2021 Jaguar E-PACE

MSRP $39,950 - $46,600

Ranked #7 in Subcompact Suv

7.6

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2021 Jaguar E-PACE Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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An entertaining and beautiful looking entry level sub-compact SUV that is what the E-Pace is,It is Jaguar’s offering to the segment. It is offered in 3 different trims with AWD as standard and powered by a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine producing close to 250hp in the first two and about 300hp in the top end model.It is a head turner and stands out among the crowd.The car is good in both ‘the Show and the Go’.The engine is shared with the XE which makes this really good considering how superb that car was and is.The Entry level sub-compact SUV market is not a hill that can be climbed easy,it is a very crowded space to conquer.

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Pros

AWD is standard

Powerful Engine

Good amount of cargo space

Cons

Expensive

Poor Fuel Economy

Cramped 2nd row

What's New?

New and updated styling

New MHEV engine for the P300


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$39950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

139 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

246 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1350 rpm

transmission

7 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions

wheelbase

105.6 in.

length

173 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

64.9 in.

curb weight

3925 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

49.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

1653 lbs.

payload capacity

1255 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/26 mpg

highway range

460.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$39,950 onwards

SE$43,700 onwards

R-Dynamic S$46,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Jaguar E-PACE in Caldera Red color
Caldera Red

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

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The E-Pace starts at a price point of $40,995 for the base model and goes all the way up to $49,995 for the fully loaded model.This price point puts it in contention with rivals like The BMW X1,Volvo XC40 and the Mercedes Benz GLA.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Front Angle View
2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Rear Angle View

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2021 Jaguar E-PACE Features

The E-Pace is offered in 3 trims.The Base model starts from a price of $46,095 it is named P250 and the number denotes the power its engine produces.The Sport trim is the fully loaded model priced at $49,995 and is powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine producing 300 horsepower.

Models

P250

P250 SE

300 Sport

MSRP

$40,995

$46,095

$49,995

Key Features

3D Surround Camera

Adds to Base features

Adds to SE features

 

Emergency braking

360° parking aid

20” Style 5120, 5 split-spoke, Satin Dark Grey wheels

 

Grained leather powered front seats

Adaptive speed limiter

Ebony grained leather with Flamed Red stitching

 

Lane keep assist

Grained leather 14-way front powered seats with memory

Fixed panoramic roof

 

LED headlights and LED signature DRL

Heated, electric, power-folding exterior mirrors with memory and approach lights

Keyless entry

 

Heated power exterior mirrors

Meridian sound system

Metal treadplates with Checkered Flag branding

 

Rear camera

Park assist

10-way heated front seats with memory

 

Pivi Infotainment Setup

Pivi Pro Infotainment Setup

 

Which Trim should you buy?

The E-Pace thankfully does not make buying difficult by offering only 3 trims and each of those are well differentiated,maybe there is not much difference in how the cars look.There is difference in the performance offered though and the features offered as well.An being a being that loves power,speed and performance I would definitely prefer the 300 Sport for the extra horsepower. 

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Engine and Performance

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace has a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine which is slightly/mildly hybrid 48 volt electric motor configuration and produces 296hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in the fully loaded Sport Trim.This trim gets the new MHEV engine.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Engine Bay

The Base and SE trims also use the same 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 power unit,chucking out 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

Both these engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic w/ OD. The All-Wheel-Drive configuration is offered as standard across the E-Pace line. 

Models

2021 Jaguar E-pace

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

MSRP

$40,995

$37,250

$34,345

$35,400

Engine

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L TwinPower Turbo I4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9 speed automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automated manual

8 speed shiftable automatic

8 speed automatic

Power

246 hp @ 5,500 rpm

208 hp@ 5,500 rpm

187 hp@ 4,700 rpm

228 hp @ 5,000 rpm

Torque

269 lb-ft @ 1,250 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,200 rpm

221 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

Currently, the Jaguar has the best power output. TheBMW X1 has the best power to price.In terms of value, the BMW takes the win. Jaguar however is expected to make some changes under the hood in the 2021 model,which might result in these figures changing to a great extent.

How well does the Jaguar E-Pace handle?

