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2017 Jaguar F-Pace Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.0

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is comfortable and roomy. Its front and rear seats are spacious enough for adults – with more legroom than rivals – and the F-Pace has one of the largest cargo holds in its class. The cabin features lots of soft-touch materials, though some reviewers say the design feels a little plain. Most agree that the infotainment center is responsive and easy to use.

  • "Inside, the cabin is tastefully designed, nicely adorned in quality materials and fitted with comfortable seats." -- Edmunds
  • "Looking inside the new F-Pace inspires both familiarity and surprise. The quiet interior feels new-Jag familiar, with good workmanship and materials, and the space offered -- especially in the just-right stadium-seating second row and immense rear cargo area -- feels calculated to an exact algorithm to fit five adults comfortably. This feeling of roominess is enhanced by one of the biggest panorama roofs in the business, but it is compromised for the driver by a thick B-pillar and a narrow view through the rear window." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Unfortunately, the F-Pace's cabin fittings fall short of expectations. The entire dashboard, which is shared with the new entry-level XE model, fails to convey any semblance of futuristic style or to evoke notions of traditional handcrafted workmanship. Controls are laid out in an utterly conventional manner and the cabin is executed with materials that don't move the needle into favorable territory." -- New York Daily News

Seating

The 2017 F-Pace has seating for five passengers, with 40/20/40 split rear folding seats. Cloth upholstery and eight-way power seats are standard. Seating upgrades include leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and reclining rear seats.

These seats are both comfortable and spacious, say reviewers, with enough legroom in the F-Pace for both a tall driver and a tall passenger seated directly behind. The F-Pace doesn't offer as much headroom as in the Porsche Macan or the midsize BMW X5, though test drivers note that the Jaguar doesn’t feel cramped.

  • "Up front, the F-Pace manages to blend the elevated view out expected of an SUV, with more of a low, carlike seating position. The seats themselves offer more than enough adjustability and resulting space even for taller drivers. The backseat, meanwhile, affords more legroom than most competitors do, even when one of those taller drivers is up front. Headroom isn't exactly copious, but our heads weren't grazing the roof either (even with the panoramic sunroof)." -- Edmunds
  • " For instance, its back seat easily accommodates occupants more than six feet tall, with excellent rear legroom, ample foot space under the front seats, and, considering the standard panoramic sunroof, surprisingly reasonable headroom." -- Car and Driver
  • "On top of that, we easily fit a 6-foot-3 Jaguar PR guy in the back seat of the F-Pace, which would have been a fool's errand with the Macan's sharply raked roof over the second row." -- Automobile Magazine

Interior Features

The 2017 F-Pace comes standard with cloth upholstery, one-touch front and back power windows, a leather steering wheel, push-button start, a power liftgate, a sliding panoramic roof, an 8-inch touch-screen display, HD radio, Bluetooth, an 11-speaker Meridian sound system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and dual-zone climate control.

Available features include leather seats, four-zone climate control, a head-up display, one HDMI and two USB ports, a 17-speaker Meridian sound system, adaptive cruise control, park assist, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic detection, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter, emergency braking, a rearview camera, and a 360-degree camera.

At the heart of the center stack is Jaguar's all-new InControl Touch, operating the infotainment settings via an 8-inch touch screen (upgraded models use InControl Pro with a 10.2-inch touch-screen display). The standard system is functional, but doesn't necessarily stand out among rival systems. Test drivers were much more impressed with InControl Pro, saying it's faster and easier to use.

One F-Pace extra that thrilled reviewers is the activity key. Resembling an activity tracker or bracelet, the activity key allows users to leave the keys inside the car while running, swimming, or pursuing any other endeavor that makes carrying a set of car keys cumbersome.

See 2017 Jaguar F-Pace specs »

  • "The F-Pace's list of tech features is, as with most new vehicles, long enough to earn its own article, but the important point is this: Jag's appalling infotainment interface of yore is dead and buried, replaced by a very responsive and reasonably intuitive touch display in one of two flavors: InControl Touch, the standard system, gets an 8-inch screen with typical smartphone/tablet controls like swipe and drag. InControl Touch Pro is the techie's delight with a 10.2-inch widescreen interface powered by a quad-core processor and 60 GB solid-state drive for tablet-like response." -- AutoWeek
  • "If there's one option to seriously consider on its own, it's Jaguar's new InControl Touch Pro with its 10.2-inch display screen. Not only does the larger screen integrate more neatly into the center stack than the smaller 8-inch screen, but the system's lightning fast response time, sharp graphics, and range of ever-growing apps put the older system to shame. If you're feeling frivolous, there's a charming Activity Key that wraps around your wrist like a FitBit, allowing you to safely lock the key fob in the car while you go surfing, cycling, or rock climbing. It doesn't need batteries, and all it takes to lock or unlock the car is placing the band on the "J" in Jaguar on the rear tailgate. It sounds gimmicky, but it actually works and solves a nagging problem for those with active lifestyles." -- Automobile Magazine
  • To keep things feeling max lux, if you're at all tech savvy, it's important to splurge for InControl Touch Pro infotainment, as the standard Incontrol Touch system can feel a bit behind the times in terms of features, responsiveness and, well, screen size.”-- CNET

Cargo

The 2017 F-Pace has 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 63.5 cubic feet overall, which is one of the largest cargo holds among luxury compact SUVs. The seats don't truly fold flat, however. A power liftgate is standard, and an optional gesture-controlled liftgate is available.

  • "Cargo space is excellent for the segment, measuring 33.5 cubic feet with the seats raised (best in class) and a maximum capacity of 63.5 cubic feet (second only to Volvo XC60). This is mostly the result of its longer-than-usual depth." -- Edmunds
  • "Jaguar positions the new F-Pace against luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. Though these vehicles are on the smaller side of the scale, the F-Pace offers plenty of room for four tall people, and the trunk is one of the biggest in its class." -- New York Daily News
  • "The standard power rear tailgate opens wide to accommodate a best-in-class 33.5 cubic feet of your stuff (almost twice that with the rear seatbacks folded down)." -- Kelley Blue Book

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