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.
Ah, the Jaguar F-Pace... An SUV about 10 years to late. But, better late than never. The F-Pace is an amazingly attractive car and that is what attracted me at first, then they told me about the Elite Maintenance Program (5 Years no cost maintenance) then the fact that the average invoice for a Jaguar hovers on average around $4,000 dollars. The 380 hp V6 equipped on the S trim is much more power than the average F-Pace driver will need, but does come in handy for short passing roads and highway merging etc.
Gas mileage is of some concern especially because the fuel tank can only hold 16.6 gallons of gas. A 4,000 pound SUV with a combined average of 20mpg should be equipped with at least a 17.4 gallon gas tank. Again Im sure Jaguar engineers have a reason for such a small gas tank but I wish they would have made it a bit larger. The In Control Touch Pro infotainment system is amazing based solely on it being a touch screen (I do not believe Mercedes, BMW, Lexus or any other luxury brand comes equipped with touch screens anymore).
The Brakes don't seem as powerful as they should be but I still have confidence in them.
Overall the F-Pace has been an amazing car so far and has definitely gathered some looks especially when I select neutral and push the gas down and everyone hears the engine pop. Definitely worth a look.
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!
I highly recommend it. Drives like a car, but higher off the ground. As of this review, I've owned it for 3 months and 3K miles. Favorite features: Remote start & climate via phone app, ventilated/cooled seats, lane keep assist, cavernous trunk, auto-high beams. Things I hate about it: Auto start/stop engine is so annoying! Yes, there's a button to disable it, but it should stay disabled until you enable it manually! The nav system is straight from 2006, and the climate control is big f'ing mess of buttons. Such a hassle to use, especially if you live in a place with large temperature swings. Want to go from 60F to 77F? You'll have to press that temp button 17 times! It would've been better to use knobs like in the XJ or F-Type. Also, for your inconvenience, there's no "off" button for the climate on the console. Nope - you'll have to use the touch screen to navigate to "Climate", where there's an "on/off" button. Genius. The Tailgate doesn't always work properly. Sometimes it won't open at all when I use the gesture kick, and sometimes it won't close when I push the button on the tailgate, beeping the horn twice. I'm also not very happy with the noise from the engine. It makes an unpleasant thrum when driving at low rpm, and doesn't sound anything like an F-type S at high rpm. Lastly, there's a creaking sound coming from the rear of the car. At this price range, it's just unacceptable. Other than these snags, I love it.
I'm a Porsche fan. I owned 4 Cayennes since Porsche started manufacturing them. I currently own a 2015 Cayenne and a 2015 Audi Q5 diesel. The F-Pace comes out, and it's a vehicle from a completely different mold. The Germans are much more relaxing to drive. The Jag is far more engaging, with much quicker reflexes and a bit harsher ride (again this is the First Edition with 22 " tires). So far all is great, the Brembo brakes are superb, the interior is gorgeous, from the outside, this car looks like nothing else on the road available today, and all the gadgetry that comes with the First Edition is easy to learn, override and live with. The engine has plenty of power and a decent fuel economy for a vehicle of this size and weight. I get many compliments from strangers and a surprised look when they find out this is a Jaguar.