The Jaguar I-Pace is a luxurious 4×4 with superb off-road capabilities and excellent range
Introduction to the Jaguar I-Pace
The Jaguar I-Pace is Jaguar’s first electric car, and boy have they done a good job.
Launched in the UK in 2018, the Jaguar I-Pace is an off-road capable, 5-seat SUV that drives like a saloon car. The I-Pace is the first EV to challenge the dominance of Tesla at the luxury end of the market. It’s a BEV, powered purely by a battery.
- The only EV with genuine off-road capabilities
- Excellent range on a single charge
- Cheaper than a Tesla
- Fantastic acceleration
Jaguar I-Pace – Range
The Jaguar I-Pace comes with a 90 kWh battery. This gives it a real world range of about 268 miles.
The Jaguar I-Pace range rivals that of Tesla electric vehicles, such as the Model X, long known for being the best in class. Considering its excellent performance capabilities, the Jaguar I-Pace range is remarkable for an EV.
It’s also in the same segment as the Audi e-tron 55 quattro, although the latter has a lower range on a single charge of about 233 miles.
Jaguar I-Pace – Price
This Jaguar electric car costs from £60,995, including the PiCG grant.
The Jaguar I-Pace price is therefore pretty hefty. Jaguar have clearly aimed this EV at private buyers who have some purchasing power, as well as senior management and directors as a company car.
The I-Pace cost may put it out of the range of many buyers, but the lucky ones will enjoy a beautiful interior, EV market-leading off-road ability, and the sheer class of a Jaguar.
Who is the Jaguar I-Pace for?
This Jaguar electric SUV comes with 4-wheel drive, 5 doors and 5 seats.
As you might expect at this price, the Jaguar I-Pace interior is luxurious and packed with extras.
Leg room in the back row is fairly generous, as is headroom, although the middle seat is a little narrow for an adult.
The boot is pretty big and the seats can be folded down to create a large loading area. In a nutshell, the Jaguar I-Pace dimensions are very accommodating.
If you are a family with deep enough pockets, the I-Pace can be your next family car. Its surprisingly practical and sensible.
If you live in the countryside, you will be amazed at how good the Jaguar I-Pace is off-road. You won’t get stuck in the muddy field car park at the village fete, and if you have to go up or down steep, slippery inclines, the I-Pace has it covered.
In the corporate market, buyers will be queueing up for this electric car. The I-Pace exterior is stunning, its handling is first rate, and it exudes luxury and modernity. The Jaguar I-Pace price won’t be such a limitation for many company car buyers.
The I-Pace has rapid DC charging via a CCS connector up to a maximum rate of 100 kW. Although most motorway chargers can only deliver power at 50 kW at the moment, the I-Pace will be ready for faster charging when the chargepoint network is upgraded.
The Tesla Model S and Model X are direct competitors of the I-Pace. Which should you choose?
- If you genuinely need off-road capabilities, go for the I-Pace.
- To save some money, choose the I-Pace.
- If you want the fastest charging available when out and about, buy a Tesla Model X with its supercharger network.
If you would like more information about EVs in general, please see our main Electric Cars page.
For specific details about the I-Pace itself, see the main Jaguar UK I-Pace website.
Otherwise, please scroll down to the Reviews section below for independent analyses.
Jaguar I-Pace – Reviews
We have trudged round the web and brought all the main video and text reviews to you in one place.
Click on the links below for independent reviews of the Jaguar I-Pace from well-known car reviewers:
> Fully Charged Live
- Reviewer: Robert Llewellyn
- Organisation: Fully Charged Live
- Date published: 6 June 2018
- Length: 16 minutes 23 seconds
- Reviewer: Mat Watson
- Organisation: Carwow
- Date published: 5 July 2018
- Length: 11 minutes 46 seconds