However, this year’s model appears to be different. MotorTrend actually likes this one, so Jaguar must’ve done something right for 2021. So, what does the new F-Pace offer, and what will you have to pay to get one?
What’s new with the Jaguar F-Pace this year?
The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first SUV, which debuted in 2017. For the 2021 model year, the automaker upgraded the exterior and interior to offer a fresh new model.
One major change is the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The standard model still gets a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, but the more powerful four-cylinder from the previous model year is gone. Now, Jaguar has replaced the supercharged V6 with an electrically supercharged inline-six.
Another big change comes inside with the infotainment system. It’s been a bit of a disappointment in the past. But now, the F-Pace boasts a whole new display and a large screen similar to what you’d find in a Tesla.
Also, the 11.4-inch display now sits above the dash and sports a slight curve to eliminate glare. And it’s much brighter than before, making it easier to see what you’re doing on the touchscreen.
Pricing for the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace
The 2020 model came in a whopping 12 versions ranging from $46,000 to $82,000, MotorTrend reports. This model year offers far fewer trims to choose from. Prices range from about $51,000 to $86,000.
With the base-model F-Pace, you get a handful of standard amenities. They include a panoramic glass roof, satellite radio, heated front seats, and a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system. The price for this trim runs around $51,000. The top-trim SVR starts at around $84,000.
Extras in the F-Pace include the Hot Climate Pack, which offers a cabin ionizer and a four-zone climate control unit. Adding this package cost about $2,110 extra.
Another available package is the Premium Upgrade Interior. It offers higher-grade leather and an oyster headliner. This package costs an additional $2,220.
Is this luxury compact SUV worth the sticker price?
MotorTrend’s reviewers think that with the upgrades, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is more appealing to consumers who want splashy accouterments with performance. They might be right — the new infotainment system alone makes this model attractively priced.
But there’s more to the F-Pace than meets the eye. Its new noise-cancellation feature is another reason to love this SUV. The ride is now much quieter than before, shielding occupants from outside noises.
However, the non-hybrid model’s fuel economy is pretty average, with 20 mpg in the city and 26-27 mpg on the highway. Performance isn’t bad either: It can go from 0 to 60 mph in under seven seconds.
Overall, each Jaguar F-Pace trim offers the right number of features for the price, whether you want every amenity or only a few.