2018 Jaguar E-Pace

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Updated: July 25, 2017

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, a totally new five-seat compact crossover SUV, goes on sale fall 2017. Shorter in overall length than the recently introduced F-Pace, E-Pace is designed to deliver Jaguar performance and panache in a small utility with all-wheel drive.

Two engines will be available, both turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinders. The more powerful version is rated at 296 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque, capable of propelling the 4,175-pound E-Pace from 0-60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The standard engine is rated 246 hp, 269 lb-ft. A ZF 9-speed automatic comes standard with all models, with paddle shifters on R-Dynamic versions.

All will come with all-wheel drive, but the R-Dynamic models get a high-performance setup that provides true toque vectoring.

The upcoming E-Pace measures 173 inches overall on a 105.6-inch wheelbase. Cargo space is 52 cubic feet total.

The cabin is nicely designed, reminiscent of the F-Type, with a wide center console and similar controls. Synthetic leather is standard, leather is optional. Cabins come loaded with luxury features. Touchscreens are 10 inches or 12.3 inches, depending on model. A tailgate that opens with a wave of the foot is available, as are premium audio, five USB ports, navigation, 4G Wi Fi.

The Jaguar E-Pace set a Guinness World Record title for the farthest barrel roll in a production vehicle when it was revealed in July 2017.

A special E-Pace First Edition model ($53,550) will launch first.

The other models (prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge): E-Pace ($38,600); E-Pace S ($41,500); E-Pace SE ($44,300); E-Pace R-Dynamic S ($47,250); R-Dynamic SE ($50,050); R-Dynamic HSE ($53,100).