2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback

What’s new

  • The Jaguar I-Pace is a new vehicle
  • Part of the first I-Pace generation introduced for 2019

Pros & Cons

  • Satisfying and immediate acceleration
  • Enjoyable steering and handling
  • Smooth ride quality
  • Regen braking isn't strong, and friction brakes are too grabby
  • Only one battery and motor configuration available
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2019
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Which I-PACE does Edmunds recommend?

All I-Paces are identical when it comes to the configuration of the battery, motors and number of seats. As such, deciding which one is right for you depends on the features you want. We think the HSE provides the elements you'd expect from a luxury vehicle, whether it's an electric vehicle or not. In addition to the safety features that come on lower levels, the HSE adds comfort upgrades such as a powerful surround-sound audio system and upgraded front seats with heating and ventilation. The adaptive suspension and head-up display are useful add-ons as well.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.2 / 10

It may sound strange that the first luxury electric vehicle to truly challenge Tesla comes from the British, but that's exactly the job the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace aims to do. With 240 miles of range, a head-turning design and engaging road manners, it should be an intriguing pick for an EV.

The I-Pace is big enough inside to seat four adults comfortably and it still provides the fun-to-drive nature you'd expect from Jaguar. Its 90-kWh battery pack powers two electric motors: one driving the front wheels, the other the rear. With a combined total of 394 horsepower, the I-Pace can do 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The immediacy of the power delivery means it feels even quicker during real-world driving.

Though it costs around the same as a base Tesla Model X, the I-Pace is smaller, only comes in a five-seat and single-battery configuration, and lacks access to Tesla's Supercharger network. On the upside, though, the I-Pace has regular rear doors instead of the Model X's gimmicky doors, and it doesn't oversell the promise of full self-driving capability.

Overall, we believe the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is worth a close look if you're ready to own and be proud of an electric vehicle.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE models

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is available in three main trim levels: S, SE and HSE. The S is decently equipped, but the SE has more of the features you'll likely expect on a Jaguar. Really, though, we imagine most shoppers will find the HSE's additional comfort, safety and prestige upgrades appetizing. There's also a limited First Edition trim for 2019. It's essentially an HSE equipped with a few optional features.

All trims come equipped with a 90-kWh battery pack and two electric motors. One motor drives the front wheels and the other drives the rears. Total system output is 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque.

From the outside, the base S offers 18-inch wheels, an adjustable air suspension, LED head- and taillights, a panoramic fixed sunroof, automatic windshield wipers, heated side mirrors, and a manual liftgate. Inside you'll find simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats,  60/40-split folding rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and dual-zone climate control.

Standard technology features include keyless entry and push-button start, a 380-watt stereo and three digital displays. For entertainment, the 10-inch center screen hosts navigation, Bluetooth, HD and satellite radio. Phone integration options include Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot and six USB ports. On the safety front, you get low-speed collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, an automated parking system (both parallel and perpendicular) and parking sensors. Driving features include variable ride height and two tools for driving in slippery surfaces: Low Friction Launch and All Surface Progress Control. The former gets you moving from a stop, and the latter acts like a low-speed cruise control.

Moving up to the SE grants 20-inch wheels, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, upgraded LED headlights with daytime-running lights and auto high-beam assist, and a power liftgate. The interior gains leather upholstery as well as driver and front passenger memory settings. Additional standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and high-speed collision mitigation.

The HSE dons a different style of 20-inch wheels, and the liftgate can be open or shut by swinging your foot under the rear bumper. The interior upgrades consist of improved leather quality, a 15-speaker stereo, upgraded front seats with heating and ventilation, and heated rear seats. There's a top-view camera to make parking easier, and the adaptive cruise control gains steering assist, which helps keep the I-Pace in its lane.

Think of the limited First Edition as an HSE with a few options. It rides on yet another style of 20-inch wheel and offers adaptive suspension and a feature called Adaptive Surface Response, which monitors road quality and adjusts the vehicle for different amounts of traction. Other features include a heated windshield and washer jets, upgraded interior trimming and extended leather, a microfiber-suede headliner, adjustable ambient interior lighting, four-zone climate control, and a head-up display.

