2019 Jaguar E-Pace In Depth Review Reveals Quite A Few Flaws

The E-Pace is Jaguar’s rival to the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Volvo XC40. It’s also the quirkiest Jag you can buy right now, which may or may not be a good thing.

In this in-depth review, Carwow goes through everything that makes the E-Pace tick, in an attempt to find out just how good of a deal it represents on the new car market.

As always, they started with interior looks and overall build quality, and this is where the little Jaguar takes its first hit.

According to the reviewer, the interior design is alright, while material quality is good but not great, which is something customers need to know, especially since this segment is so competitive.

A major positive however is practicality, as the E-Pace offers plenty of storage spaces, and sufficient room in the back, even for taller adults. It’s these types of things that probably make up for the fact that theinfotainment system, for example, isn’t as smooth as what you get in its German rivals.

On the road, Jaguars tend to feel sporty and lightweight. The E-Pace, not so much – although the main reason for that is that it’s so closely related to the Range Rover Evoque, which makes it quite heavy. It may come as a surprise, but the E-Pace is actually heavier than the larger F-Pace – and it shows.

To make matters worse, the firm suspension, though its acts as a positive in the corners, doesn’t help give you a very comfortable ride, while its slow transmission and uninspiring steering feel certainly don’t make for strong selling points.

  • haudit

    Given that the core engineering of the car’s D8 platform is approaching 15 years old (it’s a modified derivative of the Ford C1/EUCD platform), I’m not surprised it isn’t a particularly compelling drive.

  • mattjelonek

    After the 5 noted points that make the car bad, it’s put me off. But firstly the price of it in Australia! Then adding the extras, you’ve got to be kidding me. The Volvo XC40 has more features and standard options compared to this Jag.

  • javier

    only jaguar/land rover that even slightly interests me is the f pace svr

  • Callanish

    I think Jaguar really rushed this one out to the marketplace, with their only intent to just get a piece of the small SUV market, fully well knowing it wouldn’t be anywhere near as class leading as the Volvo XC 40. The E-Pace was intentionally released as just a passable small SUV that looks good to a consumer and to whom the Jaguar name actually means something to them.

    • Michael

      The Jaguar Name I think “finally” (or) “officially” completely lost it’s it’s meaning (by this I mean what the Jaguar name and brand stood for and how it was looked at) was in 2015. Since then I’ve seen them as nothing more than a BMW rival. Prior to 2011, I has actually still seen the Jaguar brand as something that was above and Mercedes Benz, but not quite a Bentley.

      Jaguar actually made vehicles around the same price point as they do now, back during the 2000’s, but the difference is the level of quality, care, and attention, that went into them. Today Jaguar seems like nothing more than a (no offense, but) “wanna-be” competitor to Mercedes & BMW in the pursuit of cash, with ever so diminishing care for design or quality, and a brand/company that can only sell a vehicle thanks to the badge it wears and what it used to represent. I am not sure if management changed or what the cause may have been, but in 2008-2012, the future of Jaguar looked bright as a luxury vehicle manufacturer.

      Lastly I just wanted to mention that Jaguar messed up with the F-Pace badly, it could have been so much more. I was expecting a competitor to the Bentley Bentayga, Not a vehicle to rival the likes of the Lincoln MKX that it is. It’s not a bad vehicle what so ever, it’s actually pretty nice all things considered, but,.. it’s just not a Jaguar. (Or at least what I used to expect from, & still hope for from the brand).

  • eb110americana

    The F-Pace is mostly aluminum, that’s why it is relatively light. This thing is a little piggy though.

  • supermanuel

    A feeble effort that may do harm to whatever reputation Jaguar has left after the utterly mediocre XE and XF. I saw an I Pace at a shopping centre the other day and it is nothing more than a slightly chunky family hatchback with insanely
    big wheels. Certainly not an SUV by any definition of the term. If the next XJ turns out to be an enlarged I Pace with properly avant garde styling then they might save themselves but I’m not holding my breath.

  • SteersUright

    Seems like Tesla has nothing to worry about for now…

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