2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review: Vicious Kitty

In a world where performance SUVs are lapping the Nurburgring faster than 1980s supercars, it can be easy to get lost in the hype and focus on pure performance. Cars like the BMW X5 M are great at going fast but can feel stiff and clinical, and any Porsche product with a Turbo badge will cost you a royal sum - but what about the Jaguar F-Pace SVR? The F-Pace has been around for a while, but Jaguar has managed to keep it fresh with regular updates, and the 542-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 SVR feels as fresh as a gas-soaked daisy. It might not be as fun to drive as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio or as technologically advanced as a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, but it strikes a beautiful balance between comfort, practicality, and sheer performance - and at a price that's not too bad, either. In this review of the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR, we'll tell you just why we love this big cat so much, despite its shortcomings.

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 F-Pace SVR?

The 2022 F-Pace SVR is by no means an all-new car, but after receiving a significant refresh for the 2021 model year, it enters 2022 still looking fresh. No major changes have been announced this year.

Pros and Cons

  • Massive V8 power
  • It's a pleasure around the bends
  • Classy interior
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Competitive pricing
  • It's thirsty
  • Not as quick as the competition
  • Uncommunicative steering

What's the Price of the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR?

With a base price of $86,600, the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is priced competitively in a corner of the market where the MSRP regularly exceed the $100k mark. The smaller Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio will set you back $84,650, and the base model BMW X3 M comes in at a much cheaper $70,100. Fully loaded, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR's price can reach close to $105,000. That doesn't include a destination charge of $1,275.

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2022 F-Pace SVR Exterior

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  • Length 187.5 in
  • Wheelbase 113.2 in
  • Height 65.7 in
  • Max Width 81.5 in
  • Front Width 64.9 in
  • Rear Width 65.2 in
  • Curb Weight 4,535.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Fuji White
  • Firenze Red
  • Santorini Black
  • Ostuni Pearl White
  • Ultra Blue
  • Eiger Grey
  • Hakuba Silver

2022 F-Pace SVR Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

Performance SUVs in this class have not only become ridiculously fast but have also morphed into excellent handling machines, despite obvious weight penalties, so it will come as a surprise to many test driving the Jaguar F-Pace SVR that this big cat is actually a big softy. The steering is light, and it glides over bumps and road imperfections. Even the throttle response feels extremely linear, to the point where it almost feels unresponsive. This is perfectly fine for the daily commute, but if you're after a bit more performance, you'll have to play around with the driving modes. We found that Dynamic mode livens things up nicely and results in a car that responds to throttle inputs with glee and a transmission that goes from smooth to aggressive shifting. The exhaust also opens up to let that supercharged V8 sing, which adds greatly to the overall experience. The SVR isn't the sharpest of the lot; Porsche's family of performance SUVs are sharper-handling vehicles, but this Jaguar isn't far off and makes up for its softer dynamics with that burly engine.

2022 F-Pace SVR Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 40.3 in
  • Front Head Room 37.8 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.2 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.5 in

2022 F-Pace SVR Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 F-Pace SVR Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR A Good SUV?

In the race to offer the best performance SUV, many manufacturers have started to take things too seriously. These cars will very rarely, if ever, see a racetrack, yet many brands insist on building vehicles with stiff suspension, taught chassis setups, and a focus on all-out performance that will go unappreciated by the vast majority of owners. This is where the Jaguar F-Pace SVR shines: it's not the sharpest or fastest, but it's amazingly comfortable, more than capable of entertaining, and comes with a glorious supercharged V8 engine. The F-Pace might be getting on in years, but the 2022 SVR still looks and feels fresh and comes with all the modern amenities you'd expect to see in this price range. Competitors such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV are more fun to drive at the limit, and any Porsche SUV with a 'Turbo' badge on the back is going to be significantly more expensive. The SVR is a winner, thanks to its rounded approach.

What Jaguar F-Pace SVR Model Should I Buy?

With only one model to choose from, the choice is simple: choose a color you like, add a few optional extras, and Bob's your uncle. If we had the privilege of purchasing one of these machines ourselves, it would have to be painted British Racing Green, and we'd add the Black Exterior Pack and 22-inch forged alloy wheels. On the inside, we'd add the premium cabin lighting and Park Assist system. Our total build cost comes to $95,175 including destination.

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Comparisons

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
BMW X5 M Uwe Fischer
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Jaguar F-Pace SVR542 hp15/21 mpg$89,500
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 505 hp17/23 mpg$85,675
BMW X5 M 600 hp13/18 mpg$108,900

2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is all the proof you need that a crossover SUV can handle really, really well. This Italian sports machine might be family-friendly and offers more cargo space than a Ferrari, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The Stelvio is powered by a 2.9-liter V6 engine producing 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and it sprints to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. It looks the part too and is arguably better looking than the Brit. However, although the Alfa's cabin is stunning too, it can't match the Jaguar for comfort, convenience, and cargo capacity. If you're looking for fun first and family second, we recommend taking the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio for a test drive, but in this comparison, we'd still take the Jaguar..

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR vs BMW X5 M

The BMW X5 M is larger, more expensive, and a more performance-focused competitor, but sometimes that's not the be-all and end-all. BMW's range of X5 SUVs has always been a benchmark for dynamic SUVs, and the X5 M is the best yet. This is a full-blown sports car hiding under an SUV body, and believe us, it's seriously capable. With up to 617 hp on offer, the BMW X5 M will sprint to 60 mph in as little as 3.7 seconds and will top out at 177 mph. The BMW is a larger car but still feels like the more capable handler, but in the same breath, it can't match the Jaguar for comfort and can feel somewhat clinical at times. Starting at well over $100,000, the BMW is also seriously expensive. We think the Jaguar is the more balanced option, and at the price, it's hard to beat.

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