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2021 Jaguar E-Pace

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Pros

  • Attractive exterior design
  • Powerful turbo four-cylinder engines
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Cons

  • Bigger wheels create a much firmer ride
  • Some sluggish infotainment responses
  • Headroom in the second row

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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The E-Pace is an SUV with the soul of a sports car

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is a five-passenger small luxury SUV that competes with rivals like the BMW X1, Volvo XC40, Cadillac XT4, Acura RDX, and Lexus UX. What sets the E-Pace apart is its energetic acceleration, sharp handling, and an exterior that bears more than a passing resemblance to Jaguar’s sleek F-Type coupe and convertible. First introduced for the 2018 model year, the 2021 E-Pace receives a midcycle update that brings with it redesigned headlights and front grille, improved interior trim pieces, a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen, and an optional digital rearview mirror.

Jaguar has a streamlined E-Pace trims lineup: P250, P250 SE, and P300 Sport. The first two come with a 246-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a nine-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive. The P300 Sport features a 296-hp version of this same powertrain. Acceleration is ample with either choice, and the steering responses are quick and linear. One note of caution: Larger wheels fitted to the P300 Sport make the ride much firmer and this could deter some SUV shoppers.

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What is new for the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace?

  • The E-Pace is available in a new trim called the 300 Sport.
  • The Checkered Flag, R-Dynamic HSE, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE, and S trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • E-Pace trims have been upgraded with Head Up Display and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • The SE trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor, Front Seat Heaters, and Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters, Smart Key, and Meridian Audio as standard equipment.

2021 Jaguar E-Pace trims

Curious how Jaguar E-Pace trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

  • 246-hp, 269-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
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300 Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • 296-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Head Up Display
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Navigation System

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What We Like

Steering and acceleration: The E-Pace doesn’t simply borrow some of the sporty design themes found on Jaguar’s own F-Type coupe and convertible. From behind the wheel, the E-Pace is a delight thanks to its agile handling, grip on the road, and the power of its turbo four-cylinder engines.

Standard features: Even luxury brands can get stingy when it comes to the entry-level version of a given model. That’s not the case with the E-Pace. Standard equipment includes an 11.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, heated front seats, wireless device charging, and surround-view parking camera.

Even sharper good looks: Jaguar didn’t heavily revise the exterior of the 2021 E-Pace, but the updated front grille and redesigned headlights make this already elegant SUV look even better. There are also new wheel designs available too.

What Needs Improvement

Headroom: The E-Pace does have one notable flaw, and it’s headroom in the second-row seating. Adults of above average stature could find their craniums bidding a bumpy hello to the headliner.

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Jaguar E-Pace features and specs

300 Sport 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Meridian Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

296

Torque (ft-lbs)

295

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

17.7

Wheelbase

105.6"

Overall length

173"

Width

74.7"

Height

64.9"

Leg room

F 40.1"/R 35.1"

Head room

F 38.4"/R 38.3"

Front tires

P245/45WR20

Rear tires

P245/45WR20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

165/1653 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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