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2021 Jaguar F-Pace Review - Trims, Release Date, Features, Interiors, And Rivals Comparison

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S. Kulshrestha

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December 26, 2020 at 05:23 PM

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace will receive quite a few visual enhancements both on the exterior and especially on the interior front, with the latest PiviPro infotainment systems and a new speaker system. Powertrain front sees the addition of a 3.0L Inline-6 engine, both turbocharged and supercharged, along with a new 48V mild hybrid system. Moreover, the motorsport-inspired 2021 F-Pace SVR gets a 550 hp Supercharged V8, enough for a 3.8 secs, 0-60 MPH time. With prices starting from an MSRP of $49,995 for the regular F-Pace, the release date for both the F-Pace and the F-Pace SVR is set for the End of 2020.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace Latest Updates-


The Jaguar F-Pace came into existence in the year 2016, as a 2017 model year. Now, though the F-Pace still looks very young, and appealing, the same model is being carried forward year after year without any significant changes. Yet, that is to be changed in 2021. The folks at Jaguar have laid the overdue emphasis on the F-Pace as the model is getting mildly revamped for the year 2021. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace will get a fresh looking exterior, along with a better feeling interior, and most importantly, a better-responding PiviPro infotainment system, across the trim lineup. With the release date set for the End of 2020, prices for the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace start off at an MSRP of $49,995, whereas the R- Dynamic S variant comes at $65,200 MSRP.


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Now apart from the aesthetic point of view, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace also gets two new engine options, viz. a 3.0L turbocharged Inline-6 and a Supercharged 3.0L unit, which does not include the standard 2.0L turbocharged engine, said to make 246 hp. Furthermore, if that's not enough for you, there is a more dynamic 2021 F-Pace SVR on the prowl with heightened performance figures from a 550 hp, 5.0L Supercharged V8, which when equipped with the new Dynamic Launch function, takes the SVR from 0-60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

Model Specs

Price Range (MSRP) $49,995 - $65,200
Release Date End of 2020
Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4/ 335 hp 3.0L Turbocharged and Supercharged six-cylinder/ 395 hp 3.0L Turbocharged and Supercharged six-cylinder
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain RWD/AWD
Colors 27 colors available- Icy White/ Petrolix Blue/ Sanguinello Orange/ Atacama Orange/ Sorrento Yellow/ Constellation Blue Black/ British Racing Green/ Desire Deep Red/ Velocity Blue/ Flux Silver/ Ligurian Black/ Ethereal Frost Silver/ Amethyst Grey-Purple/ Ionian Silver/ Charente Grey/ Carpathian Grey/ Sunset Gold/ Tourmaline Brown/ Hakuba Silver/ Bluefire Blue/ Eiger Grey/ Portofino Blue/ Firenze Red/ Fuji White/ Narvik Black/ Santorini Black/ Yulong White
Changes
  • New front grille
  • Heated seats
  • New PiviPro infotainment system
  • Updated exterior lighting
  • Meridian 14-speaker stereo system
  • New 3.0L turbocharged and Supercharged engine with 48V hybrid system

Moreover, while the updates to the exterior front are part of the mid-cycle refresh, it is the F-Pace's sumptuous interior setup with the new 14-speaker setup and the 11.4-inch infotainment system that are the main highlights of this SUV. Ever since the F-Pace nameplate came into being, it became an instant hit among the SUV patrons as it made its way up to becoming the Jaguar’s best selling SUV model. And so to maintain that level of supremacy, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace has to go up against the likes of Lexus RX 350 and the Acura MDX to show off its might.

What are the Prices and Features of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

The Jaguar F-Pace is the best-selling SUV model for the company. However, ever since its inception in 2016, the SUV has remained pretty much the same, apart from some minor pricing and cosmetic changes for 2020. Yet this is about to change very soon, as the F-Pace is scheduled to undergo some major changes for the year 2021. Primary of which is two new engine options, viz. a 335 hp 3.0L engine, and a 395 hp 3.0L turbocharged and Supercharged unit. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is offered in 3 variants, namely the Base, F-Pace S, and the F-Pace R-Dynamic S. 

Model

Base

F-Pace S

F-Pace R-Dynamic S

MSRP (AWD)

$49,995

$53,895

$65,200

Key Features

19-inch 5 split-spoke alloy wheels Adds or Upgrades features from Base variant Adds or Upgrades features from S variant
  Configurable Ambient Lighting Powered tailgate R-Dynamic body kit
  12-way heated electric front seats Grained leather seats with Diamond perforation R-Dynamic-branded leather steering wheel
  Premium LED Headlights Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter Ebony Morzine Headlining
  Pivi with 11.4-inch Touchscreen 19-inch 5 split-spoke Gloss Black alloy wheels  

The 2021 F-Pace will cost pretty much close to the 2020 F-Pace. This implies that the prices for the 2021 F-Pace will initiate start from an MSRP of $49,995 mark for the base F-Pace and will go up to approximately $65,200 MSRP for the R-Dynamic S variant. With the revamped version of the Jaguar F-Pace set to go on sale at the end of 2020, Jaguar has made the trim lineup fairly comprehensive, with a roster of both standard and optional features onboard. 

