UPDATED: December 12, 2021
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The Jaguar E-Pace (X540) is a front or all-wheel-drive, front-engine, five-door compact luxury crossover SUV produced by the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under their Jaguar marque. It was officially revealed on 13 July 2017 and was the 2nd production Jaguar SUV.
The car is built in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr and from 2018 is also scheduled to be built by Chery Jaguar Land Rover, JLR’s joint venture with partner Chery, in Changshu, China.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Jaguar E-Pace
- Price: Starts at $51,500 CAD
- Comparable to: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus UX
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $11,230 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
At SUV Power Rankings we don’t just review a car ourselves and put our own spin and opinion on it; instead we take every review, preview, first look, etc. pull the important data points from those informative “views” and place them into our own algorithm to come up with the most unbiased scoring system available anywhere.
You can view the overall Compact SUV Rankings here and the Luxury Compact SUV Rankings here.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 3.9 / 5
J.D. Power: 82 / 100
Car and Driver: 7 / 10
Car Connection: 6.8 / 10
What the critics have to say…
The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is one of the more athletic choices in a very competitive class of small SUVs that includes the Mercedes GLB and GLC, BMW X1 and Volvo XC40. Overall, we think the E-Pace is worth checking out, especially if you prioritize performance and style.
The E-Pace shares a platform with the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (Land Rover is Jaguar’s corporate sibling) and is built in Austria by the same high-class 3rd-party constructor that produces the awesome Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV.
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
The E-Pace handles well with precise steering and lack of body roll. On bumpy roads the stiff suspension lets the road through, meaning you feel every bump, nook and cranny.
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Jaguar has historically been a brand with poor reliability, but the E-PACE may have solved that.
The Jaguar E-PACE has a predicted reliability score of 82 our of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
aguar E-Pace Warranty
Jaguar backs this SUV with a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
Seating is very comfortable. Controls are intuitive and elegant.
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
The E-Pace features an upscale cabin built from excellent materials.
The vehicle is easy to get in and out of. Visibility is excellent.
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
Jaguar’s Pivi infotainment system is straightforward, and the curved touch screen is easy to see. There are also lots of controls placed within easy reach of the driver. Standard connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay make it a snap to sync your smartphone to the vehicle.
- Standard infotainment features: an 11.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Meridian stereo, and wireless device charging
- Available infotainment features: navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 14-speaker Meridian stereo
- Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control
- Other available features: a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and Jaguar’s Activity Key (a waterproof bracelet that lets you start and unlock the E-Pace without the key fob)
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
The E-Pace’s cargo capacity is respectable for a small luxury crossover. It provides 22.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 49.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
The E-Pace is an excellent vehicle that sits firmly in a segment with many other excellent vehicles. Is it a good value? It is if you want a Jaguar. If you are open to other brands then there may be better value options for you.
IS THE Jaguar e-pace A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the Jaguar E-Pace is a good SUV. It is fun to drive and has a wonderful interior. It’s not perfect, however. Many class rivals have more spacious rear seats and get better gas mileage.
SHOULD I BUY THE jaguar e-pace?
As one of the most expensive vehicles in this segment it is tough to recommend it. It doesn’t lead in any category, which means you are paying more for less. Again, if you want a Jaguar, then this is a great choice. If not, then look at other options.
THE FINAL WORD
No matter what you prioritize in a vehicle there will be a better choice in this segment. That said, the E-pace has its own style and feel, which may well be worth making it your own.