Give credit where credit is due.
In the huge SUV market these days, there is a vehicle for every consumer. But when it comes to premium luxury at a discount, we always look to Jaguar for their events and latest designs. In Grasso’s garage this week, the Jaguar F-Pace R Dynamic-S.
Similar to other SUVs on the market today, Jaguar still seems to have a dog in the battle as its premium luxury models deliver real value for money.
At 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque, we recognize a turbocharged and supercharged inline six, it looks great! In dynamic mode, it has plenty of pickup and holds its feet well, while the other riding modes are comfortable and smooth. The interior of the Siena Tan Windsor is similar to other Jaguar models in the fleet, with its properly positioned infotainment system, center console, short shift knob and rolling volume controls. The sport-style seats were a bit tighter, but overall it was a pleasure to ride. I really like how high you sit in the F-Pace compared to other vehicles in this class such as BMW’s X3 and Volvo’s XC60. It’s nice and certainly offers some great views from all angles.
The exterior of the F-Pace is very well designed and with black accents, is a charmer. Its Bluefire Blue is a very nice color that stands out well and while riding on 21 inch 10 spoke satin dark gray wheels we really recognize the overall design and appeal that Jaguar has provided for many years and still does. .
Our tester also offered some nice additional options, such as the Warm Climate Package, the Premium Upgrade interior package including heated and cooled performance seats. The total options for our F-Pace tester came to just over $ 15,000, but the options really seemed to create a sense of uniqueness for the already stylish SUV.
The F-Pace reminds me of the Land Rover Velar; although different overall, it has similar sightlines and exterior curvatures. Being from the same family of manufacturers, we realize that Jaguar makes a great ride for the price, while still offering some exclusivity and uniqueness in the market today.
MSRP: $ 65,200
As tested: $ 82,245
MPG: 20 city, 26 highway, 23.2 as tested