Some of the feature changes set to be brought in the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace are-

  • New front grille
  • Heated seats
  • New PiviPro infotainment system
  • Updated exterior lighting
  • Meridian 14-speaker stereo system
  • New 3.0L turbocharged and Supercharged engine with 48V hybrid system.

How does the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace fare on the Engine and Performance front?

The number of powertrain options on the F-Pace was reduced to 2 in the year 2020. The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace came with only the 2L turbocharged Inline-4 being offered as standard, and a monstrous 5L supercharged V8, on the SVR trim. Although, that's about to change yet again for the year 2021. As Jaguar adds in two new engine options on the 2021 F-Pace, viz. a 335 hp 3.0L turbocharged or Supercharged unit and a 395 hp 3.0L turbocharged or Supercharged unit, borrowed from the Land Rover Defender.

No matter which engine is on offer, the whole lot of the power is sent to all of the wheels of the F-pace via an 8-Speed automatic transmission. Moreover, Jaguar's Intelligent Driveline Dynamics also provides a rear-wheel-drive setup as optional from now on. A 48V mild hybrid lithium-ion battery is also employed this time around on the 2021 F-Pace. If these figures, don't cater to your liking, then there is the 2021 F-Pace SVR, which is powered by a 550 hp 5.0L Supercharged V8 engine, which also belts out a massive 516 lb-ft of torque.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Lexus RX 350 

2021 Acura MDX 

MSRP

$49,995

$45,070

$45,500 (Estd.)

Engine

2.0L Premium Turbocharged Inline-4

3.5L Regular Unleaded Naturally Aspirated V-6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V-6

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual

10-speed automatic

Power

246 hp @ 5,500 RPM

295 hp @ 6,300 RPM

290 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

269 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

Jaguar F-Pace, even with the smallest 2.0L engine, belts out decent performance figures, especially on the torque front. Nevertheless, the 2021 Lexus RX 350, is the best SUV of the segment, in terms of price-to-power ratio. Acura MDX, on the other hand, with 267 lb-ft of torque to play with achieves the fastest acceleration time of the lot.

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

Respective performance figures and lower curb weight make the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace massively quick. Powered by the 2.0L turbocharged engine, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace can sprint from 0-60 MPH in just about 6.9 seconds, whereas when employed with the 395 hp 3.0 turbocharged and supercharged unit, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace sprints from 0-60 MPH in 5.1 seconds. Now, even if that's not enough for you, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is extremely quick off the line, as with 516 lb-ft of torque and the new Dynamic Launch function, it can get from 0-60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds.

Models

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Lexus RX 350 

2021 Acura MDX 

0-60 MPH 6.9 secs 7.7 secs 6.3 secs
Top Speed 135 MPH 124 MPH 130 MPH

Acura MDX is aided by 267 lb-ft of torque which helps it achieve the fastest 0-60 MPH time of the lot, despite being the heaviest SUV of the bunch. Lexus RX 350, turns out to be the slowest of the bunch. The only reason, we could think off, is that its power is more or less concentrated on the top-most part of the rev-band.

What are the MPG figures delivered by the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace offered three engine options. The standard 2.0L Inline-4 engine on the F-Pace was good for a city.highway/combined MPG of 22/27/24, as will expectantly be carried forward into 2021 without any hindrance. Nevertheless, come the year 2021, the Jaguar F-Pace will be offered in 3 engine options, which include a 3.0L turbocharged and Supercharged blocks, which should expectantly offer lower MPG figures. But let's not rest our case there, as the 2021 F-Pace offers a 48V mild-hybrid system too with the 6-cylinder engines.

Combine that with the different drive modes available, and you can seriously expect decent fuel-efficiency figures from the SUV. The secondary engine, which happens to be a 5L supercharged V8 powering the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR makes its presence felt by posting city/highway/combined MPG figures of 16/21/18. 

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Lexus RX 350 

2021 Acura MDX 

MPG (City)

22

20

19

MPG (Highway)

27

28

26

MPG (Combined)

24

23

22

Fuel Capacity 

21.7 gallons

19.2 gallons

19.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

477/586/520 miles

384/518/441 miles

390/527/448 miles

The Jaguar F-Pace is already one of the most fuel-efficient offerings of the segment. The 2L turbocharged Inline-4 engine of the F-Pace posts a combined MPG of 24 which is already ahead of its rivals such as the Lexus RX 350 and the Acura MDX.

What are the changes made on the Interior front of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

The F-Pace is the best selling SUV model for Jaguar. While the SUV’s performance and visual appeal count for the major factors behind this feat, the interior part of the F-Pace is no slouch either. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace provides its occupants with a sense of what British luxury and fineness are, in the true sense. While the interiors of the 2020 Jaguar F-Pace were every bit classy with legendary styling and enough premium materials to make you go weak in the knees, expect the 2021 model to be ever more upmarket.

