2019 Jaguar E-PACE Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE is a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle. The newest member of the Jaguar family of SUVs, the E-PACE follows the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the I-PACE Concept, and the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV.

The E-PACE and E-PACE R-Dynamic are selectively available in Standard, S, SE and HSE specifications with a choice of two 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline turbocharged powertrains delivering 246HP and 296HP.

DESIGN

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE blends sports car design with compact SUV practicality, removing compromise from the equation. The result is a car that will attract new drivers to the Jaguar family and energize the segment.

Short front and rear overhangs and the teardrop design of the side windows, inspired by the Jaguar FTYPE, gives the newest addition to the ‘PACE’ family a purposeful stance. The front view of the compact SUV reveals a confident, assertive face that showcases its shared Jaguar DNA. The fast sweep of the roofline works in harmony with the bold side window design, sending a clear message about the vehicle’s dynamic promise. The body sides have the fuselage-like profile found in the most iconic Jaguar designs. The muscular haunches, which taper towards the rear, draw inspiration directly from the F-TYPE sports car and contribute to the powerful stance of the vehicle. Sharp creases in the front and rear fenders further emphasize this.

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE also benefits from a bold grille that gives the vehicle an assertive attitude that is unmistakably Jaguar. LED headlights are similar in concept to those used on the F-TYPE sports car. E-PACE S-models and above feature signature Jaguar J-blade daytime running lights, which flow around the outer edges of the headlights. The rear of the vehicle features taut surfaces and muscular haunches fused with the sharp lines of the rear light clusters. The slim, blade-like rear lamps feature full LED technology and are another sign of the model’s shared DNA with the flagship Jaguar sports car.

The standard body-colored metal roof, optional black contrast roof or optional fixed panoramic roof gives customers an opportunity to personalize their vehicle. The black finish extends the entire length of the roof, from the windshield to the trailing edge of the roof spoiler in a style that mirrors the F-TYPE Coupe.

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE can be specified in 11 exterior colors: Fuji White (Non-Metallic), Borasco Grey, Firenze Red, Caesium Blue, Yulong White, Indus Silver, Santorini Black or Corris Grey (Metallic) and Farallon Pearl Black or Silicon Silver (Premium Metallic).

  • Emphasizing its dynamic stance, the E-PACE will be available after launch with a 21-inch wheel option. The five split-spoke, diamond turned Satin Grey rims provide the ultimate wheel-to-body ratio and are among nine available wheel options
  • Side fender vents in polished chrome, a signature Jaguar design touch, provide an element of premium detailing to the E-PACE. On R-Dynamic models, the vents are finished in satin chrome
  • The grille mesh features a 3D chamfering detail on the wide, flat hexagon motif to catch the light with a large Jaguar Growler grille badge at the center
  • Inspired by jet engine tailpipes, the round tailpipe finishers are neatly integrated into the rear valance, providing a visual reminder of the vehicle’s performance, exhaust note and refinement
  • The large upper tailgate spoiler is a three-piece design that has been tuned for optimum airflow

INTERIOR

The interior is further proof that the 2019 Jaguar E-PACE is a compact performance SUV. Its dynamic, modern, high-quality design amplifies the driving experience, while providing space and practicality for passengers. Occupants are enveloped in premium materials, ensuring every touch point emphasizes the sense of quality. Soft trimmed door casings with cool touch, satin chrome door handles, beautifully crafted leather clad fascia and seat upholstery with twin-needle stitching all enhance the sense of luxury.

The interior focal point is a wraparound cockpit with the passenger grab handle forming the boundary of the driver console – a design concept directly inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE. Its geometry provides a powerful visual connection with the doors while the seating position gives the driver an elevated ‘Sports Command’ driving position, offering excellent visibility while retaining a cockpit-like feel.

The color sections on the seats, instrument panel and door panels all echo a similar treatment found in the F-TYPE sports car – highlighted in R-Dynamic models, which combine a youthful color palette with brighter contrast stitching. The choice of color scheme and premium instrument panel materials of the E-PACE combine to create an interior that delivers sporty precision and tasteful simplicity.

