2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV

2017 Jaguar F-PACE
2017 Jaguar F-PACE


  • Spacious backseat and cargo area for the segment
  • Sharper and more engaging to drive than most
  • Supercharged V6 power at a four-cylinder price
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine option


  • Gasoline engine is considerably less efficient than similarly priced rivals
  • You might find the ride too firm over broken pavement
  • V6's boisterous exhaust may get tiresome in day-to-day driving
Jaguar F-PACE years

Edmunds' Expert Review

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Beauty and practicality are so often mutually exclusive. And yet, every so often something comes along that manages to be both fun and sensible, capable of pulling at the heart strings while also satisfying that part of your brain where all your mother's good advice resides. The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is a fun-to-drive SUV that also happens to be one of the most spacious, efficient and competitively priced competitors in the compact luxury segment.

Jaguar's primary goal when setting out to produce its first SUV was for it to be pretty. Mission accomplished, yet as a bit of length, wheelbase and ground clearance were added to achieve eye-pleasing proportions, the resulting vehicle ended up with more backseat legroom, cargo space and off-road-friendly ground clearance than most of its competitors.

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace: prettier and more practical than most.

A secondary goal was for it to drive with the same verve as Jaguar's sedans and sports cars. Using the same mechanical bones as the XE and XF sport sedans as well as some F-Type inspiration, the F-Pace is indeed one of the most engaging SUVs in the class to drive. The sharp steering, ultra-rigid structure, impeccably composed suspension and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system are all worthy of praise. The ride may be a bit firm for some, however.

Backing those dynamic talents up are a pair of appealing engines. A supercharged V6 engine produces 340 horsepower (or 380 in the S model) at a price point where most competitors have turbocharged four-cylinders and 100 fewer horses. Acceleration is not surprisingly superior to most, as well, and comes attached to an F-Type-inspired boisterous exhaust note. For those with a desire to keep their fuel bills low, the 20d model features an efficient turbocharged diesel engine that joins the BMW X3 as the only other SUV in the segment to offer such an engine (the Audi Q5 TDI is discontinued due to the VW emissions scandal).

Inside, the cabin is tastefully designed, nicely adorned in quality materials and fitted with comfortable seats. New to Jaguar is an all-new InTouch Pro touchscreen interface with impressively quick responses, big virtual buttons and customizable menus. More testing is needed to render a full verdict compared to rival systems (the same goes for the lesser, standard InControl Touch interface), but our initial experiences were at least positive.

And indeed, that's how we feel in general about the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. While additional experiences are certainly needed, we're confident in the accuracy of our early returns: It's one of the class leaders. The F-Pace effectively challenges the sort of dynamic driving experience offered by the Porsche Macan, the elegance of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the well-rounded nature of the BMW X3. And although it can't match the Acura RDX's value, it does tend to be cheaper when similarly priced than those aforementioned other rivals. Turns out beauty and practicality can actually co-exist.

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Love all the F-Pace's virtues but care more about fuel economy than rapid acceleration? Get the 20d diesel. However, the supercharged V6 certainly represents the F-Pace at its best. With either engine, though, we would recommend the Prestige model, as it packs a healthy amount of equipment at a price that manages to better most competitors.

The Caesium Blue paint is special to the F-Pace First Edition, although it will be available on other trims as a special order.

Every 2017 F-Pace comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. A rearview camera and parking sensors are optional on the base model and standard on all others. Automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist are standard on the R-Sport and S. A blind-spot and reverse traffic warning system is also standard on those trims and optional on the Premium and Prestige.

2017 Jaguar F-PACE configurations

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is a compact luxury SUV that seats five passengers. There are five trim levels: base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport and S. All but the S are available with a choice of engine (specified 20d or 35t). There is also a loaded version of the S known as the First Edition, only 275 of which are bound for the United States.

The base F-Pace comes standard with all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, cruise control, an automatic speed limiter, rear privacy glass, LED running lights, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, LuxTec simulated leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, InControl Protect emergency communication services, the InControl Touch 8-inch touchscreen electronics interface, Bluetooth phone and audio, and an 11-speaker Meridian sound system with a USB port, a media player interface, an auxiliary audio jack and a CD player. A rearview camera and satellite radio can be added separately.

