The Jaguar I-Pace is a luxurious 4×4 with superb off-road capabilities and excellent range
Jaguar I-Pace Review
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 was 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 I-Pace won the European Car of the Year award in March 2019 and then became World Car of the Year in April 2019. Basically, everybody loves it.
- 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 263 miles.
Its 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 very impressive for an EV.
It’s also in the same segment as the Audi e-tron, although the latter has a lower range on a single charge of about 244 miles (Audi e-tron 55 quattro).
The I-Pace also beats the Mercedes EQC on range (233 miles). Otherwise, as you go through the trim levels, the I-Pace and EQC are very similar in price.
There are three trim levels for the I-Pace, priced as follows:
- Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S: from £65,195
- Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE: from £69,795
- Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE: from £74,395
These prices are 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 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, 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.
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 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