The options and packages for all I-Pace trim levels largely consist of improvements to comfort features and interior materials, such as heating for the steering wheel and seats and additional microfiber-suede (if not already included). Most safety and driving-related features, such as the adaptive suspension and head-up display, can be optioned on any trim level where it's not already standard.

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 I-Pace HSE.

Scorecard

Overall8.2 / 10
Driving8.0
Comfort8.5
Interior8.0
Utility8.0
Technology8.5

Driving

8.0
The electric Jag is quick if you ask it to be, and it steers and handles with poise and control. But its performance score is let down by an unrefined braking action that feels like an on-off toggle with no finesse. More than anything, the touchy brakes underscore that Jaguar is still a neophyte EV maker.

Acceleration

9.0
This electric Jag is deceptive. Around town, it certainly feels responsive and eager, but it also feels composed and timid when you're driving casually. That's why our measured test-track acceleration time of just 4.2 seconds to 60 mph was such an eye-opener. It's quick when you need it to be and restrained when you don't.

Braking

6.5
Lift-throttle regenerative braking, the staple of daily EV driving, is not as strong as we'd like and won't stop the car completely. When you do use the brake pedal, you get a springy, toggle-like response that makes it hard to be smooth in stop-and-go traffic, parking lots and other situations where you might dab the brakes. They do work reliably in a panic stop, as our 122-foot test result suggests.

Steering

8.0
We found the Jag's steering to be accurate and direct without being darty. Steering effort might be a bit high at parking-lot speeds, but it feels nicely weighted when underway. As a bonus, the steering wheel is sized well and feels good in your hands.

Handling

8.0
The I-Pace feels quite willing and able if you push it through corners, but it also feels sedate and composed if you just drive it normally. There's not much body roll, and it copes well when driven through uneven corners.

Drivability

8.0
As with most other EVs, the Jag accelerates very smoothly. Lift-throttle regen is easy to modulate, too, but it does not persist to a full stop. That means you have to use the wonky brake pedal, which interrupts the smoothness and torpedos your Uber-driver star rating.

Off-road

7.5
This EV can tackle dirt roads as well as any crossover SUV might, which is another way of saying the all-wheel-drive system is best suited to handling inclement weather and unexpected puddles. The optional air suspension does offer a high-riding mode, but let's try to keep things in perspective: It just snowed, the plow hasn't been by, but you can rise above the fray and get where you're going.

Comfort

8.5
Comfort is the I-Pace's strong suit but not in a soggy or squishy way. It feels controlled, composed, quiet and supportive. The climate control system offers a lot of flexibility, but the temperature stability software needs more polish. We have lingering suspicions about how that massive all-glass roof will affect cooling in summer, but that's only a guess because our test occurred in January.

Seat comfort

8.5
Our HSE had racy-looking seats that didn't look comfortable, but it turned out that they were quite well-shaped and supportive. Our impression didn't change after a longish two-hour drive either. The back seat is also nicely shaped and comfortable. This Jag is a really compelling two-couple car.

Ride comfort

9.0
The ride is impressively smooth but without excess buoyancy or float. The air suspension system and 20-inch wheels and tires prove to be nicely calibrated to absorb the small stuff, but they also allow the body to "breathe" over larger humps and swales without losing its composure.

Noise & vibration

9.0
The I-Pace is commendably quiet. There's not much road noise, and there's no engine noise, of course. We detected a tiny whiff of wind noise around the mirrors, but it was easy to tune out.

Climate control

7.5
The four-zone climate system is easy to use, and the heated and ventilated seats are independently adjustable for the seat bottom, back or both. The cabin gets warm in a hurry, but the temperature regulation for the automatic setting and air conditioning isn't consistent; it can get cooler and warmer than the set temp. Also, we tested this Jag in January, so we can't comment on how the all-glass roof will affect things during the summer in, say, Phoenix.