The Premium adds 19-inch wheels, the rearview camera, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors and driver memory functions. The Vision package adds automatic bi-xenon headlamps with auto-leveling and washers, front and rear parking sensors, and a blind-spot warning system. Both the base and Premium F-Pace models can be bolstered with a Cold package that adds heated front and rear seats, a heated windshield and a heated steering wheel that features upgraded leather. They can also be equipped with a navigation system integrated into the InControl Touch system.

The F-Pace Prestige adds most of the above optional equipment plus front and rear parking sensors, the Cold package equipment, leather upholstery, four-way front seat power lumbar, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a folding rear armrest, voice controls and smartphone apps. It does not include the blind-spot warning system, which is instead included in the Prestige Vision package, which also includes adaptive LED headlamps.

The R-Sport adds 20-inch wheels, special styling elements, the Prestige's optional equipment, foglamps, lane-keeping assist, an automatic emergency braking system, automatic high beams, more aggressively bolstered front seats with power-adjustable thigh support, and a simulated leather-trimmed instrument panel.

The F-Pace S is similarly equipped but comes with 40 extra horsepower, an adaptive suspension (optional on the Prestige and R-Sport) and different styling elements.

The cabin is classy and well-constructed. The gauge cluster pictured is actually a display screen.

The Prestige, R-Sport and S can be equipped with the Comfort & Convenience package, which adds ventilated front seats, power-reclining rear seats, a remote release for the folding rear seats and a hands-free gesture-activated power liftgate. The Technology package adds a full LCD screen instrument cluster, 3G onboard WiFi, a 17-speaker Meridian surround-sound audio system, and a different, upgraded InControl Pro 10-inch touchscreen interface with configurable menu screens and improved functionality. They can also be equipped with a head-up display, roof rails and an "Activity Key" waterproof bracelet that allows you to unlock the car with the key still inside.

The R-Sport and S can be equipped with the Luxury Interior Upgrade package that includes four-zone automatic climate control, additional rear seat air vents, upgraded carpets and headliner, 10-color interior ambient lighting and a cooled glove compartment. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, speed limit notification, three additional parking cameras and an automatic parking system (parallel, perpendicular and exit). They can also be equipped with 22-inch wheels.

The First Edition includes every option possible plus special paint selections, houndstooth interior trim and upgraded leather upholstery with a special houndstooth embossment.

Every 2017 Jaguar F-Pace comes standard with all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, paddle shifters, hill-start assist and an automatic stop-start system. There are two engine choices.

The 35t AWD models have a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque in all trims except the S and First Edition, where it produces 380 hp. Torque is unchanged. Jaguar estimates that the base tune will result in a 0-60-mph time of 5.4 seconds, or 5.1 seconds with the S. Both would be among the quickest in the segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg combined (18 city/23 highway). This is much lower than competitors that feature far less powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines. It's about the same as the Macan S.

The 20d AWD models have a 2.0-liter turbodiesel inline-4 that produces 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. This is typical for such an engine. Jaguar estimates that it will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, which is slow but similar to the diesel-powered BMW X3. No EPA estimates were available at the time of this writing, but Jaguar estimates that it will be in the upper 20 mpg combined range.

The Jaguar F-Pace is surprisingly capable off the beaten path.


The 2017 F-Pace feels more like a sport sedan from behind the wheel than an SUV -- even when compared to the relatively sporty models with which it competes. It corners impressively flat, and nasty midcorner bumps are greeted with a resolutely rigid body structure and a suspension that remains perfectly composed. The all-wheel-drive system sends almost all of the power rearward under most conditions, creating the advantageous capability and feel of a rear-drive vehicle when cornering. And then there's the standout steering: light and consistent in its effort, high in feedback and sharp in its responses.

Under the hood, the 35t's supercharged V6 delivers a pleasing punch no matter the driving situation, along with a rather boisterous engine note that admittedly may get a bit tiresomely droney during normal driving. The 20d's diesel should feel strong enough around town or when in need of a sudden burst of highway passing power, but you'll notice its lack of power on an on-ramp.

