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Jaguar F-Pace SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Jaguar F-Pace plug-in hybrid offers reasonable economy, especially for a large SUV

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It’s fair to say that if you’re in the market for a two-tonne, £35,000 SUV, you shouldn’t expect city-car-like efficiency, but as long as you avoid the larger engines, Jaguar F-Pace running costs are unlikely to break the bank.

Jaguar F-Pace MPG & CO2

For a car of its type, both sizes of diesel engine offer reasonable fuel economy. The entry-level 161bhp 2.0-litre F-Pace and the 201bhp version of the same engine both get mild-hybrid assistance, managing up to 45.4mpg and emit 163-176g/km of CO2. The P250 and V8 SVR petrol engines cost the standard rate in VED (tax), falling by £10 for the P400e PHEV and diesel mild-hybrid (MHEV) models. As nearly every version of the F-Pace costs over £40,000, an additional surcharge will be due in years two to six.

However, every F-Pace sits towards the top of the Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bandings for company-car drivers, with most models occupying the top bracket. That's despite almost every engine (except the P250) using mild-hybrid tech that harvests energy while slowing down and uses it as supplementary power for the combustion engine.

The 3.0-litre D300 diesel costs about £9,000 more than an entry-level F-Pace. While it still offers a reasonable economy figure of around 38mpg, it sits in the top BiK band.

The petrol line-up starts with the 247bhp P250 engine, which makes do without any mild-hybrid hardware and is capable of returning up to 30.4mpg, while emitting 209-228g/km of CO2. A 3.0-litre petrol is available with 395bhp in the P400, offering up to 28.8mpg. At the top of the range sits the supercharged 5.0-litre SVR V8 petrol. It’s silky smooth and makes the F-Pace seriously rapid, but one of the downsides is its official fuel economy figure of 23.1mpg.

For lower running costs, there's also a plug-in hybrid version of the facelifted F-Pace. Badged P400e, its 33-mile electric range helps cut its official CO2 figure to 49-57g/km depending on the trim level. It's expensive to buy, costing around £12,000 more than a D200, but that only has half its power. Compared with the similarly powerful P400 petrol, the P400e is actually slightly cheaper. Of course, competitive leasing deals will be even more important than its list price. 

Keep the 17.1kWh battery topped up and the P400e can return up to 130.2mpg but drive further afield and once the charge is depleted, economy figures will fall - just as in any plug-in hybrid. Charging the battery to 80% takes just over 1.5 hours using a 7kW wallbox, while 32kW fast charging is also possible, cutting the top-up time to just 30 minutes. The BMW X5 xDrive45e has a larger battery, giving it an EV range of up to 50 miles, but it's also more expensive to buy.  

Warranty

Jaguar provides a three-year warranty for the F-Pace, which is about standard for this class of car – although you can extend this at an additional cost. If you're planning to keep hold of your car for a few years, buying an extended warranty could be a shrewd move.

Servicing

Service intervals are one a year or every 21,000 miles and you can purchase five-year/50,000-mile service plans, priced according to fuel type. Your Jaguar dealer will be able to suggest the plan that best suits your needs.

Insurance

Insurance groups for the Jaguar F-Pace range from 23 for the entry-level diesel to 42 for the supercharged petrol and 3.0-litre diesel. We always suggest you check for cover before making a purchase decision.

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