The one section where all Jaguars shine is in their Handling and the E-Pace is no exception.The superb Chassis gives a feedback soo well like it communicates with the driver and that brilliant chassis is complimented perfectly by the Suspension which is just right and these two aspects put together makes this SUV dynamically well sorted.The steering too is precise and the Body roll has been controlled.

The availability of a full-time AWD system makes this little SUV manage to grip the road very well. The torque steer and understeer are mitigated to further compliment the SUVs handling. Helping remain steady at highway speeds.

Braking Performance

Equipped with 13.7” rotors in the front and 11.8” in the rear.The rotor size seems too big on one end and too small on the other.Also the SUV weighs 4,035 lbs and is the heaviest amongst the list here.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Brakes

That and the braking distance of 130ft prove this is too much for the Rotors to handle.However the feedback and the feel from the Brakes is good and the ABS works just fine.

Model 

Jaguar E-PACE

Mercedes Benz GLA 250

Volvo XC40

BMW X1

Brake Front(in)

13.7

12.6

13.6

N/A

Brake Rear(in)

11.8

11.6

11.9

N/A

Curb Weight(lbs)

4,035

3,164

3,574

3,554

60-0 MPH (ft.)

130

120

122

122

The Mercedes turns out to be the best in terms of braking performance stopping from 0-60 in the shortest distance of 120ft. And weighing at 3,164 lbs it is the lightest car too,with the smallest bunch of brakes the stopping prowess of the Merc is just great.The Volvo and the BMW have the same braking distance while the Volvo weighs the BMW,We cannot conclude which of these two are better as we do not have the size of BMW’s brake Rotor.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The Jag with it’s 2.0L Inline-4 engine produces good horsepower but does not give good fuel efficiency.The E-Pace has a big fuel tank at 18.1 Gallons and is the highest capacity among its rivals.This however is where the smirk ends because the mileage it offers in the city is at 21mpg and it offers 28mpg on the highway which sums up to 24mpg combined.Which when seen for itself is not too bad but pit it against the rivals it seems terrible.

Models

2021 Jaguar E-pace*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

MPG (City)

21

24

23

24

MPG (Highway)

28

34

33

33

MPG (Combined)

24

28

27

27

Fuel Capacity(Gal.)

18.1 gallons

14.8 gallons

14.2 gallons

16.1 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

380/506/434 miles

355/503/414 miles

327/468/383 miles

386/531/434 miles

The Volvo has the smallest tank in the list at 14.2 Gallons this is not too bad as the mileage figures are satisfactory too giving the car a considerable range before running out.The BMW in the City offers 1 mpg more than the Volvo in the city at 24mpg and matches the Volvo’s figures everywhere else except the Fuel tank capacity as the BMW has a 16.1 gallon fuel tank.However the Mercedes is the most efficient with 24mpg in the city,34 mpg on the highway and this even though it has a small 14.8 gallon fuel tank it has a good range.But still the Jaguar travels the farthest owing to that big big fuel tank of 18.1gallons.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Interior

6.0/10

The 2021 E-Pace feels rich and beautiful,Giving us a taste of what a premium interior is like.In tradition with the badge it carries.However, the inside is made of plastic which might be a problem for a few.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Dashboard

The upholstery is leather.The cabin is also spacious and has a huge 11.4inch infotainment system.The New rendition of the car might get a bigger infotainment system although,it does not bring about a huge change.

Coming to the rear,The back seat unfortunately is too cramped and the car’s total seating capacity is 5 members. 

Models

2021 Jaguar E-pace

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

38.4/56.1/40.6

40.0/54.8/41.9

39/56.7/40.9

41.9/55.6/40.4

Rear row(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(inches)

38.3/55.8/35.1

35.4/53.2/27.1

39.1/56.3/36.1

41.9/55.2/37.0

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The rear seat of the E-Pace is really congested and cramped in the rear seat.Although, it has a spacious cargo capacity of 24.2 cubic feet.The Mercedes is spacious in the rear as well and feels a bit more comfortable.The BMW is the most spacious car among the list and it is evident from the figures. 

