2019 Jaguar F-PACE

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What’s new

  • New high-performance, V8-powered SVR variant
  • Bigger fuel tank on gas-powered models
  • Standard 10-inch entertainment touchscreen with new graphic layout
  • More standard safety features and updated feature availability
  • Part of the first-generation F-Pace introduced for 2017

Pros & Cons

  • Available supercharged V6 delivers quick and powerful acceleration
  • Beats many rivals on cargo space
  • Handles and brakes like a sport sedan
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine option
  • Interior materials disappoint for a luxury SUV at this price
  • The larger the wheels, the poorer the ride comfort
  • More road and wind noise in the cabin than competitors
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Which F-PACE does Edmunds recommend?

The four-cylinder engines are fine, especially if you're mostly attracted to the F-Pace's style. However, this SUV skews toward the performance side of things. To experience it at its best, we'd recommend the S trim and its 380-hp supercharged V6. Its extra features and cost may seem like overkill, but the V6's power and glorious sound make it worth it during every encounter with an open highway on-ramp or empty stretch of winding road.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.4 / 10

Now in its third year of production, the Jaguar F-Pace carves out its place among luxury crossover SUVs with a wide range of abilities. You can get it with a sensible four-cylinder engine, a fuel-efficient diesel engine, or a raging supercharged V8 that makes more than 500 horsepower. The F-Pace covers wider ground than many of its rivals that provide either practicality or performance, but rarely both.

For 2019, the new F-Pace SVR debuts. It's a bonkers trim level powered by a supercharged V8 and is primed for performance. It's also trimmed inside with the nicer materials that you expect from a modern Jaguar, but regrettably don't get in lower F-Pace trim levels. The other key improvement for 2019 is the wealth of tech equipment added as standard, including the previously optional 10-inch touchscreen and a handful of active driver aids such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are newly optional, too.

Other F-Pace advantages include surprisingly generous ground clearance (and a few off-roading tech toys donated from sibling Land Rover), a tow rating up to 5,291 pounds, and above-average cargo space. While its interior quality and occasionally stiff-legged ride result in a less overall refined experience than what you'd get in a Mercedes or a Porsche, the F-Pace still stands out with distinctive style and a broad range of performance potential. It's a tempting alternative to some of the more conventional choices in this segment.

What's it like to live with?

For more information on the Jaguar F-Pace of this generation, read about our experiences from a full year of living with a 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t Prestige. We cover everything from in-car tech to fuel efficiency. The F-Pace's performance and style won many of us over, but we all took issue with its ride comfort, price and infotainment system. The 2019 F-Pace is offered with smartphone integration, an updated infotainment system, and a few driver assist systems that were not available on our long-term test vehicle, but most of our observations still apply.

2019 Jaguar F-PACE models

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is a five-passenger SUV available in seven trim levels: base, Premium, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, S and SVR. That's not all: The F-Pace also offers four different engines.

The 25t is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The 30t version of this same engine makes 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 20d and its turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel (180 hp, 318 lb-ft) offer maximum fuel economy. Then the S trim level uses a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (380 hp, 332 lb-ft), while the new SVR trim offers a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (550 hp, 502 lb-ft). Engine availability varies by trim level, but all F-Paces come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The base F-Pace starts you off with 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, rear privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, simulated-leather (Luxtec) upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

For technology, there's a 10-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a USB port, and an 11-speaker Meridian sound system with HD radio. Active driver aids include a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, a drowsy driver monitoring system, and front and rear parking sensors. Jaguar's InControl remote vehicle controls and emergency communication services are also included.

The Premium trim adds 19-inch wheels, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, and driver-seat memory settings. An optional Drive package includes stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and higher-speed emergency braking,

Both base and Premium F-Pace models can be optioned with a Cold Climate package that adds heated front and rear seats, a heated windshield, heated washer jets and a heated steering wheel. They can also be equipped with a number of technology upgrades: a navigation system, Jaguar's InControl apps (smartphone-linked apps accessible from the F-Pace touchscreen), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The F-Pace Prestige includes most of the above equipment plus a different 19-inch wheel design, xenon headlights, headlight washers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, Luxtec-wrapped dash panel, a folding rear armrest, ambient cabin lighting, and the Premium's technology upgrade options listed above.

