2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Pros: Strong acceleration (V6): athletic driving personality; availability of economical diesel engine; generous cargo room for the class

Cons: Mediocre fuel-economy ratings with V6; firm ride, especially with optional upsized wheels

CG Says: For 2017, Jaguar enters the growing premium compact SUV market for 2017 with its first-ever SUV. The F-Pace is a 5-passenger crossover that aims to blend the Jaguar brand’s sporty dynamic character with the cargo versatility and rough-terrain/all-weather capabilities of an SUV. It’s powered by either a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 in 340- and 380-horsepower variants or a new 180-hp turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard all-wheel drive sends all power to the rear wheels unless extra traction is needed, then power is also directed to the front wheels. Like other Jaguars, F-Pace uses aluminum-intensive construction to reduce weight for better fuel economy and driving dynamics. Tech and safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, lane-departure mitigation, traffic-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, and Wi-Fi hotspot. Debuting on the F-Pace is Jaguar’s Activity Key, an optional waterproof wristband that can lock and unlock the vehicle and allow the key to be left securely inside while the driver participates in water sports. With the F-Pace, Jaguar brings a stylish-yet-practical vehicle to the premium compact SUV segment that also delivers impressive performance in V6 form. If you’re shopping the Porsche Macan, Audi SQ5, or Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, be sure to check out the F-Pace 35t, and if you’re interested in economy as much as athleticism, check out the F-Pace 20d.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices 20d: $40,990
20d Premium: $44,200
20d Prestige: $48,700
20d R-Sport: $53,900
35t: $42,390
35t Premium: $45,600
35t Prestige: $50,100
35t R-Sport: $55,300
S: $56,700
First Edition: $69,700

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (35t, S, First Edition)
Horsepower
340 (380 in S, First Edition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (20d)
Horsepower
180
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33