2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE SUV Performance

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2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE SUV Performance, 0-60, Top Speed And MPG

Updated on: November 3, 2020

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If you desire to own an F-type but you love to travel with your family and you have to haul a generous amount of cargo or luggage every now and then, Jaguar has just the right car for you in the form of their F-Pace SUV. The 2021 model is a carry forward of the 2020 model and considering the financial issues that have been ongoing for the British automaker the F-Pace has managed to up its game even with the crisis going on. With few noticeable updates to the exterior and a largely changed interior, the 2021 F-Pace has made sure to keep up with the modern rivals. 

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE three quarter view
2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE three quarter view

No proper Jaguar would move on to the new model year without a new engine upgrade and the tradition goes on for the F-Pace as well with the turbocharged and supercharged engine now being electrified which means that the power is plentiful with more fuel economy. F-Pace is sure to bring a smile to any enthusiast's face as it is one the most sporty and dynamic vehicles to drive, and is generously practical. The R Dynamic S is the sportier version of the F-Pace and it competes against Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, BMW X3 M40i, and Porsche Macan S.

What’s the Engine under 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S’s Hood?

Under the sleek design and that long curvy hood is the powerhouse of the R Dynamic which is a 3.0-liter turbocharged as well as the supercharged engine with a mild-hybrid system which has an electric compressor allowing the turbocharger to have a boost at low speeds. This engine gives the R Dynamic a total power output of almost 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This power is diverted to all the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Apart from the powerful engine and the sharp gearbox Jaguar has given the R Dynamic some adaptive dynamics which work together with configurable dynamics making the drive more enjoyable and sportier by monitoring the wheel position and body movements and analyses acceleration, brake movements before automatically adjusting the suspension. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

MSRP

$66,350

$55,900

$60,495

$60,200

Engine

3.0L twin-charged mild-hybrid I6

 

3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L twin-turbo V6

 

3.0L Turbocharged V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

 

7-speed automatic

Power

395 hp @ 5,000 RPM

 

382hp @5800- 6500 rpm

385 hp @ 5,500 RPM 

 

348hp @ 5400-6400rpm

Torque 

406 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

 

365 lb-ft @1520rpm

384 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

 

354 lb-ft@1360rpm

Jaguar has the most horsepower as well as the highest torque output but it comes at a higher price tag than the others, so in simple words, you get what you pay for. The power output is what we called abundantly healthy for an SUV. The Jaguar promises the most performance out of all its rivals and certainly delivers for the extra money you spend on it. Even with the dynamic capabilities of the Porsche, you would find the Jaguar is still capable of providing it a good competition.

How fast is the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S from 0-60 MPH?

An engine that is twin-charged and then combined with the 8-speed automatic transmission and several driving modes help to push the huge SUV to 60 MPH in just 5.1 seconds.

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE accelerate 0-60 mph just in 5.1 sec

This is achieved due to the mix of the twin chargers as well as the hybrid system which allows torque to be available at any given point of time and at any situation. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

0-60 MPH (secs)

5.1

4.8

4.7

5.1

Quarter mile (secs)

13.1

13.4

13.8

14.9

Engine

3.0L twin-charged mild-hybrid I6

 

3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L twin-turbo V6

 

3.0L Turbocharged V6

60 MPH is achieved faster in the BMW whereas to cover a quarter-mile Jaguar takes the least time. The higher price tag of the Jaguar is a worthy amount as the SUV stays ahead of its rival in almost every aspect which is a sign that your money is well spent. The launch control system being absent in the Jaguar sets it back in its 0 to 60 time but still it is raw power that is the king when it comes to the quarter-mile run which the Jaguar aces.

How well are the brakes of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S?

Such a big vehicle with immense power means that the braking performance required for the SUV is also a big responsibility. Jaguar has also installed quite a unique torque vectoring system that makes all the difference when it comes to overall handling and controlling of the vehicle.

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE side view

This unique system helps to control understeer or oversteer during a sharp turn as it provides independent braking on all four wheels. This system with Dynamic Control gives the SUV a sports car-like agility and driving style and gives the driver extra confidence.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

Brake Front (in)

13.8

13.7

14.2

15.1

Brake Rear (in)

12.8

13.5

12.6

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,043

4,317

4,191

4,370

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

112

105

110

The lightweight of the R Dynamic is the reason why it comes with smaller sized brakes than the rivals and also this might give it sufficient braking performance. Even though we do not have the exact 60 to 0 braking distance of the Jaguar F Pace R Dynamic S yet, we can certainly imagine it outperforming many of its rivals it comes to braking as well.