Options for the Prestige trim include the Comfort and Convenience package, which adds ventilated front seats, heated and power-reclining rear seats, and a hands-free liftgate. The Drive package is also available, but the Driver Assist package does one better, adding adaptive cruise control with steering assist, a surround-view camera, rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree parking sensors, and an automated parking system.

Other packages include the Technology package, which brings a customizable driver display, a CD player and a 17-speaker surround-sound system, and the Adaptive Dynamics package, which adds an adaptive suspension and a special drive mode to optimize grip in challenging road conditions.

An optional Black Exterior package available for both Premium and Prestige trims adds a gloss black finish to the exterior side vents, window surrounds and front grille.

Moving up to the R-Sport builds on Prestige features with 20-inch wheels, special R-Sport bumpers and styling elements, foglights, adaptive LED headlights (optional Prestige), automatic high beams, more aggressively bolstered front seats with power-adjustable thigh support, a soft-grain leather-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters and satellite radio.

The S trim is similarly equipped to the R-Sport but switches to the 380-hp V6 engine. It also includes the features from the Adaptive Dynamics package and adds a black headliner and red brake calipers as finishing garnishes.

Both R-Sport and S trims can tack on the Comfort and Convenience package, the Technology package, and a sport seat package with 14-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front sport seats and heated rear seats.

The new-for-2019 SVR trim includes the 5.0-liter V8 engine, stronger brakes, active exhaust, 21-inch wheels, quilted leather upholstery, the sport seat package, the Comfort and Convenience package items, a customizable driver display, and a 360-degree parking camera system.

R-Sport, S and SVR trims can opt for the Luxury Interior package, which offers four-zone automatic climate control with an air quality sensor, additional rear-seat air vents and power sockets, upgraded carpets and headliner, 10-color interior ambient lighting and a cooled glove compartment. All three trims can also opt for the Drive and Driver Assist packages.

The Portfolio is something of a side path on the F-Pace trim ladder. It's not the highest performance trim — that would be the new SVR — but it might be the most luxurious. The Portfolio is only available with the 25t engine and offers other exclusive features, including 20-way adjustable seats, Windsor leather upholstery, unique trim details (aluminum accent plates, silver roof rails), and the contents of the Luxury Interior package.

There are also a handful of stand-alone options for various F-Pace trims, including roof rails, a tow hitch receiver, wood veneers and an Activity Key, which is a waterproof bracelet that allows you to unlock the car with the key still inside. You can also order 22-inch wheels, although we'd advise against them in the interests of ride quality.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Jaguar F-Pace 25t R-Sport (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Note: Since this test in 2018, Jaguar has updated the F-Pace with a new Touch Pro touchscreen (with new graphics), which may alter our opinions of its interface. Our findings otherwise remain broadly the same as the 2019 F-Pace.

Scorecard

Overall7.4 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort7.0
Interior7.0
Utility6.5
Technology6.5

Driving

7.5
The 25t's turbo four-cylinder delivers sufficient power for this SUV, though there's little difference between half-throttle and full throttle. Nimble handling and quick steering impart confidence and make short work of twisting roads. The Jag hides its size and weight well when hustled.

Acceleration

7.0
Its ultimate thrust is satisfactory, even if it doesn't have the most snappy and responsive power delivery when you initially roll into the accelerator. During one hard acceleration, the F-Pace bogged hard, momentarily delivering no power. It hit 60 mph in 8.4 seconds in our testing, which is on the slow side for this segment.

Braking

8.0
Brake pedal effort is well-executed. It's easy to modulate and brings the F-Pace to a smooth stop. Pedal travel suits casual driving. It stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet in our panic-brake testing, which is comparable to rivals.

