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2021 Jaguar E Pace Review- Release Date, Trims, Colors, Specs, Performance, Interior, And Rivals

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S. Kulshrestha

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January 04, 2021 at 06:58 PM

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace sees a mid-cycle refresh. The exterior has been restyled with a new grille, and double J-blade DRLs, while the interior sees better materials, redesigned steering wheel, shifter, and climate controls. The specs have also been updated since the brand has said that the mild-hybrid 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine has been tuned to offer better throttle response. Pegged for release in Early 2021, it will be available for sale in three trims, with prices starting from $42,045.

2021 Jaguar E Pace Highlights:


The 2021 Jaguar E Pace will see a mid-cycle refresh with a redesigned exterior and interior. The exterior gets a new grille, and double J-blade DRLs, while the interior gets redesigned steering wheel, paddle shifters, HVAC controls, and better materials being used. Pegged for an early 2021 release, the 2021 Jaguar E Pace will be available for sale in three trims levels for a starting MSRP of $42,045. With this revision of specs, the build and price have also been improved considerably by adding more safety features.


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Under the hood of the 2021 Jaguar E Pace is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine that also gets a mild hybrid unit. For the Europeans, there is a full-fledged PHEV version available for the 2021 Jaguar E Pace, but none of that will be brought over to the US. Jaguar has also claimed to have fine-tuned the powertrain which will now offer better throttle response. Furthermore, the much-awaited Pivi Pro infotainment system is now made standard across the trim range which is an added benefit to improving the overall drive experience.

2021 Jaguar E-Pace

Model Specs

MSRP Range

$42,045 - $51,045

Release Date

Early-2021

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 / 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 with Mild Hybrid tech

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

Drivetrain

AWD

Trims

3 trims - Base / SE / 300 Sport

Colors

12 exterior shades:

  • Solid colors - Fuji White / Caldara Red / Narvik Black
  • Metallic colors - Santorini Black / Yulong White / Corris Grey / Indus Silver / Firenze Red / Caesium Blue / Borasco Gray
  • Premium metallic colors - Farallon Black / Silicon Silver

Changes

  • Redesigned exterior with new grille and dual J-Blade DRLs
  • Redesigned interior with a new steering wheel, and more upscale material
  • Pivi Pro 11.4-inch curved infotainment system is standard fitment
  • Tuned powertrain for better throttle response and better driving dynamics

The aesthetic-game is strong with the 2021 E-Pace as the nominal teaks bring about a notable change that differentiated it from the rest of the stable. It also helps Jaguar stay afloat in the ever-intensifying entry-level luxury SUV segment. The restyled E-Pace faces the likes of the 2021 BMW X1, 2021 Volvo XC40, and 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

What are the Prices, Trims, and Features of the 2021 Jaguar E Pace?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is priced from $42, 045, and goes up to $51,045. It is available in 3 trims  - Base, SE, and 300 Sport with the two bases trim getting the 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 motor but the 300 Sport gets a mild-hybrid upgraded version of the same with a notable bump in overall performance. Jaguar has also introduced a new PHEV powertrain layout for the 2021 E-Pace but it's currently only confined to Europe.

The bump in pricing is notable as compared to last year as the 2020 Jaguar E-Pace starts from $39,950. The premium is well worth it as the extensive list of updates speaks well. The standard features have also been given a subtle update with shuffling. It still continues to pack a well-rounded offering even for the base trim. Safety and comfort and the most emphasize sections and it shows well in its feature listings.

Trim

Base

SE

300 Sport

MSRP

$42,045 $47,145 $51,045

Key Features

Driver condition monitor

Adds to Base features and:

Adds to SE features and:

 

Pivi Infotainment system

360° parking aid

19-inch five-spoke Satin dark grey alloy wheels

 

Grained leather powered front seats

Adaptive speed limiter

Ebony grained leather with Flamed Red stitching

 

Lane keep assist

Grained leather 14-way front powered seats with memory

Fixed panoramic roof

 

LED headlights and LED signature DRL

Heated, electric, power-folding exterior mirrors with memory and approach lights

Keyless entry

Jaguar has also extensively reworked the earlier available bunch of add-on packages and has diverted a majority of its features into the standard listing. This helps Jaguar uphold the value for money proposition on its smallest SUV and help stand firmly between the well-versed competitors that have been in this segment for a longer period of time.

What engine does the 2021 Jaguar E Pace have and how does it perform?

The speculation of Jaguar borrowing Land Rover Evoque's 2.0L mild-hybrid engine is particularly true. The E=Pace does get the exact same unit but only for the top-of-the-line 300 Sport unit. The stand 2.0L Turbocharged unit from 2020 has been carried over unchanged in the lower trims. The standard engine pumps out 246 hp and 269 lb-ft in the 2020 E-Pace and is coupled to a 9-Speed Automatic transmission.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque sourced 2L Inline-4 engine coupled to 48-volt mild-hybrid configuration belts out a good 296 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque in the 300 Sport. Both the iterations of this powertrain has an AWD configuration as well as the 9-Speed gearbox. Jaguar has also introduced a new line of 1.5L Turbocharged Plug-In Hybrid powertrains for the European markets but we would be missing out on it for now.

