Jaguar F-Pace, the grit of the first time

Jaguar F-Pace, the grit of the first time

The Jaguar F-Pace is the first Jaguar branded Sport Utility Vehicle, although (and fortunately) not the last. Many are the advantages of this British SUV that stands out for comfort and that is especially appreciated in off-road driving. The 194 centimeters in width, which also allow comfortable journeys even in five, are at times an encumbrance in city maneuvers.

Jaguar F-Pace: design and interior

The Jaguar F-Pace is a car of significant dimensions and thanks to its 473 centimeters in length it can afford a decidedly large trunk able to pass from 650 to 1740 liters lowering the rear sofa. Externally, however, the dimensions do not limit its elegance. Mighty, of course. And gritty (beautiful 21 or 22-inch alloy wheels). But not for this less sinuous.

The Jaguar F-Pace combines a wide bezel with a honeycomb pattern, tapered headlights and lights, designed as a natural continuation of the lines that determine the doors. Details and style that Her Majesty’s SUV takes from the cars that made the recent history of the house founded by William Lyons.

Jaguar F-Pace, the grit of the first time
Side view

Although spacious, the interior of the Jaguar F-Pace stands out for some detail not up to the mark of the brand. The most hidden plastics do not reflect the care demonstrated over the decades by the jaguar’s house. Like the dashboard and dashboard, stingy with the personality voice. Nevertheless, leather upholstery (really soft) and ebony inserts are as sophisticated as they are elegant.

However, there are several options. Many and such to easily satisfy the palates of even the most demanding customers. Finally, the infotainment system is excellent, with the large screen placed at the top of the dashboard. The storage spaces are equally well distributed.

Engines and performance

The Jaguar F-Pace SUV is available on the market with either a diesel or petrol engine. There are indeed so many engines and the English Sport Utility Vehicle is appreciated also for the wide choice. For those who care about the performance of petrol engines, the Coventry engineers have thought of a four-cylinder engine with 250 or 300 horsepower (1,997 cubic centimeters of displacement) and above all a wonderful V8 capable of delivering 551 horsepower of vigorous power (while are 4,999 cc of displacement).

Jaguar F-Pace, the grit of the first time
Jaguar F-Pace: interior

For those who care about consumption, there are always two diesel-fueled engines this time. It consists of a four-cylinder and 1,999 cubic centimeters of displacement available in the 163, 179 and 241 horsepower versions, and a more powerful six-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower and 2,993 cc of displacement.

As you can easily imagine, the performance of the Jaguar F-Pace fluctuates considerably depending on the chosen engine. As top speed it goes from 195 kilometers per hour of the 2.0-liter diesel with 163 hp of power, to the far more substantial 283 km/h within reach of the resounding V8 petrol than of horses has more than triple. The same applies to the ability to accelerate. Also in this case, the extremes are represented by the 8 cylinders of the 5.0 petrol, able to go from standstill to the hundred times in 4.3 seconds, and from the 163 horses of the 1999 cc diesel, that instead of seconds to pass from 0 to 100 km/h employs more than twice (10.2).

Finally, there are three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Dynamic, which influence the response not only of the engine but also of automatic transmission and steering, as well as ESP and electronic suspension. The Jaguar F-Pace is available with all-wheel drive and 8-speed sequential automatic transmission, or with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Jaguar F-Pace, the grit of the first time
Front view

Jaguar F-Pace: price and consumption

Base price of the Jaguar F-Pace SUV is 48.275 euros for the 2.0-liter diesel with 163 horsepower. However, the price can jump to hundred thousand euros depending on the engine and the options chosen. In terms of emissions and fuel consumption, on the other hand, the British Sport Utility Vehicle is able to be respectful of the wallet and the environment if one opts for a diesel fuel supply.

In this case, we will have average fuel consumption starting from six liters of fuel per hundred kilometers traveled, with emissions of around 140 grams of carbon dioxide emitted every kilometer of road. Clearly, the splendid V8, which is as powerful as it is inexpensive (and ecological), is far more exorbitant. With the more than 550 horsepower of the 5.0-liter, the Jaguar F-Pace does not exceed 12.5 l/100 km and 271 g of CO2/km. Better consumption or performance?