Steering

7.5
There's a lack of straight-ahead feel, and road feedback is minimal. But the steering is precise enough to enjoy, even in spirited driving. Steering effort is on the light side, which makes it easy to manage in daily driving.

Handling

8.0
The F-Pace handles more like a sport sedan on curvy, tight roads. It's eager to change direction and holds its line well. But it'll get unsettled easily over bumps at speed due to an overly stiff suspension. The 20-inch wheels provide more than adequate grip and feedback for fun street driving.

Drivability

8.0
A responsive and smooth transmission that does as it's asked makes the most of the engine's modest output. It has good logic when driving up a grade, too. The transmission proactively downshifts one or two gears to keep accelerator response lively.

Off-road

7.5
The F-Pace handles soft roads well. It's certainly no rock crawler, but it can tackle gravel and rocky surfaces easily with its all-wheel-drive system and decent ground clearance. All-Surface Progress Control includes hill descent, and it deals well with the conditions a regular owner would encounter.

Comfort

7.0
The 20-inch wheels tame some of the harshness we experienced during an earlier S model test, but the F-Pace's suspension could still be refined for more ride comfort. The seats provide very good all-around comfort, but the four-cylinder engine vibrates noticeably at idle.

Seat comfort

8.0
The front seats are 10-way adjustable with firm, but not uncomfortably hard, cushions. They'll sustain you for hours on end in the saddle. The rear seatbacks are set at a good angle with similar cushion support. Heated and ventilated front seats work as expected.

Ride comfort

5.5
Small bumps readily make their way to the driver; big ones are dealt with reasonably well. The constantly fidgety ride is puzzling. The top-spec R-Sport trim's 20-inch wheels probably contribute to this stiff-legged character, an area that needs attention in the F-Pace.

Noise & vibration

6.5
At idle, the 30t engine vibration is very prominent but only at idle. Under power, it pulls smoothly. It's not too loud either, but it sounds … meh. The tires patter audibly on impacts, but road and wind noise is otherwise admirably limited on many road surfaces.

Climate control

7.0
Unfortunately, big, well-labeled buttons all feel similar and can't be operated by feel alone. In auto mode, the temperature in the cabin seems to vary considerably relative to its set point. There's good cabin coverage from the air vents.

Interior

7.0
With a somewhat sport-oriented nature, the F-Pace makes concessions to some of the more hospitable qualities of a midsize SUV. It's accommodating overall, and we think most buyers in the market for a vehicle like this will find it agreeable.

Ease of use

7.0
One real ergonomic oddity is the placement for the window controls, which sit atop the high doorsills like a Land Rover's. The steering wheel controls for cruise control and menu navigation are chunky and intuitive but occasionally unresponsive. The seat heat/vent controls on screen require too much attention.

Getting in/getting out

6.5
The sloping windshield pillar cuts into the front door head clearance, so taller folks may need to duck on the way in or out. The F-Pace sits relatively low for an SUV, positioning the seats at a good level. Oddly, though, the sill step-over is a little high.

Driving position

7.5
The driving position is comfortable with a good amount of seat and steering wheel adjustment. But the seat may not range low enough for those with an especially long torso. You sit in the F-Pace rather than on it, which makes for a sporty working environment.

Roominess

7.5
Head- and legroom are reasonable, but the cockpit-style layout wraps around the driver and passenger in a way that makes the cabin feel smaller than it looks from outside. The accommodating rear passenger space offers lots of headroom and is suitable for three adults.

Visibility

7.0
Forward visibility benefits from the large windows and well-positioned side mirrors. Available in-windshield defroster lines obscure the view. Rear visibility is compromised by a short rear window and headrests that partially obstruct the view. The rear three-quarter windows and driver aids help with blind spots.

Quality

6.5
The F-Pace's interior may appear delightful, but its tactile quality falls a little short in this segment. Upper trims cover the dash in simulated leather, which goes a long way toward achieving a suitably luxurious ambiance. Without it, this is a very unremarkable cabin.

