Jaguar has long been known for its executive saloon cars, as well as sports cars that ooze sophistication and style. Did you also know, however, that Jaguar now boasts probably the most stunning SUV anywhere in the world — the F-Pace.
A Visual Feast
Let’s start this review by first taking in the splendor of the F-Pace exterior. While an SUV was something of a departure for Jaguar, they have managed to augment their style into a large, imposing and impossibly stylish vehicle without losing a single iota of the Jaguar finesse. It’s edgy in all the right places, and beautifully curved and sumptuous in the other right places.
The mighty front grille design with the roaring Jaguar logo tells you not to mistake this SUV, as does the sporty detailing like the enlarged air intakes, stunning alloy wheels and neat rear spoiler. It’s very hard to fault the F-Pace from the first look. It’s quite simply a stunning feat of design.
Luxury and Style Define the Interior
The elegant and sporty interior are unmistakably Jaguar. From the Windsor leather upholstery to the ambient lighting and stunning digital additions and consoles. Every inch is packed with quality and craftsmanship. I personally adored the contrast yellow stitching that you can get in the F-Pace 300 Sport. This is Jaguar bringing their racing heritage into this exciting and athletic SUV.
You get just over 37 inches of leg room, and about 3 inches of knee space in the back seat. There’s plenty of room for three sizable adults, all of whom can position their seats for the perfect fit. Additional features include things like the panoramic glass roof, configurable ambient lighting, alternative upholstery leather and designs, and 10-inch touchscreen housing your phenomenal media center (more on technology below).
Fun to Drive
The next important test, and arguably the most important of all, is how it feels to drive it. The F-Pace may be the largest car that Jaguar has ever produced, but it handles with the agility and grace of one of its sports cars. You get a choice of Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) which means you can tailor the experience to fit your own needs.
The choice doesn’t stop there, either. The F-Pace delivers a range of powerful and dynamic engines. They range from the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged “Ingenium” petrol engine all the way up to the 5.0L V8 in the SVR edition, which delivers an unbelievable 542hp680 and 501lb/ft of torque. This is one serious performance machine.
You’ll also love the rotary gearshift for the automatic, which helps clear space in the front cabin for a more pleasing aesthetic. Other great drive controls include the All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a low-speed cruise control that gives you optimal traction for different surfaces like sand, snow and gravel. The adaptive features can sense the road surface and automatically adapt.
Great Features Don’t Stop There
While the F-Pace exterior and interior designs do much to convey the heritage and timeless style of the Jaguar brand, the company has by no means skimped on technology and features. First, the central console features a 10-inch touchscreen, with swipe and pinch-to-zoom control. The flawless crystal-clear display ensures that you never miss a thing. You can also keep your eyes firmly on the road thanks to the driver head-up display.
My iPhone integrated seamlessly with the system, and I loved that the F-Pace so quickly and effortlessly became an extension of my digital life. There’s also remote access, a security tracker and an incredible Meridian™ audio system. Via the smartphone app, you can control the car’s environment remotely, getting it ready to drive while you finish up whatever you’re doing. You can even check your fuel levels on there – very handy!
The F-Pace – Jaguar’s New Champion
In the fiery and competitive world of SUVs, Jaguar has entered a serious contender into the ring in the form of the F-Pace. This beautiful, stylish masterpiece of form and function will leave you stunned and amazed. On top of everything else, it’s even built to be efficient with a top fuel consumption rate of around 45mpg — yes, you read that right — which is very impressive for a vehicle on this scale.
Don’t settle for anything less. Go for the Jaguar F-Pace. It can be rented daily at Renty.ae.