Jaguar F-Pace (2016 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016
4.5
Set to be the best-selling Jaguar of all time, the all-new F-Pace is a critical car for the British brand. It enters the premium SUV market as a rival to some impressive machines, taking on the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and BMW X6, but unlike products from sister company Land Rover it’s been built with more of a sporty road-driving bias that calls the smaller Porsche Macan’s talents into question.

4 out of 5

Safety

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It hasn’t been crash-tested by Euro NCAP yet, but the Jaguar F-Pace’s safety ensemble is impressive, even in base Prestige trim.

Standard systems include lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition (including an intelligent speed limiter), front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition, whiplash protection for front seats and ISOFIX child-seat lashing points in the rear.

4 out of 5

Reliability

This is the third car to use this platform, and Jaguar is constantly working to improve the build quality of its vehicles. The engines and gearboxes have all seen action elsewhere in the firm’s range, and many of the interior parts and systems are familiar too.

Build quality on the whole seems strong, with the fixtures and fittings solid and durable-looking. We didn’t notice any rattles or creaks, even when performing fairly extreme off-roading manoeuvres involving twisting the entire car.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported