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2019 Jaguar E-PACE Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Manufacturers continue to rain SUVs and here's yet another SUV from the prowling cat - the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace. As the name suggests, you can already guess it's the younger brother to the bigger F-Pace. It's a very stylish looking compact SUV and comes well equipped too.

It is powered by a 2.0L, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and priced at $39,595, it sits just in between its competitors in this segment.

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Pros

Very Stylish looks

Great space on the interiors

It’s a great daily driver

Cons

Not quite as sporty as Jaguar’s are meant to be

Price can escalate quickly with just a few options

Infotainment system is quite mediocre

Ride quality can be a little harsh with bigger wheels

What's New?

Updated infotainment interfaceTBD

New Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38600

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

246 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

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.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/28 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


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Styles

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Borasco Grey Metallic color  2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Caldera Red color  2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Corris Gray Metallic color  2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Farallon Black Premium Metallic color  2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Fuji White color  2019 Jaguar E-PACE in Indus Silver Metallic color
Borasco Grey Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

8.0

Interior

7.7

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P250

P250

power
246 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$38,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P250 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $38,600 MSRP (21 mpg/24/28 mpg) 246 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P250 S

P250 S

power
246 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$40,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P250 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,900 MSRP (21 mpg/24/28 mpg) 246 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P250 SE

P250 SE

power
246 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$43,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P250 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $43,500 MSRP (21 mpg/24/28 mpg) 246 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P300 R-Dynamic S

P300 R-Dynamic S

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$46,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 R-Dynamic S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $46,400 MSRP (21 mpg/23/27 mpg) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P300 R-Dynamic SE

P300 R-Dynamic SE

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$49,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $49,000 MSRP (21 mpg/23/27 mpg) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Jaguar E-PACE P300 R-Dynamic HSE

P300 R-Dynamic HSE

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$52,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P300 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $52,850 MSRP (21 mpg/23/27 mpg) 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Top Jaguar Cars

2018 Jaguar F-PACE
8.8/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 24 combined

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE
8.2/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 19 combined

2017 Jaguar XF
8.1/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 23 combined

2019 Jaguar I-PACE electric
8.1/10

MPG: 76 combined

2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe
8.5/10

Engine: 575 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 L V8

MPG: 18 combined

2017 Jaguar F-PACE
8.6/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 20 combined

2018 Jaguar XE
7.9/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 24 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 28, 2019

7.9

Overall Rating


The compact SUV segment is quite populated and the E-Pace is joined by the Volvo XC40, the Lexus UX 200 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to take on the competition. All cars are powered by a similar engine and produce relatively the same power and performance. Let's see how the Jaguar fares against its likes.


 

8.0/10
Engine

 
 

7.7/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Features

The Jaguar E-pace comes in four trims - Standard, S, SE and HSE. There are two powertrain options that you can have your E-pace with and that is a 2.0L, Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that comes in two states of tune – 248 hp (P250) and 296 hp (P300 R-Dynamic). In either configuration, the engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive comes as standard across all trims. The lower powered engine is not offered on the HSE trim and the higher powered engine is not offered on the base trim. The R-Dynamic HSE trim is the highest trim you can get in the E-pace and its equipped to the brim.

Trim

Standard

S

SE

HSE

MSRP(P250)

$38,600

$40,900

$43,500

$52,850

(P300)

N/A

$46,400

$49,000

N/A

Key Features

17-inch wheels

18-inch wheels

19-inch wheels

20-inch wheels

 

LED headlights

LED running lights

Automatic high beams

Hands-free liftgate

 

Selectable drive modes

Leather upholstery

Power liftgate

Keyless entry

 

Heated mirrors

Power-adjustable front seats

Power-adjustable lumbar and memory settings for the front seats

Upgraded front seats

 

Automatic wipers

Navigation system

11-speaker premium audio system

Premium leather upholstery

 

Headlights

Wi-Fi hotspot

   
 

Front and rear parking sensors

Additional smartphone integration features

Automated parking system

Full-digital gauge cluster display

 

Push-button start

 

Surround-view camera system

Blind-spot monitoring system

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Rear cross-traffic alert

Adaptive cruise control

 

60/40-split folding rear seats

   

High-speed emergency braking

 

