The sporty Jaguar F-Pace SUV

November 22, 2018 1:58 pm | macarthurautomotive.com.au, macarthurjaguar.com.au

It's not often that you get to call an SUV sexy. However, when it comes to the Jaguar F-Pace S 35t, storage, space, style, and speed all come in one. It's not just a trifecta – this car reaches quadfecta levels. 

The luxury SUV 

This car is beautiful and instantly recognisable as a Jaguar. The dimensions are just right, with simple and clean body lines, not too much overhang in the back, and 22-inch alloys fitted within Pirelli P-Zero rubber. 

Part of the reason the proportions are so perfect is the use of Jaguar's Land Rover modular base, the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, that they used for the F-Pace. By adopting this, the engineers behind the vehicle have been able to adjust the platform to provide the dimensions that make the car stand out from the crowd. 

Inside, Jaguar has supplied the space you can expect from an SUV. In the front, the layout couldn't get much better, with controls, displays, and switchgear all naturally positioned for the driver.

There's plenty of legroom in the back for passengers, as well as their own climate controls, and 505 litres of storage in the boot. If it's not just your car that's sporty, an added benefit here is the ability to flick the boot's base over. Rather than messing up the carpet, the rubberised underside is great for chucking muddy shoes and gear on. 

Competitive performance from the Jaguar F-Pace 

So what makes this car so sporty? It might just be the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine that's tucked away under the hood … or the 8-speed sports automatic gearbox to take it through its paces. 

The output snarls with 280 kiloWatts of power and 450Nm torque. Reaching 100km/h from a standstill takes a mere 5.5 seconds.

In true sports car style, the accelerator responds instantaneously, punching in with power. Around town only the lightest touches are necessary, but should you ever need a burst of speed for overtaking, press a little harder and you'll have all the oomph you require. 

While the kick of speed is thrilling, it's the steering and balance that the Jaguar F-Pace shows off that makes this car stand out from the competition. You'll forget you're driving an SUV with how it cuts through corners, nimble in its dynamics and stable in its grip with little body roll to notice. The power sitting behind this vehicle is exhilarating and engaging, and you'll find every need satisfied when driving on the open road. 

What the Jaguar F-Pace offers in safety and technology

The standard equipment that comes with a Jaguar F-Pace fits the bill for what you want out of a modern SUV. From torque vectoring, AEB, and hill start assist, to JaguarDrive Control, lane departure warnings, and speed-proportional steering, you know this vehicle wants to keep you safe.

Some of the additional features just make the ride more comfortable, such as the dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and the leather steering wheel that feels so good beneath your grip. 

The infotainment delivers as well, being easy to use and fast, with a solid Bluetooth connection that doesn't falter. 

When the Jaguar F-Pace S 35t has so much to offer on all fronts, it's not hard to understand why this vehicle is so popular. If you'd like to get behind the wheel, come down to your local Macarthur Automotive Jaguar dealership in Campbelltown to test this sporty SUV out.