At a mere year old, the Jaguar F-Pace is the new kid on a block full of luxury crossovers. It might be new, but it is already becoming one of the most popular options out there. Sitting somewhere in between the small and midsize crossovers, the F-Pace provides the perfect option for people who want something that is nimble, spacious, and elegant. Take a look at what you will get if you drive one of these vehicles.
The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace comes in six trims, and each one seats up to five people. The Base trim might be at the bottom of the ladder, but you’ll forget that when you access features like the panoramic sunroof. It also has 40/20/40-split folding rear seats. This opens up the vehicle and lets you take more on the road with you.
The Premium trim has everything you’ll get with the Base model plus a little extra, such as bigger wheels and a rearview camera. Consider adding the Vision Package to this vehicle. This package is all about safety. It will be like you have an extra set of eyes on the road.
The Prestige trim is another step up. This is perfect or those who want a little extra dash of luxury. Picture sliding in and putting your phone down on the leather upholstery and interacting with the vehicle through voice control. That’s real luxury there.
That takes you to the R-Sport. Bigger wheels, special sport bumpers, and uniquely-designed seats that include adjustable thigh support all set this vehicle apart. You can even increase the horsepower on this one by getting the S trim.
Then, you have the granddaddy of all of the trims, the Portfolio. This has all of the features you’ll get with the Prestige along with premium leather upholstery and bigger wheels. It also has extra comfort, convenience, and luxury features. If you want to have it all, this is the one for you.
When you look through the trims, you’ll notice some engine options. First, understand that Jaguar added a new engine into the mix for the 2018 model year. This new turbocharged inline-four engine is available on the F-Pace’s base model. This engine produces an impressive 247 horsepower.
However, it’s the returning supercharged V6 engine that gets most of the love. This powerful engine comes in two forms. One produces 340 horsepower, and the other produces a whopping 380 horsepower.
The diesel engine is also worth considering. This is the go-to choice for those who want to get the most fuel efficiency. Coming in at 180 horsepower, it might not produce as much power, but it gets a combined 29 mpg.
The Driving Aids
It’s also worth noting that Jaguar added a couple of additional driving aids to the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, making it worth getting an upgrade if you have the 2017 model. The 2018 version comes with Forward Vehicle Guidance and Forward Traffic Detection. These aids will help you park and avoid collisions.
Most vehicles don’t go through such a big upgrade after one year, but the F-Pace isn’t like most vehicles. See one in person at Berglund Group Roanoke-Jaguar in Roanoke, Virginia. Take it out for a spin around Roanoke and see how it performs under pressure.