Interior

8.0
This accommodating interior is attractive, comfortable, spacious and low-stress. There are small fiddly deficiencies here and there, but most people will not be bothered by them. Our only real technical complaint involves the lag time in the backup camera image.

Ease of use

8.0
The I-Pace is much easier to use than expected. The controls make sense, and they're nicely arrayed. The audio system takes a bit more initial attention than it should, but the logically placed fixed controls help sort it out. The biggest issue with any of the touchscreen controls is response lag time, which is sometimes longer than we'd like.

Getting in/getting out

8.5
The big doors and an optimal seat height make for easy access. There's lots of foot clearance on the way in, and the sills aren't too high either. Cars with the air suspension have an extra-low kneeling curb height if you need it. We didn't. The roofline is low, but we hardly noticed.

Driving position

8.0
It's easy to find a seat position that offers a good view out, and the instruments are clear and legible. Our test car had a head-up display, which made glancing at the main instruments almost moot. The tilt-and-telescoping steering column offers enough range, but its operation is manual, which is slightly odd at this price level.

Roominess

7.5
There's pretty good legroom all around. You could have tall people in all four seats if you wanted. And headroom is nothing short of amazing thanks to the all-glass roof, which is thinner than one made of metal. But rear toe room can be tight if the driver has the seat adjusted all the way down.

Visibility

7.0
There is useful visibility to the front and sides. The rear view is a bit pinched by a narrow window, and there's a noticeable blind spot when you look over your shoulder. The Jag has a great 360-degree camera system, but we did notice the backup camera's image lags behind reality. You could touch something while the image still shows a gap. Oops.

Quality

8.0
The I-Pace is modern and well-built inside. The controls have a nice heft to them, and the design hides the seams between the various parts quite well. There's a bit more piano black than we like, but that's nitpicking.

Utility

8.0
The I-Pace electric SUV delivers a good dose of everyday utility. The back seat is compatible with most any child safety seat, and the cabin has a useful amount of storage for odds and ends. The cargo area is easy to load, but the load deck's narrowness limits the available volume. But the compartment is uncommonly deep, and folding the rear seats opens up a good deal of space.

Small-item storage

8.0
The I-Pace's console box is deeper than it first appears, and the cupholders are well-placed. Unusual storage in front of the shifter buttons makes a good place for phones and knickknacks. The door pockets are pretty big. But the hard-backed front seats lack storage pockets for rear passengers. But they get a fold-down cupholder armrest and decent-size door pockets.

Cargo space

7.5
The cargo area is nicely trimmed, but it is not humongous. The space is somewhat narrow because the usual open spaces above and around the rear tires are walled off, but the cargo area still amounts to 25.3 cubic feet. The cargo floor behind the rear seats isn't terribly long, but the volume is vertically deep. And the rear seats fold down to reveal a good amount of room. There is a front trunk, but it is tiny.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.5
There's plenty of space for seats of all sizes, although the bulkiest rear-facing ones are best placed behind a front passenger who won't want to slide the seat all the way back. Lower anchors and top tethers alike are easy to find and access.

Technology

8.5
The Jaguar I-Pace stands apart from other Jaguar products of recent vintage. Its audio and navigation system is modern and easy to use, and the interface lacks much of the lag that plagued its predecessors. The HSE trim comes with an all-encompassing suite of intuitive driver aid systems.

Smartphone integration

8.5
There are two data USBs up front, with four more power-only ports sprinkled throughout the cabin. The data ports support a standard USB smartphone connection and more advanced control via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth streaming audio works well too. It's faster to boot up than other Jaguar products but still exhibits a faint whiff of lag.

Driver aids

8.0
Our HSE test car came standard with a comprehensive bundle of driver aids, including low- and high-speed emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, a driver drowsiness monitor, head-up display and other such systems. It all worked quite well, although our test sample — a preproduction prototype — did overreact to an admittedly unusual pavement change at our test track.

