2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV

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2018 MODEL

$38,600 - $53,550

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Overview

Known as the first Jaguar since X-Type to flaunt a front-wheel-drive system, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace subcompact luxury crossover SUV is perhaps one of the more affordable offerings from the carmaker. Available in 3 trims, the ride features beautifully sculpted Jaguar exteriors along with a powerful engine. The newest entry features an advanced AWD system on the higher trim levels.

Like most of its class rivals, the Jaguar E-Pace features a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It is capable of generating 269 lb.-ft. of torque and 246 hp of power. The engine is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission mode.

The bid for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace starts from $38,600. Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo V60 are major competitors of the E-Pace. Audi A4 Allroad is yet another competitor to the E-Pace. Jaguar E-Pace is in the same price-range as that of the Discovery Sport and V60. Audi A4 Allroad is relatively expensive with pricing options starting from $44,500.

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Pros

Awe-inspiring exterior design

Intuitive steering

Affordable options for a Jaguar

Chic cabin and interiors

Cons

Jiggly ride

No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration

What's New?

This is the first time the Jaguar E-Pace has been pushed into the market

It was first revealed in July 2017.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38600

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

147 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

246 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.8 in. solid disc brakes/11.8 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

105.6 in.

length

173 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

64.9 in.

curb weight

4035 lbs.

ground clearance

8.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

24.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

6630 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/24/28 mpg

highway range

506.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV in Silicon Silver Premium Metallic color  2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV in Yulong White Metallic color  2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV in Indus Silver Metallic color  2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV in Fuji White color  2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV in Corris Gray Metallic color
Silicon Silver Premium Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.7

Engine

7.9

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

6.3

Exterior

7.9

Driving

8.8

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV P250

P250

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$38,600 - $53,550

Configurations
P250 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/24/28)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
P250 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/24/28)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
P250 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/24/28)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm
P250 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/24/28)
Torque: 269 lbs.-ft. @ 1,200 rpm

 2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV P300

P300

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$47,250 - $53,100

Configurations
P300 R-Dynamic S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/23/27)
Torque: 295 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm
P300 R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/23/27)
Torque: 295 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm
P300 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (21/23/27)
Torque: 295 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 5, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


7.7/10
Features

 

7.9/10
Engine

 

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.3/10
Interior

 

7.9/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Known as the first Jaguar since X-Type to flaunt a front-wheel-drive, the  2018 Jaguar E-Pace subcompact luxury crossover SUV is perhaps one of the cheapest offerings made by Jaguar. Available in 3 trims, the ride features trademark Jaguar exteriors coupled with a powerful engine and a comfortable ride. The newest entry features an advanced AWD system plus improved aesthetics.

Like most of its class rivals, the Jaguar E-Pace features a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It is capable of generating 269 lb.-ft. of torque and 246 hp of power. The engine is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission mode.

The bid for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace starts from $38,600. Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo V60 are major competitors of the E-Pace. Audi A4 Allroad is yet another competitor to the E-Pace. Jaguar E-Pace is in the same price-range as that of the Discovery Sport and V60. Audi A4 Allroad is relatively expensive with pricing options starting from $44,500.

Features

7.7/10

2018 Jaguar E-Pace comes in 3 trims, namely Standard, E Pace S and E Pace SE. The Standard trim comes with 17-inch 10-spoke ‘Style 1005’ allow wheels and fabric 8-way front seats. Moreover, it features a Touch Pro 10-inch screen, driver condition monitor and front and rear parking aid.

Trims

Standard

E Pace S

E Pace SE

MSRP

$39,595

$42,495

$45,295

Features

  • 17" 10 spoke 'Style 1005' alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Fabric 8-way front seats
  • Touch Pro 10” Screen
  • Emergency Braking, Rear Camera, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor,
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  •  18" 9 spoke 'Style 9008' alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights
  • Auto-dimming, power fold and heated door mirrors with approach lights
  • Grained leather 10-way front seats
  • Touch Pro and Connect Pro, including InControl Apps, Navigation Pro, Pro Services and a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Park Pack, which includes 360° Parking Aid, Reverse Traffic Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limite
  • 19" 10 spoke 'Style 1039' Alloy Wheel
  • Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Grained leather 14-way memory front seats
  • Meridian Sound System
  • Drive Pack, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, High-Speed Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Assist
  • Powered tailgate

 

The E Pace S comes with 18-inch 9-spoke ‘Style 9008’ alloy wheels. The trim features grained leather 10-way front seats and signature Daytime Running Lights. Moreover, it comes with Park Pack, which includes 3600 Parking Aid and Reverse Traffic Detection. E Pace SE feature 19-inch 10-spoke ‘Style 1039’ alloy wheels and a powered tailgate. It features the Drive Pack that includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Blind Spot Assist.

