2021 Jaguar I-Pace Review : Features, Interior, Performance, Range, Charging Time and Rivals

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December 28, 2020 at 04:17 AM

2021 Jaguar I-PACE is majorly a carryover of the 2020 iteration albeit a few notable changes. This all-electric hatchback from Jaguar continues to provide instant 512 lb-ft of torque from its 2 electric motors at an accessible price point of just $71,450 MSRP. The 2021 I-PACE has to keep up with some big expectations, and so Jaguar has employed a few notable improvements, including the new 11.0 kW charger, which reduces the charging time, and which on a full charge can deliver an estimated range of 253 miles. Plus the 2021 I-Pace also gains a new infotainment system. The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is On-sale now.

2021 Jaguar I-PACE Latest Updates-

I-PACE is the first so-called hatchback from Jaguar and it is fully-electric. It's Jaguar's first effort in the electric market, and so far it seems to be doing pretty well for itself. Introduced in 2019, it has been carried forward, ever since without any major upgrades. So is the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace, which is majorly carried forward from 2020. The exterior front of the 2021 I-PACE is where Jaguar has brought about praise-worthy changes as it now includes an optional Bright package, with few extra shades, and minor styling changes. On-Sale now, the prices for the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace starts from an MSRP of $71,450.

Know more about the Jaguar I-PACE

The body style might fool you, but the front and rear fascia will clarify the Jag you are looking at. So much so that, you can't take your eyes off it, and to prove our point, the I-PACE was also honored with the 2019's World Car Design of the Year award. This impressive 2021 I-Pace hatchback, although boasts of a pretty capable 253-mile range, it generally falls short of the said range in real-world tests.

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

Model Specs

Price Range (MSRP) $71,450 - $80,900
Release Date On-Sale now
Engine Dual electric motors (integrated front and rear)
Transmission 1-speed Automatic
Drivetrain AWD

4 trims- S/ SE/ HSE

Colors 12 colors available- Photon Red/ Fuji White/ Narwik Black/ Santorini Black/ Yulong White/ Corris Grey/ Indus Silver/ Firenze Red/ Ceasium Blue/ Borasco Grey/ Silicon Silver/ Farallon Pearl Black
  • A 360-degree camera system
  • A new infotainment system that is pretty intuitive and easier to operate from the one it replaces.
  • A new feature to tell you the nearest charging stations
  • Faster charging time of just 8.6 hours with an 11 kW onboard charger.
  • Subtle changes to the exterior, which add a chrome trim package.

Offered in 3 trim levels, the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE gets a few subtle tweaks to freshen things up. New exterior and interior shades along with a tweaked 11.0 kW battery pack, which delivers quick at-home charging, as it now takes just 8.6 hours to fully charge, and also certain handful improvements on the entertainment side keep it fresh for 2021. It faces a mixed bunch that includes the likes of Tesla Model 3, Audi E-Tron Sportback, and the all-new Polestar 2.

What are the updated features and changes in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

Updates for the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE are significant even if they are less and also Jaguar has carried forward the already competent powertrain offering from 2020. It still stays in the first generation but gets a few aesthetic updates that include new shades on the inside and out. The battery pack of the 2021 I-PACE also gets tweaked to offer more driving range without compromising on performance. The impressive feature of electric vehicles is that a simple code in its line of programs can help achieve a more efficient drive.

New Features included in the 2021 I-PACE is:

  • A 360-degree camera system
  • A new infotainment system that is pretty intuitive and easier to operate from the one it replaces.
  • A new feature to tell you the nearest charging stations
  • Faster charging time of just 8.6 hours with an 11 kW onboard charger.
  • Subtle changes to the exterior, which add a chrome trim package.

How does the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE fare on the Engine and Performance front?

The 2021 Jaguar I-PACE is equipped with two electric motors, one on each axle of 90 kWh each. This makes it a seriously good offering and with the AWD as standard, it also impresses us with insane acceleration, perks of having instant torque. The 2021 I-PACE sparks out 395 hp and 513 lb-ft of neck-snapping torque. An automatic single drive transmission makes driving this Jag a child’s play.