Voice control

7.5
The built-in controls are adequate and work the way most systems do these days. There's also the ability to push through to Siri or Google to access voice commands on your paired smartphone.

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4 out of 5 stars, After rough start my I-Pace is great
CurtSprings,
SE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)

The I-Pace is gorgeous, fast, comfortable and efficient. After surviving the first few months of software and hardware problems the car has been nearly flawless. Jaguar released numerous software fixes and other than a few infotainment niggles the car is fine. It's fun to drive and looks amazing. Cold temperatures reduced range from 230 to 180 miles but wasn't an issue for me because most of my driving is in the city. Performance is awesome and after 10 months of ownership I am still looking for excuses to drive my I-Pace.

5 out of 5 stars, I-Pace: WOW! Just know what to expect!
Jaguar I-Pace Owner,
HSE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)

I’ve been thinking about an EV for some time, and my Jaguar XF lease was ending. I was able to get into an 2019 HSE spec demo model that was nicely discounted. I think the best deals are on 2019 gently used models from a Jaguar dealership, where you can still get the Federal Tax credit of $7500, and you have an option to lease or purchase. The I-Pace is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever driven. The fit, finish, and technology are far superior to the 2017 XF. The HSE trim level gives you just about everything you need and want in this luxury vehicle. The best thing about this car is how it drives! Wow! Great combo of power and handling makes it a joy to drive. The compact size makes it easy to maneuver, while giving me just as much, if not more room that XF sedan. Now for the expectations. Research and know what you’re getting into before you buy or lease. The range and charging times will not make it easy for long road trips. The range will get worse in cold weather and more aggressive driving, and you’ll end up planning your commute and trips more carefully to avoid range anxiety. It’ll be hard to own this car without installing a home 240V charger. Take a few minutes and call a couple of electricians for quotes, and it will save you hundreds of dollars than if you went with the Jag recommended installers. The vehicle doesn’t come with a spare tire, and you’ll probably want to get a tire inflation repair kit (about $50). You can buy a spare from Jaguar, but there’s no place to store it, and it’ll take up space in the back. Lastly, if you go to review and comparisons, there will be endless reviews, and particularly comparisons with Other EV’s like Tesla, Audi, and the upcoming Mercedes. The two things that sold me on this I-PACE was the beautiful design and the handling/drivability. If you’re considering a vehicle in this segment, you really should consider it as an option.

5 out of 5 stars, Much much better car that most people think...
Maarten v M,
S 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)

