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Jaguar E-Pace review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Both the D150 and D180 cars shouldn’t be too expensive to run, but more powerful versions aren’t frugal

A diesel E-Pace makes sense if running costs are a concern, although Jaguar's fuel economy ratings aren't that great in comparison to rivals, especially with the latest WLTP test to contend with. The most basic E-Pace – the front-wheel-drive D150 equipped with a manual gearbox – is the best performer, claiming up to 42.7mpg with tailpipe CO2 emissions as low as 174g/km. While these figures are poorer than the 50-plus MPG achieved under the NEDC test, in real world conditions, you can probably expect this E-Pace to easily return over 40mpg. 

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The overwhelming majority of buyers will specify an automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive. In this regard, the D150 AWD Auto returns a best MPG figure of 39.5mpg (down from 47.1mpg in the NEDC test), but emissions climb to a pretty dirty 188g/km.

Buyers who step up to our pick – the D180 AWD Auto – will find that there is no fuel economy penalty. Officially, it returns the exact same 39.5mpg and 188g/km of CO2. The D240 can’t repeat the same trick however. It dips to 37.1mpg, while tailpipe emissions rise to 200g/km.

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Despite all being four-cylinder options, the petrols are thirsty. The basic P200 chalks up abest official economy figure of 30.1mpg (down from 34.4mpg), while the lowest emissions stand at 213g/km. The E-Pace P250 claims 29.8mpg and 215g/km.

Meanwhile the P300 dips further to 28.3mpg, while a CO2 figure of 223g/km means first year tax bumps up the list price. Of course, many of these higher-powered E-Pace models stray over £40,000 too, meaning your annual road tax rate for the first five years you pay it will be bumped up by more than £300. As far as trim is concerned, there are no differences in official fuel economy and CO2 between regular and R-Dynamic finished E-Paces, although adding bigger wheels and moving to higher (and therefore better equipped and heavier) trim grades will have an effect on emissions. It's best to check with your local Jaguar dealer to find out specific emissions information about a potential purchase.

Insurance groups

There’s no denying that the E-Pace occupies lofty insurance groups. The most basic and cheapest version sits in group 24, while our choice – the D180 – is in group 29. Compared to the Range Rover Evoque the Jaguar should theoretically be cheaper to insure, although it should be said that other rivals slip into lower groups. The Audi Q3, for instance, is lower across its entire line-up.

Depreciation

Residual values for the E-Pace look very good indeed, with values for both the D150 and D180 versions predicted to remain strong over three years. Our pick – the D180 in S trim with an automatic gearbox – is predicted to retain 56 per cent of its worth, while higher spec models such as the HSE D180 approach keeping nearly 60 per cent of their value. Petrol versions are worse, and expect any given petrol powered E-Pace to be worth around 45 per cent what you paid for it three years down the line, if you stick around 10,000 miles a year on the car.

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