My favorite THREE cars similar to the Jaguar E-Pace are the:
- Range Rover Evoque
- Volvo XC40 T5
- Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
Until recently, the name Jaguar conquered images of a large, grand and expensive British motor vehicle. However, enter the Jaguar E-Pace, and this is no longer the case. This SUV not only smells like, but it also sounds, and is, in many respects, similar to other cars Jaguar’s manufacturer refers to as, “the hottest segment in the car world; premium soft-roaders”.
These are luxury SUVs that have exchanged their ruggedness of yesteryear for more every day comfort, versatility, and better value than the equivalent-size sedan or wagon.
The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace SUV Range of configurations starts at E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic S AWD (183kW) and tops out at the E-Pace 300 Sport AWD (221KW). Today, I have specifically set my sights on the Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic S AWD (183kW). This E-Pace is an all-wheel-drive 4-door with 5 seats.
It is powered by a 2.0L TURBO 4 engine that has 183 kW of power (at 5500 rpm) and 365 Nm of torque (at 1200 rpm) via a nine-speed automatic. Released to the Australian market on March 1, 2022, classified as an X540 MY23, JAGUAR claims the E-Pace P250 R-DYNAMIC S AWD (183kW) uses 8L/100km of Premium Unleaded Petrol in the combined city and highway cycle while putting out 186g of CO2.
It has a 67L fuel tank. This means it should be able to travel 838km or 520.71 miles on a full tank. Commendably, it does 0-60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds. Price-wise, Jaguar vows the E-Pace is “the coolest SUV” reasonable money can buy.
And sure enough, with a price tag of between $43,000 and 54,000 the Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic S AWD (183kW) is more affordable than both its ancestor and most of its contemporaries. You definitely don’t have to be a big boss to drive one. However, affordability is not all there is to this luxury SUV.
It has not lost any of its ancestral desirable looks. Other than its price, selling the E-Pace is its attractiveness. In the E-Pace, Jaguar has once again created, for lack of a better adjective, an instantly desirable and sensually sexy vehicle you just want to jump in and give it a good test drive.
Understandably, that’s because, from the outside, there is much that’s attractive about the E-Pace. Sexily shaped and perfectly proportioned, every exterior angle of the E-Pace looks inviting. As one satisfied customer put it, the E-Pace might not be the full Jaguar, but it’s a cute enough cub to cut it.
For those of you variant car enthusiasts, should you want to play the field before finally putting a down payment on the E-Pace, then you will be happy to know that several similar electric vehicles on the market are similar to it to choose from. These are….
1. Range Rover Evoque
If ever there was a Jaguar E-Pace by another name, it is the second-generation Range Rover Evoque. This is undoubtedly because the two vehicles are actually related-both brands are owned by Jaguar Land Rover. Go figure both the E-Pace and Range Rover Evoque’s stunning looks and luxury.
Standard design touches such as LED headlights, contrasting body panels, and flush door handles add to this stunner’s stylish facade as you get closer.
In terms of speed, like the E-Pace, the fastest in the range clocks 0-60mph in just 6.4 seconds
Akin to the E-Pace, the Evoque’s two 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol turbo units offer 183kW at 5500rpm and 365Nm for the basic P250, or 221kW at 5500rpm and 400Nm, available between 1500 and 4500rpm, for the top-spec P300.
Like the E-Pace, every new-generation Evoque has a 65-liter fuel tank. Available in electric, hybrid, and petrol, the latter variant is almost at par with the E-Pace. It consumes 8.1L/100km for the P200 and P250 and 8.2L/100km for the P300.
The E-Pace and Evoque both come standard with five seats.
2. Volvo XC40
From the Volvo family, comes the Volvo XC40. Like the E-Pace, this is also the most fashionable and attractive small SUV. While the entry-level model, the T4, is powered by a 184-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, similar to the E-Pace, its T5 version offers 248 horsepower and standard all-wheel drive.
What I found impressive is the XC40’s arsenal of tech, which includes driver assists such as the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving mode. My favorite, the T5 R-Design, comes standard with navigation, a panoramic roof, and a sporty appearance.
The more powerful T5, which, like the E-Pace, pairs exclusively with all-wheel drive, does 0 to 60 mph at an impressively quick 6.2 seconds.
Similar to the E-Pace, beneath the hood of every XC40 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder giving either 184 or 248 horsepower depending on whether it is a T4 or T5, respectively. The eight-speed automatic transmission handles as it should, automatically.
And how much would you be willing to splurge on all this? Interestingly, you don’t have to spend that much. At just over $36,000 and above, the XC40 is surprisingly less than an E-Pace.
The Volvo XC40 comes standard with five seats, and fuel consumption will depend on the model. Generally, however, it is available with the following fuel types: Hyb/PULP, Electric, and PULP. Yes, there is an electric variant, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, but it is not very similar to the E-Pace.
The Volvo XC40’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 2100kg (400 to 559 gallons).
3. Mercedes-Benz GLA-class
Similar to the E-Pace, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class SUV is also an all-wheel drive, although this is optional. Like the E-Pace, it too seemingly sacrifices practicality for a swoopy roofline and added curb appeal. Unmistakably tough and bold, with a stylish yet gentle grille, taut back end, and rear light cluster, the new GLA is undoubtedly a beauty.
