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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

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4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

4.0 out of 5

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​​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 is also available.

The four-cylinder D200 diesel offers claimed economy of 41.5-44.8mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 166-178g/km. You'll pay the price if you opt for the six-cylinder D300 diesel, though. Not only does it cost around £7-9k more to buy than the equivalent four-pot diesel, it manages just 37.2-39.2mpg and produces a not very green 189-200g/km of CO2.

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If you prefer petrol power, the base 2.0-litre four-cylinder P250 returns a maximum of 30.7mpg while the six-cylinder P400 will return 28.8mpg at best. Both emit well over 200g/km of CO2. 

Choose the plug-in hybrid and Jaguar claims you'll see 156.9-176.6mpg, provided you keep the battery fully topped up. CO2 emissions of 37-41g/km make the PHEV the obvious choice for company car drivers. However, after covering more than 20,000 miles in our F-Pace P400e long-term test car, we only managed to achieve 28.4mpg, though that was largely because we didn’t manage to charge it as regularly as we’d have liked. 

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This goes to show just what happens when you don’t charge a plug-in hybrid frequently enough. So if you plan to get the F-Pace P400e, you should also figure out how you’re going to top it up, whether than be public chargers or a home wallbox.

Unsurprisingly, the F-Pace SVR, with its 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8, is by far the least option in the engine range. According to Jaguar, it will return just 23.5mpg while emitting 274g/km of CO2, however during our twin test with the BMW M3 Touring, the F-Pace SVR managed to achieve just 18.3mpg.

Electric range, battery and charging

The F-Pace P400e uses a 19.2kWh lithium-ion battery to offer a pure-electric driving range of up to 40 miles. Unlike the majority of plug-in hybrids, the F-Pace does have rapid charging capabilities, although only up to speeds of 32kW. Nevertheless, recharging the battery to 80 per cent should take about half an hour if you use a suitably fast charging point.

We don’t expect many plug-in F-Pace drivers will make regular use of this however, so a slower 7kW wallbox top-up time is perhaps more relevant. It’ll take an appropriate home or public charger two and a half hours to fully recharge the F-Pace’s battery.

Insurance groups

The F-Pace sits in insurance groups 33-50. The R Dynamic S and R-Dynamic SE Black sit at the lowest end of this scale when fitted with the D200 diesel engine. The plug-in hybrid sits in group 43 while, unsurprisingly, the SVR performance model sits at the top in group 50. 

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