We Recommend

E Pace S is the best trim that offers the most value for money. For an additional $2.9k you will get an upgrade from 17-inch alloy wheels to 18-inch alloy wheels. Moreover, Park Pack is better than that of the Drive Pack, which is available with the top-trim, the E Pace SE

Engine

7.9/10

“The new-for-2018 Jaguar E-Pace is a mixed bag when it comes to performance. The two turbo-four engines are capable, but they aren't as smooth or fuel-efficient as rivals' powertrains. On the road, however, the Jaguar is solid. It handles well and absorbs road imperfections with ease.”-cars.usnews 

Engine and Transmission

The newest make of Jaguar E-Pace comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. With it, the ride is able to make use of 246 hp of power and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Both the power and torque is second only to Audi A4 Allroad’s 252 hp of power and 273 lb.-ft. torque. 2018 Jaguar E-Pace features a 9-speed automatic transmission mode. The same transmission mode is also available in the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Models

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

MSRP

$38,600

$44,500

$37,795

$38,250

Engine

2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbocharged

2.0-liter four cylinder Turbocharged

2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbocharged

2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission

9 Speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

Geartronic 8 Speed Automatic

Power

246 hp @ 5500 rpm               

252 hp @ 5000

237 hp @5500

240  hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

269 ft-lbs. @ 1200 rpm               

273ft-lbs. @ 1,600-4500 rpm

251 ft-lbs @1250

258 ft-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Volvo V60 features slightly lesser power and torque than that of the Jaguar E-Pace. V60 offers 240 hp of power, 258 lb.-ft. of torque and a Geartronic 8-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover Discovery Sport features the lowest power and torque amongst the competition. 237 hp and 251 lb.-ft., respectively.

Acceleration

2018 Jaguar E-Pace flaunts an average acceleration. The ride takes 6.6 seconds to hit the 60 MPH mark. This is slightly faster than 6.7 seconds required by the Volvo V60. However, Land Rover Discovery Sport features better 0-60 MPH acceleration time of 6.3 seconds. The best-in-class 0-60 MPH acceleration is flaunted by Audi A4 Allroad. It takes merely 5.3 seconds to do so.

Models

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

0-60 MPH

6.6

5.3

6.3

6.7

Quarter mile

 

14.1 at 99 mph

 

15.2 sec at  mph

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged

2.0L Turbocharged

2.0L Turbocharged

2.0L Turbocharged

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.3

7.1

8.0

6.8

CO2 emission value for the Jaguar E-Pace is 7.3. This is more than that of the Volvo V60, 6.8, and Audi A4, 7.1. Land Rover Discovery Sport has the most CO2 emission value of 8.0 amongst the league.

Ride and Handling

In addition to flaunting a fashionable built, the Jaguar E-Pace has a hyperfast steering. This allows the driver to tackle any corner, regardless of the curvature. The handling is crisp yet flexible. The body control is excellent, especially for a crossover. However, the steering becomes unpredictable while dodging around curvaceous tracks at high speeds.

Braking

There is a full 1-inch difference between the sizes of brakes in Jaguar E-Pace. While the front brake is 12.8 inches, the rear brake is 11.8 inches long. Land Rover Discovery Sport also has the same brake sizes for the respective brakes.

Volvo V60 features brakes that have an only 0.1-inch difference in sizes. The front brake is 11.8 inches while the rear is 11.9 inches.