With either engine, the standard all-wheel-drive system that so benefits handling, also proves its worth off the beaten path, sending power to the wheels that need it. In conjunction with that generous ground clearance and off-road tech borrowed from corporate cousin Land Rover, the F-Pace is able to tackle steep, slippery inclines, low-traction surfaces and rock-strewn trails to an extent that belies its sporty, on-road demeanor.

The one area of question is the ride. Our initial test occurred on roads that were either glass-smooth or Moon-rough, making it difficult to evaluate its comfort. We suspect, however, that some may find it uncomfortably firm -- especially with the 20- or 22-inch wheels.


The F-Pace cabin may not be as visually appealing as the exterior, but it's nevertheless tasteful and constructed of suitably quality materials. The climate controls are large, and the new InControl Pro touchscreen system (optional) features large virtual buttons, quick responses and crisp graphics. We need more time than was possible during our initial drive, however, and we also didn't experience the base InControl Touch system.

Up front, the F-Pace manages to blend the elevated view out expected of an SUV, with more of a low, carlike seating position. The seats themselves offer more than enough adjustability and resulting space even for taller drivers. The backseat, meanwhile, affords more legroom than most competitors do, even when one of those taller drivers is up front. Headroom isn't exactly copious, but our heads weren't grazing the roof either (even with the panoramic sunroof).

Cargo space is excellent for the segment, measuring 33.5 cubic feet with the seats raised (best in class) and a maximum capacity of 63.5 cubic feet (second only to Volvo XC60). This is mostly the result of its longer-than-usual depth. And for those who'll be using the cargo area or the roof to transport a surfboard, kayak or outdoor adventure items, you might be interested in the F-Pace's optional Activity Key: a waterproof Fitbit-like bracelet that when placed over the liftgate's Jaguar script unlocks the car, allowing you to leave the key locked in the car.