Utility

6.5
The F-Pace proves that a sport-leaning SUV can also be surprisingly practical. Highlights include a generous cargo area (be warned that the full-size spare erodes cargo volume) and a towing capacity of nearly 5,300 pounds. Cat imitates workhorse. Its in-cabin storage could be better.

Small-item storage

6.5
There are some creative nooks for small-item storage, though most aren't big enough to be useful. The center armrest and glovebox are best for personal effects, but nothing is remarkably space-efficient.

Cargo space

8.0
Our test car had the optional full-size spare, which eats up space, raises the floor and is incompatible with many cargo area accessories. Without it, the F-Pace is one of the roomiest in its segment. The rear seats fold easily and lie nearly flat, and sliding tie-down points are solid and look good.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
LATCH anchors are very easy to access. Four anchors reside at the rear edge of the backseat cushion under pop-off covers, and there are three top-tether anchors on the rear of the seatbacks.

Towing

9.0
The F-Pace impresses with a max towing capacity of 5,290 pounds, a solid number in this category and one that surpasses competitors.

Technology

6.5
The F-Pace's technological strengths rest on its well-sorted driver aids, but it falls a little short of the competition with an average navigation system interface and clunky smartphone integration.

Smartphone integration

The interface is nice and easy to navigate, but the system fails to provide consistent control to a smartphone. Songs are missing, commands are nonresponsive, and sometimes songs are repeated. Thankfully, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are new options for 2019.

Driver aids

7.5
The active cruise control is better than other systems, but not the best we've seen. Forward collision alert and lane keeping assist work well, once adjusted properly for sensitivity. The colorful head-up display shows a lot of information and is somewhat visible even in daytime with sunglasses on.

Voice control

6.5
The native system will execute commands related to music and Bluetooth phone commands — we have yet to test its navigation abilities. As we experienced, the voice recognition works well and provides prompts to follow.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE.

5 star reviews: 46%
4 star reviews: 23%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 8%
1 star reviews: 23%
Average user rating: 3.6 stars based on 13 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, This Cat Growls
James Bigglesworth,
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

If you can, get yourself the S. The 3.0L engine develops 380 bhp and it flys. Not literally of course, but you will have a big smile on your face as you leave the remainder of the traffic lined up with you at the set of lights still sitting there when you are a half mile down the road. This does work best if you are the first in line at the lights, but I am sure it works wherever you are in the line. Aside from the acceleration it just feels like quality. Equipped with the optional sports seats this is a very comfortable drivers position, giving you such a secure feeling as you turn into a corner it is almost womb like. I really don’t know where the criticism of the interior is justified, it is not Bentley luxurious but it seems more than adequately solid for this price range. One problem with the vehicle, it does attract a lot of looks, and comments. “See this smile? It tells you everything you want to know” I tell them.

1 out of 5 stars, The worst vehicle I have ever owned
Ryan Donovan,
25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The battery went out in my first week on owning it. Battery went dead second week I owned it. They replaced battery. There’s some issue with the radiator in the fan because the fan runs all the time. My check engine light went on this week and with all of the other problems that I’ve decided not to mention I wanted to cry in the parking lot when it lit up. Because I knew it would be another month before their service department to get me an appointment with a loaner vehicle. I just want to get out of this lease

5 out of 5 stars, Best high end sports SUV and coolest looking car o
Michael,
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

There is no doubt that this car is the gem of its class. It clearly has the best look af them all, the S version is powerful and fun to drive and the SVR even blows away the Cayenne turbo! And, the best warranty of them all with full maintenance included. Youd be nuts not to take a close look at this monster! Customer service is also better than BMW, Mercedes and Porsche. It's a no brainer...

5 out of 5 stars, beautiful in and out
C M C,
30t Portfolio 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The controls are a bit quirky but once you get familiar with them, they are easy to use. Best warranty around! The dealership was fabulous in getting me the vehicle equipped the way I wanted it. Finance was extremely easy as was the paperwork at the end of the process. Having had other luxury brands, I would gladly buy another JLR product in a heart beat. They never disappoint and there is no other vehicle I would feel safer in in inclement weather. My family has purchased several Land Rover/Range Rover vehicles, this is the first Jaguar and I just love it! It is so much unto drive, I can't remember a car that made me smile whenever I had someplace to go!