Model

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

Brake Front(in)

12.8

13.3

12.8

11.8

Brake Rear(in)

11.8

13

11.8

11.9

Curb weight(lbs)

4035

3825

3854

3670

60-0 MPH

NA

119 ft

133 ft

111 ft

Talking about the intensity, Jaguar E-Pace has an impressive braking power. Moreover, it is easy to adjust. The biggest brakes, however, among the league is flaunted by the Audi A4 Allroad. It has a front brake of 13.3-inch size and a rear brake that is 13 inches long. Despite having the smallest front brake, Volvo V60 offers the best stopping distance during an emergency. The ride requires only 111 feet to stop while decelerating from 60 MPH.

Fuel Economy

7.1/10

Jaguars aren’t known for their fuel economy. This holds true for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace too. The ride offers 23 mpg of combined fuel economy. While the ride limits to 21 mpg in cities, it delivers 27 mpg on highways. This is slightly better than that of the lowest-in-league combined fuel economy of 22 offered by the Discovery Sport.

Model

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

MPG (city)

21

22

21

25

MPG (highway)

27

30

25

36

MPG (combined)

23

25

22

29

Audi A4 Allroad offers somewhat better combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. But it is the Volvo V60 that offers the best-in-class combined fuel economy of 29 mpg. City and highway fuel economy for the V60 is 25 and 36 mpg, respectively.

Interior

6.3/10

“Despite its small SUV proportions, the E-Pace is surprisingly roomy on the inside. The back seat provides enough legroom for adults, even if the headroom may be tight for taller passengers. We can't comment on lower-trim versions, but the upgraded leather upholstery is a pleasant treat.”- edmunds

Seating and Comfort

2018 Jaguar E-Pace has a maximum passenger capacity of 5. Headroom, shoulder-room, and legroom available in the front are 38.4, 56.1 and 40.1 inches, respectively. Despite the comfortable seating, this is the least offering in the league. Land Rover Discovery Sport offers the most headroom, 40.2 inches, and legroom, 42 inches, amongst the class rivals.

Model

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.4/56.1/40.1

39.2/55.9/41.3

40.2/57.4/42

38.7/57/41.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

38.3/55.8/35.1

37.4/54.5/35.7

38.7/56.3/37.3

37.6/55.2/33.5

Jaguar E-Pace has headroom, shoulder-room, and legroom of 38.3, 55.8 and 35.1 inches, respectively in the rear. The headroom is second only to 38.7 inches flaunted by the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Once again, Discovery Sport offers the most rear legroom of 37.3 inches. Volvo V60 has the least legroom of 33.5 inches in the back. Audi A4 Allroad, on the other hand, offers the least headroom of 37.4 inches in the back.

Infotainment System

2018 Jaguar E-Pace comes with Jaguar’s proprietary InControl infotainment system. It features a number of intuitive and integrated technologies, allowing passengers to make the most out of the ride. The system features a 10-inch Touch Pro display build right into the center of the console. There are 4 customizable home screens available with the Touch Pro display.

The infotainment system is responsive and supports voice control. The optional HUD presents key vehicle data on the windscreen. All the graphics are available hi-res. The infotainment system is coupled with 15-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System with Trifield Technology. Moreover, there are additional 4 packages available to further upgrade the infotainment system.

Interior Features

Jaguar E-Pace retains the aesthetic value of a typical Jaguar on the inside. The interiors are simplistic and aesthetically pleasing. All fixtures seem to be at the right place. Key interior features flaunted by the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace includes:

  • Comfortable front seats
  • Clean, clutter-free cabin
  • Intuitive, easy to use controls

Cargo Capacity

To put it simply, Jaguar E-Pace isn’t meant for carrying loads of cargo around. This is evident from the fact that it offers 24.2 cubic feet of behind 2nd-row space. Moreover, it has the least-in-league 52.7 cubic feet 2nd-row folded cargo space.

