At its introduction in 2017, the Jaguar F-Pace was the British brand’s first-ever SUV model. It shares some hardware with Land Rover models, but the F-Pace uses its distinct styling to set it apart from the vehicles offered by the SUV specialists at its affiliated brand.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
This year marks a mid-cycle update for the F-Pace, which gets some exterior cosmetic tweaks and a new infotainment system; as well, the F-Pace’s mid-level V6 is replaced by an inline-six with a 48-volt mild hybrid assist system. Jaguar has also streamlined the number of trims on offer.
Jag offers the F-Pace in base, R-Dynamic, and SVR trim levels. Engine choices are a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder, a mild hybrid turbo 3.0L V6, and a supercharged 5.0L V8 that’s exclusive to the SVR. All engines are matched with an eight-speed transmission and AWD.
On the outside, the base F-Pace comes with LED headlights with automatic high beams, a panoramic sunroof, heated/power-folding side mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, rain-sensing wipers, rear fog lights, LED taillights, 19-inch wheels, passive keyless entry, and a power tailgate. Base models come with your choice of the four- or six-cylinder engine.
Inside, there’s dual-zone A/C, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-seat air vents, metal treadplates, a Meridian stereo with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, wireless smartphone charging, an 11.4-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and a garage door remote.
Standard driver assists include collision detection with emergency braking, surround-view cameras, lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear traffic monitor.
The R-Dynamic package gets an upgraded version of the V6 engine, larger brakes, trim-specific exterior styling elements, and selectable sport drive modes.
SVR models gain side mirror memory settings, another brake upgrade, headlight washers, 21-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel with electric adjustments, heated rear seats, an active differential, switchable active sport exhaust, a digital gauge display, and adaptive cruise control.
Jaguar’s convenience package brings a hands-free tailgate, power steering column, and an activity key.
The hot climate pack adds four-zone A/C and a cooled glove box.
Exclusive to the base model with four-cylinder engine is a dynamic handling package with red brake calipers and selectable drive modes.
As of this writing, Jaguar hadn’t published fuel consumption estimates for the 2021 F-Pace. We expect last year’s ratings for the carried-over four-cylinder and V8 engines to be similar; in 2020, those figures were 10.7/8.8 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 2.0L, and 14.5/11.0 L/100 km for V8-powered SVR models. We’ll update this when we learn Jag’s estimates for its new mild hybrid six-cylinder.
With the F-Pace, Jaguar goes up against class heavyweights like the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, Acura MDX, and Lexus RX.