10-inch touchscreen

   

Performance-enhancing rear differential

 

Dual USB ports

   

Special exterior and interior styling details

 

Six-speaker sound system

   

Front foglights

 

Lane keeping assist Forward collision warning and mitigation

   

Sport front seats with contrast stitching

 

Low-speed automatic braking

   

 

We’d Recommend

We’d recommend you the P250 variant in its highest trim that is the SE. The P300 gets too expensive in its highest trim and does not make much value for money. The P250 is sufficiently powerful for the car and you wouldn’t really need the P300. The SE trim also comes very well equipped and hence makes the best value for money deal for the Jaguar E-Pace.

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Engine

8.0/10

“Don’t mistake this E-Pace as some kind of Jag hot hatch. Anyone who tries to tell you this 300bhp 4x4 is some kind of XXL Golf R is talking cobblers. It sees off 0-62 in around six seconds, but the engine works hard to shift the steel E-Pace’s 1.9 tonnes, and unless slotted into Dynamic mode, it doesn’t make an enthusiastic noise about the fact” – Top Gear

The 2.0L, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the E-pace produces 248 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 1800 rpm. Well, it’s not as sporty as you’d expect a Jaguar to be but its gets the job done. Power delivery is smooth and linear. The R-Dynamic gets some more power and is a little more energetic per se, but nothing about the E-pace quite suggest some sportiness or that it’s a really fast car. It’s much more of an easy, pleasant cruiser than an outright performer.

The 9-speed automatic transmission is decent too. The gear changes are nice and quick but there tends to be some jerkiness sometimes. It’s not the most refined and Jaguar could definitely give it some more tuning but it’s pretty decent for it is and you’d be happy with it for most times.

When compared to the other cars in the competition, all cars are powered by 2.0L, 4-cylinder motors churning out almost the same levels of power except for the Lexus which is quite underpowered in the competition. Also, the Lexus uses a CVT gearbox while the others use conventional automatics.

Models

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

MSRP

$39,595

$34,195

$32,000

$42,795

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

Transmission

9 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

Continuously variable transmission

9 speed automatic

Horsepower

246 hp@ 5500rpm

248 hp@ 5500rpm

169 hp@ 6600rpm

237 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

269 ft-lbs@ 1200rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1800rpm

151 ft-lbs@ 4800rpm

251 ft-lbs@ 1250 rpm

Acceleration

The E-Pace does the zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds which is in fact, one of the slowest in the segment, better only than the Lexus UX 200 which is quite underpowered. While the acceleration is respectable for the segment, the Jaguar still does not inspire any sportiness. The R-Dynamic variant still does it better in under 6 seconds which is fast enough for the segment.

Models

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

0-60 MPH

6.7

6.2 sec

8.9 sec

6.0 sec

Quarter mile

15.6

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.1

Ride and Handling

The E-pace hasn’t been rewarded with the best of handling either. For a luxury compact SUV, the E-pace rides somewhat inconsistently. The ride is not unsettling per se, but the car feels jittery over bumps and undulations on the road when equipped with the larger, 20-inch wheels. It’s still better with the smaller wheels but there are cars with better ride quality in this segment.

The problem of the ride quality seems more to be because of the wheels than of the suspension. On the handling front, body roll has been well contained but there still seems to be a very tiny amount of lateral movement. The steering is light and easy and it’s fairly precise. The car will go where you point it to but still there is no hint of sportiness from the steering either.

Where the E-Pace is better than its rivals is in its off-road capabilities. Being from JLR, it shares the same platform as the Range Rover Evoque and naturally inherits some off-road credentials. With a ground clearance of 8.8 inches and AWD as standard across all variants, it can go places where other compact SUVs would still struggle. It does not have dedicated off road modes but with dynamic all-wheel drive which can sent up to 100% of the power to an individual wheel depending on traction levels, the E-pace remains quite surefooted off the tarmac.

Braking

Model

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Brake Front (in.)

12.8

13.6

12

12.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

11.9

11.1

12.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4035

3629

3307

3865

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

125

N/A

N/A

We do not have the braking distance for 60-0 mph of the Jaguar E-pace yet, but we can tell you that the brakes are really impressive in the E-pace. The pedals have the right amount of weight and they provide a good bite. Also the car maintains its composure well even under hard braking. In fact, the braking is one of the highlights of the E-pace.

