The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is a small, entry-level luxury SUV. After three years in production, Jaguar offers a stylistic update, although a keen observer is required to see most of them. From the outside, the new double-bladed daytime running lights are the main difference.
Here, too, it is offered in three unique trim levels that appeal to a range of tastes and of course budgets. Jaguar knows that e-pace tends to attract younger buyers and that its main goal is to keep those customers for years to come. Even so, e-pace has to be impressive.
The new E-Pace looks very identical to the outgoing model from the side and from the back. However, on closer inspection you will see a new silver trim on the front door and a redesigned plastic mesh between the rear exhaust pipes. You can purchase the optional Black Pack which gives E-Pace some darkened badges instead of the standard Autochrome.
The car has a very similar front grille and bumper design, although there is a new plastic frame for each air intake under the headlights. The lamp itself is equipped with LED innards so you no longer have to worry about replacing a burned out lightbulb.
Jaguar hasn’t made any significant changes to the interior of the new E-Pace. But it has given it a luxurious new technological spark. The biggest change is the new 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It’s almost 50% bigger than the old car screen and comes with the latest Pivi Pro Jaguar software that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android auto smartphone mirroring.
The interior also has a new, smaller gear selector switch as well as an available digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a color head-up display. The instrument cluster is fully configurable and can display a full screen navigation map with turn-by-turn directions.
The E-Pace has a turbocharged four-cylinder drive train. The P250 makes 246 horsepower, and the P300 offers another lightweight hybrid system and 50 horses for a total of 296 horsepower. Both engines use a nine-speed automatic transmission, which, according to us, takes a long time to downshift. At least the exhaust made a growl at higher speeds.
The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is heavier than some of its competitors with a turbo four engine, which contributes to slower acceleration times. While every E-Pace has considerable all-wheel drive and towing capability, only the P300 Sport has torque vector technology for better handling.
The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace will have an MSRP starting at $ 40,995, while the P250 SE will start at $ 46,095 and the 300 Sport will start at $ 49,995. The cheapest E-Pace 2021 is only $ 1,045 more expensive than the base model from last year. All new E-Pace SUVs come with Jaguar’s 5 year / 60,000 mile limited warranty and free scheduled maintenance.
|Engine||2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas|
|Horsepower||246 hp @ 5500 rpm|
|Torque||269 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17.7 gallons|
|Max Width||74.7 in|
|Front Width||64 in|
|Rear Width||65.1 in|
|Seating Capacity||5 seater|
|Curb Weight||3,925 lbs|