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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.5 - 5.2 mpp
Diesel engines 5.8 - 7.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
  • Diesels cheaper to run on paper
  • Better economy and longer service intervals
  • AWD D150 and D180 offer identical mpg

2019 Jaguar E-Pace D240

No prizes for guessing the best performer here – the two-wheel drive D150 with a manual gearbox. This clocks in 39.1mpg on the official WLTP economy test.

The rest of the diesel range reports similar figures, with barely any difference between the lowest powered car and the D180.

Diesel cars should be cheaper to run

The most powerful diesel, the D240, is still more frugal than the petrols – Jaguar says 34.5mpg and around the 27mpg mark for P200, P250 and P300 models.

In terms of servicing the petrol engines have intervals half the length of the diesels, so that’s also worth considering too if running costs are an issue.

Green credentials

There’s a split here between cars tested before WLTP came about in 2018, and after, which is worth considering.

As you’d imagine a diesel-engined Jaguar E-Pace produces less CO2 than a petrol one, with the manual, two-wheel drive D150 taking the honours of lowest output of 143/146g/km of CO2 (124g/km pre-2018).

That said, the D150 and D180 are closely matched if you pick AWD with a manual or automatic gearbox, expect between 146 and 150g/km of CO2 here.

As with the fuel economy, the most powerful D240 diesel has a lower CO2 output than any of the petrols - with 175-178g/km.

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Reliability

  • Underpinnings shared with the Range Rover Evoque
  • Ingenium petrol and diesel engines used elsewhere
  • Not a traditional Jaguar strong point

In some ways it’s hard to say how the Jaguar E-Pace will fare but in other ways not so – the platform it is based on has been around for some time and the engines it uses, although reasonably new, have been used elsewhere. That said Jaguar Land Rover hasn’t got the most sparkling reputation for reliability.

The E-Pace shares its underpinnings with the Range Rover Evoque, a car that has been recalled by the DVSA six times for a variety of electrical, steering and fuel- leak related problems. In theory, that means the E-Pace should have had these issues ironed out, but it too has been the subject of four recalls since 2017. Any remedial work will have been taken care of at the time. 

If you want some peace of mind the E-Pace comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145 - £465
Insurance group 24 - 40
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