Jaguar E-Pace: Style and Performance Converge

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Although the Jaguar E-Pace is still a rather new entry, it appears poised and well-positioned to make the most of the growing population in demand for medium-sized crossover SUVs in the Canadian market. It comes with impressive handling even for an SUV, and the Jaguar brand has done a great job of trimming down a fair amount of wind and road noise. Its combination of contoured profile, roofline sweep, short front, and back overhangs, and bold grille elegantly define the latest Jaguar E-Pace crossover SUV.

Design and Sophistication

From the standpoint of design, the Jaguar E-Pace has a close resemblance with its sister model: The Jaguar F-Pace. On the interior, Jaguar’s distinct design choices are quite obvious and present almost everywhere, from the pistol-grip shifter and round knobs for climate control to its leather-covered steering wheel. The cabin is well-finished and handsomely designed, the leather seats are cozy, and everything functions effortlessly. As far as versatility and space are concerned, there is just enough head and legroom in the cabin. The rear seats offer leg and headroom sufficient enough to accommodate 3 average-sized adults. Like other recent Jaguars, the E-Pace’s engineering features numerous ultra-high strength steel and aluminum to provide for a firm structure with reduced weight.

Power and Performance

Power is made available through one of two present turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. One engine makes 246hp while the other produces 296hp. All Jaguar E-Paces are built with a 9-speed automated transmission and four-wheel drive, though the all-wheel-drive system built into the 296 horsepower engine is more developed and it helps to improve the Jaguar E-Pace's handling when driving around turns. Jaguar E-Pace latest release is offered in 2 central trims primarily differentiated by engine output and all-around performance.

Advanced Driving Features

The latest upgrade delivers features such as forward collision alert, lane keeping warning, and mitigation with automatic low-speed braking. In addition to increased power resulting from the torque, E-Pace is also engineered with interior and exterior styling details, sporty front seats with delicate stitching, and front fog-lights. The driver condition monitor checks various driving inputs to identify driver fatigue and makes use of visual and audible warnings to let the driver know about the need for a break from continuous driving. The traffic sign warning detects traffic signals using display symbols and a forward-facing camera in the heads-up display and message center for driver awareness. Other notable upgrades include LED headlights, heated mirrors, selectable drive modes, 17-inch wheels, automatic wipers, dual-zone automated climate control, push-button start, front and back parking sensors, a 6-speaker sound system, a 10-inch touchscreen, and dual USB ports.

The E-Pace has proven to be a car with a solid suspension, decent power and exemplary handling when its throttle is given the right push. The Jaguar E-Pace's has more desirable ergonomics than those found in the much larger F-Pace model, bringing a rather natural and unique balance between its SUV utility and technologically sophisticated inclusions. The new 20-inch wheel upgrades are great for maneuvering on rough terrains. On the whole, the Jaguar E-Pace feels indisputably luxurious.