The 2021 F-Pace is expected to get extra soft-touch interior surfaces and more of the hand-stitched leather in order to further amplify the exclusivity of the SUV. While everything about the 2020 Jaguar F-Pace was extraordinary, the infotainment system weakened its case, as it was found to be laggy and intrusive. However, the auto-marque has taken the feedback seriously and it is reported that the 2021 F-Pace will house a much better PiviPro 11.4-inch infotainment system. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace will also get Heated seats and a Meridian 14-speaker stereo system to seal the deal.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Pace 

2021 Lexus RX 350 

2021 Acura MDX 

Seating Capacity

5

5

6

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

37.8/57.7/40.3

39.4/ 57.8/ 44.1

38.1/ 61.1/ 41.1

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

37.5/55.8/37.2

39.1/ 57.6/ 38.0

38.3/ 59.1/ 36.6

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) N/A N/A 35.6/ 54.7/ 28.1
Trunk Capacity (cu. ft) 31.5 16.0 15.0

One of the strongest selling points of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace was the amount of room it provided to all its passengers, at all times, in all directions. The F-Pace is measured to be one of the roomiest SUVs in the segment, and we expect the 2021 model to carry the same feat forward. Nevertheless, the Acura MDX does house a third-row seat, which is definitely a plus point in its arsenal.

What are the changes made on the Exterior front of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

There is something about the way the Jaguar F-Pace looks. The F-Pace is the best selling SUV model of Jaguar, and it sure looks the part. The F-Pace was already one of the best looking vehicles in the segment, despite it carrying the same style ever since its announcement. However, the 2021 F-Pace is in for some major styling changes. Going by the surfaced reported official shots of the 2021 F-Pace model of this SUV, it will reportedly feature new front and rear fascias with slimmer headlights and new graphic taillights.

The spy shots that had surfaced before online showed us a heavily concealed prototype of the 2021 F-Pace, which leads us to believe that the new model of this SUV may look drastically different from the ongoing one, and may also include better-looking bumpers, grille, air intakes, and exhaust, which is not the case with the actual exterior design silhouette. Moreover, there is the Race-inspired bodywork exterior of the 2021 F-Pace SVR, which brings in a few new color shades along with a new front fascia, that gives out an athletic stance to the whole SUV.

Model

2021 Jaguar F-Pace 

2021 Lexus RX 350 

2021 Acura MDX 

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4015

4222

4264

Length (in.) 186.89 192.5 196.2
Width (in.) 81.54 74.6 77.7
Height (in.) 65.51 67.7 67.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.3 8.2 7.3
Wheelbase (in.) 113.15 109.8 111.0

Jaguar F-Pace's dimensions are relatively compact, which in hindsight is a good thing, as it can wade through traffic-packed city streets quite easily. Nevertheless, its segment-best wheelbase also caters to the fact that it has quite a lot of cabin-space, in comparison to its other adversaries. Acura MDX, on the other hand, has the least ground clearance of all, which makes it hard for wading across small boulders, an aspect for which the F-pace might not have to flex much.

What are the Safety features on offer in the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

No word has been yet made upon this aspect, however, since the revamping of the Jaguar F-Pace is merely restricted to minor cosmetic tweaks, and no changes are being made to the structural integrity of the chassis of the SUV, we expect the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace to get similar safety ratings as the 2020 F-Pace. Nevertheless, a lot of active and passive safety features come as standard with the base F-Pace trim, although as you move up the ladder to the R-Dynamic S trim, the advanced driver-assistance features on offer are worth the mention.

JLR is a group that is renowned for its commitment to the safety of its occupants. While there are chances that the F-Pace may get some extra safety features in 2021, the list of safety features that are sure shot to be carried forward includes:

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Traction control with Brake assist
  • Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Cross-traffic Alert
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Electronic stability control with anti-roll

What is its Release date and should you wait for the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

The release date for both the regular 2021 Jaguar F-Pace and the 2021 F-Pace SVR is set for the End of 2020. The Jaguar F-Pace is the company’s best-selling SUV model and for all the right reasons. The SUV is in for some major styling changes for 2021, and it does even possess two new engine options too. So in case you are making up your mind to buy a previous-generation Jaguar F-Pace, we suggest you wait for a while and instead go for the 2021 model, which is bound to be better looking inside-out than the currently outgoing version. 


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2021 Jaguar F-Pace FAQs

Is Jaguar F Pace a reliable car?

Jaguar may be known for many things, but reliability is not one of them. Moreover, the F-Pace does stand out to be one of the least reliable vehicles on the Reliability Index list.

What takes care of the audio requirements of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

Jaguar F-Pace for 2021, gets quite a few updates on the interior front. Primary of which is the latest Meridian 14-speaker stereo system, which takes care of all your audio needs, with its crisp and clear audio output.

What are all the other SUVs that can be compared to the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace?

Jaguar's worthy contender, the 2021 F-Pace, which is also in hindsight its best-selling vehicle goes up against rivals such as the Lexus RX 350 and the Acura MDX to maintain its supremacy at the top of the table.

How expensive is it to maintain the Jaguar F-Pace?

Jaguar offerings as a whole have a long-term reputation of being quite expensive maintenance-wise. The 2021 F-Pace too carries that tradition forward, as on average, the F-Pace should ask for around $800 of maintenance and repair-work expenses for the first year of ownership.

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