Reminiscent of the E-Pace, the 2022 GLA-class is also powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front or all four wheels. These are paired with a silky smooth eight-speed automatic that rises to give peak performance.
Similar to the E-Pace, the GLA requires 95 RON or Premium Unleaded fuel and uses 7.5 liters of it per 100km to produce 170g/km of CO2. The two 2.0-liter petrol turbo units-like that of the E-Pace-offer 183kW at 5500rpm and 365Nm for the basic P250, or, like the E-Pace 221kW at 5500rpm and 400Nm.
All said the result is 221 horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time of 6.3 seconds. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class SUV will set you out of pocket by between $36,000 and $38,000- some way below the E-Pace. Maybe this is because, akin to the four-door, five-seater E-Pace, the GLA Class’ five seats are comfortable but not as sporty as you might expect.
4. Volvo XC60
On the XC60, Volvo offers three different powertrains—B5, B6, and T8. Similar to the E-Pace, they are all mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Like the E-Pace, beneath the hood of the base B5-badged XC60s is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt hybrid system making 247 horsepower.
The B6 is also powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the B5 and the E-Pace. The Volvo XC60 is by far one of my must-have Swedish things.
Subtle styling changes on the 2022 model, which include a tweaked grille, reworked front bumper, updated wheel designs, and the option of Volvo’s new City Weave cloth upholstery make me want the XC60 all the more. When it comes to speed, the XC60 is a little slow at 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds. I guess this is reasonable for a starting price of $44,000.
Depending on your XC60’s engine, transmission, or model, the Volvo XC60 currently offers fuel consumption from 1.6 to 8L/100km. The Volvo XC60 is available with the following fuel type: Hyb/PULP. However, buying the Recharge or Polestar model adds the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
This carries a 35-mile electric-only range estimate. The XC60 T8 can be charged at a public charging station or at home, via 110- or 220-volt outlets. For your convenience, Volvo also provides a handy feature that can juice the battery with energy generated from the SUV’s gasoline engine when you need to.
The 2022 Volvo XC60 has a towing capacity of up to 2400 Kg (638 gallons) depending on the configuration you’re considering. However, five seats are standard.
5. Volvo XC90
Similar to the E-Pace, the XC90 comes in three versions, all of them based on the theme of the E-Pace and Volvo’s 2.0-liter turbo-four. It is almost similar to the E-Pace 250-hp turbocharged engine (T5 designation) and pairs with front-wheel drive, but is also compatible with all-wheel drive, which’s standard on every other model.
The XC90’s cutting-edge styling makes it appear beautifully modern. Big, tough, and prestigious-looking, this premium brand SUV flagship’s interior packaging makes it more practical than most SUVs, including the E-Pace.
Shifting the XC90’s gears is an eight-speed automatic. Acceleration is a rapid 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds sprint. The all-wheel-drive SUV comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged engine, producing 246kW and 440Nm, plus an electric motor that adds 65kW and 240Nm.
All the above and more can be yours from as much as $52,000.
When it comes to fuel consumption and efficiency, the E-Pace cannot compete. For instance, on a combination of urban and open roads, the XC90 Recharge uses an incredible 2.1L/100km. That’s commendable for a five-meter long, 2.2-tonne seven-seat SUV.
6. BMW X1
Aside from the fact that, like the Jaguar E-Pace, the BMW X1 also has a desirable sexy shape, both are small, playful, practical, and affordable makes of traditionally expensive brands. Like the E-Pace, the little beauty that is the BMW X1 also comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
Both cars’ turbo-four engines provide good fuel efficiency. The BMW X1’s 228-hp turbocharged engine is, however, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
What gets my money out of my pocket about the BMW X1 is its combination of both luxury and practicality. Unlike the E-Pace, the BMW X1’s spacious cargo area provides ample room for cargo and then some. Its rear seats easily fold flat and make more room for bulkier items.
It’s maybe because of this, that the BMW X1 does not talk of towing capacity, whereas the E-Pace boasts a towing capacity of 1800k and a reasonably capacious boot space of 484 liters or 106.5 gallons.
Both cars’ exterior designs are breathtaking, although the same cannot be said of both their interiors. The E-Pace’s interior has shabby grey plastic around the gear lever, doors, and areas you’ll touch every day, murk up and wear quite badly. Fortunately, the steering wheel is still of premium quality.
So too is the large touch screen and generally spacious interior. Akin to the E-Pace’s speed of 0-60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds, this all-wheel-drive vehicle also does 0-60 miles per hour speed in 6.4-seconds. Priced between USD36,000 and USD46, 000, the BMW X1 is even more affordable than and within the E-Pace’s price range.
Topping it all, both the E-Pace and BMW X1 carry and reflect the unmistakable crossover design, superior quality, and pedigree of both Jaguar and BMW. Undoubtedly, both manufacturers are out to make their brand affordable to everyone attracted to their branded pedigree of cars.