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Fuel Economy

Model

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

MPG (city)

21

23

29

22

MPG (highway)

28

31

37

29

MPG (combined)

24

26

33

25

The E-pace returns 24 miles to the gallon combined which is in fact the least in the competition. Fuel Economy does not necessarily seem to be in Jaguar’s favor here.

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Interior

7.7/10

For a kick off, the materials are just consistently better. There are great fillets of polished, ice-cool metal encircling the outermost vents, the scalloped door inserts, and the pistol-grip gear selector that’s been chosen instead of the hateful rotating knob that makes life difficult every time you need a three-point turn or to parallel park.” – Top Gear

Design

The interiors of the E-Pace are quite well laid out. The have been made to look sporty and you can clearly see the F-type’s interior in here. The dashboard slopes down beautifully and the passenger and driver are separated from each other by a handle bar that runs down to the center console, then sweeping towards the driver, making everything look like it is driver focused.

It gets a large 10-inch infotainment system in the center with the AC vents above it and a band of switches for the music system below it. The climate controls looks very cool with the screen integrated within the dials itself. It’s very easy and convenient to use as well. Fit and finish and quality of materials are good but there are a few bits of cheap plastics used here and there.

The E-pace also gets a digital instrument cluster with three virtual dials and they can be configured to show various information. There is plenty of usable storage spaces all in the cabin and finally, the steering wheel feels pretty good too.

Seating and Comfort

Model

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.2/NA/40.0

39.0/56.7/40.9

35.7/55.1/42.1

39.0/NA/40.2

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

38.2/NA/35.1

39.1/56.3/36.1

36.4/52.9/33.1

38.0/NA/34.8

The E-pace is pretty spacious on the inside with good amount of headroom and legroom in both the front and rear seats. The seats themselves are very comfortable and they come wrapped in leather. There’s also a central arm rest on the rear bench.

Interior Features

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Loadspace cover
  • Two-zone Climate Control
  • Centre console cubby box
  • Twin front cupholders and center console armrest
  • Start-up sequence with movement, dials and lighting
  • Second row air vents
  • Interior lighting
  • Analogue Dials with Central TFT Display
  • Light Oyster Morzine headlining
  • 8-way manual front seats
  • Metal treadplates with Jaguar branding
  • 10 speaker Sound System
  • 10" Touch Pro
  • Dynamic Volume Control
  • Voice control
  • ECO driving style assistant

Infotainment System

The TouchPro system in the Jaguar E-Pace in pretty nice. It a touchscreen unit and the screen itself is a large 10-inch one. While the system is pretty good to use, it’s certainly not as slick and smart as the systems from Mercedes, BMW or even Volvo. The graphics could have been a little better but the system is otherwise responds adequately to touch and commands and is pretty convenient to use. Howvever, the screen is prone to picking up glare from the sunlight and becomes very difficult to see then.

Cargo Capacity

Model

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

24.2

20.7

21.7

20.3

The Jaguar E-pace has the largest boot in the competition. The boot has pretty nice details like a separate storage under the cover, net storages around the sides, tethering points and even a 12 volt socket making it one of the most practical boots in the segment.

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Exterior

“This is a handsome car, recognizable as a Jaguar thanks partly to the teardrop roofline, dropped nose, and aggressively arched lights. Even though the E-Pace's tall, sturdy, compacted body seems incongruous to the long, low, lithe models that made the name Jaguar shorthand for sensuous design.” – The Drive

Design

The Jaguar E-pace is certainly a handsome looker. At first glance, you can immediately identify it as the F-Pace’s younger brother but if you look closely, you’d notice the sportier bits inspired from F-type like the ovoid shaped headlights and taillights and pronounced arches. The front is dominated by a typical Jaguar like grille flanked by two large air intakes on either sides finished in a honeycomb mesh. The ovoid headlights with L-shaped LED DRLs on top look very smart indeed.

Move over to the sides and you’d notice the pronounced wheel arches. The compact dimensions gives it a great silhouette and when equipped with the 21 inch wheels, it looks really handsome. The eye-shaped window line smoothly gives way to the sloping window line at the rear.

