Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

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

Petrol engines 5.8 - 6.6 mpp
Diesel engines 7.1 - 9.4 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.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 27.3 - 30.7 mpg
Diesel engines 35.2 - 46.8 mpg
  • Entry-level, rear-wheel drive diesel the cheapest to run
  • Supercharged V6 petrol will cost you the most
  • Strong residual values are welcome

The outright cheapest F-Pace to run was the manual, rear-wheel drive car fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel engine. Its CO2 output – at 126g/km – was low enough not only to appeal to benefit-in-kind-paying company car drivers but also to their fleet managers because it dipped under the 130g/km write-down allowance threshold too. Fuel economy for this model was a claimed 59.2mpg

This is no longer on sale, so you'll have to seek out a used example if you want this model. If you're buying one new, the cheapest to buy (and run), will be the rear-wheel drive 20d Ingenium diesel with 180hp. You can only get automatic F-Paces now, but this model claims up to 45.8mpg which isn't too bad at all, considering they're all WLTP figures now as well, whereas previous figures (above) were pre-WLTP. 

All-wheel drive drops this to 41.9mpg in the best case scenario, while the more powerful 25d with 240hp should manage up to 40.8mpg according to Jaguar. The top diesel - the 300hp V6 diesel found in the 300 Sport models claims a maximum of 37.9mpg. 

Unsurprisingly, petrol models get through their fuel more quickly, with the 250hp 25t managing up to 30.7mpg, the 300hp 30t 29.6mpg and the V8 SVR managing just 22.6mpg on a good day. CO2 emissions across the range vary from 146g/km for the 180hp diesel all the way up to 272g/km for the SVR.

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; they also have a tendency to wear out quicker. 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 already had a recall
  • Mechanical components seen in other models

Jaguar – and Land Rover – are leading exponents of using aluminium in the construction of its cars, and the F-Pace is another based on this type of build. The firm is also constantly working to improve the build quality of its vehicles, like any other brand.

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 flimsy.

Since the car launched, though, a quick browse of owners forums reveals plenty of reports of issues with the 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.

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) £125 - £475
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 23 - 48
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