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Jaguar F-Pace SUV - Reliability & safety

Jaguar reliability is hit and miss, but the F-Pace is a safe place to be

Carbuyer Rating

4.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.8 out of 5

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The Jaguar F-Pace isn't likely to be the most reliable model money can buy, but it's a safe SUV and owners rate it highly.

The F-Pace shares many mechanical elements with the XE and XF saloons, which are tried-and-tested, however, customers report that electrical faults are quite common. Safety is assured too, thanks to an excellent crash-test rating.

Jaguar F-Pace reliability

The Jaguar F-Pace finished in 40th place in our 2019 Driver Power survey but didn’t feature in 2020. The Jaguar XF, with which it shares many parts, came 47th out of the top 75 models, with 22.9% of owners reporting a fault within the first 12 months. Overall, Jaguar finished in 12th in our brand survey, with a worrying 25.6% of owners telling us they'd experienced at least one fault with their cars in the first year after purchase, with electrical gremlins the most common problem.

Jaguar owners also told us high fuel bills are generally to be expected from the brand’s cars and that practicality is on the poor side; a complaint that shouldn't be too much of an issue in relation to the F-Pace. Comments were much more positive where ride and handling were concerned, and people generally love the way Jaguar’s cars look. 

Safety

The Jaguar F-Pace has gone through independent Euro NCAP safety tests and received the full five stars, with an impressive 93% score for adult occupant protection. Jaguar fits all examples with autonomous emergency braking and emergency braking assistance, which help you to stop in a hurry or, if it detects you haven't reacted, will brake on your behalf if an obstacle strays into your path. This is on top of all those safety features like anti-lock-brakes and stability control that have to be fitted by law.

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