Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration is now standard throughout the whole E-Pace range. A new limited-edition Checkered Flag version joins the lineup for this year. And we've lost the regular S trim, although the R-Dynamic S trim remains. But it does mean that some of the equipment in the erstwhile S is now part of the entry level model. See the 2020 Jaguar E-Pace models for sale near you
We'd recommend looking at the regular SE, then adding a few things like more driver aids. This model's engine is muscular enough for the majority of drivers. At $1,020, the adaptive suspension also seems like a reasonable extra. Buyers who encounter serious winters will appreciate the heated seats and steering wheel. Find a Jaguar E-Pace for sale
The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is available in standard and more powerful R-Dynamic guises. The former comes in base, SE and Checkered Flag trim levels -- the latter's trims are S, SE and HSE.
The entry model E-Pace ($40,945) has selectable driving modes, push-button start, 18-in alloy wheels, LED headlights/daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, heated/self-dimming side mirrors, a rear spoiler, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seating surfaces, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a self-dimming rearview mirror, 60/40 split/fold rear seats, forward collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance, driver fatigue monitoring, front/rear parking sensors, a 10-in infotainment touch screen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, voice control, a 6-speaker audio setup, two USB ports and four 12-volt outlets.
SE ($44,695) comes with a powered lift gate, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory settings, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, a 360-degree camera system, self-parking system for parallel and perpendicular parking spaces, reverse traffic detection, road sign recognition, navigation, Wi-Fi (for up to eight devices) and an 11-speaker/380-watt Meridian audio system upgrade (Meridian systems are highly regarded in the automotive audiophile world).
Checkered Flag ($47,395) comes only with the 246-hp engine, plus 19-in alloy wheels finished in Satin Dark Grey, body-colored bumpers, black exterior accents, black leather upholstery with red stitching, heated front seats, a fixed panoramic roof, a 12.3-in configurable driver information display and black gearshift paddles. It's available in Photon Red (a model-exclusive color), Corris Grey or Yulong White.
The R-Dynamic S ($47,595) has its own cosmetic additions to go with the more powerful engine and more advanced AWD system. It also gets bigger front brake discs. Otherwise, it mirrors the regular SE version, with exception of the self-parking feature, the 360-degree camera system, reverse traffic detection and the Meridian sound system.
The R-Dynamic SE ($50,195) adds those items.
The R-Dynamic HSE ($53,945) rolls with 20-in alloy wheels, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, high-speed automatic braking, perforated leather seats, 18-way power-adjustable front seats with memory, blind spot monitoring and a gesture-controlled lift gate (a wiggled foot will work).
Much of the standard equipment in the higher trims is available at extra cost in less expensive variants.
Other options include 21-in alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, multicolored ambient LED cabin lighting, a heated steering wheel, heated windshield washer jets, heated rear outboard seats, side steps, stainless steel/rubber sport pedals, satellite radio and a 15-speaker/825-watt Meridian surround sound system.
Another noteworthy option is the Activity Key. It goes on the wrist and looks like a fitness gadget -- it's waterproof and shockproof, so it can be worn while surfing or rock climbing, etc. It enables the user to leave the regular key in the vehicle, which is then locked by placing the Activity Key on the lift gate's sensor. It doesn't need a battery.
Cargo space with the rear seats in place is 24.2 cu ft. -- folding them down creates 52.5 cu ft. That compares well with rivals.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
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2020 Volvo XC40 -- Earning rave reviews from everyone who drives it because of its style, driving manners and safety tech.