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Features & Specs

25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$47,000
MPG 22 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower247 hp @ 5500 rpm
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S 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
S 4dr SUV AWD
3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A
MSRP$61,500
MPG 18 city / 23 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower380 hp @ 6500 rpm
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25t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
25t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$51,600
MPG 22 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower247 hp @ 5500 rpm
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30t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
30t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$54,600
MPG 22 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower296 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite F-PACE safety features:

Forward Traffic Detection
Detects potential hazards crossing your path via camera and provides a visual warning on the central screen.
Forward Vehicle Guidance
Helps drivers maneuver in tight spaces, providing a virtual image of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections respective to steering.
Lane Keep Assist
Applies a steering correction to help direct the vehicle back into its lane if the system detects unintentional lane drift.

Jaguar F-Pace vs. the competition

Jaguar F-Pace vs. Porsche Macan

The Macan raises the bar for a sport-luxury SUV, with its snappy acceleration, athletic handling, sublime comfort and build quality that feels solid as stone. But you pay dearly for that near-perfection since the Macan's starting price is just that: a start. A dash of performance here and an ounce of comfort there adds up to an SUV that can run many thousands of dollars more than the F-Pace. The Jag doesn't have the Macan's solid feel, but it does offer a more visceral thrill than the more reserved Porsche, and more cargo space as well.

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Jaguar F-Pace vs. Audi Q5

An all-new chassis helps the Q5 ride smoother than its predecessors, giving it an edge on the comparatively stiff-legged F-Pace. But both SUVs match up well when it comes to features, interior quality and style. The Q5's infotainment looks better and is easier to use than the Jag's clunky system, and overall interior quality is superior. The Q5, however, only offers one engine, and its rear cargo space isn't especially impressive.

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Jaguar F-Pace vs. BMW X5

The X5 is all-new for 2019, boasting the latest engineering and technology at BMW's disposal. It's an impressive effort. It's also a much bigger, more luxurious SUV than the F-Pace, which is good since it's also considerably more expensive. Dynamically, the smaller Jag should feel like the more agile, engaging choice. If you're looking for a more comparable BMW, we'd recommend the X3 or its sleeker X4 sibling.

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2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR First Drive

Quickening the Pace

Mark Takahashi by Mark Takahashi , Senior Reviews EditorApril 22nd, 2019

The Jaguar F-Pace has been receiving praise for its sporty driving dynamics since day one. But for Jaguar's engineers, that praise hasn't been enough. Now the company has come out with the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR, a new variant that adds the fiery passion of the two-seat F-Type sports car to the space and convenience of an SUV.

This F-Pace isn't just warmed over with a few tweaks here and there. It's a legitimate high-performance vehicle. We had the opportunity to sample it for ourselves at Jaguar's launch event in southern France and came away duly impressed.

More Than a Badge

Before the SVR variant was announced, the F-Pace lineup was topped by a 380-horsepower supercharged V6, which is already plenty and delivers strong acceleration for the class. The F-Pace SVR dials it up with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 from the F-Type that belts out 550 hp and 502 pound-feet of torque. That alone would be cause for celebration, but we're happy Jaguar didn't stop there.

To ensure the SVR's overall performance rises with the engine output, Jaguar upgraded the brakes with lightweight two-piece rotors and four-piston fixed calipers. The 21-inch wheels are also wider yet lighter and are shod with all-season Pirelli Scorpion tires that are specially developed for this vehicle. Further enhancing on-road capabilities is a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, an active electronic rear differential, and stiffer springs and adaptive dampers.

The Magnificent Beast

During development, the F-Pace SVR adopted the internal code name "Magnificent Beast," which is entirely appropriate. From a glance, it's not obvious how different the SVR is from the rest of the F-Pace lineup. The ride height is the same, but there is an impression of a broader stance thanks to the wider tires. Besides the SVR badge, there are only a few subtle body changes.

