Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Adequate rear leg space, but plenty of headroom
  • Bit cramped for five, rear access also tight
  • Boot space is competitive but not class leading

How much space is there?

The Jaguar E-Pace isn’t a huge SUV so front seat passengers naturally do better for room, but those in the back may start to grumble on longer trips. There's plenty of headroom for all, but there's little foot space underneath the front seats and a limited amount of room for legs to stretch out.

Two adults will fit comfortably enough to cover a long journey in here, but they may want to get out and stretch after 90 minutes or so. The middle pew is best reserved for shorter people, and the car's high window line can make rear passengers feel a little hemmed in. Access is quite narrow as well, which could be awkward for larger adults or when having to wrestle with child seats.

Considering the E-Pace looks even shorter than a Range Rover Evoque from the outside, it shouldn't be too surprising. Just hope whoever sits in the front seats are less than 6ft tall to balance space between you.

Boot space and storage

On the whole the Jaguar E-Pace’s seats-up boot is competitive with its rivals, the Audi Q3BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque. A powered tailgate is standard on higher-spec SE models and upwards, while a gesture-operated tailgate can be optioned on all, which, is opened and closed using a kicking motion under the car's bumper.

It’s a useful shape too – wide and free of intrusion thanks to compact rear suspension components, but the loadspace is marginally smaller than rivals with the standard 60:40 seats down. If outright capacity is a priority, you might be better served elsewhere.

For extra utility there’s a 1,800kg braked towing capacity on some all-wheel drive cars providing you specify one of the optional tow bars - there are electronically deployable or detachable versions.

In terms of storage space, you get two cupholders up front, a generously-sized lockable glove box addding a further 10.1 litres of space, and the door bins that almost run the length of their panels come with moulded bottle holders.

There's a huge square 8.4-litre stowage compartment beneath the central armrest with an integrated 12-volt socket, and a removable rubberised tray that holds and grips onto a smartphone - it's a simple, yet genuinely useful touch. The grippy cupholders on either side will struggle to accommodate aluminium drinks bottles, but the door bins can take care of that.

Those sat in the rear have storage nets on the backs of the front seats, smaller door bins and a centre armrest with integrated cupholders and a shallow storage box. There's also a 12v power socket.

Is it easy to park?

SUVs come in all shapes and sizes these days and the Jaguar E-Pace is one of a growing list to offer off-road styling and height without the associated oversized exterior dimensions.

Rival cars such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque are actually a little longer thanks to the E-Pace’s sporty short overhangs, but the squat profile means the Jaguar is wider too.

Parking is therefore a bit of a mixed bag – you’ll need a decent amount of space left and right but at least the front bumper won’t be hanging over the white line. At least you get front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera as standard on all models.

How big is it?

  All Jaguar E-Pace models
Length  4,395mm
Width (with mirrors)  2,088mm
Height  1,648mm

How safe is it?

  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating for the E-Pace
  • Based on five-star Evoque and Discovery Sport
  • Lots of safety kit included, plus optional extras

The Jaguar E-Pace was tested by Euro NCAP at the end of 2017 and awarded five stars for its crash-test performance. It’s based on the same underpinnings as the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, both of which are five star cars, and the manufacturer says it’s been engineered to exceed worldwide safety standards.

As a family-orientated SUV you’d expect it to come with loads of standard safety gadgets, and there's:

There are two Isofix points on the rear seats and also a special airbag that deploys at speeds between 16-31mph to cover the base of the windscreen in the event of the car hitting a pedestrian. This tech offering improves as you climb the E-Pace ladder, plus there are things like super-bright matrix LED headlights available as an option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jaguar E-Pace SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

Chequered Flag Edition equipment

Chequered Flag Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Chequered Flag Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
First Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic equipment

R-Dynamic standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav

R-Dynamic Black equipment

R-Dynamic Black standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic Black optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric passenger`s seat

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat

R-Dynamic S Black Edition equipment

R-Dynamic S Black Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic S Black Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric passenger`s seat

S Black Edition equipment

S Black Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
S Black Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Jaguar E-Pace SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 77%
Safety Assist: 72%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.