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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace offers poised handling and standard all-wheel drive, but its underwhelming engine, low predicted reliability rating, and poor gas mileage land it a spot near the bottom of our luxury subcompact SUV rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Balanced ride and handling
  • Supportive seats
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Poor predicted reliability rating
  • Little rear-seat legroom
  • Unrefined engines
  • Subpar fuel economy estimates




Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.4
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Overview

Is the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace a Good Used SUV?

This Jaguar trails most other luxury subcompact SUVs, many of which have more engaging rides and stronger engines.

The 2018 E-Pace has a few strengths:

  • Supportive seats
  • One of the highest cargo capacities in the class
  • Standard all-wheel drive

It has many weaknesses:

  • Abysmal predicted reliability rating
  • Limited rear legroom
  • Engine is less refined than competitors’
  • Below-average fuel efficiency
Why You Can Trust Us

To give you a complete overview of the 2018 E-Pace – and make your car-shopping experience easier – we analyzed 16 Jaguar E-Pace reviews alongside performance specs, interior dimensions, and more.

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How Much Is the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace?

Based on listings for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace on our site, the average price is $43,400. Prices range from $38,700 to $49,900 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Cost to Own?

At the time of writing, we do not have cost of ownership information for the 2018 E-Pace.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New E-Pace?

Starting at $38,600, the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace gains available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the new model year, but otherwise, there are few changes from the 2018 E-Pace. You’re better off shopping for an otherwise similar used model to save money.

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The 2018 model year is the first for the E-Pace, so there are no previous models to choose from.

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How Reliable Is the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace?

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace has the lowest-possible predicted reliability rating of two out of five from J.D. Power.

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Recalls

At the time of writing, there are two recalls for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace:

  • Brackets that secure the brake hoses may be improperly installed, increasing the risk of a crash
  • Fuel rail end caps may leak, increasing the risk of a fire

Before buying any used vehicle, make sure all recalls have been addressed.

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Which Used Jaguar E-Pace Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace comes with one of two engines, and there are several trim levels. Since there’s not much difference in performance between the two engines, we suggest sticking with the base power plant. These models are usually less expensive to buy than models with the upgraded engine. However, you’ll want to focus on the S trim and up when buying. It adds leather upholstery and an upgraded infotainment system with navigation.  

  • Jaguar E-Pace: The base E-Pace model comes with a 246-horsepower turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera. It also comes with an InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, five USB ports, and six speakers.
  • Jaguar E-Pace S: The S trim adds leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, parallel and perpendicular park assist, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and an upgraded infotainment system with navigation and InControl Apps.
  • Jaguar E-Pace SE: This trim adds 14-way power-adjustable front seats, a power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system.
  • Jaguar E-Pace HSE: The HSE trim has 18-way power-adjustable front seats, a hands-free liftgate, keyless entry, and premium leather upholstery.
  • Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic: Each of the R-Dynamic trims come with a similar list of features to the regular S, SE, and HSE trims. Additionally, they have unique styling and a 296-horsepower turbocharged engine.
  • Jaguar E-Pace First Edition: If you can get your hands on a limited-production First Edition model, you'll get the base 246-horsepower engine as well as unique styling, a head-up display, Jaguar's Activity Key (a waterproof wristband that you can use to access your vehicle), satellite radio, and HD Radio.

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What Does Jaguar's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Jaguar offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles five years old or less and with fewer than 60,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Jaguar extends the original new-car warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. Every CPO Jaguar must pass a 165-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing, roadside assistance, and trip interruption benefits may be available, so read the Jaguar warranty page carefully.

Jaguar has one of the best CPO programs in the industry, according to our analysis. Lexus is one of the very few that offers a better program.

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How Safe Is the Jaguar E-Pace?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2018 E-Pace.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • lane keep assist
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • rearview camera
  • driver drowsiness monitoring
  • forward collision warning
  • pedestrian detection
  • low-speed automatic emergency braking

Available advanced safety features:

  • adaptive cruise control
  • parallel and perpendicular park assist
  • 360-degree parking camera
  • forward traffic monitor (oncoming traffic detection)
  • rear cross traffic alert
  • blind spot monitoring
  • head-up display

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2018 Jaguar E-Pace or 2018 Jaguar F-Pace?

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is essentially a larger E-Pace. This luxury compact SUV has a similar list of features, including standard all-wheel drive, as well as more passenger and cargo space. The F-Pace offers the same two four-cylinder engines as the E-Pace, as well as an available turbodiesel engine and a supercharged V6. The larger Jag also has sports-car-like handling. The F-Pace may cost more, but it's worth the extra cash.  

Which Is Better: 2018 Jaguar E-Pace or 2018 BMW X1?

The 2018 BMW X1 is a better luxury subcompact SUV than the E-Pace. The X1’s engine is more refined than either of the E-Pace's engines. Additionally, the BMW has more responsive steering and nimbler handling, along with a much better predicted reliability rating and a richer interior with more space. The X1 is a better SUV, and you can likely purchase it for a lot less than the E-Pace.

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2018 E-Pace Performance

How Does the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Drive?

The E-Pace has two available powertrains: a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a more powerful version with 50 extra horsepower. Both turbo-fours have enough power for your daily commute, but they don't feel very refined. This Jaguar's ride favors comfort over athleticism, though it does remain composed even on winding roads and broken pavement.

  • Base engine: 246-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Available engine: 296-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Drivetrain: all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: nine-speed automatic
Does the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Get Good Gas Mileage?

The E-Pace has poor fuel economy for a luxury subcompact SUV.

  • 246-horsepower engine: 21/28 mpg city/highway
  • 296-horsepower engine: 21/27 mpg

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2018 E-Pace Interior

How Many People Does the 2018 E-Pace Seat?

There’s room for five in the 2018 E-Pace. The front-row seats are spacious, comfortable, and supportive. Additionally, the back row has lots of headroom, but legroom is tight. The E-Pace features a clean cabin designed with mostly quality materials. However, it’s less upscale than some rivals because of the low-grade plastics scattered throughout the cabin.    

Standard seating features:

  • cloth upholstery

Available seating features:

  • leather upholstery
  • premium leather upholstery
  • 10-, 14-, or 18-way power-adjustable front seats
  • heated front and rear seats
  • heated steering wheel
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2018 E-Pace?

The 2018 E-Pace has a complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on each of its rear outboard seats.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Features

The 2018 E-Pace features a 10-inch infotainment system with touch-sensitive and physical controls. The system is intuitive, but its menu response times may be slow at times. Unlike many rivals, it lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

  • Standard infotainment features: the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, a 10-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, five USB ports, and six speakers
  • Available infotainment features: an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, and an upgraded infotainment system with navigation and InControl Apps
  • Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Other available features: keyless entry

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Dimensions

Jaguar E-Pace Cargo Space

This Jaguar features one of the largest cargo areas in the class. The E-Pace has 24.2 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are in use and 52.7 cubic feet when they're folded down. A power liftgate and a hands-free liftgate are also available.

These cargo dimensions are for comparative purposes. There is no substitute for visually examining the storage area in any car you’re considering.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Length and Weight
  • Length: 14 feet, 5 inches
  • Curb weight: 4,035 to 4,175 pounds

Where Was the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Built?

Jaguar built the 2018 E-Pace in Austria.


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