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2019 Jaguar F-Pace Review

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is more athletic than many of its classmates, and its interior is surprisingly spacious. That combination is enough to earn the F-Pace a spot in the top half of our luxury compact SUV rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious seats and cargo hold
  • Great handling
  • Powerful available engines
  • Great gas mileage with turbodiesel engine
  • Some rivals have richer interiors
  • Infotainment system has a few minor bugs

Is the Jaguar F-Pace a Good SUV?

Yes, the Jaguar F-Pace is a good SUV. It is powerful and agile, gets great fuel economy with its available turbodiesel engine, and comes with standard all-wheel drive. The seats are spacious and supportive, and there's plenty of cargo space. Some rivals use more upmarket cabin materials and have better infotainment systems, but those are small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.

Should I Buy the Jaguar F-Pace?

The F-Pace matches up well with many rivals in the luxury compact SUV class. However, it sports an above-average price tag, so it isn't the best value in the class. Whether you're interested in the F-Pace because of its spacious interior or because it's fun to drive, you may also want to consider other options like the Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Jaguar F-Pace?

The 2019 F-Pace belongs to a generation that began with the 2017 model year. There’s a new trim level for 2019 – called the 550-horsepower F-Pace SVR – and new standard features, including a rearview camera, a larger standard touch screen, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, and lane keep assist. Otherwise, there have been few major revisions since this model debuted, aside from some changes in the engine offerings.

Shopping for a used model could potentially save you thousands, though you'll miss out on the latest updates. Check out our reviews of the 2017 and 2018 Jaguar F-Pace for more research on this SUV. If you decide a used model is right for you, check out our Used Car Deals page for savings and incentives on used vehicles.

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This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current F-Pace generation, which runs from 2017 to 2019.

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How Much Does the Jaguar F-Pace Cost?

The F-Pace carries a starting price of $44,600. That's more than the base price of many other luxury compact SUVs. The most expensive trim, the F-Pace SVR, starts just shy of $80,000. That’s also more than most rivals' top trims.

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Jaguar F-Pace Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Jaguar F-Pace or Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is probably the most well-rounded vehicle in the luxury compact SUV class, delivering better performance and a richer interior than almost every rival. Coincidentally, it also finishes near the top of the class rankings. It's upscale, athletic, and loaded with tech features. The Q5 is a better buying option than the F-Pace, especially since it's a bit less expensive.

Which Is Better: Jaguar F-Pace or Porsche Macan?

The Porsche Macan can credibly claim to be more athletic than the F-Pace. It's powerful and agile, with standard all-wheel drive and a high-performance trim – though it still can't match the power output of the F-Pace SVR. Inside, the Macan looks great and offers plenty of technology, but it's not as spacious as its Jaguar rival. The Porsche also costs a little more than the Jaguar. The Macan is an overall better SUV than the F-Pace, but it's up to you to decide if the differences justify the Porsche's higher price tag.

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F-Pace Interior

How Many People Does the F-Pace Seat?

This Jaguar crossover seats five people in two rows of comfortable and supportive seats. They have enough head- and legroom that adults won't feel cramped even in the rear middle seat. On the downside, thick roof pillars inhibit driver visibility to some degree.

F-Pace and Car Seats

The F-Pace provides two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats.

F-Pace Interior Quality

Though it's spacious, the F-Pace's cabin comes in a notch below the best interiors in the class. That’s because it doesn't have the fresh styling or abundance of premium materials you can find in some competitors.

F-Pace Cargo Space

This Jaguar has more cargo space than most of its classmates. With over 33 cubic feet behind the rear seats, you’ll have enough space for the family's luggage or a full complement of gear for a day at the beach. Fold the rear seats down, and that space expands to more than 63 cubic feet.

F-Pace Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include a panoramic roof and an infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, and HD Radio. Available features include an activity key, navigation, a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, satellite radio, smartphone integration, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Though it can sometimes struggle to sync a smartphone, the infotainment system generally works well. The touch screen responds quickly to inputs, and it features an intuitive interface.

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F-Pace Performance

F-Pace Engine: No Shortage of Choices

Engine options in this Jaguar range from a 247-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder base engine up to the 550-horsepower supercharged V8 that powers the SVR trim. All of the engines feel energetic, including the turbo-four, but the V6 and V8 really take things to a new level. There's also a turbodiesel option, and it gets great gas mileage.

F-Pace Gas Mileage: Turbodiesel Wins the Day

With its four-cylinder engine, the F-Pace earns ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are typical for the class. Upgrade to the turbodiesel, however, and the ratings become the envy of nearly every competitor. The diesel returns 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

With the F-Pace’s base engine, you'll spend about as much in annual fuel costs as you would with the Audi Q5. However, the F-Pace can save you a couple hundred dollars per year compared to driving the Porsche Macan.

