2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review – Long-Term Update 1


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One of the first things we do with any MT Garage newcomer is run it through our standard battery of instrumented tests in order to both establish a baseline and confirm that it is delivering on its manufacturer’s claims.

Our F-Pace hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a 13.8 second quarter mile and 101.0 mph. That’s not only quick for a five-passenger SUV, but road test editor Chris Walton called out this cat’s consistency: “It didn’t seem to care how I launched the F-Pace, it kept repeating the same run over and over. Even the trap speed varied by less than one mph. It had very smooth up shifts even in sport drive and Dynamic mode.”

In our standard 60-0-mph braking test, our F-Pace’s shortest stop of four was 116 feet, while the longest was 122 feet. Walton noted a “medium soft pedal, little dive, zero ABS vibration and straight [stops]” as opposed to side-to-side yawing that can sometimes occur.

On our figure-eight handling course, which consists of two 200-feet circles separated on center by 500 feet, our F-Pace’s fastest run clocked in at 26.8 seconds at 0.67 g (avg). Maximum lateral grip was calculated to be 0.83 g (average). Alone, these numbers might not mean very much, so for comparison, our long-term Mercedes-Benz GLC (and 2017 SUV of the Year), clocked a 27.3 second run at 0.65 g (average) on the same course and 0.80 g (average) on the skidpad. To be fair, our long-term GLC is down 99 horsepower and two cylinders to the Jag, which also explains why it hits 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 89.6 mph.

Our 340-horsepower F-Pace 35t, powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, turned in 16.2 mpg on the city cycle and 25.4 on the highway cycle of our Real MPG fuel economy test. That under delivers against the EPA city estimate of 18 mpg, but it considerably over delivers against the EPA highway claim of 23 mpg. On the combined cycle, the gap is much smaller—19.3 mpg according to our partners at Real MPG, which is 0.7 mpg off the EPA estimate of 20 mpg.

Now that we’ve established some benchmarks, we’ll use future updates to explain the F-Pace’s various driving modes and why it now smells funny.

Read more about our long-term 2017 Jaguar F-Pace:

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t R Sport
BASE PRICE $57,295
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged DOHC 24-valve V-6
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4,416 lb (51/49%)
WHEELBASE 113.1 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 186.3 x 76.2 x 65.0 in
0-60 MPH 5.2 sec
QUARTER MILE 13.8 sec @ 101.0 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 116 ft
MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.8 sec @ 0.67 g (avg)
REAL MPG, CITY/HWY/COMB 16.2/25.4/19.3 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 187/147 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.97 lb/mile

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