On top of the hood are two vents, and just behind the front wheel arches is an oblique slash. These are indeed functioning heat extractors, with the side vents also acting as an aerodynamic outlet from the wheelwell to help control airflow and create a bit of downforce. There's a similar deep crease behind the rear wheels, but those are more of an aesthetic device with reflectors tucked inside. Thankfully, the quad exhausts in back are functional in the best sense of the word.

A tap of the start button results in a healthy rumble and growl from the force-fed V8. It's not as raucous a startup as the F-Type, which in all honesty can be a bit much if you want to keep good relations with your neighbors. The low baritone at idle only hints at the auditory potential when driven with wicked intent.

Instead of the customary knurled F-Pace rotary gear selector, the SVR appropriately borrows the pistol-grip shifter from the F-Type. With a pull of the trigger and a tug rearward on the grip, we're ready for launch. Jaguar claims it will reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, which is 1.3 seconds quicker than the next closest F-Pace S. On a long enough straightaway, it will top out at 176 mph.

Stomp the pedal and the SVR explodes off the line with enough sound and fury to induce a hearty chuckle from the driver. You feel your body press into the sport seats as your passenger's grip tightens around the grab handle. In Dynamic drive mode, shifts from the eight-speed automatic are as distinctive as the stages in a Saturn V rocket. The variable sport exhaust isn't as loud as the F-Type's, and its gunshot-like crackles on throttle overrun aren't as frequent, but it's just as pleasurable and addicting.

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We're even more thrilled by the F-Pace SVR's cornering ability. On the narrow canyon-hugging roads high above the French Riviera, this SUV behaved more like the F-Type Coupe.

Storming downhill toward a hairpin turn, you can delay braking much later than some would feel comfortable. Pedal feel is excellent, and the SVR remains very composed even as you trail off the brakes and start feeding in some steering. There's just a little bit of intentional rotation while you slice deep into the bend. As you get the nose pointed toward the exit, getting back on the gas doesn't take much finesse thanks to the abundance of grip. If you floor the accelerator coming out of the turn, you're treated to a delightful wiggle from the tail.

Dynamically, the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a triumph. It's one of the rare SUVs that deliver the kind of driving enjoyment that was once reserved for sports cars.

For the Adults in the Room

The F-Pace SVR isn't meant for the majority of shoppers. Its appeal will likely be limited to the select few who place performance and thrills above all else. As you'd expect, that performance comes at a cost. Prices start at $81,015 (including destination), which is about $18,000 more than the F-Pace S and $35,000 more than the base four-cylinder model.

It also costs the F-Pace some in terms of comfort. The ride is understandably stiffer than any other variant. But even on some rather choppy roads, we didn't find it to be unbearable. The front seats are similar to the F-Type's, which means they have an abundance of side bolstering to keep you solidly anchored but larger occupants may find them too restrictive. The fixed head restraints are also positioned a little too low and press into the base of your neck.

Then there's the infotainment system. The new Touch Pro system introduced for the 2019 F-Pace is better than its predecessor, which was prone to frequent and frustrating glitches. Thankfully, we never experienced those inconveniences. But it still has noticeably slower responses than any competitive infotainment system.

Otherwise, the F-Pace SVR is a wonderful place in which to spend time. Its cabin is decked out with higher-spec interior materials that are exclusive to the SVR. On top of everything else, all F-Pace models benefit from a larger-than-average cargo hold, you know, just in case you need to haul an armoire instead of the proverbial derriere.

With such specialized credentials, the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR doesn't have a lot of rivals. The closest include the Land Rover Range Rover SVR, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63, and the forthcoming BMW X3 M and X5 M models. If you're lucky enough to ask which one you should get, quite honestly, there is no wrong answer.