Model

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

Volume (ft.cube)

(Behind 2rd row)

24.2

24.2

32

24.2

Volume (ft.cube)

(2nd Row Folded)

52.7

58.5

66.9

68.9

Land Rover Discovery Sport offers the most behind 2nd-row space of 32 cubic feet. Whereas, the most folded 2nd-row space of 68.9 cubic feet is flaunted by the Volvo V60

Exterior

7.9/10

“Jaguar’s design team did a spectacular job sculpting the 2018 E-Pace -- it’s arguably the most attractive SUV in its segment. The iconic Jaguar grille leads the way, with a pair of sleek cat-eye shaped headlights on either side. The greenhouse is perfectly proportioned and a pair of aggressive-looking round exhaust ports bring up the rear.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Jaguar E-Pace is the heaviest ride in the league. It has a total curb weight of 4035 lbs. Volvo V60 flaunts the least curb weight of 3670 lbs. in the class. Audi A4 Allroad and Discovery Sport have a curb weight of 3825 and 3854 lbs., respectively. Jaguar E-Pace flaunts width and height of 74.7 and 64.9 inches, respectively. Width is the most amongst the league.

Model

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Audi A4 allroad

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Volvo V60

curb weight(lbs)

4035

3825

NA

3670

Length(in)

173

187

180.7

182.5

Width(in)

(w/o mirror)

74.7

72.5

74.6

73.4

Height(in)

64.9

58.8

67.9

58.4

Ground clearance(in)

NA

6.5

8.3

5.4

Wheelbase(in)

105.6

110.9

107.9

109.3

Track width(in) F/R

64/65.1

62.1/61.7

63.8/64.2

62.1/62

Any typical Jaguar is a short-length coupe, and 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is no exception. It is merely 173 inches long. Comparatively, Discovery Sport and V60 have 180.7 and 182.5 inches of length, respectively. Audi A4 Allroad has the most length of 187 inches in the league. 2018 Jaguar E-Pace also has the least wheelbase of 105.6 inches. Audi A4 Allroad, on the contrary, has the most wheelbase of 110.9 inches amongst the league.

Exterior Features

2018 Jaguar E-Pace flaunts sporty looks in addition to having the traditional Jaguar persona. Major exterior features of the Jaguar E-Pace include:

  • Bold honeycomb mesh grille
  • Signature J blade
  • An optional fixed panoramic glass roof
  • Striking, all-round LED headlights

Safety

2018 Jaguar E-Pace comes with a wide assortment of security features for ensuring a safe, comfy ride. The ride flaunts traditional safety features like the Electronic Stability Control and ABS and Driveline Traction Control. Moreover, it comes with InControl Protect Emergency SoS, Automated Parking Sensors, and Airbag Occupancy Sensor features.

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

InControl Protect Emergency Sos

Lane Keep Assist Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning

Automated Parking Sensors

Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot SensorLow Tire Pressure Warning

Autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision and Reverse Traffic Detection Rear Collision

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Power Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 

*NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings not available

Competition

Jaguar E Pace vs. Audi A4 Allroad

Jaguar E-Pace receives a great deal of competition from the Audi A4 Allroad. The ride packs a 2.0-liter four cylinder Turbocharged engine. It is capable of generating 252 hp of power and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of which are greater than that available in the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace. Nonetheless, the bid for Audi A4 starts from $44,500, about $5900 more than that of the E-Pace. Audi A4 Allroad comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission mode.

Jaguar E Pace vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in Land Rover Discovery Sport is able to generate 237 hp of power. Moreover, it is able to produce 251 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are least among the competition. The starting price set for the SUV is $37,795, lowest amongst the class rivals. The 2.0L engine is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission mode in the ride. Discovery Sport is slightly better in acceleration than the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace.

Jaguar E Pace vs. Volvo V60

Like its class rivals, the Volvo V60 comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It imparts 240 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque to the ride. For gear-shifting, the coupe comes with a Geartronic 8-speed automatic transmission mode. Pricing options for the 2018 Volvo V60 start from $38,250, $350 less than that of the Jaguar E-Pace. The ride has the slowest acceleration among the class rivals. It takes 6.7 seconds to reach 60 MPH from nothing

Final Verdict

With E-Pace, Jaguar is aiming at releasing an affordable, from Jaguar’s perspective, ride. This is perhaps done in order to increase the total number of Jags we see on the road. There are several aspects of the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace to cherish about. This includes the looks, especially exteriors, the robust engine and the driving experience.

However, like other rides, E-Pace also isn’t free from flaws. One of the biggest issue with the ride is its tight rear seating. Adding this to the limited cargo capacity the crossover SUV stays behind the likes of Volvo V60. However, the Jaguar E-Pace is a perfect balance of beauty and performance, period.

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