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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.

Read on to learn more.

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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 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: 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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