Styling; supercharged engines; excellent road manners; passenger and cargo space
Some cabin materials lack the typical Jaguar classiness
Grabbing the headlines is a new range-topping SVR version with a super-powerful 550-horsepower V8 and a claimed top speed of 176 miles per hour. On a more sensible note, the base model gains a rearview camera, forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance, driver-fatigue monitoring and parking sensors at both ends. Other advanced driver aids become available in option packages rather than having to buy the most expensive model to get all the safety features. Jaguar has also improved its traffic sign recognition function, and a 10-inch touchscreen is now standard throughout. See the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE models for sale near you
A Prestige version, preferably with the more powerful 4-cylinder gasoline engine, achieves a balance of luxury appointments while staying on the reasonable side of the price range. Find a Jaguar F-PACE for sale
The 2019 Jaguar F-PACE comes in base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S and SVR trim levels. The S is the only version to have the V6, while 20d and 30t models start at the Premium level.
The F-PACE 25t ($45,595) has the 2.0-liter gasoline engine. A power lift gate is standard, along with 18-in alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, LED running lights, a rearview camera, forward-collision mitigation, a self-dimming rearview mirror, parking sensors front and rear, a 10-in touchscreen, Bluetooth, a 380-watt/11-speaker audio system, USB, HD Radio and an auxiliary audio input.
The Premium ($47,995) comes with 19-in alloy wheels, memory settings for the driver's seat and self-dimming/power-folding side mirrors.
The F-PACE 20d Premium ($49,495) starts off the diesel-powered variants, skipping the base level and going up to R-Sport.
The Prestige ($52,595) adds real leather upholstery, heated front seats with 4-way power-adjustable lumbar, a heated windshield and steering wheel (which becomes power-adjustable), Wi-Fi, navigation and traffic sign recognition.
The R-Sport ($56,895) rolls on 20-in alloys and incorporates blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, sportier front seats and fog lamps.
The S ($62,495) puts the V6 into the engine bay, while an adaptive suspension is also added. Otherwise, the equipment list is similar to the R-Sport.
The 30t Portfolio ($63,995) brings a head-up display, satellite radio, adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, heated/cooled/20-way power-adjustable front seats, power-reclining rear seats with heated outboards, quad-zone climate control, a gesture-controlled tailgate and an 825-watt Surround Sound system.
As well as the big V8, the SVR ($80,985) has its own cosmetic additions inside and out, an aero kit, 21-in alloy wheels, quad exhaust tailpipes, bigger brakes and a dedicated suspension setup.
Much of the standard equipment in higher trims, such as quad-zone automatic climate control, navigation, a 825-watt/17-speaker Surround Sound system and a laser-based head-up display (rather than LED, so drivers can wear polarized sunglasses and still read it), is available at extra cost in less expensive variants. Higher trims also offer a TFT/LCD instrument display. A basic driver-assistance package is available from Premium trim, while a more comprehensive array becomes eligible at the Prestige level.
Other options include 22-in wheels (that will affect ride comfort), cabin air ionization and a perpendicular/parallel self-parking function. One noteworthy extra is the Activity Key. It's worn on the wrist and looks like a fitness gadget; it's waterproof and shockproof, so it can be worn while surfing or rock climbing. It enables the user to leave the regular key in the F-PACE, then lock the vehicle by placing the Activity Key on the J of the tailgate's Jaguar badge. No batteries are required.
Cargo space with the rear seats in place is 33.5 cu ft. and 63.5 cu ft. when they're folded down flat. Both figures have the edge over the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. The mat in the F-PACE has carpet on one side and a washable rubberized surface on the other. Maximum towing capacity is 5,290 pounds.
|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|
2019 Audi Q5 -- The first generation was talented and popular, while this second generation repeats the formula.
2019 BMW X3 -- Superb to drive, well packaged, extremely practical, somewhat pricey.
2019 Lexus NX -- Great build quality. Not that inspiring to drive.
Used Porsche Macan -- The F-PACE was benchmarked against the Macan when Jaguar was tuning the suspension. The Porsche is more expensive as a new vehicle, but a recent certified pre-owned (CPO) version is absolutely worth checking out.