Something for everyone. The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace is one of those crossovers that seems to have something for everyone. Whether you want a thriftier four-cylinder engine or a wild supercharged V8, the F-Pace has it. Add to that stunning looks and a timeless cabin, and it seems like a perfect vehicle.
Stunning curb appeal, interior doesn’t match. The F-Pace is one of the best-looking crossovers in the luxury space. Sure, it may lack the wild styling bits that set apart some models, but its free-flowing body lines, long hood, swoopy roofline, and large wheels look incredible standing still or zipping by on the interstate.
Inside, Jaguar went with an understated look with simple and somewhat old-school lines, lack of dramatic flair, and minimal contrast. This is a stark contrast from its sleek and sporty exterior, but you can rest assured that this simple design will age better than some of its wilder-styled competitors, like the more in-your-face Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
The interior also delivers plenty of roominess with its 37.2 inches of rear leg room and 37.5 inches of rear head room, offering ample space for adults. The F-Pace shows its claws in its cargo area, where its 33.5 cubic feet with the seats upright crushes the Audi Q5 (25.1 cubic feet), the Land Rover Range Rover Velar (19.7), GLC-Class (19.4) and the Porsche Macan (17.6).
4 great engine, but no diesel. If you want powertrain options, the F-Pace needs to be your first stop. What’s more, not a single one of these options will leave any buyer craving more.
There are two flavors of turbocharged 2.0-liter, the standard 247-horsepower model and the 296-hp unit. Respectively, these boosted four-pot engines sprint the F-Pace to 60 mph in 6.4 and 5.7 seconds.
Does sub-300-hp output not quite fit the bill for you? There's also a 380-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and the SVR model’s 550-hp supercharged V8.
Sadly, there's one big gap in the F-Pace’s lineup, and that’s the torque-spewing turbodiesel four-cylinder we fell in love with in previous model years. Low demand and tight emission regulations likely led to its permanent elimination from the U.S. lineup in 2020.
With an every-color-of-the-rainbow engine lineup, the F-Pace has all the powertrain options it needs to battle every competitor, from the 248-hp Q5 to the wild 503-hp Mercedes AMG GLC 63.
It’s pricey, but rewards your investment. The F-Pace is no economy car, as it starts from a sky-high $46,225. This rings in way above some of its competitors, including the $44,295 Q5, the $43,495 GLC 300, and the $42,945 BMW X3.
That said, line up their standard features side by side, and you’ll see precisely what makes the F-Pace a great value. Its list of compulsory goodies includes a panoramic sunroof, 10-way power front seats, a suede headliner, a Meridian sound system, and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Jaguar will even toss in automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and parking sensors for good measure.
In a luxury crossover, you likely expect this level of standard equipment, but that's not always the case. For example, the Macan and X3 lack Android Auto, even as an option. Tossing a little more shade in the X3’s direction, the BMW's 8.8-inch touchscreen is significantly smaller, and there’s a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay.
Final thoughts. Jaguar may be best known for legendary sports cars and sedans, but it’s making a nice home in the land of crossovers and SUVs too. The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace is a great jumping-off point for this British brand. With an array of powertrain options, gobs of features, and looks that just won’t quit, it’s hard not to love it.
It does suffer a bit with its simple interior design, but this type of timeless look should age well. Buyers seeking a more stylish cabin can find this in the GLC-Class. For a nice middle-ground between the low-style F-Pace interior and overstyled GLC-Class, you can opt for the X3 or Q5.
The F-Pace also lacks its thrifty diesel option and has no dedicated green variant. Buyers with an eye on the environment will find their match in the Q5’s plug-in-hybrid variant.