Refined but Fun!
May 28, 2018
This award winning vehicle is a dream to own. Beautiful design, sophisticated luxury, and performance rolled into one at a reasonable price (comparatively). Free maintenance, Heads-up display, LED lighting, Leather seating all make for an enjoyable experience.
While perhaps not the fastest in the group, it has very good acceleration and handling with the supercharged V6. Surprise!! It also has an economical side - even with roof racks and crossbars spoiling the aerodynamics, it is averaging 32 MPG on level ground at freeway speeds with the car in Eco mode and the cruise control on. How does it do it? The engine is only turning at 1900 RPM as opposed to the 2500 RPM in every other car I have owned. You get to choose what you need - speed to pass cars, economy to pass the gas pumps.
It is also a workhorse. I regularly use it to haul yard waste (5 large garbage bags full) and have used it to take a bulky 48 inch laundry base cabinet to Habitat For Humanity with the hatch closed.
I buy a vehicle with my heart and my wallet. Go ahead and examine the Audi, BMW, Infinity, MB, and Porsche models but definitely test drive the F-Pace. You will see that the combination of the legendary Jaguar name, features, power, style and size lean heavily toward the F-Pace at a price of up to $20K less than those other brands.