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Jaguar E-Pace 2024: No Compromises



We all know Jaguar for its large luxury sedans and sports cars. After all, it's the brand's heritage. However, like many others, the British automaker had to transition to the world of SUVs. Needless to say, it hasn't been easy, and some models still struggle to find their place in the market, such as the Jaguar E-Pace. Nevertheless, the British manufacturer's compact SUV brings together all the ingredients for success.


The Jaguar E-Pace has been on the market for almost 8 years, and it has hardly changed during this period. So, there are no major changes planned for 2024. To be honest with you, I sincerely believe that the end is approaching for the Jaguar E-Pace. Either a new generation will emerge in the near future, or the model will simply be replaced by a new, likely electric vehicle. However, that doesn't stop us from enjoying the current form of the Jaguar E-Pace, which has many qualities.


Range and Price


There's only one version available for the Jaguar E-Pace 2024. It has a base price of $60,800, which is considerably higher than what the competition offers. However, the Jaguar E-Pace comes with a complete standard equipment package, but its price means it's not often the first choice for buyers. Ironically, the price of options remains very reasonable compared to what is offered elsewhere. The total cost can only increase by a few thousand dollars if you choose to be ambitious with the extras.


E-Pace R-Dynamic SE - $60,800


Category and Competition


The Jaguar E-Pace competes in one of the most competitive categories in the market – the luxury subcompact SUVs, which must offer more than their mainstream counterparts. At this level, there's nothing negative to say about the British manufacturer's compact SUV. The Jaguar E-Pace comes with a complete standard equipment package and has a lot of character. For some unknown reason, Jaguar sells only a few dozen units of this model each year in Canada. Its big brother, the F-Pace, is much more popular. However, the E-Pace deserves full consideration and remains very competitive in its segment.


Rivals: Audi Q3, BMW X1, Buick Encore GX, Cadillac XT4, Lexus UX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40.


Design and Interior


Although the Jaguar E-Pace was designed several years ago, its design is still up-to-date. The British manufacturer's compact SUV remains one of the most elegant and athletic models in its category. It exudes a lot of character, with ideal proportions and lines that are both soft and aggressive. In short, it's a vehicle that turns heads wherever it goes while emanating a sense of prestige and refinement.


The interior of the Jaguar E-Pace reminds us that we're driving an exceptional vehicle, as everything is oriented towards the driver. The materials used in the cabin are of high quality, and the finishing is impeccable. The rear seats may be a bit tight, but apart from that, there's absolutely nothing to criticize about the British manufacturer's SUV.




Like almost any luxury vehicle, the Jaguar E-Pace offers a smooth and enjoyable technological experience. The active safety technologies are well-calibrated, and there are numerous entertainment technologies as well. Once again, no compromises have been made here.




The mechanical aspect is crucial for buyers of small luxury SUVs. Fortunately, the Jaguar E-Pace 2024 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that distributes power to all four wheels. This combination is suitable for the vast majority of buyers, allowing for easy overtaking and a fairly dynamic driving experience. However, where the British manufacturer's compact SUV has a slight disadvantage compared to the competition is in the absence of hybrid and performance versions. Today, it's almost a necessity for a luxury subcompact SUV to appeal to the widest possible audience. Nevertheless, if you think the 2.0-liter engine is sufficient for your needs, you won't be disappointed.


Weak Points


The Jaguar E-Pace has a much higher base price than the majority of its competitors. Its range is very limited, which is certainly not an advantage in a category where people like to have choices and variety.




The Jaguar E-Pace 2024 is stylish, enjoyable to drive, and offers a more than complete standard equipment package. It's a luxurious and prestigious model, well thought out in its design and format.


Signature Element


Few small SUVs are capable of providing the experience of a large luxury model, but that's exactly what the Jaguar E-Pace 2024 offers.


Final Word


The Jaguar E-Pace is an exceptional vehicle, a true gem. However, the British manufacturer's SUV has two elements working against it. Its starting price is too high, which causes many potential buyers to exclude it from their list. Furthermore, Jaguar is a brand driven by passion, and buyers tend to lean towards the best the brand has to offer, naturally gravitating towards larger models. In the end, none of this makes the E-Pace a bad vehicle; on the contrary, at the same price, the compact SUV from the British manufacturer provides as much if not more than the competition. Despite its small size, it offers the comfort and driving behavior of a large luxury vehicle.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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