F-Pace Ride and Handling: Slick and Stable

On the road, the F-Pace is nimble and responsive, making it more fun to drive than many other luxury compact SUVs. The standard all-wheel-drive system provides plenty of road grip, even in inclement weather. The F-Pace also has a smooth ride.

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F-Pace Reliability

Is the Jaguar F-Pace Reliable?

The 2019 F-Pace does not yet have a predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power.

Jaguar F-Pace Warranty

The Jaguar F-Pace comes with a five-year/60,000-mile warranty.

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F-Pace Safety

F-Pace Crash Test Results

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2019 F-Pace.

F-Pace Safety Features

Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, low-speed automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, lane keep assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Available features include a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, an adaptive speed limiter, high-speed automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a 360-degree parking camera, rear cross traffic alert, parallel and perpendicular park assist.

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Which Jaguar F-Pace Model Is Right for Me?

There are plenty of F-Pace models to choose from, and all of them come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. With so many options, it's tough to figure out which one best fits your needs. The V6- and V8-powered trims force you to pay more for extra horsepower without really providing much more in the way of features, so most people can discount those straight away.

Even the base trim comes fairly well-equipped, making it a decent choice. But the real sweet spot in the lineup lies with the Prestige and R-Sport trims. They come with more features than the lower models, offer multiple powertrain options, and still cost thousands less than the top trims.

Jaguar F-Pace

The base F-Pace has a starting price of $44,600, and it comes with a 247-horsepower turbo-four engine. Standard features include a sliding panoramic roof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, and an infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, and HD Radio.

Standard driver assistance features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, low-speed automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, and lane keep assist.

Jaguar F-Pace Premium

The F-Pace Premium carries a starting price of $47,000. In addition to the base trim's features, the Premium comes with a garage door opener; 19-inch wheels; and auto-dimming, power-folding, sideview mirrors. This is also the lowest trim to offer other powertrain options. For an extra $1,500, you can get a 180-horsepower turbodiesel, and for $3,000 more you can get a 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Jaguar F-Pace Prestige

The F-Pace Prestige starts at $51,600. It comes with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, and traffic sign recognition. As with the Premium trim, the Prestige offers the turbodiesel and turbo-four engines for $1,500 and $3,000, respectively.

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport

The F-Pace R-Sport has a starting price of $55,900 and comes with 20-inch wheels, satellite radio, and several unique styling touches. It offers the same powertrains as the Premium and Prestige trims.

Jaguar F-Pace Portfolio

The F-Pace Portfolio starts at $63,000, and it comes with the 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Standard features include a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, satellite radio, a hands-free liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, heated and reclining rear seats, and a head-up display.

Jaguar F-Pace S

The F-Pace S has a starting price of $61,500. This used to be the most powerful trim in the lineup, before the SVR’s 2019 debut. The S features a 380-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine. It also comes with S-branded pedals and seats, red brake calipers, and an adaptive suspension system.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Now the most high-performance trim in the lineup, the F-Pace SVR starts at $79,990. This new-for-2019 trim comes with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. The SVR also gets 21-inch wheels and numerous unique styling touches.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace finishes in the middle of our luxury compact SUV rankings, but there are a lot of things it does well. You'll really enjoy driving it, and it provides plenty of space for people and cargo, making it a solid choice in this class.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "Though it's a relative newcomer to the luxury crossover scene, the Jaguar F-Pace has already made favorable impressions with us as well as the buying public. Coming off its debut year in 2017, the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is indeed an attractive package. It's elegant, fun to drive, spacious, and even potentially fuel-efficient, depending on your choice of engine and how much fun you want to have." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Introduced just last year, the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is the British luxury brand's first-ever SUV and it has quickly become its most popular model. This all-wheel-drive compact-crossover SUV plays well on and off-road. It seats five, and in the Jaguar tradition, it's extremely sexy on the outside and luxurious on the inside. … With many luxury and sport variations, … the new F-Pace is a worthy contender against such luxury-compact SUV stalwarts as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "The Jaguar F-Pace is more brash and ballsy than an Audi SQ5 and tens of thousands of dollars cheaper than a Porsche Macan, plus it has more interior room than either. It's lovely to look at, just as lovely to drive and it spans a price range from 'downright reasonable' to 'premium but not outrageous.' Jag also includes its EliteCare program to help shoo the reliability elephant from the room, offering a five-year/60,000-mile warranty plus roadside assistance and complimentary maintenance. There's really no excuse to not give the F-Pace a try …" -- Autoweek (2017)

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Last Updated: February 7, 2019

Regaining Sales: F-Pace sales declined by 22.1 percent last year compared to 2017 and placed near the back of the pack in the luxury compact SUV sales race. However, F-Pace sales increased by 23.5 percent so far this year relative to the same span in 2018.

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