First off, the I-Pace is my first EV car and before buying it, I did a lot of research on this type of car, including competitors like the Tesla Model 3 and Audi Etron. The Etron disappeared first from my list. High weight, relatively poor performance, high consumption and actually qute boring. The Model 3 was a more difficult choice. It's a smaller car but also cheaper, has the Tesla ring to it and is of course full of gadgets. It also was the best selling car in 2019 in my country (Netherlands). Which means, you see it everywhere. Pros were high efficiency, expected good resale value, OTA updates. Cons were a rather bland interior, lesser build quality and, IMHO, rather boring looks. However good the car is in itself, it has become the T-Ford of EV's by now and for me, that's not necessarily a plus. Then the I-Pace. I find the I-Pace strikingly good looking. It's not a real SUV, more of a crossover. The interior is roomier than you think, thanks to a very long wheelbase. It's a ground-up EV design with a few quirks which don't bother me too much. I had a chance to test the car for week to see if it would fit my life style and it did. Especially the 1-phase charging is a minus, but after six months of ownership, it has never been a problem for me. I drive about 750-800 km every week, but still, the 1-phase charging has not been a real issue. My daily drives routinely are often 200-220 200, but still, has never been an issue. The fastcharging speed of 100 kW can only be reached in specific circumstances, more likely you will see something like 80-90 kW for a while which will taper off above 55%. But in 17000 km (11000 miles), I have had to fastcharge only on international trips so ar. The I-Pace got a bad reputation for having a very short range just after it was launched. That was due to a combination of faulty software, a First-Edition model with 22" wheels and all goodies, which reduces range a lot, and a launch during the winter. I purchased mine in November 2019 and have received several updates since then. I bought the Business Edition S-Model, a combination of S and SE-features not sold anywhere else. Did choose the 18" wheels for the longer range though. During the (mild) winter, my average range was 350-370 km (218-231 miles) on a full charge. Now temperatures have gone up (May 2020), the range has improved to 430-450 km (268-281 miles). I have set the Regen to High on the I-Pace and that makes one-pedal driving a breeze. Once you have accustomed yourself to that it's make for a very relaxed drive and it will increase your range. All around, it's consumption is similar to that of the Tesla Model S up to 70-75 mph (112-120 kph). Above that, the larger frontal area and higher drag will increase consumption more than that of the Model S (being a lower, sleeker sedan). High speeds will eat up your range very quickly of course and will reach 45-55 kWh/100 km (72-88 kWh/100 miles) if you really go all out as I did on a high-speed trip on the German Autobahn in January. The I-Pace real top speed is 208 km/h (130 mph), and can get there very quickly if you hammer it. The I-Pace has been a excellent drive with zero problems. Very quiet, very comfortable yet fast when you want it to be. Build and paint quality is very good, so squeaks or rattles anywhere. The lay-out of the cabin is very good, the screens have good visibility but need cleaning quite often. I keep a microfiber towel in the car for that, but this is typical of touch-screens in general. The infotainment system could have been a little faster but functions well. Voice control sometimes has difficulty understanding me. Smartphone connection has been flawless, although when I drive with my wife I have to be quick to make sure the car connects to my phone and not hers. The I-Pace is very quick car and has no problem with with almost all ICE-cars except high-end sportcars. And the faster EV's of course. It also handles very well considering it's size and weight. Only on twisty roads will you find the damping becoming over taxed. This is mainly because of the suspension setup, which is aimed at comfort, not ultimate speed. I find the trade off well worth it. Despite its capabilities, the I-Pace invites you more to a relaxed style of driving that trying to set a new A to B record. Trunk space has been more than enough for me, my wife and our two small kids (3 and 1). The frunk in the front stores little besided the cables and a first aid kit. But when driving alone, I keep the cables in the trunk for easier access. In all, the car has been an extremely good experience and I have no regrets buying it. Am actually happy I did not get the Model 3, seeing it on just about every corner by now.

5 out of 5 stars, I LOVE I-PACE!
Richard de Forest,
HSE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)

Yes, Edmunds didn't have the car they were test driving in the correct regen braking setting! In HIGH REGEN the car responds perfectly with true one pedal driving. You let off the 'gas' pedal and it dramatically slows down to where you need a faint tap on the brake to come to a full stop. When I drive my wife's MBZ 300 GLC the difference in both power and braking is striking. Driving the I-Pace is like BUTTER on the road; smooth, it sticks to the road like marmalade on toast and the acceleration AT SPEED is a jolt! However, driving in the ECO setting, when I need a charge I consistently peak AT 257 MILES per charge!! Richard de Forest Coto de Caza, CA

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2019 Jaguar I-PACE First Drive

