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2022 Jaguar F-Pace Review: Savior Of An Endangered Cat

When the first Jaguar F-Pace rolled off the production line in Solihull, UK in 2016, the company was full of smiles as it had the understanding that it would finally become profitable once again now that it had a compelling premium compact SUV with which to take on the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. To its dismay, things didn't work out as, six years later, the iconic British brand is still suffering from financial troubles.

It's rather unfortunate that the F-Pace didn't prove to be Jaguar's saving grace as it has evolved to a rather impressive offering ever since it was treated to a mid-cycle update last year. With this, its striking exterior was uplifted thanks to some minor revisions while the interior was treated to the refined touchscreen infotainment system with the Pivi operating system. The British SUV retains its gasoline powertrains starting with the 2.0-liter turbo-four and topping off with two turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six mills supported by 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance that powers various functions including a small compressor. What it lacks in practicality compared to rivals, it makes up for in dynamic ability, making the F-Pace one of the finest driver's SUVs on the market and challenging the Porsche Macan wholeheartedly in this regard.

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

With 2021 introducing the biggest set of changes for the F-Pace since it was introduced, 2022 doesn't change anything.

Pros and Cons

  • Comprehensive list of standard features
  • Easy-to-use infotainment
  • Svelte design sets it apart from the competition
  • Electrified powertrains are silky smooth
  • Impressive comfort levels
  • Impressive handling dynamics
  • Compact interior lags behind rivals
  • Performance and consumption not on par with the Germans
  • Optional extras can make for a costly final product

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
P250
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$50,900
P250 S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$54,000
P340 S
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$59,600
P400 R-Dynamic S
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$65,500
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2022 F-Pace Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 186.9 in
  • Wheelbase 113.2 in
  • Height 65.5 in
  • Max Width 81.5 in
  • Front Width 64.6 in
  • Rear Width 65.2 in
  • Curb Weight 4,015.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Firenze Red +$650
  • Santorini Black +$650
  • Ostuni Pearl White +$650
  • Bluefire Blue +$650
  • Eiger Grey +$650
  • Portofino Blue +$650
  • Hakuba Silver +$650
  • Carpathian Grey +$1,100
  • Charente Grey +$1,100
  • Fuji White

2022 F-Pace Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

While the F-Pace's performance figures are respectable on paper, we must remember that it is still a weighty premium SUV. In a bid to make it feel lighter on its tires, it features electrically assisted power steering translating a weighty feel with decent cornering feedback. The rear-biased all-wheel drivetrain is predominantly rear-driven until grip is needed at the front, and it shows with an SUV that feels keen to rotate and will oversteer on the throttle if prompted to do so. Treat it with respect, and there's a ton of grip.

The F-Pace range sits on a front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension with coil springs, providing it with a pleasant blend of athletic ability and plush ride characteristics. On the larger optional 22-inch wheels, things can get a bit jittery along unlevel surfaces. The 20-inch styles translate the best combination of style and comfort.

On all S models, a dynamic handling pack can be added for $1,600. With this, you'll have access to configurable dynamics that will allow you to manage the throttle mapping, transmission shift points, and steering settings. Most importantly, it adds electronically controlled dampers that work to balance out the car's weight distribution through dynamic cornering. With this applied, you can also enjoy improved comfort levels.

Jumping up to the six-cylinder models will add the configurable and adaptive dynamics feature which gives you the option of switching from a smoother or sharper ride depending on your driving conditions.

2022 F-Pace Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • 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 Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 F-Pace Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • 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 A Good SUV?

With the 2021 update, the Jaguar F-Pace range has become a compelling premium mid-size SUV offering that uplifts the traditional Jaguar aesthetic into a modern package, thus making for a unique proposition. With the added benefit of mild-hybrid powertrains, it's also a more enjoyable car to drive daily. Unfortunately, the British challenger still lacks what it takes to properly take the fight to the Germans, with particular mention to the BMW X3. It's a pity because the F-Pace ticks the boxes of being an attractive SUV with enjoyable dynamics and engaging drivetrain options but where it falls short is with its relatively cramped interior space and questionable cabin qualities. In its own right, it's hard to not call the F-Pace a good car but considering the level of refinement currently available from its peers, you have to want something unique to consider it.

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2022 Jaguar F-Pace Comparisons

BMW X3 CarBuzz
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Mercedes-Benz
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Jaguar F-Pace247 hp22/27 mpg$52,400
BMW X3 248 hp23/29 mpg$45,400
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV 255 hp22/27 mpg$43,850

2022 Jaguar F-Pace vs BMW X3

The Jaguar F-Pace may have a svelte ambiance to it that the X3 cannot match but when it comes to being a practical and premium SUV, the German is a tough competitor to beat. BMW's offering of turbocharged engines is both more powerful and efficient, which almost secures its success in this segment. Beyond that, the interior packaging and fit and finish will appeal more to a consumer who is shopping in this segment. Admittedly, the list of standard features in the Bavarian option is shorter but the base MSRP is lower. The X3 is a premium offering but it does struggle to match the sense of flair and occasion translated by the F-Pace, particularly when it comes to the interior design and driving dynamics. BMW's iDrive 7 system is also an exemplary offering but next to JLR's Pivi, it's not quite as outstanding.

See BMW X3 Review

2022 Jaguar F-Pace vs Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV

The current Mercedes-Benz GLC is due to be replaced for 2023 but in the meantime, the Stuttgart-based brand offers a pretty compelling executive SUV with an array of impressive four- and six-cylinder powertrains. Like the X3, both of these options outmatch the power output and EPA-rated fuel consumption of the F-Pace. Where standard features are concerned, the GLC offering is commendable as electrically adjustable seats with heating and memory, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, and the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the MBUX interface are all included as standard. The infotainment is a comprehensive offering with a plethora of handy features but it too fails to match up to the Pivi's refined functionalities. The GLC is a safer, more practical bet, but lacks the involvement of the F-Pace.

See Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Review

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