FAQ

Is the Jaguar F-PACE a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 F-PACE both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Jaguar F-PACE fuel economy, so it's important to know that the F-PACE gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 29 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the F-PACE has 33.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Jaguar F-PACE. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE:

  • New high-performance, V8-powered SVR variant
  • Bigger fuel tank on gas-powered models
  • Standard 10-inch entertainment touchscreen with new graphic layout
  • More standard safety features and updated feature availability
  • Part of the first-generation F-Pace introduced for 2017
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Is the Jaguar F-PACE reliable?
To determine whether the Jaguar F-PACE is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the F-PACE. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the F-PACE's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 F-PACE and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 F-PACE is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 Jaguar F-PACE?

The least-expensive 2019 Jaguar F-PACE is the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE 25t 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,600.

Other versions include:

  • 25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $47,000
  • S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $61,500
  • 25t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,600
  • 30t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $54,600
  • 30t R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $58,900
  • SVR 4dr SUV AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $79,990
  • 30t Portfolio 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $63,000
  • 25t R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $55,900
  • 30t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $50,000
  • 20d R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) which starts at $57,400
  • 20d Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) which starts at $53,100
  • 25t 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $44,600
  • 20d Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) which starts at $48,500
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What are the different models of Jaguar F-PACE?
If you're interested in the Jaguar F-PACE, the next question is, which F-PACE model is right for you? F-PACE variants include 25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 25t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 30t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of F-PACE models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is a sleek and sporty compact luxury SUV, though by size it sits in between the compact and midsize classes. Jaguar offers various trim levels and packages dependent on powertrain selection, so the possible F-Pace combinations are numerous.

The 2019 F-Pace is available in base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S, Portfolio and the new SVR trim levels. There are four available engines that determine which trims are available. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four (dubbed 25t) can be specified in base to R-Sport trims, while an upgraded version of this engine (30t) can be fit to Premium, Prestige, R-Sport and limited-edition Portfolio models.

A 2.0-liter diesel (20d) is available for Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trims, while a supercharged V6 (380 horsepower) is reserved for S trims. New for 2019 is the SVR trim, which uses a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine to compete with some of the loftiest high-performance SUVs.

Even the base trim enjoys an ample amount of equipment, with notable highlights including a standard panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and an 11-speaker sound system.

The Premium largely adds 19-inch wheels and opens the door to a few options, including the 30t engine, not available on the base car. It's the Prestige that really gets things going on the luxury front with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering wheel and various other upgraded interior surfaces.

The R-Sport, S and SVR trims are where the F-Pace becomes more performance-focused and aggressively styled with unique bumpers and design elements. Buyers can decide if they want a 296-hp four-cylinder, a supercharged V6 or the V8-equipped SVR that offers superlative performance without sacrificing the luxury and elegance befitting a Jaguar.

For those who are interested in maximum luxury, the Portfolio offers something of an alternative to the blistering performance theatrics. Essentially, it comes with everything, including a more premium leather interior, four-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting and a cooled glove compartment. Though the Portfolio starts out more expensive than the power-leading S trim, it's possible to option the F-Pace S to a higher total than a fully loaded Portfolio model.

When the F-Pace debuted, it offered a V6 engine at a four-cylinder price, giving it a big advantage over the competition. With its current four-cylinder base engine, the F-Pace isn't quite the bargain it once was. But it still stacks up fairly well and isn't the priciest in the group when comparing option for option. If you're considering the F-Pace, you can shop it against its entire segment right here on Edmunds.

2019 Jaguar F-PACE Overview

The 2019 Jaguar F-PACE is offered in the following submodels: F-PACE SVR, F-PACE SUV, F-PACE Diesel. Available styles include 25t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 25t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 30t Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 30t R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SVR 4dr SUV AWD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), 30t Portfolio 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 25t R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 30t Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 20d R-Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 20d Prestige 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), 25t 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 20d Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 F-PACE 3.6 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 2019 F-PACE.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Jaguar F-PACE and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 F-PACE featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Jaguar F-PACE?

Which 2019 Jaguar F-PACES are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Jaguar F-PACE?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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