2019 Jaguar I-PACE First Drive

[MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: That right there is Jaguar's first electric vehicle. It's called the I-PACE. And with a starting price of around $70,000, it's going to have some tough competition from a little company in California called Tesla. But with nearly 400 horsepower and over 500 pound feet of torque, this I-PACE could be a very exciting car to drive. We've come to Portugal to find out just how exciting. Let's take a quick look at the exterior of the I-PACE What I like about this from the outset is that it's an attractive EV. For the longest time, automakers keep thinking that electric vehicles have to look like nerd mobiles. Fortunately, this doesn't look striking. It looks good but also looks indifferent. Crucial to that is these 22-inch wheels. These are optional, and they're super tall, although they may not look like it, given how large these wheel wells are. They're skinny too. And that's going to help a little bit with efficiency. But pay attention to the carbon fiber inserts in the metal here. And that's to reinforce the sportiness that Jaguar likes to imbue in all of its vehicles. When it comes to the overall size and proportion of the I-PACE, it's similar to that of a compact luxury SUV, not unlike the F-PACE. It's a little bit different though. It's shorter in height and a wider, even though it's the same length as those kind of vehicles. And that helps it give it a sportier look. Also too, the wheels are pushed further to the edges of the vehicle, because they can do that when you don't have to worry about where you're placing a gasoline engine. At the floor is a 90 kilowatt-hour battery pack that feeds two electric motors. One between the front wheels, and the other on the rear. That makes the eyepiece all-wheel drive, though, there's no mechanical connection between the two axles. One of the things that's hard to answer is whether this is a car or an SUV. It's kind of a mixture of both design elements. And that helps it with some functionality, although you can't expect to tow a boat with it either. Doesn't really matter though. It hasn't for the Tesla Model X, which is kind of between an SUV and a minivan. And that thing's enjoyed plenty of success. What matters, though, is how this drives. Behind the wheel of the I-PACE, first impressions are strong. Like many electric vehicles, as soon as you dig into that accelerator, and you feel a satisfying amount of power. And that's because this thing has over 500-pound feet of torque that arrives instantaneously the moment you touch the accelerator. We have to call it an accelerator because it's no longer a gas pedal. But when you have a bit of opening in the road, you can squeeze into it immediately. You have very, very strong power that always feels good. But that's a typical feature of electric vehicles. When you come off the go pedal, you get to a really aggressive regenerative braking. That's when the motors are recuperating energy. You can adjust how much they do that. And in its most aggressive setting, you can almost drive the I-PACE with one pedal and only use the brake pedal when you really need to stop quickly. That feels good. Jaguar's claiming a 0 to 60 time in 4 and 1/2 seconds. It would be faster if this thing didn't weigh so much. We're talking about 4,800 pounds with the base car. With this option with a 22-inch wheels and a couple other luxury features, I'm betting it's going weigh closer to 5,000 pounds. That's a lot of weight for a sporty vehicle, though that's less than the larger but similarly-priced Tesla Model X. But it's also what you have to have if you need the range this thing offers. Speaking of, you get about 240 miles on a full charge. And that's good enough and comparable with modern EVs you'll see elsewhere in the market. A full charge will take about 13 hours-- something you'd want to do overnight. But as we're learning with EVs, you typically only charge about 80, 90%. So if you recharge only to about 80%, Jaguar's claiming, that's going to take closer to 10 hours. If you have access to a DC fast charger, that 80% fill can take less than an hour and a half. What I like about this is despite it being as heavy as it is and despite riding on 22-inch wheels, the steering feels very good. It's nice and tight-- no not maybe, in terms of feel, but in terms of accuracy. I feel like I can easily guide this vehicle down the road. The ride quality is kind of what you'd expect, given the weight and the tire size. You feel the bumps, and this is intended to be a sportier vehicle. So it's going to react a bit more firmly to road impressions. So the return is a general sportier feeling that's satisfying and what Jaguar's aiming to get out of the car. Visibility is generally pretty strong, with the exception of the rear window, which is small and steeply raked. And with the