Cargo space with the seats raised is best in class. When lowered, only the Volvo XC60 is better.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Fantastic car.
alan m,06/12/2016
Test drove Porsche Macan, BMW X3/4, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC350, and bought the F-Pace. Compared to the competition, The Jag is simply the best combination of size, power, comfort, handling and technology. Time will tell if the long-term reliability and re-sale are acceptable. For a new to market vehicle, in the hottest market segment, Jag knocked this one out of the park.
F Pace "S"
Wow, we just picked up our F Pace "S" after a three month wait. And was it worth every minute. Traded in a 12 Mercedes GLK 350 and that car wasn't even close to being in this category. This car is sweet. We got the British Racing Green, with the black 20" rim. What a car! A looker! The interior is not plush, just plain comfortable. Only gave a poor rating in traction, cuz the wife hit the gas on the wet road with the 380hp engine, and had to hang on in a turn. It's that mean. I'm the husband of the owner and I love my two drives in it so far. Hope resale value holds in 4-5 years, unlike the GLK-350. Meantime, I can't wait for my turn to drive. Did I mention the app that auto starts the car. My wife is freaking over that. Love it. Cooling seats awaiting in the summer, and heat when winter comes. This car is much more than all the reviews you have read. They got this one right, right out of the box...
Sports Car in Jaguar Cat's Clothing...
I was pretty excited at the opportunity to borrow the new F-Pace and managed to log nearly 700 miles in varying road conditions while in my possession for the week. The first thought that came to mind as I initially stepped on the throttle was "Wow, this is a sports car in Jaguar SUV form!". The frame/body feels extremely rigid and solid, the grip of the wheels is beyond confidence inspiring and feels firmly planted w/no signs of slip even when making very quick tight turns on damp roads, and the same F-Type engine aggressively launches this performance SUV especially in Dynamic Mode. Gas mileage is excellent for this amount of power in an SUV (23+ mpg in mixed driving). The new generation infotainment system is thankfully much improved, quick, and easy to use and there's tons of room for passengers and cargo alike. Now the minor gripes I can point to, and there are a few, include the rotary gear shift dial is very imprecise and just a poor overall design for shifting to exact gears as it's easy to rotate and overshoot to an unintended gear (R or P). The window controls on the door are oddly and annoyingly switched w/the seat memory controls? The gas tank is small and should ideally hold at least 2 more gallons for long road trips. There's some bit of hard plastic in the Premium model. The most annoying and awkward thing, and I'm not a big person, for some reason no matter how I adjusted the seat or entry, I always had to crane my neck to avoid hitting the top of the roof when entering the vehicle? The following is subjective but overall I generally like the exterior/interior design and finish of my Audi Q5 2.0 T more. Though the Q5 feels more like a quiet luxury SUV, performance-wise the F-Pace makes my Q5 seem like a 'grandpa mobile'! If you consider the minor gripes trivial and you really enjoy performance in your vehicles, Jaguar has successfully produced an SUV to more than compete w/other high performance SUVs along w/the added excitement, style, and drama of a Jaguar!
Best highedr performance vehicle I've ever owned
David in Nashville area,09/28/2016
I just sold my 2009 E350 with AMG package. I LOVED the stereo and the ride; the Jag is better at both levels. I also currently own a 2013 BMW 335XI and I love it. However, I'm bored with it compared to this Jag. My wife and I have had the F-Pace for seven weeks and it gets better everyday. In sport mode it is super aggressive and incredibly responsive. In standard driving mode it glides along the interstate. A recent trip to the Gulf from Nashville was nothing short of fantastic. The front seats are superior to both the Mercedes and the BMW. The cabin is very quiet with very little wind noise. This beast will get you in trouble fast-----at 2500 RPM I found us sailing along at 91 MPH (didn't mean to). I can't get enough of this vehicle; the sound system is superior to anything I've heard; lots of bass and crystal clear mid and high ranges. I love streaming music from my phone with the easy BlueTooth pairing. I found myself buying music just to test the bass. Ours is British Racing Green in color and it is beautiful. While the cargo space seems a little tight it was more than adequate to stow our luggage as well as my daughter's and her two little girls. Now, I crave driving it and wonder about the Jaguar sedans----if they're this good then I just might have to get one in pace of the BMW!
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2017 Jaguar F-PACE videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: The luxury SUV segment is one of the fastest growing and fiercely competitive out there. SPEAKER 2: Right here we have the 2018 Audi Q5 which is all new, completely redesigned from the ground up, and the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. We want to find out which one offers certain benefits to certain drivers. Let's go find out. SPEAKER 1: OK, let's start with performance. This is the 35t model, and of course that means it's a three liter supercharged V6. 340 horsepower, which is plenty. SPEAKER 2: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. SPEAKER 1: What does that Q5 have? SPEAKER 2: Less. SPEAKER 1: OK. [LAUGHTER] What I like about this V6 is that when you get into sport mode and you get on the throttle-- [ENGINE REVVING] Like, hey. SPEAKER 2: It sounds good. SPEAKER 1: It sounds like there's an engine. So performance, I think, is pretty strong with the F-Pace, especially this 35t model. It is fun to drive. It has some excitement to the experience from that exhaust sound, from the overall feel. And I think actually, like the sleek exterior design, even though you can't see it when you're driving, that adds to the experience. You know you're driving something that looks cool and has some sort of fun or excitement to it. [ENGINE ROARING] You've spent some time driving this, how's the power delivery from this turbo engine? SPEAKER 2: It's great. I mean, like every other turbo that's out there now, there's no lag, it doesn't exist anymore. There's a little bit of some low speed clumsiness here and there, but it's sporadic. Power is more than adequate for most drivers. If you need more, there's the SQ5 with a ton more power, I think 352 or 354 or something ridiculous like that. SPEAKER 1: More than plenty. You know what I don't hear? SPEAKER 2: What? SPEAKER 1: Engine. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, OK. So let's-- [ENGINE REVVING] That's a four cylinder. SPEAKER 1: Oh, it's not bad. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, but it's a four cylinder. SPEAKER 1: It's four cylinder, but it's not a drone-y four cylinder. SPEAKER 2: Right. SPEAKER 1: That's not bad. This is a fine riding SUV. It handles these corners really nicely, but sometimes I feel like it is a little firmer-- SPEAKER 2: It is, sure. SPEAKER 1: --than the comfort level I would want out of a luxury SUV. SPEAKER 2: Right, but I feel that a lot of people who might be looking at the Jaguar would be OK with it. I mean, it's certainly not an objectionable level. SPEAKER 1: No, and when you're buying a Jaguar you're accepting that hey, there's a trade off here. SPEAKER 2: Sure. I spent many hours driving this and never felt any seat fatigue. There's plenty of adjustments to make sure that, if you're tall or short, that it'll fit you well. The one thing that bothers me though, is ventilated seats aren't available until you get to the very top prestige trim. SPEAKER 1: Really? SPEAKER 2: Yeah. Ride quality though, I think it's got a good balance. It's not as smooth as some of the other luxury SUVs, but it handles really well. SPEAKER 1: I think from the passenger's seat it feels appropriate. I'm not blown away by comfort, but I'm not like disappointed by it either. It feels like what I would expect. The F-Pace's interior is-- I wouldn't say, you know, disappointing, but it lacks a certain richness or quality that you get out of like the Audi's and the Mercedes' of the world, right? SPEAKER 2: At this trim level. SPEAKER 1: Yes. SPEAKER 2: At the S level you have more leather, more kind of cool coverings that make it look more expensive and up-marketful. It is more expensive. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: But the Audi, even in base form, they're using the same materials. SPEAKER 1: There's almost kind of a plainness through here, and it's not that it's bad, it's just like the other cars in the segment seem to do it a little bit better than this one. I do wish on that point though that this shifter didn't take up so much space in the center-- SPEAKER 2: Yeah. SPEAKER 1: --because it would be nice to have that, you know-- a shifter in today doesn't need to take up like half a foot of space. SPEAKER 2: No it doesn't. SPEAKER 1: It can be a stalk on the steering wheel, like you're not actually like-- let's not kid ourselves, we're not controlling any like mechanical components anymore, right? It's all electronic. SPEAKER 2: This knob is kind of cool. It's gnarled and it rises from the surface, and there's that little extra touch that kind of makes me happy. SPEAKER 1: It sort of matches the theatre that you want to have out of a luxury SUV. Like the light behind the start/stop button like pulsates when you get in, and this shifter like comes out, and yeah, they're gimmicks, but-- SPEAKER 2: But it makes you feel like there's something special going on that other cars don't have. I think the Q5 might be the class leader now-- SPEAKER 1: OK. SPEAKER 2: --and a lot of it has to do with what we're looking at right now, which is the interior. Look at these materials. I mean, it's premium stuff. Like this is really nice, everything has a nice feel and touch and look to it. I love the way they integrate all the tech. There's a ton of features and it's all easy to use. They have this yacht handle out of the A8-- SPEAKER 1: [LAUGHS] Yacht handle, I like-- SPEAKER 2: Actually what they used to call it. SPEAKER 1: I like yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: And you rest your elbow on the armrest, it goes over, your wrist is on the yacht handle, and it's right where the knob is to control the infotainment. SPEAKER 1: You kind of sealed the deal with yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: Yacht handle. SPEAKER 1: Yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: Mm-hmm. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: Hashtag yacht handle. [LAUGHTER] The screen, even though when they first started putting them up there and looking like a tablet I was kind of opposed to it, but after some use and you realize that man, it's right in your sight line-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: I really like it. SPEAKER 1: I do kind of wish that the screen was a little bit more integrated into the dash. I get it why they do it like this, but it does kind of look like you've just stuck a phone or a tablet, and like just taped it to the dash. My initial impression going from the driver's seat of the F-Pace to the passenger's seat here is I sense the difference in size. This feels a little smaller, but at the same time it also feels a little airier inside. Here I feel like I have a lot more shoulder space and tons more headroom. Even if that's not true, that's my impression sitting here. We have nice features, we have heated seats, there's heated seats back there. This widescreen navigation system, entertainment system, is really responsive. Looks neat, but Android Auto isn't supported, Apple CarPlay support is apparently on the way. You look at other vehicles in this segment that offer those things or have cleaner displays or more functionality and you're like well, it's kind of a disappointment that this thing doesn't. What's that you're looking at right there? SPEAKER 2: The virtual instrument panel. I love these. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: I really do. Audi has been putting it on almost everything. It's tack sharp, even when we're in direct sunlight it's really easy to read. It's semi customizable, so you go from one view to another and you can see a big nav map like this-- SPEAKER 1: Whoa, yeah. SPEAKER 2: You get a ton of information without really having to take your eyes off the road very much. I'm peeking down here and I'm still keeping a good reference of what's in front of us. When you don't have a touch screen in Apple CarPlay that means you have to use this knob to kind of scroll through all the little hotspots on the screen. There are some shortcuts, you can move the knob left, right, up, and down to kind of get to one section or another quickly, but it's not as intuitive as a touch screen. [ENGINE ROARING] So here we're in the backseat of the Q5. I'm running out of a little bit of headroom thanks to this sunroof rail, and I'm not getting a whole lot of thigh support further forward. But backseats you can't really expect too much, right? SPEAKER 1: I've got good knee room, I've got good headroom. I like the softness of the seats, even if the support might be a little lacking. I feel like the seat comfort is pretty decent. I feel like just back here there's less attention paid to the appearance overall, as you might expect, because most people sit in the front seat of these cars anyway, so why spend more money back here? But it does seem a bit more apparent in the Q5. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, and you kind of mentioned that it feels a little bit more like Volkswagen back here, and I'm kind of with you on that one. But on a road trip I think I'd be OK back here. SPEAKER 1: Totally. Welcome to my office. SPEAKER 2: It's a nice office. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. You know, the F-Pace's backseat, I feel like I have a little bit more space in every dimension, and I notice your-- SPEAKER 2: I am not brushing this. SPEAKER 1: --your wonderful hair is not touching the headrest. I feel like a bit more space, the seats are a little firmer, especially towards the center, there's like a-- SPEAKER 2: Crown. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: Materials wise it feels just slightly better than the Q5, even though this center thing isn't all that attractive, either. But I do like that you have these little-- SPEAKER 1: The two USB ports and 12 volt, yeah. SPEAKER 2: --USB ports there that are covered as well. SPEAKER 1: I feel like from front to rear there's more consistency in terms of interior quality-- SPEAKER 2: Yes. SPEAKER 1: --where over in the Q5 it may be a more dramatic change. But the space back here is bigger because of course this is just a bigger vehicle, so it gets the advantage of that. SPEAKER 2: Yeah. SPEAKER 1: But it's nice having a bit more headroom back here. SPEAKER 2: Yeah. I'm not feeling quite as much shoulder room on the outboard, but that's such a nit picky little thing. SPEAKER 1: Want to know the upside? SPEAKER 2: Hmm? SPEAKER 1: Reclining seats. SPEAKER 2: Takes a bit of time to get there. SPEAKER 1: The Q5 doesn't have this though, so what's up? SPEAKER 2: OK, fine. Fine, fine. SPEAKER 1: No, I think anybody would be comfortable back here for a long time. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, and generally you're going to be putting smaller people back here. [ENGINE ROARING] SPEAKER 1: When comparing this to the Q5, we have to take into account that the F-Pace is a little bit bigger than most of the vehicles in this segment-- SPEAKER 2: Yes. SPEAKER 1: --and one of the ways that manifests is that this thing has decent cargo capacity and decent rear size space because it's slightly bigger. SPEAKER 2: I would actually go further and say exceptional for the class, because I had a-- ooh God, 74 inch flat pack cabinet-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah? SPEAKER 2: --that fit with, you know, the second row folded. And I didn't have to take it out of the box, I didn't have to leave the hatch open, it closed on it. It was shocking that it was that easy, so I give it really high marks for that. SPEAKER 1: I feel the F-Pace, I think, is the clear design winner here. SPEAKER 2: It's a very pretty car. SPEAKER 1: This has a very understated look, which isn't a bad thing. SPEAKER 2: That's Audi's character. SPEAKER 1: If I want to spend money on some S it should have that feel it's something nice. You don't need to be flashy-- SPEAKER 2: Right. SPEAKER 1: --to have that feel, but there does seem to be some elements of design that stand out, or at least give you that sense of worth. SPEAKER 2: This, like you said, is understated, but modern and kind of chiseled, and-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: --it's got the new Audi look. Which I'm not a big fan of the grill, everybody's doing these sharp trapezoidal grills. I want them to go away, but I like the way it looks. SPEAKER 1: An interesting thing happened to me yesterday as I was fueling this thing up, a guy actually walked up and said hey, cool Jag. Nobody would do that to a luxury SUV. You park any luxury SUV-- SPEAKER 2: Yeah, when was the last time someone said hey, nice X5. SPEAKER 1: [LAUGHS] Yeah, exactly. It doesn't happen, but it did with this F-Pace because this thing does a great job of standing out and having an identity that's more unique. We like the Jaguar F-Pace a lot, primarily because of how it looks, but also because of how it drives. It's a very emotionally appealing SUV, and that means it's a fairly easy car to recommend. SPEAKER 2: And the Q5 is as easy to recommend. I mean, the styling maybe isn't as sculpted and seductive as the Jag, but it's got some aggression and some chiseled lines, and I personally like it a lot. But it really gets high marks for the interior, the interior is impeccable. If I were choosing between the two it'd be a really tough choice, but I would just barely give it to the Audi. So that says you should really take your time in the test drive, really get to know the cars. Honestly I don't think there's a deal breaker with any of these. It's probably going to come down to personal preference. SPEAKER 1: Thanks for watching this comparison. If you want to see more, keep it tuned right here. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2017 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Comparison Review

