Based on the same platform as the redesigned XF sedan – notice how both cars share the “F” in their names? – Jaguar offers the F-Pace with either a 2.0-liter, turbodiesel four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 (a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is coming in 2018). Both engines work alongside an eight-speed automatic to send power to a standard all-wheel-drive system.
There are three separate versions of the F-Pace – 20d, 35t, and S – while the first two variants are available in four separate trim levels – base, Premium, Prestige, and R-Sport – which come with a varying array of equipment. The 20d's turbodiesel four-cylinder pumps out 180 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque while the 35t runs with Jaguar Land Rover's familiar supercharged V6 to generate 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The S, meanwhile, uses a more potent version of the same supercharged engine to score 380 hp while retaining the same torque output. But regardless of which version you opt for, the F-Pace comes quite well equipped.
Starting at $41,990 (not including a $995 destination charge) the base F-Pace diesel comes standard with:
- 18-inch wheels
- 380-watt, 11-speaker Meridian stereo
- Sliding panoramic sunroof
- Power liftgate
- LED taillamps
- Dual-zone climate control
- Bluetooth connectivity
The Premium, which we expect to be the volume model, demands $45,200, while the Prestige starts at $49,700. Finally, Jag priced the stylish R-Sport and range-topping S $54,900 and $57,700, respectively. Upgrading from the diesel to the supercharged V6 costs a mere $1,400. Naturally, Jaguar offers a range of option groups designed to add visual spice or comfort-focused options to the F-Pace packages – headliners on lesser trims include a Vision Package that adds LED headlights, a Navigation Package that adds, um, navigation, and a Climate Package with heated/vented seats. The V6 engines return identical fuel economy, at 18 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 20 combined. The EPA hasn't gotten around to evaluating the diesel F-Pace.