7. 2023 BMW X2
The 2023 X2 radiates a style that is very much like that of the Jaguar E-Pace. In addition, similar to the E-Pace, all X2 models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder. To top it all, are the BMW X2’s front end design and gold exterior trim accents, which resonate with those of the E-Pace.
However, while the X2’s exterior design is expressive, its interior is not. All the same, its cabin is well-built and nicely outfitted. The driving position is great, and all your controls are within reach.
With a 0 to 60mph speed of 6.4 seconds, the BMW X2’s standard powertrain is that of the X1. It consists of a 228-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. BMW calls this model the sDrive28i.
To drive the X2, you are looking at around $38,000 and upwards. Fuel economy-wise, the all-wheel-drive X2s do up to 7.4/100km or 31 mpg-not very efficient for its segment, but better than that of the E-Pace.
The BMW X2’s towing capacity generally ranges from 1700kg to 1800kg.
8. Genesis G70
Like the E-Pace, the Genesis G70 2.0T features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that sends 252 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels; all-wheel drive is optional.
The updated front and rear styling as well as interior tweaks visually bring the car in line with the new G80 sedan and GV80 SUV. The new, larger, and more premium-looking infotainment display is also a draw card for those like me who are into the infotainment side of a car.
With a starting cost of $39,000 and a 0 to 60mph speed of at least 6.2 seconds, the Genesis G70 is worth considering when shopping around for an E-Pace.
Coming with the standard five seats, the Genesis G70 is fuel thirstier than the E-Pace at an estimated fuel consumption of 9L/100km.
9. Mazda CX-30
There is no denying that the CX-30, like the E-Pace, has some beautiful angles, dazzling sexy lines, and remarkable finishes. Unfortunately, compared to the E-Pace, the CX-30 is not as nimble and athletic. Its 0 to 60 mph speed is a slow 8.1 seconds – slower than most of its turbocharged SUV rivals.
The Mazda CX-30 line-up is delineated by two different engines – the entry-level G20 variants, all fitted with 2.0-liter front-wheel drive auto models, and the G25 AWD. However, not exactly like the E-Pace, the CX-30’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 186 horsepower which is paired with a six-speed automatic.
A turbocharged, 2.5-liter engine is however, optional and provides 250 horsepower-closer to the E-Pace’s 246. Like the E-Pace, the CX-30 is a five-seater and lists from a modest $24,000.
In terms of its fuel tank size, the fuel tank capacity for the CX-30 2WD is 51 liters, and 48L for the AWD system. While the CX-30’s fuel use claim is apparently higher, it’s officially pegged at only 6.8L/100km-better than the E-Pace.
10. Audi RS Q3
Like the E-Pace, the RS Q3 comes in sensual body styles: a Sportback with a sloping roofline that gives it coupe looks; and the traditional regular-looking SUV version like the E-Pace’s-giving the model an elegant, tall, and upright design.
Considering the standard features for a Q3, in the case of the RS Q3, it’s clear Audi has fitted it has for the model. The RS Q3 comes kitted with an elaborate sound system, climate control, and LED headlights- features that are usually optional on a ‘normal’ Q3.
While ordinarily, Q3s have four-cylinder engines which make no more than 132kW, almost similar to the E-Pace, the RS Q3 has that extra kick to it. It has a 294kW 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. Add to that 480Nm of torque and you have a small SUV with great torque and 400 horsepower on your hands.
No surprise that the RS Q3 reaches speeds of 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds. The RS Q3 will set you back from $60,000 for the regular SUV and more for the Sportback. It is comparatively more expensive than the E-Pace.
Like the E-Pace, the RS Q3 is on the thirsty side. It uses 8.9L/100km over a combination of open and urban roads, where the E-Pace is at 8.0L/100km.
Jaguar E-Pace Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is a Jaguar E-Pace a fully electric car?
No, the Jaguar E-Pace is a petrol/gasoline and diesel vehicle.
How often do I need to get my Jaguar E-Pace serviced?
This information is specified in your handbook and differs between markets. Jaguar would recommend that the service is carried out after a specified number of kilometers or after a specified amount of time, whichever comes first. For example: after 6000km or 12 months whichever comes first.
To book your service please contact your local retailer.
What does the E stand for in the Jaguar E-Pace?
Just as you were getting used to the F-Pace, and bracing yourself for the electric shock of the I-Pace, here’s yet another Jaguar crossover, the E-Pace. E doesn’t mean electric, it just means smaller than F. If you want to file it among rivals, think of the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Audi Q3.
Is the Jaguar E-Pace safe?
The E-pace earned the maximum five-star rating when it was tested for safety by experts at Euro NCAP.
Does a Jaguar E-Pace have parking assist?
Yes, E‑PACE’s Park Assist system can steer your E‑PACE into suitable parallel or perpendicular parking spaces, and also help you exit parallel spaces.
What is the difference between a Jaguar E-Pace and a Jaguar F-Pace?
The Jaguar E-PACE is trimmed with the premium materials you expect from a Jaguar and other unique features like ambient lighting. The Jaguar F-PACE is built for sport. Whether you’re focused on driving or spending time outdoors, this vehicle makes it easier.