2018 JAGUAR E-PACE VS. RIVALS

June 15 2018, Jaguar Vancouver

2018 JAGUAR E-PACE VS. RIVALS

E-PACE promises style, performance and plenty of luxury


The 2018 Jaguar E-PACE is one of the most highly anticipated compact luxury SUVs to come along in years, thanks to a stunning design, strong performance, excellent fuel economy, and a large, comfortable, beautifully finished cabin.

The E-PACE bigger brother set the styling benchmark when it arrived on the luxury SUV scene two years ago, but fast growth in the smaller subcompact luxury SUV segment shows there’s plenty of opportunity below the F-Pace for a good looking, high-quality sibling, and this new entry-level Jaguar appears only too capable to take up the slack.


To help you figure out how the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE stacks up next to its premium-branded competitors, we’ve put together a simple, straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications (plus options) from the base trim levels of its closest challengers, including 2018 versions of the Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30, Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Range Rover Evoque, so go ahead and make your own decision about which compact luxury SUV best suits your family’s needs:

Strong performance combines with excellent fuel economy


 

Jaguar E-PACE P250 AWD Auto

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Infiniti QX30

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Range Rover Evoque SE

 MSRP

$42,700

$34,900

$35,990

$38,500

$40,300

$49,900

Torque (lb-ft)

269

207

258

258

258

251

Power (hp)

246

200

208

208

228

237

All-wheel drive (AWD)

Yes

FWD (opt AWD)

FWD (opt AWD)

Yes

Yes

Yes (4x4 capable)

Transmission 

9-speed auto

6-speed auto

7-speed dual-clutch

7-speed dual-clutch

8-speed auto

9-speed auto

Steering wheel paddle shifters

Opt

Opt

Yes

Yes

Opt

Yes

Auto start/stop

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Individual driving modes

Sport, Eco, Rain, Ice & Snow modes

Opt Sport & Comfort modes

Sport, Eco & Manual modes

Sport, Eco & Off-Road modes

Sport & Eco Pro modes

Sport, Eco & Off-Road modes

Fuel Economy (city/hwy/comb w/  auto & AWD)

11.0 / 8.4 / 9.8

11.9 / 8.4 / 10.3

10.6 / 8.0 / 9.4

10.1 / 7.6 / 9.0

10.7 / 7.5 / 9.3

10.9 / 8.0 / 9.6

Adaptive suspension system

Opt

No

No

No

Opt

Opt

 

A key selling point is the E-PACE’ new 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium engine lineup, starting with 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque it’s the most powerful base engine in its class, while an optional version of the same powerplant makes a heady 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to an ultra-advanced nine-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters to improve performance, and auto start/stop to enhance fuel efficiency while reducing emissions, whereas standard torque vectoring all-wheel drive aids control and safety. Standard Sport, Eco, Rain, Ice and Snow driving modes allow ideal road-holding no matter the weather conditions, while sport-tuned stability and traction control make the most of available grip.

Jaguar offers more advanced driver safety features than any rival


 

Jaguar E-PACE P250 AWD Auto

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Infiniti QX30

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Range Rover Evoque SE

Adaptive cruise control

Opt

No

Opt

Opt

Yes

Opt

Autonomous braking

Yes

No

Opt

Yes

Opt

Opt

Blind spot monitoring

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Lane keeping assist

Yes

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Traffic sign recognition

Opt

No

Opt

No

Opt

Opt

Driver condition monitor

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Opt

Special airbags

Front knee (x2)

No

Front passenger’s knee

Front knee (x2)

Front knee (x2)

Driver’s knee

 

Thanks to more available advanced driver assistance systems than any competitor, 2018 Jaguar E-PACE owners can enjoy the ease of automatically dimming the high beams while using dynamic cruise control on the highway, plus the peace of mind that comes from standard autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping assist. The E-PACE’ traffic sign recognition capability can point out when the speed limit changes (amongst other warnings) too, which benefits road safety and might even save you money. What’s more, the E-PACE has a standard driver condition monitor that warns you when you’re getting drowsy and then prompts you to pull over and take a rest.

Also impressive, the E-PACE’ standard 10.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is the largest in its class, which means you’ll benefit from much better backup camera visibility as well as plenty of standard and available features, while it’s one of the only vehicles in its segment to include standard front and rear parking sensors, improving safety and convenience further.

Plenty of standard features combine for excellent value


 

Jaguar E-PACE P250 AWD Auto

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Infiniti QX30

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Range Rover Evoque SE

Headlamps 

Full LED

Projector HID (opt full LED)

Projector halogen (opt LED)

Projector halogen (opt LED)

Full LED

Halogen (opt HID)

Auto high beams

Opt

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Passive keyless entry

Opt

Opt

Yes

Opt

Opt

Opt

Pushbutton start

Yes

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-dimming centre mirror

Yes

Opt

Yes

Opt

Opt

Yes

Rain-sensing wipers

Yes

Yes

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heated steering wheel

Opt

No

No

No

Opt

Yes

Colour multi-info display

Yes

Opt

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backup camera

Yes

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Front and rear parking sensors

Yes

Opt rear only

Opt

Opt

Rear (opt front)

Yes

Dual-zone auto climate control

Yes

Manual (opt dual-zone)

Yes

Manual (opt dual-zone)

Yes

Yes

Infotainment display

10.0-inch

7.0-inch

7.0-inch

7.0-inch

6.5-inch

8.0-inch

4G LTE Wi-Fi

Opt

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

USB charge ports

2 (3 opt)

1

2

2

1

1 (1 opt)

Powered moonroof

Opt (panoramic)

Yes (panoramic)

Opt (panoramic)

Opt (panoramic)

Opt (panoramic)

Yes (panoramic)

Additional standard features not yet mentioned include full LED headlights, pushbutton ignition, an electromechanical parking brake, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a colour multi-information display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and much more, while everyone on board can charge up their smartphone in one of five available USB charging ports.

Roomy interior benefits rear passengers and cargo


 

Jaguar E-PACE P250 AWD Auto

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Infiniti QX30

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Range Rover Evoque SE

2nd row legroom (mm)

891

790

850

693

940

N/A

Powered liftgate

Opt

Opt

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Cargo behind 2nd / 1st row

577 / 1,487

460 / 1,365

544 / 963

421 / 1,235

767 / 1,662

575 / 1,445

Tow rating (kg) 

750 (Max 1,800)

998

750 (Max 1,800)

750 (Max 1,800)

2,000

750 (Max 1,800)

On top of all this, the new E-PACE offers more rear legroom than the majority of its competitors, plus more cargo space.

There’s a great deal more to the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE than we can possibly show you here, so make sure to arrange a test drive by contacting Jaguar Vancouver at (604) 738-5577 or come visit the showroom at 1730 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

Photo Credits: Jaguar

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