head rest up, it can impinge on your view a little bit. But generally the side view mirrors and the side glass and the front windshield-- it's easy to see out of. The dash extends seemingly quite a bit ahead of you. So it can make trying to gauge where the front of the car is. It takes a little bit of time to learn it. You have a ton of headroom in this vehicle. The roof is surprisingly high up. And that's the result of this car's SUV style design and proportions. A lot of headroom-- good amount of shoulder and leg room. And that same goes for the back seat. So this should feel comfortable for a family around town. And for me, I have a head up display that tells me my speed. I have a digital gauge cluster that's pretty easy to read. And I've got two screens here to control entertainment navigation and seat controls and climate control as well. There's still some physical controls which make operating the vehicle easy. But when it comes to the touch sensitive stuff, like adjusting some of the features on this lower third screen, it can be a little frustrating to kind of take your eyes off the road and try to adjust those while you're driving. Similar to the entertainment system, though, it's powerful and carries a lot of features, it can be a little slow. I'm not sure if that's the result of processing power, or the fact that they want to show off the pretty graphics as the screen transitions from one screen to the next. The seats themselves are comfortable and supportive. I feel like I'm could sit in this and drive this for as long as the range will let me go. But I think I'd have a pretty good time too. Once you realize that they're driving a number of electric vehicles, and even powerful ones like this and various Tesla's, is that they all drive similarly when you talk about how they accelerate and how they break. Gasoline engines have so much personality in the way they sound and in the way they deliver power and the vibrations they make through the vehicle that when you don't have it, you realize how much of an impact they had on the driving experience. Jaguars trying to deliver a similar experience. They have an active sound generator that when you put in its most dynamic setting, it will actually give you a little bit of fake engine noise. Let's turn it on right now. When I switched over to that dynamic and roll on the go pedal, you'll hear what sounds like a mixture of a gasoline engine and something else that's kind of spaceshipy. Let's do it right now. [ENGINE SOUNDS] It's an interesting sound. There's some low-end thrum-- some low frequency thrum that's like a four-cylinder or-- more like a four-cylinder than not and also is high-frequency pitch. That's interesting. A lot of the stuff there is fake. It's generated through sound designs from the stereo. But it does attempt to give some personality to an otherwise, powerful, just another powerful EV. I like the idea. And the sound is just modest enough-- just minor enough where it's not overbearing. It's not obnoxious. It's not obvious to most people that it's fake, I would imagine. If you know what you're looking for, if you're driving, you could tell. But when you roll it back to calm, how Jaguar describes it, and you just cruise along, you do hear a bit of noise from the electric motors-- some of that high-pitched chatter that isn't too unlike what you would hear from the Jetsons' car. The driving sensation's just like an all-wheel drive car that can accelerate very quickly. When you find some corners, you know, this thing is not a sports car. It's not going to behave like one. But it does have a certain enthusiasm that feels nice. That driving enthusiasm-- the enjoyable acceleration and handling-- is exactly what you'd expect from a Jaguar, regardless of whether it's electric or not. And that may be the I-PACE's biggest success that it still represents the history and relevance of its brand while bringing it to the future. Like the Tesla's before it, the I-PACE is yet another step in a paradigm shift for the automotive landscape at large but for Jaguar too. We'll, of course, have to one in the United States and drive it on our roads and do our intermittent testing to give a full analysis. But the outset, it looks like Jaguar's been very clever, delivering a very strong, stylish, and standout luxury EV. If you like what you saw, keep it tuned right here and be sure to visit Edmunds.com. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago drives and reviews the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace. Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle eschews traditional vehicle classifications. Is it a hatchback? Is it an SUV? We doubt most shoppers will spend much time wondering. Here are better questions: How does it drive? Does it still feel like a Jaguar? Join us in Portugal for a day behind the wheel of the I-Pace to find out.


