2017 Jaguar F-Pace Revealed: Yes, Jag Makes a Crossover Now

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The all-new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace has been revealed in full and will be initially priced from $43,385 when it arrives next spring.

At its launch, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace will be available with V6 gas engines, but pricing will drop to $41,995 when the British automaker introduces a four-cylinder diesel to the lineup later in 2016. The 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine sporting 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The same engine can also be had with more power, making 380 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque while the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine will provide 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque.

The diesel model will go zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 129 mph, while the 340-hp V6 model does the zero-to-60 sprint in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. Opting for 380 hp will get you a zero-to-60 time of 5.1 seconds.

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As a five-seater SUV, the Jaguar F-Pace has a cargo volume of 33.5 cubic feet and its loadspace is 49.4 inches wide. The rear seats can be split 40:20:40 for through-loading and when folded flat, the luggage compartment is expanded to 61.4 cubic feet. It rides on a long 113-inch wheelbase, making entry and exit to and from the rear seats easy.

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Similar to the F-Type AWD model, the F-Pace features a torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system. Boosting handling and ride comfort for Jaguar’s first SUV is a double-wishbone and Integral Link suspension, while optimized aerodynamics help deliver low drag and high-speed stability.

In-car technology for the F-Pace is centered around an optional Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and a virtual 12.3-inch HD instrument cluster with full-navigation display that is supplemented by a laser head-up display. InControl Wi-Fi is also available to host up to eight devices in the vehicle. The introduction of the F-Pace marks the world debut of Jaguar’s Activity Key, an optional waterproof, wearable access device that allows the actual keys to be securely locked inside the vehicle while drivers are doing outdoor activities.

“We designed the all-new F-Pace to be first and foremost a Jaguar. That’s why it has exciting proportions, a dynamic stance, pure surfaces and a beautiful sensuality about it. Its progressive, purposeful appearance has clearly been influenced by the F-Type,” said Ian Callum, director of design for Jaguar. “Every Jaguar car should draw your eye from 200 meters away and I believe the presence of the all-new F-Pace on the road is second to none in this class. The Lightweight Aluminum Architecture gave us the design freedom to create a car with latent poise – a svelte car with attitude,” said Callum. “It looks assertive yet not aggressive. But it’s also versatile and equipped with real-world answers to everyday questions. The all-new F-Pace is an all-weather Jaguar sports car, life-proofed for five people and their belongings.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Sep 17, 2015

    Although not a typical Jag interior of the past, I like the way this car looks, both inside and out. For the price, is it a small crossover suv competitor?