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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for March 2018

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
Time is running out on our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. We've got about one month to go before we wrap up our yearlong test. Tempting as it may have been to, say, send off the SUV on some sort of grand adventure in March (like driving to Alaska as an encore to our Jag XF trip years ago), we mostly stayed close to home. Notable highlights included replacing the windshield and taking it on a short family road trip for the Easter holiday. This month we also managed to eke out slightly better fuel economy than we're accustomed to, but we also fell short of our monthly mileage target.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for February 2018

by Rex Tokeshi-Torres, Vehicle Testing Technician

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
It seems that the slow 31 days from our January update bled into the 28 days of February for our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. The F-Pace served in roles familiar to us all: going to work, going home, and running errands. Not exactly exciting, but routine in the way that we aim for in these tests, which is to show the true ownership experience for these cars.

In February, we chose to address a couple of recalls, visit the dealer for scheduled maintenance, and investigate a possible leak in the coolant system. More on that below.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for January 2018

by Carlos Lago, Senior Writer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
It's been a somewhat slow 31 days for our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. After 10 months, this stylish SUV is nearing the end of its stay in our long-term fleet, and many staffers have moved on to newer, shinier things.

The biggest news items this month stem largely from maintenance. We received a recall notice for a problem in which the infotainment screen would randomly blank out, a problem Travis Langness detailed in our June 2017 update. We also discovered the double whammy of a crack and a chip in the windshield, so we'll have to replace it soon. And we still can't get used to the location of the window controls, no matter how many miles we log.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for December 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
I spent the latter half of December in our long-term 2017 Jaguar F-Pace, inheriting a dirty car full of crumbs and dog hair, and not so full of fuel, from colleagues who shall go unnamed and who couldn't be bothered to file a comment or two about their seat time in the big English cat. Shame.

This is a brutal, inconvenient business, but I carried on. The F-Pace would get dirtier soon enough because after a handful of days commuting and buzzing around town, I drove it out to Joshua Tree National Park, about 300 miles round trip. Many of the F-Pace's flaws became readily apparent on that quick turnaround run, along with a handful of strengths. Several more days behind the wheel reinforced many of those impressions and softened a few others.

Bottom line: The F-Pace isn't as polished as its competitors, in ways that would drive me bananas if I owned it. Yet it's still madly fun to drive.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for November 2017

by Jason Kavanagh, Senior Road Test Engineer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a relatively quiet month for our long-term 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. It stayed close to home, touring the Los Angeles basin and occasionally voyaging beyond the Orange Curtain (that's Orange County for you non-locals). As such, it was a light month, milewise, for the big British SUV.

Nevertheless, we learned some new things about it.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for October 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
As expected, we did our normal commuting and the like in our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace in October. But I did manage to head up to Northern California for a weekend getaway with my wife. As you'll see in the following comments, I was a little underwhelmed with the F-Pace's long-distance touring abilities.

Overall, though, our Jag is running strong and earning a lot of favorable comments as it heads into the second half of our yearlong test.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for September 2017

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
September was a month that found our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace on the road often. We subjected the Jaguar to its share of stop-and-go angst. That's to be expected on Los Angeles roadways. But over the past few weeks, we also got out of town and stretched its legs a bit. The result was above-average mileage accumulation and an increase in overall fuel economy.

A long weekend of golf. A hiking trip. A drive to grandmother's house. These trips added up to extended time behind the wheel. And they shined light on a handful of characteristics that we may not have noticed during shorter drives. Road noise, air conditioning, child seats and even sun visors received special attention this month. Read on to learn why.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for August 2017

by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?

Our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace has been in the fleet for about five months now, and as a result our attentions are turning more toward the details of our Burgundy Brit. While the driving dynamics continue to impress, as does some of the functionality, a few other notable bits are coming to the fore. After all, just because something looks cool doesn't mean it isn't irritating.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for July 2017

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?

Our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace saw only about 900 miles of driving this July, the fewest since its arrival in March. The bulk of those miles came courtesy of a Fourth of July holiday weekend road trip to Palm Springs in the eastern desert of California. It proved to be very comfortable despite the triple-digit heat. The rest of the month, our F-Pace stayed close to home, which is probably why the average mileage was so low. City traffic doesn't make for great mileage numbers.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for June 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2017 Jaguar F-Pace got to stretch its legs on a trip from L.A. to Sacramento and back at the hands of editor Travis Langness. Outside of that, it was business as usual among the Southland's commuters, but at least it looks great doing it.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Performance Tested

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

SUVs have outsold sedans for long enough now to consider it a trend that's not going away. So it's no surprise that the all-new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace has joined the party. After all, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi are already in attendance, so in order to compete Jaguar needed an SUV of its own. It was a smart move since the F-Pace is already the brand's best-selling vehicle in its first year on the market. That earned it a spot in our long-term fleet, so after it had an appropriate number of break-in miles, we took it to the test track to see what it could do. Here's what we found.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for May 2017

by Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
There were no road trips on the schedule for our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace in May, but it still logged plenty of additional miles. Almost all of them were either in stop-and-go city traffic or the occasional late-night open freeway jaunt that makes leaving the office late worth it.

Regardless of the circumstances, the F-Pace made an impression on several of our drivers who got behind the wheel. Senior Consumer Advice EditorMatt Jones liked the feel of the F-Pace but couldn't get over the fact that he couldn't find the button to close the sunroof. I'm pretty sure he'll get over it.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Monthly Update for April 2017

by Carlos Lago, Senior Writer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace arrived to our office late March, and we've already logged 2,585 miles on the odometer. Early consensus? We like driving this thing.

I took the F-Pace up to Santa Barbara for a weekend family get-together. We had our 50-pound dog in the backseat, and the rear cargo area filled with all kinds of baked goods, clothes and dog accessories. Jaguar says there's 33.5 cubic feet of storage back there, and we used every last piece of real estate.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Exploring InControl Touch Pro, A Pricy Entertainment and Nav System

by Carlos Lago, Senior Writer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Two years ago one of the guys responsible for Jaguar's new entertainment system, dubbed InControl Touch Pro, was giving me a demonstration of the system's broad array of features. It looked slick, and the pretty 10.2-inch display reacted quickly to inputs. Still, I use my phone more than my car, so I asked about Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. To my surprise, he brushed off the idea.

After logging a bunch of miles in our 2017 Jaguar F-Pace, I wish I could ask that question again. InControl Touch Pro is a $3,265 option, adding a 10.2-inch center display, navigation, on-board Wi-Fi, and a surround-sound system. It also replaces the gauge cluster with a 12.3-inch digital display. Both displays are attractive and switch between menus quickly.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Introduction

by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

For the last couple of years, SUVs have outsold sedans, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Mercedes-Benz entered the SUV market in 1997, followed by BMW in 1999, Porsche in 2002 and Audi in 2005. Here we are in 2017 and finally Jaguar enters the ring with the F-Pace.

We've evaluated the F-Pace on a short-term basis and it received favorable scores in a number of categories. It proved it was more than just a pretty face thanks to its impressive performance, general interior comfort and surprising amount of cargo space.

Since it went on sale in September of 2016, the F-Pace has become the best-selling Jaguar in the company's 72-year history. Our recent track record with long-term Jags has also been favorable, with no mechanical issues to report with our 2012 XF or 2015 F-Type Coupe. We'll be interested to see if this 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will continue that trajectory and confirm our positive initial impressions.

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