Jaguar cars are historically about athleticism and style, attributes that don’t always lend themselves to the world of SUVs. The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace continues to buck the trend, and a new high-performance version completes the range.
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2019 Jaguar F-PACE Overview
What's New for 2019
The biggest addition for 2019 is the F-Pace SVR, which gets its own engine and a host of performance upgrades. Safety technology and a larger infotainment screen are newly standard across the range. Three new packages bundle technology and safety features. The exterior sees small tweaks as well, though they’re hard to spot.
Choosing Your Jaguar F-PACE
Selecting an F-Pace begins with an engine, of which there are five. All engines route power through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.
The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder unit producing 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Next up is a diesel engine, a turbocharged inline four-cylinder with 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. A third turbocharged four-cylinder (this one also gas) ups power to 296 hp and 295 lb-ft, while a supercharged V6 pumps out 340 hp and 339 lb-ft. Finally, the F-Pace SVR gets a fearsome 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 hp and 502 lb-ft.
Fuel economy starts at an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 24 combined for the base engine. The other turbo-four matches this mileage, the turbodiesel improves to an impressive 26/33/29 mpg (city/highway/combined), but the V6 and V8 engines aren’t as efficient, at 18/23/20 mpg and 16/22/18 mpg, respectively.
Seating is limited to five, but cargo space is an ample 33.5 cubic feet (or 63.5 with the rear seats down). All trims have a new suite of standard features like a 10-inch infotainment screen, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors. Other goodies are doled out over no fewer than seven trims: base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S, Portfolio, and SVR.
Jaguar’s range of engines is pleasingly fuel efficient, and we appreciate the inclusion of a diesel option. But the F-Pace’s top-notch driving dynamics make extra power a worthy investment. The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace S will coddle you in the cabin but put a smile on your face in the back roads.
2019 Jaguar F-PACE Review
The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace offers terrific performance with an available frugal turbodiesel engine. Its infotainment system is outstanding, although the rest of its interior seems plain, especially in base trim.
The Jaguar F-Pace is a compact luxury crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and room for five. Jaguar offers the F-Pace in base F-Pace, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio, S, and SVR trims.
Five engine choices are available, including two four-, one six-, and one eight-cylinder gas engines along with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel. Jaguar pairs these engines with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This model’s towing capacity comes in at up to 5,290 pounds with the V6 engine when properly equipped.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a sliding panoramic roof, and a powered tailgate. Also standard are a premium sound system with a 10-inch screen, leather seats, power front seats, and a suite of driver-assist features, including automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking aids, and lane keeping assist.
We chose the Premium model with the turbodiesel engine because it's so uncommon for the class – most competitors don't offer one – and added package options that make sense. Here’s how we’d build our best value F-Pace:
- Model: 2019 Jaguar F-Pace Premium
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder
- Output: 180 hp / 318 lb-ft
- Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- MPG: 26 City / 33 Hwy
- Options: Drive Package ($1,700, blind-spot monitoring, high-speed automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go), Connect Pro ($610, InControl Apps and Pro Services, Wi-Fi hotspot), Cold Climate Package ($1,430, heated front windshield, heated washer jets, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel)
- Base Price: $49,495 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$53,945
With five engine choices, F-Pace shoppers have much to consider. The base motor is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 247 horsepower. Shoppers can also upgrade to another turbo-four that makes 296 hp. The F-Pace S model houses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with 380 ponies, while the new SVR trim gets a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with a ridiculous 550 hp.
The intriguing 180-hp turbodiesel rounds out the engine lineup. We chose it in our ideal build chiefly for its efficiency and longevity. This engine doesn’t offer outstanding step-off acceleration, but it does build speed quickly and acquits itself when passing. The eight-speed automatic transmission fires off gear changes at will. You can also shift it yourself if you prefer.
What we like best about this engine, however, is its efficiency. It delivers an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 combined. The base 2.0-liter achieves 22/27/24 mpg (city/highway/combined).
If you like the style of Jaguar’s vehicles, the F-Pace doesn’t disappoint. Their designers managed to apply many of the sleek and bold elements of sedans such as the XE and XF to the F-Pace. These include the brand’s large signature grille and snarling headlights. Jaguar could have gone in a different styling direction with this SUV, but they did not.
Inside, the cabin is clean and orderly. It doesn’t have the visual flair of some competing models – most have upholstery that’s darker than our tastes. Nevertheless, the F-Pace delivers a high-quality feel, comfortable sport seats, and upgraded touches, including a suede headliner.
The Best and Worst Things
Give Jaguar ample credit for supplying the F-Pace with a full range of engines, including a turbodiesel. This alone gives Jaguar an edge in the segment. Like other Jaguar products, the F-Pace can rise in cost dramatically, beginning with the V6 model.
Right For? Wrong For?
The F-Pace gives Jaguar owners every reason to stay with the brand without sliding over to Land Rover. On the other hand, some people simply prefer a utility vehicle under a traditional SUV brand.
The Bottom Line
Jaguar threw the SUV gauntlet down by introducing the F-Pace. This decision has proven wise as the automaker makes up for reduced interest in its cars. Jaguar does benefit from its relationship with Land Rover to build this SUV, although the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace maintains many of the characteristics of its car line.
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