Some of the interior features on offer are:

  • heated memory Front seats
  • Front seats with power lumbar adjustment
  • powered driver seat with power reclining, height adjustment and cushion extension, and tilt support
  • 60/40 split rear seat
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Dual-zone air conditioning system
  • 4 12V DC power outlets

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system on the Jaguar E-PACE is a 10” touchscreen system equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and lots of other features like dynamic volume control and Bluetooth connectivity.Meridian 380W Sound System is the speakers on offer.This is all controllable through the steering mounted controls.The animation and the display quality of the system is really good and is bright

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Infotainment Display

The audio output from the Meridian 380W sound system is truly amazing and brilliant.The audio output feels crystal clear with a wide frequency range output. The E-PACE also has an optional 12.3" high-definition Interactive Driver Display and a heads-up display system that is on offer.

The 2021 E-PACE has many standard and optional interior features that enhance the luxury of the car. Some of the highlight interior features are: 

  • 10.0-inch touchscreen full HD infotainment system
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Interactive driver display
  • Head-up display
  • Meridian audio system
  • Navigation pro services
  • Sunroof

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Exterior

6.0/10

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace has gotten an update in styling. It now has new front and rear looks, sporting a new grille, and more aggressive styling. The headlights look like cat-eyes.Going to the dimensions, there aren't going to be too many changes. The new all-LED lamps of the new Jaguar have the double J-Blade DRLs.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE SUV Rear View

The beautifully drawn body-lines give the E-Pace a more aggressive and performance-oriented look. The design is prominent for the complete body design of the E-Pace.

Models

2021 Jaguar E-pace

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,035

3,164

3,574

3,554

Length (in)

173

173.9

174.2

175.5

Width (in)

74.8

71

75.2

71.7

Height (in)

64.9

60

65.3

62.9

Ground clearance (in)

6.4

5.3

8.3

7.2

Wheelbase (in)

105.6

106.3

106.4

105.1

The E-Pace is the heaviest car amongst the vehicles here and with the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain,the weight is only bound to increase.The height of the Jaguar is really superb only shorter than the Volvo.The Merc is the lightest car off the bunch and is the least wide,closer to the ground.The BMW however is the longest car with the shortest wheelbase and that tess us how good this car handels.

Some of the highlight exterior features are:

  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Sportier exterior styling
  • Adaptive suspension dampers 
  • Fog Lights
  • Black exterior trim
  • 20-inch wheels

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace comes with many more safety and driver-assistance features as standard when compared to the outgoing model like the forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring,etc.The car also retains all the other basic safety features like airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, stability control, TPMS, making the ride safer.

  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Alert
  • Blindspot collision warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Airbags
  • ABS With Electronic Brake Distribution System (EBD)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Brake Assist

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Competition

7.0/10

The E pace is a pretty superb overpriced sub-compact Suv.This is a very feature loaded,capable,powerful car that can seat 5 people and do a little bit of off the road action.It comes in as a Entry level car in a very crowded market and the rivals it has to face aare no slouches,let us see how they stack up.

2021 Jaguar E-Pace Vs 2021 Mercedes Benz GLA

Mercedes in one of the household german names is one of the big contenders here with the GLA on offer they already have a good hold in the market.The GLA is lighter,more efficient car and more affordable than the Jag.

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA

That is all well and good,but the Jaguar is the better overall performer,has better performance figures,more safety features and more fully loaded than the Merc.The GLA is a bit too luxury focussed and that is all.Although,the price is high the Jaguar might be a better option.

2021 Jaguar E-Pace Vs 2021 BMW X1

The BMW have always had a lead on their competition in almost every time,but they seem to have met their match.

2021 BMW X1

The Jaguar seems to not back down at all from trading punches with the X1 as the differences keep going they are not so evenly matched in the performance with the jaguar being more powerful and the places where it is bested by the BMW is a few aspects in the dimensions,fuel efficiency and the price.The Jag is overpriced!.

2021 Jaguar E-PACE Final Verdict

The Jaguar E-Pace is a really good Entry level Sub-compact SUV.Yes! It is overpriced and that is a big factor in looking for alternatives but the features,power,comfort and styling offered justifies what you pay for it and will put a smile on your face everytime you put a mile on your car. The car feels rich and does justice.It rightly stands up to the Badge it wears and the price it charges. 

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