2021 E-PACE has Substance Behind its Style
When Driven Women Magazine reviewer ‘Petrol Mum’ first drove a Jaguar E-PACE three years ago, she was “enamoured with the cute details the Jag design team had incorporated into this SUV”. Now in 2021 after experiencing the “matured” range, she was pleased to see the E-PACE was “still one of the best-looking small SUVs currently on the market, and it feels special the way a Jag should”.
In the 2021 E-PACE R-Dynamic S P250, those cute details are still there, like “the mother and cub walking in the corner of the windscreen and on your garage floor when you open the front doors at night and see the puddle lights”. She was also impressed with the full suite of advanced safety aids, like Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Collision Monitor. The 360o Rear view Camera with front and rear sensors was also a standout, which Petrol Mum said “is excellent and gives you the ability to select cameras from around the E-PACE to see a 3D view”.
Smooth, Powerful Performance
Powered by a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing an impressive 184kW and 365Nm of torque, the E-PACE is capable of going from 0-100km in 7.5 seconds and features a top speed of 229km/h. The engine is paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive, and with four drive modes to choose from – Eco, Comfort, Dynamic and AdSR. But Petrol Mum remarks, “the ride is nice regardless of the drive mode selected.”
Beautifully Refreshed Interior
Inside, she found a cabin with a refreshed look with the 11.4” infotainment touchscreen a notable update. The grained leather sports seats “look and smell the part and are comfortable thanks to the 12-way power adjustment including 4-way lumbar control. I really liked the embossed Jaguar on the headrests, the look of the door trims and the stitched materials across the dash. To top the cabin off the E-PACE has a suede cloth headlining that really is beautiful to look at and touch”. For a small SUV, Petrol Mum appreciated the range of storage cubbies in the E-PACE “that have thoughtful details built into them”.
After a week spent getting to know the E-PACE inside and out, Petrol Mum concluded, “The Jaguar E-PACE is a high-end small SUV that is really nice to drive and be driven in and the fact that it looks so good and has many cute features is just an added bonus.”