The F-Pace is beginning to hit its stride in 2018 as the only crossover or SUV sold by Jaguar. This year introduces a new inline 4-cylinder turbo with more power, a more responsive infotainment system, and increases in active safety technology. The optional surround camera system now includes Forward Traffic Detection, which alerts the driver when traffic is obstructing the path ahead.
The Jaguar F-Pace is available with one of four different engines, two of which give the Jaguar excellent acceleration and two of which provide the Jaguar with surprising fuel economy. For those looking to save on gasoline, the F-Pace is available with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine. Like most diesel engines, it combines a somewhat middling power output with a torque figure that may cause a double take. Horsepower is rated at 180, while torque is rated at 317 lb-ft.
The base gasoline engine is a 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder, rated at 247 horsepower, with power sent to all four wheels. Acceleration with this engine is on par with others in its class, with 60 mph achieved in a claimed 6.4 seconds. For some though, that won't be enough and for those buyers, Jaguar offers a more powerful version of their 3.0L Supercharged V6 making 380 horsepower. 0-60 mph comes up in 5.1 seconds for the more powerful Jaguar F-Pace. All engines available on the F-Pace send power to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The Jaguar F-Pace is available in six different trims, base F-Pace, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S and First Edition.
The base F-Pace comes with 18-inch alloy wheels a 380-watt, 11-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, speed sensitive volume control, dual-zone climate control, a sliding panoramic roof, a rear power lift gate, powered front seats and LED daytime running lamps.
The Premium trim adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a memory system for the front seats and mirrors, an auto dimming rearview mirror and powered outside mirrors, a rearview camera and an automatic garage door opener.
The Prestige edition adds Taurus Leather seats that are heated in front and have more adjustability than those on lower models, a heated steering wheel, Xenon headlights, a navigation system, better interior lighting, parking sensors and keyless entry.
The R-Sport adds 20-inch wheels, an R-Sport body kit, additional exterior chrome around the grill and side vents, adaptive, intelligent high beams, 14-way power adjustable front seats with additional bolstering to keep drivers in place during high-g cornering maneuvers, a lane keep-assist function, a blind spot monitoring system, SiriusXM satellite radio and front fog lamps.
The F-Pace S is the only trim level available with the most powerful engine. It includes its own unique body kit and red painted brake calipers, along with most of the kit that comes standard on the R-Sport. However, it also includes adaptive suspension to further improve handling.