When Jaguar released the mid-size F-Pace crossover last year, it instantly became the company’s best-selling vehicle. This is a very exciting SUV with the spirit and performance that make Jaguar famous.
From the style form, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace and F-Pace are essentially the same. In terms of size, the E-Pace is 13 inches shorter and 3 inches narrower in width. It puts it in a compact luxury SUV class along with the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, BMW X1, and Audi Q3. Inside, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace brings a lot of flavor from the F-Type sports car, including the sturdy passenger grab handle.
Trim and Specs
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is five-passenger compact luxury SUV offered in two main trims distinguished by engine output: the base P250 and the R-Dynamic. Additional features are split into four subtrims: Standard, S, SE and HSE.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace P250 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. Jaguar estimates a 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. Other equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, selectable drive modes, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning and mitigation, a rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth and a 10-inch touchscreen.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic gets the same engine but with more power 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar says it will hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Other features include a performance-enhancing differential, larger brakes, foglights, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, adaptive cruise control, paddle shifters and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Thanks to Active Driveline technology, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace utilizes all four wheels only when needed. The system can transfer almost all engine torque to either the front or rear axles in extreme conditions. Standard brake-based torque vectoring improves cornering ability, and a low-speed cruise control automatically adjusts engine and brake settings to help drivers maintain control in low-traction situations. Drivers can choose between four driving modes, which include Normal, ECO, Dynamic, and Ice, Snow and Rain.
A limited First Edition model also includes keyless entry, automatic high beams, a power liftgate, a waterproof activity key bracelet, a cargo rail system, driver-seat memory functions, a configurable drive setting, customizable ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, power outlets and satellite radio.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Standard subtrim only available on the E-Pace P250 and adds 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, a drowsy-driver monitoring system and cloth upholstery. The S upgrade 18-inch wheels, a surround-view camera system, approach puddle lights, LED running lights, an automated parking system, leather upholstery, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a navigation system and smartphone app integration.
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace SE gets 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, automatic high beams and a premium audio system. The HSE only available on the R-Dynamic model and adds keyless entry, a power liftgate and premium leather upholstery.
Other options include an adaptive suspension system, roof rails, a panoramic glass roof, a head-up display, a surround-sound system, a cabin air ionizer and a tow hitch receiver. The Cold Climate package heated steering wheel, washer jets and windshield.
Release Dates and Price
The new 2018 Jaguar E-Pace should be arriving in dealerships in early 2018. As a compact luxury SUV, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace will compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
The P250 Standard trim price will start from $39,000 while the E-Pace R-Dynamic model will take about $48,000. Stepping up through S, SE and HSE subtrims will cost about $3,000 each.