Jaguar F-Pace review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The diesel models return decent fuel economy, but the real efficiency champion is the petrol plug-in hybrid
One area where Jaguar needed to improve the F-Pace concerned running costs and its poor fuel economy compared to rivals. All cars, with the exception of the entry petrol, now feature mild-hybrid technology, while a plug-in hybrid has been introduced to the range.
The four-cylinder diesel versions both offer claimed economy of 42-45mpg on the combined cycle, with identical CO2 emissions of 163-176g/km. During our own test of the 161bhp diesel model we managed 39.2mpg, so the manufacturer's figures seem reasonable enough.
You'll pay the price if you opt for the six-cylinder oil-burner - not only does it cost around £7-9k more than its lower-powered siblings, it manages just 36-38mpg and produces a not very green 194-206g/km of CO2.
If you prefer petrol power, the entry 2.0-litre four-cylinder model returns a maximum 30.4mpg and the six-cylinder version 28.8mpg. Both emit well over 200g/km of CO2.
Choose the plug-in hybrid and Jaguar claims you'll see 112-130mpg - provided you keep the battery fully topped up. CO2 emissions of 49-57g/km make the PHEV the obvious choice for company car drivers.
The 5.0-litre V8 petrol SVR sits at the very top of the range, and has an on-paper best of 23.1mpg and emissions of 275g/km.
In terms of insurance, the F-Pace is competitive when compared to its main rivals. The entry-level car sits in group 28 out of 50, while BMW's X3 in base SE trim is in group 33 and the Volvo XC60 2.0 D4 Momentum is in group 32. The F-Pace plug-in hybrid starts from group 43.
As well as boasting reasonable day-to-day running costs, the F-Pace looks like a solid long-term prospect, too. Over a typical three-year/36,000-mile ownership period, our data suggests the F-Pace should retain between 52-59 per cent of its original list price, with the entry diesel in S trim being a particularly strong performer.
In this review
- 1Jaguar F-Pace reviewWith new on-board tech and hybrid power, the Jaguar F-Pace is still a front runner in the upmarket SUV class
- 2Engines, performance and driveFew SUVs are as fun or capable as the Jaguar F-Pace, and it's nearly as sweet to drive as the Porsche Macan
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe diesel models return decent fuel economy, but the real efficiency champion is the petrol plug-in hybrid
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Jaguar F-Pace offers a fresh exterior look, with a revamped cabin and the latest on-board tech
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe F-Pace rivals cars like the Porsche Macan and BMW X3, but trumps them both for boot space and rear-seat practicality
- 6Reliability and SafetyJaguar scores well for safety, but customer feedback highlights reliability issues
- 7Deals and offersThe latest finance deals and special offers on the Jaguar F-Pace SUV
- 8Used and nearly newOur Jaguar F-Pace used buyer's guide, covering all models from 2016 on