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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 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 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: 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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