Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

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

Petrol engines 4.4 - 5.3 mpp
Diesel engines 5.7 - 7.7 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 24.2 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.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 26.2 - 31.6 mpg
Diesel engines 34.4 - 46.5 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 143.1 mpg
  • Plug-in hybrid is the economy king
  • Diesels sensible
  • Petrols make less sense on paper

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There are three petrol and two diesel engines to choose from, as well as one plug-in hybrid.

Diesels look like a sensible option and fit in with the relaxed ethos of the car. All models come with a mild hybrid system (MHEV), which is quite quick at activating the stop-start system, although we found it made little difference to our fuel economy figures - especially with the petrol engines.

The cheapest D165 diesel does without the automatic gearbox and mild-hybrid system altogether, which helps it be cheaper to buy in the first place, but may put off potential buyers in the long run.

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.

MPG and CO2

Figures for fuel economy and CO2 emissions are as follows under the latest WLTP regime:

  • 1.5 plug-in hybrid P300e eight-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 141mpg, 44g/km
  • 2.0 petrol MHEV P200 nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 29.2-31.9mpg, 200-218g/km
  • 2.0 petrol MHEV P250 nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 29.2-31.8mpg, 200-218g/km
  • 2.0 petrol MHEV P300 nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 29.2-31.3mpg, 204-218g/km
  • 2.0 diesel D165 six-speed manual, front-wheel drive: 41.4-46.9mpg/158-179gkm
  • 2.0 diesel MHEV D165 nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 40.8-44.3mpg/167-182gkm
  • 2.0 diesel MHEV D200 nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive: 40.1-43.9mpg/169-185gkm

Jaguar E-Pace P300e badge

Plug-in hybrids dominate the stats for most cars, and the E-Pace is no different. If you plug in religiously there are some serious savings to be made, especially if you don't travel far very often. Officially it'll cover 34 miles on electric only, but expect that to be more like 25-27 in real world driving. Skip through to the engine section to learn more about the P300e plug-in hybrid.

Petrols can make sense if you don't cover a lot of ground, but they're costly to fuel. They're quiet and refined, and the more powerful engines (P250 and P300) offer a smooth turn of pace, but most will prefer the cheaper, more economical, and torquier diesels.

During our time of testing, it took a good few motorway journeys to reach 30mpg with the P250, which is quite disappointing when a Range Rover D300 weighing over two-tonnes can easily stay above this figure.

Fuel tank capacity for the petrols are slightly larger at 67 litres. The more economical diesels have the option of a 54- or 65-litre one, while the plug-in hybrid sits in between at 57.6.

How reliable is it?

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

The E-Pace has been recalled five times so far according to the DVSA. In 2018 it was recalled three times for fuel leaks, faulty reverse lights, and front brake brackets not being to spec. While in 2019 it was recalled for CO2 emissions.

Any remedial work will have been taken care of at the time. The latest recall in 2020 involved replacing the right hand front seat, due to a missing fastener or incorrectly assembled one. 

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

Read owner's reviews on the Jaguar E-Pace

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155 - £490
Insurance group 24 - 42
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