The tail lamps are from the F-type and the sloping window line gives it a very athletic and sporty look. Dual exhausts on either sides of the bumper with black mesh surrounds complete off the look. The rear is simple but still looks very smart. It’s a very handsome looking SUV, in fact, it could sell by its looks alone.

Exterior Dimensions

Model

Jaguar E-Pace

Volvo XC40

Lexus UX 200

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Curb weight (lbs.)

4035

3629

3307

3865

Length(in)

173.0

174.2

177

172.0

Width(in)

78.1

73.3

72.4

78.1

Height(in)

64.9

65.3

60.6

64.4

Ground clearance (in)

8.8

8.3

N/A

8.3

Wheelbase (in)

105.6

106.4

103.9

104.7

Track width (in) F/R

64/65.1

63/64

61/61

63.8/64.1

The Jaguar E-Pace is the heaviest vehicle of the lot. It is also the widest car in the competition. It’s not the longest as that goes to the Lexus UX200. It also benefits from the highest ground clearance which gives it better off road capabilities. The overall proportions of the car are really nice. It’s just behind the Volvo for the wheelbase which translates to good amount of space inside.

Exterior Features

  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Manual tailgate
  • Chrome side vents
  • Grained Black grille with Chrome surround
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Grained Black door claddings
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Electric windows with one-touch open/close and anti-trap
  • Heated rear window
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Approach illumination
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • JAGUAR script and leaper
  • 3-flash lane change indicators

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Safety

The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace has not yet been tested by wither NHTSA or IIHS and we cannot offer you their ratings yet. However, the E-Pace comes pretty well loaded with safety technology such as ABS, EBD, Lane Keep Assist, and cruise control. It also comes with a driver alertness monitor which notifies when the driver is fatigued and should take some rest in case he/she is dozing on the driver seat which is a really cool feature.

Safety Features

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake
  • Front airbags, with passenger seat occupant
  • Front side airbags
  • Full length side window curtain airbag
  • Customer Configurable Autolock
  • Rear ISOFIX
  • Seat belt reminder
  • Passive front head restraints
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Camera
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Passive suspension

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Competition

Jaguar E-Pace vs Volvo XC40

Both cars are very close on paper in terms of power and torque figures but the Volvo XC40 is actually quicker to 60 mph than the E-Pace. The Volvo also has the better balance ride quality and handling whereas the E-Pace does not have a very good ride quality. Both cars look amazing from the outside but it’s the interiors of the Volvo which feels more special and its better equipped as well. Finally, the E-Pace is more expensive than the Volvo which means the XC40 is a better car at a cheaper price and hence is our choice

Jaguar E-Pace vs Lexus UX200

The Lexus UX200 may be quite underpowered in comparison to the E-Pace but it does pretty well what it does. It has good body control and a good ride quality as well. It looks very stylish and quite apart. The interiors are good but the infotainment system could have been better. It has way better fuel economy than any of its competitors. On the other hand, the Jaguar is quite more powerful and much faster. If horsepower is not your concern, then the UX200 is the most sensible buy at a reasonable price but the E-Pace seems worth it for the extra power and performance it comes with.

Jaguar E-Pace vs Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque just received a fresh update this year and it looks smarter and sleeker than before. Better than the E-Pace? Perhaps not. However, the Evoque has best in class interiors and technology with this new update. It’s also the fastest to 60 mph and is expected to ride and drive much better than before. Being a range rover, the Evoque has proper offroad capabilities and there’s no beating the Evoque at that. Yes, it costs a little more than the E-Pace but considering all that’s on offer in the new Evoque, it seems every bit worth it and would be our pick of the two.

2019 Jaguar E-PACE Final Verdict

The Jaguar E-Pace is pretty good car but it’s not the best in the class. It looks very stylish, has good interiors and is decently well equipped in this segment. What lets it down is its ride quality and as a compact luxury crossover, it should have got that right.

Another drawback for the E-Pace is that the price can escalate quickly with just a few options. However, the E-Pace comes with a good engine which produces good amount of power and performs well in the segment as well. It’s a good daily driver and but the competition still seems ahead. In the end, it’s only a decent package that is worth your consideration.