The Jaguar E-PACE is a compact yet sporty SUV that, while it’s a lot of fun to drive, is an eminently practical vehicle that benefits families and businesses alike.
The smartly styled E-PACE has plenty of kerb appeal, thanks to its smoothly muscular body, raised ride height and coupé-like roofline, which culminates in a chic spoiler. The vehicle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, which not only catch the eye but deliver enhanced efficiency. A five-door body provides easy access to a surprisingly capacious cabin that allows two full-size adults – or a trio of younger passengers – to travel in absolute comfort in the rear compartment. There’s even room for a 577-litre boot which, with 60/40 split-folding rear seats dropped, expands to a decidedly useful 1,234 litres.
Choose an engine that best suits your needs and preferences. A 2.0-litre 163bhp diesel unit is installed as standard, delivering 380Nm of torque. It also returns great fuel economy and produces CO2 emissions as low as 140g/km. If you prefer power over efficiency, how about a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine? This supercharged 550bhp unit puts out a peak torque of 680Nm, and manages 0-100kmph in a little more than four seconds.
Entry-level E-PACE trim lines are fitted with a six-speaker sound system, which includes a touchscreen display, DAB radio and AM/FM tuner. Bluetooth connectivity features as standard, too, allowing music streaming and hands-free phone communication. Upgrade to R-Dynamic trims or above for a 10.2-inch touchscreen satellite navigation to ensure that route-planning is a simple as can be.
The E-PACE comes with a maximum five-star crash-test rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP. A raft of safety features are included as standard, such as Driver Condition Monitor. This piece of technology keeps an eye on driver-response levels and emits audio and visual cues that signal when it’s a good time to take a break.