The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace leads with driving fun, but a firm ride and some practical shortcomings put a cap on it.
A small luxury SUV priced closer to competition one class larger, the E-Pace has undeniable strengths but notable faults, many of the latter tied to its size.
The E-Pace is Jaguar’s second all-new SUV in as many model years. Built off a platform that underpins the Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport from Jaguar’s Land Rover affiliate, the E-Pace slots below the F-Pace in Jaguar’s nascent SUV lineup. All-wheel drive and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine are standard; a higher-output turbo four-cylinder is optional. Seven trim levels range from a base model that starts at just less than $40,000 to R-Dynamic variants priced well into the $50,000s. We drove one of the latter, a well-equipped E-Pace R-Dynamic HSE.
Bearing a hodgepodge of cues from other Jaguars ranging from the F-Type to the F-Pace, the E-Pace looks... Read More