2021 Jaguar F-Pace S Quick Review: A Posh and Pricey SUV

2021 Jaguar F-Pace S Quick Review: A Posh and Pricey SUV The 2021 F-Pace is the crossover to buy when you’re tired of hearing your neighbor talk about how great his Mercedes-Benz GLE is, but you don’t want to be cliched and buy a BMW X5. No, Jaguar isn’t exactly the kind of brand everyone crave, but it’s understated.

This is how I felt when I first sat in. It didn’t blow me away, but I appreciate its luxurious interior and unobtrusive overall design. Here is a quick review of it.

under the hood. Under the front fenders is a 3.0-liter inline-six with a supercharger and turbocharging. This is correct; It is power-fed double for maximum power across the powerband. For those not in the know, a turbocharger can provide instant torque on initial acceleration, while a turbocharger builds thrust later on in the rev range.

Conceptually, what you will get by using both methods of forced induction is a train-like push to the red line without any of the initial turbo lag as in other cars. However, from my experience driving an F-Pace, I still felt quite a bit hesitant at the initial tip after it came to a complete stop. I blame the throttle mapping or the 8-speed automatic because I’m honestly not sure why I feel that way.

Otherwise, the engine will make the car move too fast. It has 335 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, enough to make the F-Pace reach 60 mph from a standstill in 6.9 seconds, according to .

The F-Pace is comfortable but a little stiff

Front view of the interior caravan cabin. | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

Regardless of the power, the Jaguar F-Pace feels comfortable while cruising around town and on the highway. The cabin is quiet, and the suspension is comfortable, but not luxurious. There is a bit of stiffness in the dampers which is enough to shake the cabin due to major road imperfections but not enough to wake a sleeping child.

Regardless, the F-Pace would be a great car to take a long road trip. Not only is driving comfortable, but the car is also spacious. My 5’8″ frame fits well in every seat, and I think passengers of about 6’3 should have no problems. Also, the Caraway Windsor leather seats are well supported, although I would have liked the leather to be a little softer.

There’s also plenty of storage space in the cargo area—32.1 cubic feet to be exact—which is enough room for two sets of putters. Yes, this is a great car to take to the golf course. Even Tiger Woods would be jealous.

The infotainment system is well placed and easy to use

The 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the Jaguar F-Pace.
The 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the Jaguar F-Pace. | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

One of the things I always warn about when testing luxury cars is how easy the infotainment system is to use. Mercedes-Benz’s system can be a little cumbersome at times, and BMW’s i-Drive system can be a little overwhelming – although it has come a long way. But the infotainment system in.

The Pivi Pro’s 11.4-inch touchscreen display only has a few different menus to switch between, and all the functions are well laid out to click. It is also easily accessible to the driver and passenger. In addition, the Apple Carplay wireless function works flawlessly, unlike some other cars. The Meridian sound system is pure and clear.

How safe is the Jaguar F-Pace?

Jaguar F-Pace front badge
Jaguar front badge on F-Pace. | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

Neither IIHS nor the NHTSA has rated the Jaguar F-Pace, but it does have a lot of. Highlights include a 360-degree camera, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot assist. Essentially, there is enough technology to keep you and your family safe in the event of an accident.

Is the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace worth buying?

Jaguar F-Pace rear corner view.
Jaguar F-Pace rear corner view. | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

If you’re looking for a luxury crossover that’s different from a Mercedes-Benz but will score cake points at your upcoming PTA meeting, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is worth buying. It’s a little pricey, though. My test car for this week costs $73,420 with a destination cost and over $13,000 in options.

Some options included 21-inch wheels, a head-up display, and 16-way power seats with a massage function. An Eiger Gray exterior paint job was an extra $610, too. If you don’t care about those things, the starting price of $59,395 is well worth it, which is on par with its German competitors.

In the end, if you want to show your humility in front of your neighbor, or just enjoy British driving, the Jaguar F-Pace is worth a look.

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