The Tesla Model X may have had the all-electric SUV market to itself for a few years, but the Jaguar I-Pace has arrived and wants a slice of the cake.
The first reviews of the electric Jaguar have been overwhelmingly positive, so CarWow thought it’d be a good idea to see if the I-Pace can actually match the Model X in the performance stakes.
There are two range-topping Model Xs sold: the performance-oriented P100D and the range-focused 100D. Pitted against the P100D, it was obvious that the Jaguar would stand no chance, but up against the 100D, a more direct rival, it performs very well.
In a drag race, the I-Pace manages to out-accelerate the 100D with relative ease, despite having ‘just’ 395 hp to the Model X’s 525 hp. In a rolling drag race, however, it is the Tesla that has the advantage. In the final test to see which stops quicker from 70 mph (112 km/h), it is the Jaguar that wins.
The Jaguar I-Pace, like the Model X, has all-wheel drive thanks to an electric motor at the front and another one at the rear. In the U.S., the EPA estimates the I-Pace can run for 240 miles (386 km) on a single charge. By comparison, the more expensive Model X 100D has a range of up to 295 miles (475 km).
To our eyes, the Jaguar I-Pace looks more stylish than the Tesla, and will probably age much more gracefully. That’s just us, though – which one do you prefer? Sound off in the comments right below!