepower in R-Dynamic HSE AWD version is 66,000 euros.
About consumption and emissions, we must note that the compact SUV of the Coventry company is a car that is generally not very economical with respect to both the wallet and the environment. As previously mentioned, the Jaguar E-Pace has a fairly considerable weight, in some cases close to two tons. For this reason, consumption fluctuates from the 6.6 liters of fuel required by the 150 hp diesel to travel one hundred kilometers of road, to the ten necessary to 300 hp petrol to travel the same distance.
Not only that, as regards emissions we must also take into account the type of change, whether manual (six-speed) or automatic (nine-speed). In any case, and as easy to understand, the diesel engine is more environmentally friendly, emitting 143 grams of carbon dioxide every thousand meters, with a manual gearbox, which become 158 if we choose the automatic option instead. CO2 emissions can even reach up to 199 g/km.