Turbocharged 2018 Jaguar F-Pace Returns EPA-Estimated 24 MPG Combined

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, Automotive Editor - September 5, 2017

Jaguar shook things up for the 2018 F-Pace, adding a new engine a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit to the crossover's already impressive engine lineup. The engine is one of the latest additions to Jaguar Land Rover's Ingenium series of engines and generates 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque and serves as the new base engine family, below a thrifty diesel, a more potent 2.0-liter turbo, and Jaguar's still-popular 380-hp supercharged V6. And now, we know what kind of fuel economy to expect from the base engine.

The EPA has rated the 247-hp four-cylinder engine – confusingly, Jaguar calls this variant the 25t, while the more powerful version wears the "30t" designation – at 24 miles per gallon combined, which comes out to 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Those figures, as one would expect, put the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the middle of the F-Pace family in terms of fuel economy.

The range-topping supercharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine – the S – produces 380 hp and returns 18 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 20 mpg. The diesel engine, a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder unit, is still the most efficient model, with an EPA rating of 29 mpg combined, 26 mpg in the city, and 33 mpg on the highway. The EPA hasn't released fuel economy for the 296-hp version of this engine, but we'd expect a small drop compared to the base mill.

Despite the new turbocharged engine, the F-Pace lags behind the competition when it comes to fuel economy. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Audi Q5, which are both powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, have better fuel economy figures. The Stelvio can get 28 mpg on the highway (things are tied on the city and combined cycle), while the Q5 has a combined rating of 25 mpg (it's better on the freeway and equal in the city). And in both cases, the F-Pace 25t's rivals have more power – the Q5 is only slightly ahead, at 252 hp and 273 lb-ft, while the Stelvio has a much larger advantage, at 280 hp and 306 lb-ft.

The F-Pace is more fuel efficient than the Porsche Macan, though, which also features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated to get just 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 22 mpg.

With 247 hp, Jaguar's turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of propelling the F-Pace to 60 miles per hour in a leisurely 6.4 seconds. That means speed freaks should consider either the 380-hp V6, which can do the deed in just 5.1 seconds or the 296-hp 30t, which takes 5.7 seconds to hit 60. But despite the relaxed straight-line speed, the new F-Pace 25t is a smart option for customers looking for a sporty crossover that doesn’t guzzle fuel like a true high-performance machine.

Update: The original version of this story focused on the 30t engine rather the 25t. This was incorrect. The post has been updated to reflect the correct information.

, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.