Another unreal aspect of this tall-boy hatchback from Jaguar is its agility. The positioning of its battery pack helps it achieve a much lower center of gravity that helps it stay planted around corners. The single-drive shifting gear employs a flawless technique of acquiring that power along the drive, thus expanding the efficiency of the vehicle as such.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace S

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

2021 Audi E-Tron Sportback







Dual electric motors (integrated front and rear)

Dual electric motors (front and rear)

Dual electric motors (front and rear)

Dual asynchronous electric motors







1-Speed Automatic

1-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic


395 hp @ 4100 RPM

402 hp @ 3300 RPM

450 hp @ @6100 RPM

402 hp @ 5000 RPM


513 lb-ft @ 0 RPM

487 lb-ft @ 0 RPM

471 lb-ft @ 0 RPM

490 lb-ft @ 0 RPM

Instantaneous acceleration and a strong surge of uninterrupted power are what defines the 2021 I-PACE. The 2021 I-PACE might lag on the horsepower front but catches up to the rest of the competition on the torque front. 

How fast is the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE from 0-60 MPH?

Acceleration figures of the I-PACE are impressive for a 2.4-ton car and 4.5 seconds to zip from 0-60 MPH in the 2021 I-PACE is something that you can live with enjoying every day. Moreover, the instant torque on tap in the electrified Jaguar also lets you catch onto highway speeds quite easily and at the same time also lets you overtake anything and everything that's in your way.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace S

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

2021 Audi E-Tron Sportback

0-62 MPH 

4.5 secs

4.7 secs

3.5 secs

5.5 secs


12.6 secs

12.0 secs

12.5 secs

13.9 secs

Top Speed

124 MPH

155 MPH

162 MPH

124 MPH

Despite having the highest torque figures of this lot, the I-PACE lags behind just one of its competitors. Tesla Model 3 has some insane wizardry going on with respect to its performance. It comes with the most powerful motor of this bunch, and combined with some clever programming, it achieves the quickest 0-60 MPH time and also has the highest top speed.

What MPG figures are delivered by the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

The insane torque it comes loaded with, steals the Jaguar I-PACE off its efficiency. The mileage-equivalent for this Jaguar I-PACE is modest and returns an average of 76 MPGe on a full charge. The 2020 I-PACE with its two states of power outlets, and with the standard one would have fully charged the I-PACE in 13 hours. But now, reports suggest that Jaguar has in fact said that the 2021 I-PACE will get charged fully using a normal voltage output in just 8.6 hours, a huge difference from the previous iteration.

The I-PACE will also from now on, feature a 90-kWh battery pack that is good enough to provide you with an EPA rated driving range of 254 miles. But the quick charger will do it in an impressive 1.5 hours at 440V. This when combined with its modest range makes it close to practicality when automakers are struggling to provide people with a daily-driver EV.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace S

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

2021 Audi E-Tron

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MPGe (Highway)





MPGe (Combined)





Charging Time (At 220V) 8.6 hrs 9 hrs 9 hrs 10 hrs

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Tesla has the upper hand in terms of efficiency, and when you take the Polestar 2 out of the picture, Telsa's added experience in making EVs have helped it drastically. Tesla Model 3 provides with one of the best range figures of this bunch, and mind you this is the performance model. The standard model will return much-heightened figures. Audi E-Tron shares the bandwidth with Jaguar I-PACE.

What are the changes made on the Exterior front of the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

Jaguar has not brought about major updates on the outside of its I-PACE for 2021, just a few subtle ones. It still remains an out-of-the-box Jaguar which is unlike any other offering in its stable. For starters, it is a hatchback, the first one from Jaguar. It is also a lot more sporty than any of its gasoline brothers. The subtle updates in the 2021 I-PACE include a few new color options and newly designed 19-inch wheels set.

The form factor might be of a hatch, but Jaguar has smartly elongated the car and provided it with a short sloping roofline for a coupe vibe. Both the front and rear fascia are unmistakably Jaguar and it’s only from the sides that you would feel otherwise. Numerous active body panels help control its aerodynamics and provide an involving driving experience.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace S

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

2021 Audi E-Tron

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Despite its extended dimensions, the I-PACE is undercut by Audi E-Tron in terms of size. Tesla Model 3 takes the more aggressive route with a low slung design language that translates to “go fast”. Polestar 2 is a compilation of a hatchback, sedan, crossover, and SUV, which makes it one of a kind.

Exterior Features included in the 2021 I-PACE include:

  • Hood scoop
  • An Active front upper and lower grille
  • LED headlamps and taillamps with LED DRLs
  • Slanting roofline
  • Panoramic roof
  • 19, 20, and 22-inch alloy wheels

What are the changes made on the Interior front of the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

This is where the I-PACE comes onto its own. Sophistication has been wrapped up well with luxury in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE. The interior of the 2021 I-PACE is plush with selective usage of materials. The dashboard is covered with screens and as minimum physical buttons to go with its electric appeal. The center console flows up onto the dashboard and that gives it a unified look. The seating is comfortable for four occupants and comes with an array of features like 4-zone climate control, front and rear heated seats, and numerous choices of leather upholstery.

