2017 Jaguar F-Pace
When you’re hot, you’re hot. And Jaguar is keeping up their scorching pace with the introduction of their first ever utility vehicle: the F-Pace.
Adapting the striking design elements of the F-Type sports car, and the aluminum-intensive chassis of the XE sedan, this five passenger JAG SUV enters the highly competitive crossover market with a strong first attempt.
The F-Pace, from styling to driving, flexes its animal muscle; showcasing a sporty but not too aggressive ride, and a look that is sleek and sophisticated, but not too Euro-pretentious. And cargo capacity of 33.5 cubic feet seats up is quite good.
Our time behind the wheel came on the absurdly scenic mountain roads of Montenegro, with the 380 horsepower 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine. This is the boosted, top of the line model; a detuned 340 horsepower F-Pace is available, as is a 2.0 liter turbodiesel I4. All-wheel drive is standard for all.
GREG CARLOSS: “Now having driven the F-Pace on these tight, winding, up and down Montenegrin roads…it is luxury quiet. It handles better than it has any right to. But it still offers a comfortable ride. It’s right in that sweet spot of between too soft and too firm…”
JOHN DAVIS: To mark the debut of their first utility, Jag also debuts their new InControl infotainment system on the F-Pace, and it’s a massive step up, and in the right direction, over their other current offerings.
On sale now, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace starts just over $43,000 for the 340 horsepower V6. The Diesel arrives later, at around $42,000.
Engine: 3.0 liter
Price: Starts just over $43,000