Edmunds SUV experts Carlos Lago and Mark Takahashi pit all-new luxury SUVs the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t and 2018 Audi Q5 against each other, from performance to tech to even the back seat. How does the Q5's 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder match up to the F-Pace's 3.0L supercharged V6? And what about the Jag's shift knob vs. the Audi's yacht handle? Our experts ponder which swanky SUV is the best for the driver who has everything.

Features & Specs

18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
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More about the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE

Jaguar's 2017 F-Pace is exceptionally pretty. After all, Jags are supposed to be exceptionally pretty. But this is the first Jaguar that's also a crossover SUV. The F-Pace has a true feline presence, with fenders that seem to muscle up over the tires and a face that is easy to imagine as a pouncing cat. The windshield is raked, the cabin glass swoops back to the tail, and the hood is dominated the power bulge that features on all Jags. It's a look that's instantly recognizable as a Jaguar.

Despite the rakish looks and sleek roofline, the F-Pace is sized for the mainstream of the crossover SUV market — it's not large, but not dinky, either. The interior design is nearly as fashionable as the exterior with exceptionally comfortable seats.

Jag offers five trim levels: base F-Pace, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport and S. The equipment levels and wheel diameters both grow in each subsequent trim level. Base power comes in the form of a 340-horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V6. With the F-Pace S, Jag fortifies that engine to the tune of 380 hp. Also optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel-powered four-cylinder, which gets a frugal 29 mpg in EPA-estimated combined driving.

All F-Paces come with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the base trim, Jaguar provides a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats and an 8-inch touchscreen interface. The Premium is pretty similar, but the F-Pace Prestige adds a lot more including xenon headlights, a Cold Weather package and a navigation system. R-Sport and S top off the F-Pace range with special styling details, extra safety features, sport front seats and more.

In the crowded world of luxury crossovers, the F-Pace is a fascinating new entry for 2017. It isn't for everyone, but to determine if it's right for you make use of all the tools here on Edmunds. And then let us put you in contact with a great dealer to get an outstanding deal.

2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV Overview

The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV is offered in the following styles: S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 20d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 35t R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 35t 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 35t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 20d Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 35t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), and 20d Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 F-PACE SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 F-PACE SUV.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 F-PACE SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including S, 20d, 20d R-Sport, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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