Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

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

Petrol engines 3.5 - 4.7 mpp
Diesel engines 5.2 - 6.9 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 17.1 - 19.8 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 23.1 - 30.7 mpg
Diesel engines 35.2 - 46.8 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 112.5 - 130.2 mpg
  • Plug-in hybrid available
  • Supercharged V8 SVR will cost you the most
  • Strong residual values are welcome

The 2021 facelift included an updated engine range, resulting in mild hybrid technology for all the diesel engines and the P400 petrol, as well as the introduction of the plug-in hybrid P400e.

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

  • D165: 42.1-45.4mpg, 163-176g/km
  • D200: 42.1-45.4mpg, 163-176g/km
  • D300: 36.0-38.1mpg, 194-206g/km
  • P250: 28.0-30.4mpg, 209-228g/km
  • P400: 27.2-28.8mpg, 221-234g/km
  • P400e: 112.5-130.2mpg, 49-57g/km
  • SVR: 23.1mpg, 275g/km

Unsurprisingly, petrol models get through their fuel more quickly and we'd be surprised if you managed to get near the 23.1mpg on the SVR regularly.

The P400 indicated between low-to-mid twenties during our time of testing and we'd expect to see it get close to it's claimed figures on a motorway cruise. This will drop quite quickly, though, if you get carried away with the performance on offer, which is quite easy to do. Range on a full tank was a predicted 350 miles, which doesn't seem much for the 82-litre tank.

Fuel tank capacity drops to 60-66 litres for the diesels, while the plug-in hybrid sits in between with 69 litres.

The plug-in hybrid and its 17.1kWh battery allows for up to 33 miles of electric motoring officially. In real life this is more like 25-28 miles. You'll need to use this electric power as much as possible on every journey to get near the quoted 100+mpg figures. If you reside around towns and cities, rarely doing more than 40-or so miles, then lofty MPG figures are achievable. If you cover a lot of motorway mileage expect to get nowhere near the official figures.

Jaguar F-Pace charging

Don’t forget, SUVs are usually more expensive to run than luxury saloons with parts such as tyres and brakes wearing out quicker thanks to the weight increase. At least resale values are positive with most versions of the F-Pace retaining over 50% of their original value after three years and 30,000 miles of driving.

Is it reliable?

  • Jaguar’s reliability reputation is improving
  • But the F-Pace has had a few recalls
  • Shared mechanical components

The engines and gearboxes have all seen action elsewhere in the firm’s range, and many of the interior parts and systems are familiar too. Build quality on the whole seems good, although some of the interior fixtures and fittings feel a tad hollow.

Since the car launched, though, a quick browse of owners forums reveals plenty of reports of issues with the earlier InControl Touch media system, with lagging displays, systems freezing and general glitches with the car’s software - this should be less of an issue in newer models with the updated system.

There are also reports of creaking coming from various parts of the car from some owners, as well as some issues with the power tailgate, although this isn’t the case for all F-Paces. You can head over to the Parkers owner reviews section to find out what kind of experience others have had.

The F-Pace has already been subjected to a DVSA vehicle inspectorate recall for 3.0-litre V6 diesel models built between March and June 2016. This potential fire risk should now have been remedied. There have also been a couple of other recalls regarding CO2 emissions test failures and the crankshaft. Again, any remedial work should be sorted out for you. 

If you need some peace of mind, all F-Paces come with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty from new. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £130 - £490
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Insurance group 23 - 50
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