Stunning looks inside and out. Inside, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is nothing short of amazing, as its refreshed cabin builds upon an already great design. Its delicate combination of leather, aluminum, contrasting colors, and wood makes for a luxurious look without abandoning its sports car roots.
Plus, it’s got plenty of room for adults in the rear seats with 37.2 inches of legroom. It’s also a leader in its class in cargo space, as it can haul 28 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 65.1 cubes with the rear seats folded.
While this cabin looks and feels plenty premium, the larger wheel options counter this feeling with an unmistakable rough ride. This is something BMW and Mercedes have mastered overcoming, but Jaguar continues to lag.
It’s got all the tech. The F-Pace not only looks great, but it has all the latest tech any luxury shopper could want, even in its base Core P250 trim. This lowest-level F-Pace comes standard with an 11.4-inch touchscreen, 12-speaker Meridian audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio. While the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are finally commonplace in luxury crossovers – even the BMW X3, finally, that 11.4-inch touchscreen beats the base GLC-Class by 1.1 inches and the base Q5 by 1.3 inches.
Safety tech is also on-point in the 2021 F-Pace with its standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, an exit monitoring system, a driver-attention monitor, a surround-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams. The only options are adaptive cruise and traffic sign recognition. This matches or exceeds all its key competitors, but it lacks safety tests, which may be a good reason to consider the Top Safety Pick GLC-Class.
Powerful engines, but light on fuel-saving tech. There is no shortage of power in the 2021 F-Pace, as its powertrain options range from a 246-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a 6.9-second 0-60 time to 550-hp supercharged V8 with a 3.8-second 0-60 sprint time.
That said, its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine musters out just 24 mpg combined. This is on par with its competition, but it lacks a hybrid option to please the green buyers of the world. These shoppers will likely prefer the 27 mpg combined Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid or the 60 mpg-e X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid.
Final thoughts. There is very little not to love about the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace. It offers class, style, sportiness, and a name synonymous with performance. However, the world is evolving, and fuel economy is becoming more important every day. For a volume crossover like the F-Pace to lack a hybrid variant is a huge gap in the lineup that BMW and Audi are happy to fill.
But if you’re looking for legit across-the-board performance, you can’t go wrong with the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace.
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