Jaguar F-Pace 2018: S 35t
New cars are all about sacrifice, right? If you want something sporty, then be willing to endure through limited storage space in your internal organs. If you want something practical, then you can kiss the idea of driving something stylish goodbye. And if you want something that can move a lot of people, then you can also go down to your nearest Crocs retailer now, because you clearly value practicality above all.
But what if you want all three, and all at once? Enter, then, Jaguar F-Pace.
The sensible Jaguar SUV is understandable (I mean, just look at it), but with the V6 turbocharged engine hidden under the bonnet of that shape, this S 35t version is also not lacking in performance. power. And with countless rooms in both rows, and a boot big enough to swallow an Ikea catalog worthless, it was also quite practical.
So what is caught?
Is there anything interesting about its design? 9/10
Without a doubt, the F-Pace is the most beautiful SUV sold (in fact, our Richard Berry has stated so). But that was until the arrival of its Range Rover sibling, the beautiful Velar was dead.
But even now, it will have to fight it for second place. Looking ahead, its wide grille and 3D effect are framed by J-shaped beams and this domed bonnet hints at F-Pace’s performance potential. Huge 20-inch alloys are wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero rubber, while rear view captures dual exhaust tips, roof-mounted spoilers and rear windows are scratched.
In the cabin, the materials aren’t quite up to the standards of newer JLR products (we’re looking at you, Velar), but it’s a very clean, very modern feeling space. The only screen in the center of the cabin is big, bright and easy to use. Soft touch materials (although they feel an old touch) include dashes, and the steering wheel is wrapped in lovely leather.
There are some well developed well-designed designs, like the polished silver elements in the door panels, but it’s not as heavy technology as some competitors.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Something good this should not be practical. It’s like flipping Brad Pitt’s head to reveal two glasses, or discovering Angelina Jolie comes with 745 liters of luggage space. F-Pace may not be the most practical product in the segment, but it can carry more furniture and people more comfortably than anything beautiful that probably has this right.
In front, the cabin is airy and spacious. There are two mugs tucked under the slide, plus a secondary (though rather small) storage bin separating the front seats, where there’s USB and HDMI F-Pace inputs, as well as a 12 volt power supply. There is a room at each front door for bottles, and a fairly large glove box.
Climb into the back seat, and there is plenty of room to stretch your legs. Sitting behind my own driving position (178cm), there is about 15cm airy space between the knee and the front seat. Similarly, there is plenty of headroom, though the sunroof (optional) eats into the space a bit.
There is plenty of room behind the car for three passengers, but legroom would be a problem for the middle driver, with a double part of a raised floor section combined with climate control, both of which will have an image. affect the leg room.
Back-seat riders can use their own climate controls, as well as two 12-volt power sources. A median strip pulls down to separate the backseat, and is also home to two cupholders. There are two ISOFIX attachment points, one on each rear window seat.
The automatic opening boot shows 508 liters of storage space (down from 650 liters in other markets, thanks to the inclusion of a spare space saver here), but the back seat folds can fold 40/20 / The 40 from the accessible position control in start-up will be approximately three times that mass.
There is a 12 volt power supply in the boot, as well as luggage hooks. Speed-saving spare parts are hidden under the flat load shelf in the boot.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
As always, the devil detailed here, with the $ 104,827 list price of the F-Pace S 35t being overwhelmed by a monstrous list of options that shot our test vehicle’s test number up. almost 50%, up to $ 149,717.
Resist the list, however, and you won’t go home empty handed. Outside, you’ll find 20-inch alloys, sporty bodykit sets, LED headlights with J-shaped LED lights, red brake calipers and standard boot support.
Inside, you’ll find leather and suede seats, dual-zone climate and soft leather steering wheel. Tech is covered by an 8.0-inch touch screen touchscreen combined with 11-speaker Meridian stereo – but there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. A second 5.0-inch color screen is placed in the driver’s box.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
The title action here is the powerful V6 turbocharged engine that helps give the F-Pace a personality focused on this performance.
The 3.0-liter engine produces 280kW at 6500 rpm and 450 Nm at 4500 rpm, sending its power to all four wheels via a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. These numbers convert to a sprint speed of 0 – 100km / h 5.5 seconds (not bad for a 1.8 ton SUV) and will push F-Pace to a maximum speed of 250km / h.
That engine, coupled with the torque vectoring system borrowed from the F-Type, can apply light braking to the inside wheel during cornering, helping the F-Pace to stick to the driveway. The ‘Configurable dynamics’ system (not the sexiest name) also allows you to cycle through the steering modes, add weight to the steering wheel, enhance throttle response and adjust gear to The most sports mode.
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
Well, there was always a side to the extraordinary power, and that was the inevitable pain in the bow and arrow. That said, Jaguar claims this fast-moving F-Pace will sip 8.9L / 100km on the combined cycle, which is not too bad (although if you drive it the way you would certainly drive it, You can expect that number to climb significantly).
Emissions are a 209g / km requirement of the C02 and F-Pace is home to a 63 liter tank.
What does it like to drive? 8/10
The hallmark of a true sports SUV is that you can forget you’re driving an SUV, and even the slightest touch of the super-sensitive accelerator F-Pace, move you into a sports car. short.
The power provided by the powerful V6 engine is so great that, during everyday driving, you only need to adjust the speed, with the smallest input sufficient to help you get up and move, while A millimeter opens many punches to pass easily.