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Jaguar F-Pace SUV - Interior & comfort

The updated F-Pace boasts a luxurious interior and a fantastic infotainment system

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4.3 out of 5

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Climb inside the F-Pace and you’re treated to a truly luxurious interior. Standard leather, together with Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment setup, mark it out as being every inch a modern, premium SUV. The steering wheel adjusts in and out as well as up and down, while the seats offer decent comfort and eight-way adjustability. Rear-seat passengers benefit from good legroom, although the optional panoramic sunroof impinges on headroom slightly.

Jaguar F-Pace infotainment & sat-nav

The latest Pivi Pro infotainment system is a significant step up from previous Jaguar efforts and we think it’s one of the best to use in the class. At its heart there's a high-definition 11.4-inch display with attractive graphics, clear menus and snappy responses. The home screen presents three tiles for navigation, connectivity and media, making it quick to dig into the features you need. If you’d rather connect your phone, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity come as standard, while Jaguar added Amazon Alexa support for 2023.

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All of the F-Pace’s switches work as you'd expect them to and operate with a reassuring solidity. Jaguar's rising dial gear selector was replaced by a stubby, leather-clad lever that's reminiscent of a cricket ball and much more comfortable to use. For the facelift, the window switches were also moved off the top of the door to the armrest, making them easier to find and operate, while the British marque has thankfully steered clear of integrating the climate controls into the touchscreen – these can be adjusted via physical dials mounted on the centre console.

Trim levels & equipment

Mirroring the actions of several other manufacturers in this age of production issues, Jaguar streamlined the F-Pace’s model range for 2023, leaving five main trim levels to choose from: R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE Black, R-Dynamic HSE Black, 400 Sport and the range-topping SVR, which can almost be considered an entirely separate model altogether.

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When the F-Pace first launched back in 2016, you used to see quite basic-looking cars on small wheels and without all the fancy trim that higher-spec versions got. Now, however, all models get at least 19-inch wheels, and have much more presence as a result. 

The entry-level R-Dynamic S is far from spartan in terms of standard equipment, with all cars getting full-LED headlights, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control with heated front seats, a heated windscreen, the aforementioned 11.4-inch touchscreen as well as a part-digital instrument cluster, a powered bootlid and a host of safety kit including a reversing camera and lane-keep assist.

Stepping up to the R-Dynamic SE Black adds sleek black exterior styling touches and 20-inch wheels, as well as a fully-digital instrument cluster, a Meridian sound system and a suede headliner. Next up, the R-Dynamic HSE Black boasts even larger 21-inch alloy wheels, luxurious Windsor leather upholstery, heated, ventilated and massaging front seats and an adaptive suspension setup.

The 400 Sport model is exclusive to the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine and gets massive 22-inch silver alloy wheels and a smattering of model-specific badging, while the range-topping SVR can be identified by its more aggressive bodykit, vented bonnet, active sports exhaust and figure-hugging Performance seats.

Options

Like most luxury cars, the Jaguar F-Pace can be specified with a mountain of optional extras, ranging from reasonably priced to eye-wateringly expensive. Highlights include the opening panoramic sunroof (around £1,600), Pixel LED headlights (around £1,300) and a Driver Assistance Pack (around £1,000).

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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