Jaguar F-Pace information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Jag's first crossover. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the F-Pace SUV range.
The I-Pace might be making the headlines, but the Jaguar F-Pace was the company's first-ever crossover – and it marks the moment it finally relented and joined the 4x4 set. It's not a mud-plugger, though; that's what sister brand Land Rover is for. Rather, this is a family-focused, sporting sports utility vehicle designed to be at the sportier end of the scale. For more information on the F-Pace, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
The F-Pace is based on the same aluminium-intensive architecture as the new XF and XE, but adds four-wheel drive for some go-anywhere – well, most places – grunt. A manual is available, but most use the familiar ZF eight-speed automatic, which suits this car perfectly. This is a resolutely on-road focused car, and Jaguar has given it handling, performance and dynamism that are in the same neighbourhood as the Porsche Macan at least. A range of Ingenium four-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines is offered, and for those that want a little more F-Pace, there's also a SVR version.
The one we’d buy
The 2.0d is fine for most needs
The one we’d avoid like the plague
The V6 S is a bit OTT for a crossover... naughty but nice!
Rivals to consider
Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Porsche Macan, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60
Starring in CAR magazine
'Try to find any use of the term ‘SUV’ within the F-Pace’s production announcement and you’ll be as frustrated as the die-hards who lambasted Porsche in vain over the Cayenne. That’s because Jaguar vows the F-Pace isn’t an SUV at all – it was conceived as a family sports car. "The F-Pace is about on-road prowess: we’re not pitching it as a capable, luxury off-roader – that’s what Range Rovers do," said a Jaguar-Land Rover insider. "Others call these cars sport utility vehicles, but we have lots of those in one branch of the JLR family. This is a practical sports car."' (CAR magazine, February 2015)
Jag style, focus on dynamics, a new era for the company
Bit tight in the back row of seats - and the interior quality ain't what it could be
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