Jaguar F-PACE review

Words by:
Tim Barnes-Clay
Featured in:
June 2021

The result is enhanced torque delivery at low engine speeds for greater responsiveness. This version of the SUV is capable of 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds. Oh, and in case you’re wondering – and I know you are – its top speed is 155mph.

The handling is remarkable, considering this Jaguar is a mid-sized SUV. The steering accuracy is outstanding, and there’s a great deal of feel. Mainly, it’s an athletic motoring experience, given the vehicle’s mass, but its suspension arrangement occasionally compromises the ride comfort. That said, it could have been the pothole peppered roads I drove on. My test model came with 22-inch alloys, shod with Pirelli P-Zeros, which helped me tackle corners with gusto. The SUV also limits body roll well, giving you the confidence to attack less than linear routes without slackening off too much. Just keep anticipations in check – this is an F-PACE, not an F-TYPE.

This is one perfected motor, you can tell just by looking at it: an engorged grille features Jaguar’s ‘diamond’ detailing, while the side vents now feature the legendary ‘Leaper’ badge, signifying the attention to detail found right across the F-PACE. A new front bumper with reshaped air intakes and mesh details widens the SUV for a more dynamic presence, too.

What’s more, new slim LED lights at the front and rear produce better illumination and emphasise the width of the F-PACE. The new sculpted tailgate and bumper design also add visual theatre and deliver a more poised appearance.

As reviewed here, the up-to-the-minute F-PACE displays a series of design elements for a sportier look in R-Dynamic SE spec. At the same time, an all-new cabin boasts increased luxury, improved connectivity, and greater refinement. The cockpit design for 2021 is braver, more vibrant, and it has a significant focus on you – the driver.

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