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Jaguar F-Pace SUV - Practicality & boot space

The F-Pace is practical as well as stylish, although the plug-in hybrid powertrain eats into boot space

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Practicality & boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

​​Despite its appealingly rakish exterior, the Jaguar F-Pace is remarkably accommodating inside and truly can deliver on the ‘utility’ element of ‘SUV’. Some of its attractive interior appointments, though, might not stand up well to the rough-and-tumble of family motoring.

Getting into an F-Pace is easy thanks to its raised ride height and wide-opening doors. Once inside, front-seat occupants have plenty of room to stretch out in the comfortable seats, while only the tallest rear passengers will feel hemmed in. The optional panoramic sunroof does eat into headroom a little, but the sense of airiness it brings means it’s a worthwhile extra, especially if you mainly carry children in the back. Interior storage is reasonable: the door bins and glovebox are a good size and shape, but the storage box between the front seats is a little small.

Jaguar F-Pace boot space

The F-Pace has a bigger boot than the Porsche Macan or BMW X3, though which version you go for will determine how much space you have to play with. The standard P250 petrol gets the biggest 613-litre load bay, while all MHEV versions still boast a big 601-litre maximum – that not only beats the cars listed above, but some from the class above. This load-carrying ability is all the more impressive, as the F-Pace looks sleek and stylish despite its large boot.

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The 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats are easy to drop (even more so with the optional remote release levers) and, when lowered, increase the F-Pace’s load area to 1,440 litres – or 1,428 litres on MHEV cars. 

It’s worth noting that while the boot opening is large and well-shaped, the plug-in hybrid P400e houses its batteries underneath the boot floor, reducing capacity somewhat to 485 litres with the rear seats up, or 1,299 litres with the back bench folded down.

Towing

When fitted with the eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Jaguar F-Pace can tow an impressive 2,400kg, which is plenty for a large caravan. This decreases to 2,000kg for the P400e model.

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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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