How does the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S Handle around corners?

The F-Pace R Dynamic is well known for the sports car feel that it gives considering the size of the vehicle. Thanks to the adaptive suspension and dynamic control, this SUV makes the drive feel agile and always stays in control of the driver. This sporty driving experience means that the car delivers a rough ride due to the stiffer suspension. It cannot be called crashy, but these agile and sporty feel means comfort is surely compromised. If you opt for the bigger wheels (Jaguar offers up to 22 inches wheels) you are sure to feel a little uncomfortable while driving on rough surfaces. 

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE driving view

All of these pros and cons added together to give a simple definition for the R Dynamic when you sit behind the wheel of the SUV it will surely bring a smile to your face as the car takes over with the sharp steering, responsive feedback, and makes the driving experience one of the most engaging experiences. 

What MPG figures can you expect from the 2021Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic?

The EPA estimates for the 2021 R Dynamic are not yet out but they are sure to be more than the rivals and must prove to be quite impressive thanks to the addition of a mild-hybrid system that is installed with the twin-charged engine. The 2020 model had delivered satisfying MPG figures and thus the improved engine for the current model is sure to cover up the imperfections of the previous engine and prove to be a combination of both performance and mileage making the R Dynamic stand as a tough rival among the competitors and add to that the light weight of the vehicle it will surely put out quite impressive MPG figures. 

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

MPG (City)

N/A

 

21

 

18

 

18

MPG (Highway)

N/A

 

27

 

24

 

23

MPG (Combined)

N/A

 

23

 

20

 

20

Fuel Capacity 

21.7 gallons

17.7 gallons

17.4 gallons

19.8 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

N/A

 

371/477/407 miles

 

313/417/348 miles

 

356/455/396 miles

Jaguar has the biggest fuel tank among all the cars and its hybrid system will surely give a tough and almost identical or maybe even better MPG figures and overall better range.The reason Jaguar went with a brand-new engine replacing the quite delightful 3.0 V6 was just to provide better MPG figures and range.That said the BMW has excellent range for its healthy power figure.

Should you buy the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic S?

Jaguar has the most sporty SUV on offer right now with the R Dynamic with a powerful 3.0-liter inline 6 engine that is twin-charged and comes with a mild-hybrid system. To top off giving the engine sharp response and combined with the 8-speed automatic transmission this engine delivers a total of 400 horsepower that is the most amount of horsepower you will see in this segment. And all of this comes at a price tag of $66,350 which is more than the rivals but this extra money will keep you ahead of the rivals in terms of performance, driving experience, comfort and overall build quality. Those extra bucks are truly worth it for a car like the F-Pace R Dynamic.However, if the price tag upsets you, worry not because you can pick up several used ones for cheaper amounts.

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Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

2021 Audi

Pros - Seats are power-adjustable, space, storage cubbies, SiriusXM.

Cons - Gas guzzling V8, costly options.

One of the most reliable options. My RSQ8 is the best when it comes to the power but the way it delivers it is smooth and comfortable with easy to drive. The handling is good and it moves effortlessly in traffic as well in congested spaces. The infotainment screen is big, bright, and responsive. The interior is good. It is Spacious and airy. Seats are comfortable, and it has a number of good features as standard. Bulky styling The brakes work fantastically, which I feel makes me feel safer, rather than trying to rely on airbags, and belts. Excels in almost all conditions. Got a good deal so I? happy with what I paid. good team of staff

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6/10
Interior
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Reliability
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Robert Rose

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE SUV

Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2021

Luxury, embodied.

Pros - Stylish, luxurious, nice tech features

Cons - Nothing at all

Luxurios and appreciable performance. The touchscreen is pretty responsive, and very interactive. $85,900 Very nice overall dynamics and optics of the cabin, seats are comfortable and cushioned. Very nice luxurious, and glorious design. Blindspot monitoring is one of the most innovative safety features in this car. Decent and very reliable Decent handling and acceleration. Okayish services

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Sarah

2021 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE SUV

Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2021

performance king

Pros - Very athletic model, Powerful Engine with Hybrid System, brilliant tech features

Cons - Very huge to park in cities, and also very costly

One of my favorite cars. Has a lot of High tech features. Too expensive for the features provided Amazing infotainment system, decent and tech rich features. The car is too large to park efficiently and easily at times. Standard Audi safety features Trustworthy and relaible One of the best driving experience with comfortable, and cushioned drive it provides. very professional staff, I remember one Mr, william who assisted me is very knowledgable

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
10/10
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