Model

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

MSRP

$42,045

34,250

33,700

35,200

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4 

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L TwinPower Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automated manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

246 hp @ 5,500 rpm

208 hp @ 5,500 rpm

187 hp @ 4,700 rpm

228 hp @ 5,000 rpm

Torque 

269 lb-ft @ 1,350 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,200 rpm

221 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

The competition is very tight-knitted in terms of pricing, but the Jag still holds its premium appeal it comes to pricing. But to go along with its premium, The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is still the most powerful of this bunch. It is closely trailed by the 2021 BMW X1 which, however, only gets an FWD layout as opposed to the AWD in the Jag. The Merc and Volvo come in cheap, but also have lackluster performance figures.

How does the 2021 Jaguar E Pace fare in the 0-60 mph and quarter mile?

As Jaguar has carried over the same engine configuration from 2020, in the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace, it does the 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds and the quarter-mile comes up in 15 seconds. The AWD layout helps notably in putting down its power more efficiently. The AWD systems have always outperformed FWD layouts in terms of driving dynamics and performance, which is the case here as well.

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace has a top speed of 139 mph which is promising for an entry-level luxury SUV. But the list topping 300 Sport gets a mild-hybrid equipped version of the 2.0L Turbo unit that helps it achieve the 0-60 mph run in a marginally better 6.6 seconds. Quarter mile also comes in a bit early at 14.78 seconds but the top speed is retained. The difference is minimal but very noticeable when it comes to slow-moving situations.

Model

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

0-60 mph

6.7 secs 7.2 secs 7.8 secs 6.6 secs

Quarter Mile

15.0 secs 15.3 secs 16.1 secs 14.1 secs

Top Speed

139 mph 130 mph 130 mph 137 mph

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace has the highest top speed of the bunch but peculiarly the 0-60 mph timings are marginally better for the less powerful BMW X1. It is mainly because of the FWD layout that saves a bit of weight and the power difference not being much that helps it excel in straight lines. Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volvo XC40 come in the same performance range and so share similar acceleration timings.


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What MPG Figures does the 2021 Jaguar E Pace offer?

Efficiency has been a neutral factor for the Jaguar E-Pace. it doesn't put up impressive figures of sorts but holds up well with the more efficient competitors. The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace returns 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. The AWD system can actively cut off power to the rear wheels, during straight-line runs and this conserves fuel.

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace also comes with various drive and terrain modes - Comfort, Eco, Dynamic and Adaptive which not only changes the driving dynamics but also tweaks the powertrain output for a more efficient drive. The 300 Sport trim equipped with mild-hybrid tech helps to curb on last's year's marginal loss of fuel efficiency figures. So now, the more powerful iteration also returns the same figures as the base engines.

Model

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

MPG (City)

21

24

23

24

MPG (Highway)

28

34

33

33

MPG (Combined)

24

28

27

27

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.1

14.8

14.2

16.1

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

380 / 506 / 434

355 / 503 / 414

327 / 468 / 383

386 / 531 / 434

The Jaguar E-Pace is the most fuel-sipping offering in this segment. The Mercedes Benz GLA 250 provides the best-in-class fuel-efficiency, followed by the Volvo XC40 and the BMW X1. The main reasons are an FWD layout and lesser performance figures. However, the Jaguar E-Pace compensates for its lower mpg figures by offering the best in class fuel-tank capacity that also makes it a capable machine for highway rides.

What are the changes in the interior of the 2021 Jaguar E Pace?

The plushness of the interior has not been compromised even for the entry-level SUV from Jaguar. The leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel, the minimalistic yet technologically advanced cabin, all of the elements align the E-Pace in line with its bigger siblings. Seating features have been carried over unchanged from 2020 MY with the incremental addition of more optional colors like Ebony, Light Oyster, Deep Garnet, Caraway, and Cloud.

The major update on the inside is confined to the dashboard, steering wheel, paddle shifters, and HVAC controls, all of which have been redesigned. There is also a new and bigger infotainment display along with a new Cabin air ionization technology that can filter down even particulate matter up to 2.5PM. Apart from that, the usual dose of numerous leather upholstery and curated stitching options are also present.