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE breaks with tradition by favoring a premium Noble Chrome treatment over traditional wood trim finishes. The understated metal finish for key details such as the gear-shift surround, instrument panel, side vents and door pulls gives the cabin a contemporary premium character.

Primary controls, such as the sports gear shifter and drive mode selector, have been carefully designed to promote driver engagement. The sports car interior provides the blueprint that reinforces the E-PACE interior’s sporty feel and tunes the driver into the driving experience.

Premium leathers are used on key touch-points such as the steering wheel, center console grab handle and gear shifter to enhance refinement, while the secondary controls have been made simpler and more intuitive. The 10-inch touchscreen for the Touch Pro infotainment system reduces the number of hard switches while tactile and intuitive rotary dials operate the climate control functions. The optional 12.3- inch HD virtual Interactive Driver Display and full color Head-Up Display means the driver has easy access to vehicle information within their field of vision.

The interior balances the driver-focused design with a broad emphasis on overall usability while providing generous passenger and luggage space for five people with ingenious small item storage solutions. The 2.22-gal (8.42-liter) center console compartment can house four large water bottles, as well as configurable cup holders and trays; the lockable 2.66-gal (10.07-liter) glovebox offers secure storage, while 2.79-gal (10.56-liter) front and 1.09-gal (8.26-liter) rear door pockets offer additional passenger storage space.

The seat materials are designed for active lifestyles with durable, technical textile materials and contrast stitching in vibrant colors that emphasize the sportiness of the vehicle. Optional soft Windsor leathers with tonal stitching bring an air of additional luxury and refinement. A number of beautiful details also show the fun and quirky side of Jaguar; on HSE models Jaguar ‘contemporary animal print’ designer labels are sewn into the shoulder hem of the front seats and the same pattern is repeated on rubber mats in storage areas.

Attention to detail is also evident in the design of the interior lighting, which illuminates essential features such as handles and storage areas; optional Configurable Ambient Lighting enables customers to configure color settings to their personal preference.

POWERTRAIN

The all-aluminum 2.0-liter engines offer outstanding performance and refinement and are available in the 2019 Jaguar E-PACE in two outputs. The modern four-cylinder Jaguar Ingenium gasoline engines give the E-PACE outstanding performance and refinement. The sporty compact SUV is available with 246HP and 296HP examples of the modular powerplant, producing 269lb-ft and 295lb-ft of torque respectively. In the U.S., both are available with AWD 9-speed automatic drivetrains only.

An entirely new design, all Ingenium engines are based around a deep-skirt aluminum cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast-iron liners for optimum weight, surface finish and robustness. Fuel is fed to the combustion chambers by high-pressure systems, providing precision injection with low noise and excellent mixture formation characteristics. Highly-efficient variable geometry turbochargers create a rapid build-up of torque from very low revs, with maximum torque spread over a wide rev range for instantaneous response and strong acceleration on demand.

The twin-scroll turbocharger system delivers immediate throttle response and reduced turbo lag, while the intelligent Continuously Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) system optimizes driveability as load control is managed primarily by the intake valves rather than the throttle. Variable cam timing also enhances power across the rev range, improving driveability. The 246HP model completes the 0-60mph sprint in 6.6 seconds (0-100km/h in 7.0 seconds) while the flagship 296HP derivative achieves it in a rapid 5.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds).

The 2019 Jaguar E-PACE is equipped with a range of advanced technology to deliver agility and feedback during dynamic driving, efficiency during steady-state cruising and all-surface capability, delivered via a standard all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The permanent AWD system reacts to driving conditions to seamlessly distribute engine torque for optimal control and confidence in all circumstances on the 246HP Ingenium gasoline engine. In normal conditions, the system intelligently distributes torque between the front and rear to maximize stability and handling. On slippery surfaces the system can send almost all of the engine’s power to the front or the rear if either axle loses traction.

