Jaguar Releases Details on 2019 F-PACE Luxury SUV
Jaguar F-PACE SUV returns for 2019 as brand’s best selling model.
With a price tag starting at just $44,600, the Jaguar F-PACE offers a lot of bang for the buck. That said, Jaguar, never a brand to rest on their laurels, has a few tweaks planned for the 2019 model.
First off, we need to talk about the sheer number of trim levels, engine choices and options available for F-PACE. Rather conveniently, Jaguar gave us a handy little graphic to save our tired fingertips.
Jaguar F-PACE trim levels
Starting with the ’25t’ model, powered by Jaguar’s ubiquitous 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, F-PACE has four available trim levels with that powertrain package. The standard F-PACE, Premium, Prestige and R-Sport models cover the entry-level price point for F-PACE.
Following that is the 20d option, which, as the name implies, is diesel powered. Don’t be decieved by the 180 horsepower figure, that diesel powertrain is backed up with 318 lb-ft of torque, and big MPG figures (33 on the freeway). The compression-powered F-PACE has three trim levels available: Premium, Prestige and R-Sport. There is about a $2,000 price premium over the standard 25t-powered model, by the additional MPG should quickly offset that.
Stepping up from the diesel F-PACE is the ’30t’ model, which features a more potent version of the 2.0-liter turbo four, good for 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. We have sampled this engine in the smaller E-PACE, and found it to be well worth the price bump over the 25t engine. Jumping up the 30t engine also unlocks a top-trim Portfolio model. This luxury-lined model has adaptive LED headlights, 20-way adjustable front seats, which are heated and cooler, reclining heated rear seats, a heads up display and the potent 825-watt Meridian sound system as standard.
Following that is the supercharged F-PACE S, which continues to feature the excellent 380 horsepower supercharged V6 engine, and can be specced similar to a top-trim 30t model.
Topping the range is the all-new F-PACE SVR, which features Jaguar’s insane 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, good for 550 horsepower. It’s $79,990 starting price almost seems cheap for that much performance.
In the United States, all F-PACE models use a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission, which is quite good, and all-wheel drive is standard.
Key differences for 2019
So, as you have seen, the F-PACE SVR is new for 2019, that’s the biggest news here. And, of course, it’s good news indeed, because we love that supercharged V8 engine. It sounds amazing, and makes everything go faster. In the F-PACE, that 550 horsepower powerplant helps this family SUV do 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds. It also does 0-to-arrested in just seven seconds, if you’re interested.
Beyond that, Jaguar is bolstering it’s entire product line-up with more standard goodies and tech, and the F-PACE is no exception.
Interior upgrades include optional new slimline sports seats, suedecloth headlining and illuminated treadplates, which, according to Jaguar, “Ensure heightened attention to detail and cabin quality.”
Then there are the tech upgrades, some minor, some major. First off, Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen is now standard across all trim levels. We mark this as a good thing, as we find the system smooth and easy to use.
From there, as does seem to be the way with all manufacturers, there is increased safety tech as standard. For F-PACE, it’s suite of driver assistance features lane keep assist, driver condition monitor, emergency braking, rear camera and front/rear parking aides. We have tested this tech in various Jaguar models and found them all to work rather well. We are big fans of the parking assistance aides. The camera system Jaguar uses can show you every possible angle or viewpoint you would ever care to see. Oh, and additional tech, such as adaptive cruise control with steering assist, blind spot assist and a full suite of driver assistance systems are also now available. Those last ones, however, are not standard fair.
2019 models should be arriving in dealer showrooms by the end of Summer.