Model

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.4 / 56.1 / 40.6

40.0 / 54.8 / 41.9

39.0 / 56.7 / 40.9

41.9 / 55.6 / 40.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3 / 55.8 / 35.1

35.4 / 53.2 / 27.1

39.1 / 56.3 / 36.1

41.9 / 55.2 / 37.0

The interior of the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace makes up a strong case for this entry-level SUV as there was ample space to accommodate up to 5 passengers with the utmost comfort. Its lux-appeal stands in line and sometimes outclasses the competitors with only the Mercedes-Benz GLA comes closer to it. BMW X1 focuses more on fit and finish but is still not that behind in terms of plushness. Notable Interior features are:

  • Split leather steering wheel
  • Illuminated metal treadplates with “Jaguar” script
  • Metal Loadspace Scuff plate
  • Ebony grained leather sport seats with Ebony/Ebony interior
  • Contrast seat stitching
  • Ebony grained leather sport seats with Ebony/Ebony interior
  • Contrast seat stitching

What infotainment system does the 2021 Jaguar E Pace come with?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace gets a major upgrade in the infotainment section with the all-new Pivi Pro 11.4-inch curved infotainment screen. Yes, it is the only SUV in this segment to offer curved displays and it offers quite a few additions to make it as intuitive as possible. It offers an anti-glare coating along with a smoothened surface that makes wiping off fingerprints an easy affair.

It also runs on an updated layout of the Pivi Pro interface that now gets its own power source to get working for controlling various connected services of the SUV. it is provided with a dual-SIM provision for two LTE modems and thus can work simultaneously on the connectivity front as well. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard and comes with a bunch of connected features. Some of the infotainment features are:

  • 11.4-inch touchscreen
  • Pivi infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Meridian Sound System
  • Wireless Device Charging
  • Pivi Pro (Connected)
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • Online Pack with Data Plan

What are the changes in the exterior of the 2021 Jaguar E Pace?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace carries over the same form factor but gets notable updates in the front fascia. The front bumper gets sharper contours and is made to be more aerodynamic. The LED lighting also has been updated to go well with the added sharpness. It now comprises two LED strips that run parallel to each other and join in at the edge. The lighting layout has also been tweaked and now included four- LED slots.

Jaguar has also given it a new grille design that looks good with the floating elements. The rest of the exterior remains mostly unchanged and the new subtle muscular hood lines give it a more chunky appeal. It also gets a new Exterior package that includes blacked-out elements like the grille surrounds, lower bumper mesh inserts, side vents, window surrounds, and rear badging.

Model

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A

3164

3574

3554

Length (in.)

173

173.9

174.2

175.5

Width (in.)

74.8

71

75.2

71.7

Height (in.)

64.9

60

65.3

62.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.4

5.3

8.3

7.2

Wheelbase (in.)

105.6

106.3

106.4

105.1

Dimensions of the 2021 Jaguar remain unchanged and it remains the smallest offering to flaunt the puma logo. The compact form factor also comes in as the smallest of the bunch but its beefier wheel arches actually make it much wider than most of the lot. Volvo XC40 is the more"SUV" centric offering with the best ground clearance and bigger footprint. Notable exterior features of the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace are:

  • 18/ 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Redesigned LED headlights with signature DRL
  • R-Dynamic front and rear bumpers
  • Black Exterior Pack
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated, electronic, power-fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver-side

What are the Safety Ratings and Safety Features of the 2021 Jaguar E Pace?

Safety features are well catered to and carried forward of all the features from the 2020 MY. But Jaguar has also added a few extra bits to improve on the already well-doing features. It now houses an improved head-up display that is brighter and has a wider area of projection. It works well with the optional 12.3-inch instrument cluster and even shows up turn-by-turn navigation elements in it.

Apart from that the Pivi Pro interface also works in conjunction with the various active and passive safety features. It also includes the improved rearview mirror technology that uses a high definition camera to project the view onto your central rearview camera. This comes in handy when there are physical obstructions on the inside that doesn't give you a proper view of the rear. Other notable safety features are:

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Full Length Side Window Curtain Airbag
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Efficient Driveline

What is the release date of the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace and is it worth buying?

The 2021 Jaguar E Pace more than just a mid-cycle refresh and is actually a fresh departure for the ride. It looks spectacular and comes backed with some of the best features in the business. All of which help in bolstering the stance in the segment when it will be released in early 2021 in the three trims on offer. 

Despite the minor bump in the price, the 2021 Jaguar E Pace makes a strong case for itself. Though the 2020 E Pace was a handsome ride on its own, the 2021 E Pace sets forth a brand new outlook and hence is worthy of being added to your garage if you want a walk away from the usual suspects of the opulent Germans.


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2021 Jaguar E-Pace FAQs

What is the price of the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is priced from $42,045 for the base trim and goes up to $51,045 for the 300 Sport trim.

How many trims are the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace offered in?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is offered in 3 trims - Base, SE, and 300 Sport.

What is the warranty of the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace?

The 2021 Jaguar E-Pace offers a wholesome warranty package that includes:

  • 5-year / 60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 5-year / 60,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance
  • 5-year / 60,000-mile 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 5-year / unlimited-mile Jaguar InControl Remote & Protect connected services.

Has the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace been restyled?

Yes, the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace has been restyled for 2021 with a reworked front and rear fascia. It gets a new front grille, aerodynamically optimized bumpers, and redesigned sharper LED lighting.

Does the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which can now be accessed on its new 11.4-inch curved infotainment display.

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