The optional Configurable Dynamics package available on the 2019 Jaguar E-PACE allows customers to access even more of the compact performance SUV’s rich dynamic range by enabling the driver to tailor the driving experience to suit both the conditions and their own personal preferences – selecting either Normal or Dynamic settings for the throttle response mapping, steering response, transmission shift speed and, where fitted, the Adaptive Dynamics suspension. JaguarDrive Control in all E-PACE models gives customers a choice of four driving modes, selected using buttons on the center console:

  • Normal – an optimum balance of performance, control and comfort for regular journeys
  • Dynamic – a more engaging driving experience, with dedicated Dynamic settings for a wide range of vehicle systems. Depending on the vehicle specification, these can include the steering, throttle response, Adaptive Dynamics, AWD/Active Driveline, transmission shift strategy, Dynamic Stability Control and Torque Vectoring by Braking
  • ECO – modifies settings to optimize fuel economy and encourage a more efficient driving style, with revised settings for throttle response, automatic transmission, climate control and other interior comfort features
  • Rain, Ice and Snow – enhances stability in low-grip conditions with revised settings for Dynamic Stability Control, throttle response and automatic transmission

Torque Vectoring by Braking
The E-PACE also offers a brake-based Torque Vectoring as standard that works with the car’s AWD system to support the driver during cornering. The Torque Vectoring system uses the brakes to imitate the effect of a torque-vectoring differential, balancing the distribution of engine torque between all four wheels during cornering, improving grip and steering control, reducing understeer and enhancing driver confidence.

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) module equipped in the E-PACE uses the compact SUV’s yaw sensors, steering input and longitudinal and lateral acceleration to spot the onset of under- and oversteer. Once detected, the system is designed to decrease engine torque and apply imperceptible levels of braking torque to individual wheels to alter the vehicle back to the driver’s intended path3 . The Torque Vectoring system is active whether the compact SUV is on-throttle, off-throttle or braking. The level of intervention varies according to the selected JaguarDrive mode, with responses optimized for both Dynamic and Rain, Ice and Snow driving settings.

PRACTICALITY

The compact 2019 Jaguar E-PACE SUV features a host of clever design solutions that provide similar amounts of rear seat and luggage space as competitors. The 105.6-in/2,681mm wheelbase and compact Integral Link rear suspension configuration combine to create a practical family car interior.

The F-TYPE sports car has inspired the cabin design, but the family car practicality of the E-PACE is owed more to the larger F-PACE model. A versatile 2.22-gal (8.42-liter) storage compartment between the front seats is big enough to house a pair of one-liter drink bottles laid flat with plenty of room for additional items. There are also two USB points – for connectivity and charging – a 12-volt socket and a smartphone holder inside, as well as a tablet retainer to prevent damage to devices being charged inside. A storage net on the underside of the lid holds small loose items. The space is all protected by a twin sliding armrest for ultimate comfort and practicality.

Alternatively, the space can be rearranged to incorporate a pair of cup holders. When in place, storage space is reduced to a still-generous 1.57-gal (5.94-liter) while providing easy access to the bottles, cups or cans in the removable holder. In addition, the 2.66-gal (10.07-liter) glove box provides a large lockable storage compartment. An open storage space at the bottom of the center console has an additional 0.2-gal (0.6 liters) of space for smartphone storage while two large 1.39-gal (5.28 liter) front door pockets provide added space for passengers. Up to five USB and four 12-volt power sockets provide enough charging capacity for the most connected families.

A luggage capacity of 24.2-cu.ft. with the rear seats in place makes the trunk space of the E-PACE large enough to cope with family life, with one of the widest load compartments (41.6-in/1,057mm measured between the wheel arches, with a maximum luggage width of 51.6-in/1,311mm). The 2019 E-PACE has 60:40 split folding rear seats as standard. Folding them creates 52.5-cu.ft. of space; with one side folded down customers can carry items up to 61.7-in/1,568mm long and still accommodate a pair of rear passengers.

2019 JAGUAR E-PACE PRICING

TRIM

MSRP

E-PACE

$38,600

E-PACE S

$41,500

E-PACE SE

$44,300

E-PACE R-Dynamic S

$47,250

E-PACE R-Dynamic SE

$50,050

E-PACE R-Dynamic HSE

$53,100

 

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