Jaguar E-Pace SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2
The E-Pace isn't a class leader in economy terms but it's not bad either
Jaguar has a reputation for producing performance cars but the E-Pace is targeted squarely at families, so it has a greater focus on efficiency than outright performance. However, the E-Pace isn't quite a class-leader in economy terms, so you may be better off in one of its rivals if running costs are a primary concern. The equivalent BMW X1, for example, is capable of up to 56.5mpg. The most economical E-Pace will do 46.9mpg.
A major update for 2021 also ushered in a PHEV version, giving the E-Pace a major shot in the arm for economy-minded private buyers and business drivers facing hefty Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax elsewhere in the range.
Jaguar E-Pace MPG & CO2
The most economical E-Pace in the standard range is the D165, which is the entry-level, front-wheel drive diesel. It claims fuel economy of up to 46.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 158-179g/km, with economy falling slightly if you opt for bigger wheels. The same engine with four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission returns fuel economy up to 44.3mpg and 167-182g/km. With the additional 4% tax on diesel fuel, even the D165 occupies the top BiK bracket for company-car drivers.
Move up to the more powerful D200 diesel, which is only available with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox, and it returns up to 43.9mpg with CO2 emissions of 169-185g/km.
All three petrol engines are relatively powerful and come with automatic gearboxes and four-wheel drive as standard, so they aren’t cheap to run. The P200 and P250 both claim up to 29.2mpg with CO2 emissions of between 200-218g/km. The petrol E-Paces offers similar economy to the Audi Q3 40 TFSI, but the BMW X1 xDrive20i is slightly more efficient at 38.7mpg.
With a 15kWh battery and electric motor fitted alongside a small 1.5-litre petrol engine, the P300e PHEV should be far cheaper to run. Thanks to its ability to drive for up to 34 miles on electricity alone, its official figures of 141mph and 44g/km of CO2 are way ahead of the petrol and diesel versions. Perhaps even more importantly for company-car drivers, it also sits in a considerably lower BiK band. Charging the battery to 80% takes around 1.5 hours using a 7kW wallbox, while 32kW DC charging (like you might find at a public charger) drops this to just 30 minutes.
All versions of the E-Pace will be slightly less efficient with larger alloy wheels. VED (tax) is the standard rate (apart from for the PHEV, which gets a small discount), but be aware that the E-Pace range straddles the £40,000 threshold, so some of the more expensive models will incur a surcharge during years two to six of ownership.
The entry-level E-Pace D165 sits in insurance group 28, while upgrading to the D200 in R-Dynamic SE trim bumps this up to group 37 - fairly high ratings for a family SUV. The P300e in R-Dynamic S trim could be even more costly to cover, in group 40 out of 50.
Jaguar provides a three-year warranty on all its new cars, which is very similar to those provided by Audi, BMW and Mercedes. There is the option to buy an extended warranty to cover the car when the first three years has elapsed.
Service intervals are every year and you have the option to purchase a five-year/50,000-mile service plan, priced according to whether you have a petrol or diesel E-Pace.