The seats are also nicely bolstered to be seated in, as you go about your everyday chores. These imply the amount of focus given to passenger comfort and luxury. Moreover, with the amount of cubby storage spaces inside, you never would have to worry about bringing along your belongings ever again. The cargo space provided in the 2021 I-PACE is also the best in this segment with 23.1 cu. ft, all thanks to its elongated dimensions, despite it being a hatchback.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace S

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

2021 Audi E-Tron

Seating Capacity





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





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





Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)





The beefed-up design language sure comes in handy in the I-PACE for providing generous seating space. But yet again, the Jag is undercut by the Tesla Model 3 in terms of seating space. We can’t complain much here, as the Model 3 is a fully-fledged sedan in terms of cabin space and it uses that advantage well.

Interior Features in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE include:

  • Leather upholstery with various leather options
  • Sports seats with heating and cooling for the front row
  • Optional performance seats with aggressive contours
  • A panoramic fixed glass roof
  • Acoustic laminated glass
  • Cabin Pre-heating or Pre-cooling
  • Cabin air ionization

What are the Infotainment features on offer in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system is generic in all the trims of the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE. It is coupled with a 5.5-inch screen as well, that is positioned down the center console which takes into account the controls for the air-con system. Further, one new software tech that comes with the 2021 I-PACE is it'll also show you the nearest charging stations including their cost, estimated charging time, etc.

Jaguar has improved drastically on its user interface and the latest interface in the I-PACE is the slickest and easy learning one. The 2021 I-PACE comes bundled with various vital and leisure features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an integrated mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. 

Infotainment Features included in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE are:

  • Touch Pro Duo(10-inch touchscreen and a 5.5-inch touchscreen with dynamic dials)
  • Navigation Pro(In-Built navigation system)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Connect Pro(Pro Services, 4G Wi-Fi, and Smart settings)
  • Online media with Deeze and TuneIn
  • 380W Meridian Sound System with 14 speakers
  • Jaguar I-Guide

What are the Safety features on offer in the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE?

Jaguar has equipped the I-PACE with some of the best active and passive safety features in the industry. With the added advantage of its electric powertrain, these safety features work as an integral part of the car. Along with these, the 2021 I-PACE also gets a bunch of driver assistance features that redefines driving.

Jaguar has included a few of them as standard and the others are available as standalone add-on packages. 2021 I-PACE hasn’t been crash-tested and neither are the ones from previous years.

Safety Features included in the 2021 I-PACE are:

  • Rigid monocoque frame built from aluminum and steel
  • 6-airbags(front, side curtain, and thorax)
  • 3 LATCH points at the rear seats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Adaptive Speed Limiter and Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist

What is the release date of the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE and should you wait for it?

The 2021 Jaguar I-PACE is On-Sale now. Pricing will be marginally bumped up and will now start from an estimated $71,450. Moreover, with an estimated 253-mile range, it is no better than what the rest of the segment delivers. With minimal changes set to be brought in, majorly on the packaging and feature-list front, it doesn't make sense to go for the 2021 Jaguar I-PACE, and rather opt for the existing 2020 variant in the market.

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2021 Jaguar I-PACE FAQs

Is Jaguar I-PACE a good car?

Most certainly! It is one of the best-in-class all-electric offerings out there. The cabin space is where the I-PACE comes into its own, delivering a sumptuous setup, which only Jaguar could have managed. It is one of the best luxury cars with two rows. But be that as it may, the I-PACE is certainly not without its faults.

What is the range of the Jaguar I-PACE?

The I-PACE is an all-electric offering and at the same time also being a premium hatchback, one of its kind, has an EPA-rated range of 234 miles, which is well within par with the average segment ratings.

Where is the I-PACE built?

The Jaguar I-PACE is built in Austria by a contact manufacturer Magna Steyr I Graz, whereas the first production unit of this all-electric variant was revealed on 1st March 18 in Graz.

How much torque can the I-PACE deliver instantly?

The Jaguar I-PACE has a potent powertrain, which produces about 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of instant torque. These are pretty exhilarating numbers considering it's just a hatchback. It achieves some astonishing acceleration times. The I-PACE accelerates from 0-60 MPH in just about 4.5 seconds, with the help of its instantaneous torque.

Should I buy an I-PACE?

A luxury electric hatchback that does not skimp on performance is what the I-PACE is. With a good electric range, excellent driving dynamics, and a spacious cabin, it presents its case pretty well. Moreover, the I-PACE did win the 2019 World Car Design of the Year award, so the exterior front is also taken care of. This makes the I-PACE a perfect value for money offering.

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