Jaguar F-Pace review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
Go for the diesel model and the Jaguar F-Pace will return decent fuel economy
One area where the Jaguar F-Pace could do better is in terms of running costs. Initially it had some decent running costs that were competitive against a host of established rivals. However, the arrival of WLTP testing has seen poorer fuel economy figures delivered across the board. Most cars come with an eight-speed auto gearbox and four-wheel drive, which explains some of the issue, although even the entry-level rear-drive manual doesn't have the best fuel figures.
Jaguar has WLTP figures of up to 46.8mpg for the rear-wheel-drive manual model, which is the best you'll get across the entire range. It also emits 140g/km of CO2, while upgrading to wheels that are 20-inches in diameter or more sees this rise to 144g/km.
The biggest seller is Jag’s Land Rover-fighting all-wheel-drive version, complete with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. CO2 emissions start from 151g/km, while fuel economy falls accordingly, starting from 41.9mpg. The fastest four-cylinder diesel gets 237bhp and has a best of 40.8mpg under WLTP testing, while emitting 166g/km of CO2. The V6 diesel is faster but thirstier, with a combined best of 37.9mpg, although emissions are the same, at 166g/km. Again, adding larger wheels to any of these cars sees fuel economy and emissions take a turn for the worse.
If you prefer petrol power, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder returns up to 30.7mpg in 247bhp guise, while the 297bhp version manages 29.6mpg under WLTP testing. Emissions for both of these engines is 172g/km and 179g/km respectively.
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At the very top of the range, the SVR has an on-paper best of 22.6mpg and emissions of 272g/km. That's pretty poor by anyone's standard, but at least you're more likely to achieve this economy figure in everyday driving than you would if it was an NEDC test figure.
In terms of insurance, the F-Pace undercuts most of its main rivals – with the entry-level car sitting in group 27 out of 50. For comparison, an Audi Q5 in basic 2.0-litre TDI SE guise starts at group 29, while the Porsche Macan starts at group 40.
As well as boasting low day-to-day running costs, the F-Pace looks like a solid long-term prospect, too. Early on, the entry-level diesels retained more than 50 per cent of their value after three-years or 36,000 miles, with the all-wheel drive R-Sport Auto holding onto almost 54 per cent over the same mileage and time frame.
Today, the F-Pace's appeal has waned a little, and residuals have taken a bit of a hit as a result. While lower-spec cars are still above the 50 per cent threshold, it's only just, with the F-Pace offering a retained value ranging from 43-53 per cent. At the top of the range, the SVR is the best performer, demonstrating that the novelty of a V8 super SUV still holds appeal with buyers.
In this review
- 1Jaguar F-Pace reviewWe named the Jaguar F-Pace our 2016 Car of the Year, and it's 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 readingGo for the diesel model and the Jaguar F-Pace will return decent fuel economy
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe F-Pace takes all that is good from the XF and XJ and translates it into a high-quality bulked-up SUV offering
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe F-Pace rivals cars like the Porsche Macan and BMW X3, but trumps them both for boot space and back-seat practicality
- 6Reliability and SafetyJaguar has a solid reputation for reliability and safety, so the F-Pace should be a dependable car to own