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electric DD
MSRP$80,500
MPG 80 city / 72 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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SE 4dr Hatchback AWD features & specs
SE 4dr Hatchback AWD
electric DD
MSRP$75,850
MPG 80 city / 72 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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First Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD features & specs
First Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD
electric DD
MSRP$85,900
MPG 80 city / 72 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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S 4dr Hatchback AWD features & specs
S 4dr Hatchback AWD
electric DD
MSRP$69,500
MPG 80 city / 72 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite I-PACE safety features:

External Sound System
Notifies pedestrians of your presence at low speeds by playing an alert sound.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist
Automatically maintains pace with traffic and centers the vehicle in its lane. All you have to do is keep your hands on the wheel.
Park Assist
Makes parallel and perpendicular parking easier by steering for you.

Jaguar I-Pace vs. the competition

Jaguar I-Pace vs. Tesla Model X

The I-Pace and the Model X are the only two fully electric luxury SUVs on the market. But there are some differences. The larger Model X boasts additional seating configurations (up to seven), more powerful battery and motor options, and real towing capacity. Its vertically opening doors attract plenty of attention, but they're maddening to use in the real world. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Tesla Model X.

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Jaguar I-Pace vs. Tesla Model S

With the I-Pace, you get a little more horsepower and a touch less range versus the base Model S, though the Tesla offers broader seating, battery and motor configurations. While the I-Pace has one powertrain offering, it has more interior and exterior features available, including multiple types of leather and microfiber suede. Read Edmunds' long-term test of the Tesla Model S.

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Jaguar I-Pace vs. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

The Velar is a strong choice if you want to stand out with a British luxury SUV but aren't ready just yet to commit to the world of electric vehicles. It may be slightly less powerful and slower in a straight line, but the Velar provides stronger utility, from its off-road options to its towing capability. You'll pay more for gas, but you won't have to worry about finding a charger.

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FAQ

Is the Jaguar I-PACE a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 I-PACE both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. You probably care about Jaguar I-PACE energy consumption, so it's important to know that the I-PACE gets an EPA-estimated 76 mpg-e. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the I-PACE has 25.3 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 I-PACE. Learn more

What's new in the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE?

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

  • The Jaguar I-Pace is a new vehicle
  • Part of the first I-Pace generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Jaguar I-PACE reliable?

To determine whether the Jaguar I-PACE is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the I-PACE. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the I-PACE's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 I-PACE and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 I-PACE is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2019 Jaguar I-PACE?

The least-expensive 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE S 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $69,500.

Other versions include:

  • HSE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD) which starts at $80,500
  • SE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD) which starts at $75,850
  • First Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD) which starts at $85,900
  • S 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD) which starts at $69,500
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What are the different models of Jaguar I-PACE?

If you're interested in the Jaguar I-PACE, the next question is, which I-PACE model is right for you? I-PACE variants include HSE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), SE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), First Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), and S 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD). For a full list of I-PACE models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a strikingly designed two-door, five-seat premium electric vehicle. Like all Jaguars, it is available in a handful of trim levels with increasing levels of comfort, technology, safety and appearance upgrades. Most options can be added à la carte, so the personalization comes down to each shopper's preferences.

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace comes in three main trim levels (S, SE and HSE) and an additional First Edition trim that is only available for one year. The base S is fairly limited in terms of features, offering 18-inch wheels, vinyl upholstery and a manual liftgate. The SE adds appropriate upgrades such as 20-inch wheels, leather, a power liftgate and blind-spot monitoring. We bet most shoppers will end up with the HSE, whose upgraded leather seats with heating and ventilation and premium surround sound provide an experience befitting a luxury vehicle. Lastly, the First Edition is a limited-run trim level that's essentially an HSE outfitted with a few options, including the adaptive suspension and a head-up display.

No matter which variant you choose, all I-Paces come with a 90-kWh battery pack and two powerful electric motors that combine to make 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. Because one motor drives the front tires and the other powers the rear, the I-Pace is all-wheel drive. The range is 240 miles, and a full charge on 240-volt power takes just under 13 hours, though an 80 percent fill on a DC fast charger takes 40 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on output.

There are few electric vehicles in this price range, but the I-Pace's unusual configuration makes direct comparisons difficult. It's sized like a compact SUV, so it benefits from the interior space, but it also lacks the off-road and towing abilities you'd expect from those vehicles.

Still, we doubt many shoppers will turn to the I-Pace for its utility. No, it's the eye-catching design and driving enjoyment that comes from quick-responding electric motors and agile steering that make this vehicle so appealing. When you're ready, Edmunds' unrivaled shopping and research tools can help find the perfect 2019 Jaguar I-Pace for you.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback Overview

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback is offered in the following styles: HSE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), SE 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), First Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD), and S 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 I-PACE Hatchback 4.8 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 I-PACE Hatchback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 I-PACE Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including HSE, SE, First Edition, 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.

Read our full review of the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback here.

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.

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Which 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchbacks are available in my area?

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback and all available trim types: HSE, SE, First Edition, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE Hatchback include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

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

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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