2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review Feb 1, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace (also known as the F-PACE) takes the powerful performance drivers expect from Jaguar and repackages the traditional sports car as an SUV to give you practicality, size, and thrills. Like other Jaguars, the F-Pace is filled with premium features, and you will never notice a lack of power or comfort.
The 2017 F-Pace uses an advanced aluminum architecture platform, combining this with advanced dynamic performance technology and the powerful engines to deliver an exciting ride in an SUV. This model comes standard with an all-wheel drive system featuring Intelligent Drive Dynamics software to minimize understeer and retain agile handling. You can configure your F-Pace with a gas or diesel engine. The advanced powertrains include smart regenerative charging and Stop/Start technology to make it more efficient. The 2.0-liter i4 Diesel turbocharged engine is from the Jaguar Ingenium range, the new set of engines designed to maximize refinement and performance. Or you can choose the 3.0-liter V6 that comes with a supercharger and is offered with 340 or 380 horsepower. The latter engine will take you from zero to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
The F-Pace may be a luxury crossover, but it still has clear Jaguar influences since it was inspired by (and named after) the famous F-Type. The result is an SUV that has the roots of a sports car, enhanced aerodynamics, and dynamic proportions. It stands assertively and creates a teardrop shape with the tapered roofline. This model not only looks sleek, but it truly is, with a drag coefficient of just 0.37. To keep up the premium feel, this model also has LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and alloy wheels as large as 22 inches. The interior styling of the Jaguar F-Pace showcases sophisticated finishes, supple leather, and other premium materials with plenty of customization. Keep it elegant with Brogue Perforated Taurus leather seats or go sporty with the same seats in a combination of Jet and Red. Either way, the seats will show off attention to detail. The F-Pace also features Configurable Interior Mood Lighting, a panoramic roof, and enough rear passenger room for three adults.
The Jaguar F-Pace takes versatility to the next level with some help from technology. Opt for a wasterproof Activity Key that lets you do anything you want without having to take your keys with you; just present your wristband on the concealed sensor to lock or unlock the vehicle. To make life even easier, the Gesture Tailgate will open with your foot. Even the load space floor is versatile, being reversible so you can switch it from an easy-to-clean rubber to durable carpet. With a range of driver assistive technologies, you will have the confidence to go anywhere and do anything in the 2017 F-Pace. These include Driver Condition Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, Park Assist, and Autonomous Emergency Braking among others.
The F-Pace delivers the performance required of a Jaguar and the versatility required of an SUV, even if some drivers won’t use every feature. If you’re considering a luxury crossover, take a second look at the sleek 2017 F-Pace.