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2018 Jaguar F-Pace Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 8.0

Highlights inside the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace include cozy seat cushions, lots of space for adults, and an immense cargo hold. Styling and noise levels are decent, though some may find these don't meet the expected Jaguar standards. Its base infotainment system also gets mixed reviews.

  • The F-Pace's interior may appear delightful, but those familiar with Jags might notice the thinner padding and surfaces that lack the elegance and density of other models. The aesthetics are good, but tactile quality falls a little short." -- Edmunds
  • "With good workmanship and high-quality materials, the interior of the new Jaguar F-Pace is quiet and comfortable with an understated charm and interesting details like the rotary shifter." -- 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 (2017)

Seating

Standard seating features of the five-seat F-Pace include Luxtec upholstery (a synthetic leather) and 10-way power-adjustable front seats. A few genuine leather options are available, including perforated grained leather seats with contrast stitching. Other seat upgrades include heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, reclining rear seats, 18-way power-adjustable sport front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

LATCH hardware in the F-Pace comprises two sets of lower anchors and three tether anchors. It doesn't take much effort to find and use the anchors, and there's enough room to install two or three car seats.

With a generous amount of room inside, the F-Pace can easily carry five adults. The driver has many seat adjustments on hand to find a comfortable position but may have a hard time seeing out the sides and rear because of the thick roof pillars and small back glass. Its seat cushions are both cushy and supportive.

  • "Five adults fit comfortably with the just-right stadium-seating second row, and the feeling of roominess is enhanced by one of the biggest panorama roofs in the business. Unfortunately visibility is compromised for the driver by a thick B-pillar and a narrow view through the rear window." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The front seats are highly configurable with adjustable lateral and lumbar support. The cushions are firm but not uncomfortably hard and will sustain you for hours on end in the saddle. The rear seatbacks are set at a good angle with similar cushion support." -- Edmunds
  • "… 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 (2017)

Interior Features

The F-Pace comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen, an 11-speaker Meridian sound system, Bluetooth, HD Radio, dual-zone climate control, a sliding panoramic roof, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Available features include a 10-inch touch screen, smartphone integration, satellite radio, a navigation system, a Homelink garage door opener, keyless entry, an activity key, interior mood lighting, and four-zone climate control.

Optional safety equipment includes a rearview camera or a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, active park assist with perpendicular and parallel parking abilities, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, an adaptive speed limiter, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, a driver condition monitor, a head-up display, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, and emergency braking.

Overall, the F-Pace's infotainment interface is decent, though it has a few hiccups. There are issues when using a smartphone with the system, it has some confusing menus, and the optional navigation system has a complicated address-entry procedure.

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  • The interface is nice and easy to navigate, but the system fails to provide consistent control to a smartphone. Songs are missing, commands are unresponsive, and sometimes songs are repeated. Better to initiate playback from the device. Bluetooth pairs quickly and works as it should." -- Edmunds
  • 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 (2017)
  • "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." -- Automobile Magazine (2017)

Cargo

The F-Pace has one of the largest cargo holds in the luxury compact SUV class, with 33.5 cubic feet behind the seats and 63.5 cubic feet overall. A power tailgate is standard, as are rear folding seats with a 40/20/40 split. For added convenience, a hands-free tailgate is available, which lets you open the rear hatch with a wave of your foot.

  • "The standard power rear tailgate opens wide to offer a best-in-class, 33.5-cubic-foot capacity, which expands to almost twice that with the rear seatbacks folded down." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "With 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, the F-Pace is one of the roomiest in the compact luxury SUV segment. The rear seats easily fold forward and nearly flat, and sliding tie-down points are solid and aesthetically pleasing." -- 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 (2017)

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