This review is for the 2018 F-Pace 2.0 Diesel with 7,000 miles. Absolutely no technical issues till this day. Vehicle made in Great Britain, engine Great Britain, transmission from Germany. We are in early 40’s, in the garage we also have the 2016 Lexus RX350 made in Canada, and also no majors problems with this vehicle. Wife prefers RX350 because of roomier interior, quieter and softer ride, more luxurious interior feel, high end materials, brave exterior design, best LED headlights in the industry, overall: “women’s car”. l did notice about 80% women are RX’s drivers. I also liked RX350, but absolutely love the F-Pace. Best driving vehicle I have ever owned, pure pleasure on the turns. In my opinion best looking in the segment, handles like a sport sedan due to torque vectoring and sport suspension. Accelerates like another brand's gas V6’s due to turbo charger, and very high torque 318 ft. lbs. Absolutely great all weather performance due to standard Land Rover’s AWD technology (rear axle based!!). Very sensitive steering wheel specially in Sport mode – this vehicle really listens to you and you fully feel the car (Swiss precision). Great navigation system, many great features from 5 year free Jaguar Remote App, panoramic glass roof, large trunk. And absolute segment leader (including Hybrids) 32 mpg city, 38 mpg highway. Very cool movable gear selector knob, and the main thing: British prestige.
Yes, there are small issues I did notice: interior should have more high quality (remember, mine is base model...), auto start/stop don’t remember your preferences after engine restart, not too roomie and no reclining rear seats (mine is base...maybe because this is sport not family car), rear and side visibility not to good, and weak base headlights (mine are not LED), mediocre base sound system, unpainted cheep plastic door handle inside, not very pleasant interior smell (mine is artificial leather, maybe that’s why).
Quick conclusion: This vehicle is designed for people who enjoying driving, not for family soft and luxury cruising. It has legendary Land Rover off road roots, and the famous handling from Jaguar's long motor sport history. If you are bored of German or Japanese luxury cars, looking for something not thirsty, unique and prestige, handsome and fresh, sporty performing, handling, steering and accelerating, 5 years free maintenance and 5 years b2b warranty, F-Pace 2.0 Diesel is definitely for you. If you have a family, or looking for softer, quieter and luxurious ride, buy RX350. But please remember one thing: on winding roads driving super comfy RX350 you will be slower at least 30 mph. And last interesting info I just learned about how “boutique” this brand is: Jaguar sold in the whole USA the same amount of cars as BMW sold just in the Chicagoland in the same period of time. Would you like to drive something unique? Thanks for reading, and good luck with your decision!
First off, I can't tell you how much I want to like this SUV. Best looking SUV on the road hands down. Plus it's sporty, fun to drive, and just plain cool. But, I simply can't deal with that ride. Smooth until you hit a pothole or uneven pavement, then the impact is harsh enough to knock the fillings out of your teeth. Yes, it's that abrupt and harsh. Very noticeable. I understand it's a "sport SUV", but for every day driving in a city full of nothing but horrible road issues (in this case, Houston), it's just too burdensome. I think Jaguar should offer an Fpace model tuned for a softer ride.
I compared F Pace with it's German Competitors and the vehicle really stood out. It performs really well, its little compact considering the E Pace is already a compact version available for this brand, they can make it little bit bigger. I have a dog so I'm biased about the size. If I was in the market to purchase I wouldn't think twice but leasing is not a good option for this brand. They need to work on it little bit more so they don't lose customers like me to BMW and Mercedes.
2018 Jaguar F-PACE 35t Prestige w/Prod. End 09/17 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Purchased the 35t Prestige V6. Highly recommend the LED headlights as they project brighter light and throw a greater distance down the road. Overall power, acceleration, handling, ride smoothness, comfort and interior space are top notch. The sound system is not bad and I regularly see 24 mpg in mixed driving running Eco mode. Ran into some issues with a defective differential, but it was replaced under warranty and no issues since.
Left a Land Rover to the new F pace and have not been disappointed. Keep in mind this is an all-inclusive lease for us and they take care of everything including oil changes. At the time of writing this review, we have only had this vehicle for only a month.