The well-appointed Jaguar F-PACE crossover continues to offer Jaguar’s exceptional styling, durability, and performance, but the latest 2018 model adds a new engine to the powertrain lineup. Enhanced safety features and new-and-improved trim stylings complement the engine change, adding even more to this SUV’s allure. Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 F-PACE, which is available for sale and lease now at our Jaguar dealership near Blacksburg, VA.
The New Additions to the F-PACE
The 2018 F-PACE has a new engine option in its 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, which was born from Jaguar’s revolutionary Ingenium family of engines. Jaguar announced the Ingenium engine provides less internal friction compared to the current, Ford-sourced four-cylinder engines, and they are also up to 176 pounds lighter. Best yet, this I4 makes an astounding 247 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 269 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,200 rpm to 4,500 rpm.
If you prefer a diesel engine, though, you can opt for an F-PACE R-SPORT and its new twin-turbocharged, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which makes more horsepower and torque than the current 2.0-liter turbo-diesel. Jaguar also offers the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 in its S model, which produces 380 horsepower.
The new Jaguar SUV also comes in a luxurious Portfolio trim, which includes Windsor leather seats, 22-way adjustable front seats, powered-height headrest adjustment, manually-adjustable winged headrests, and an enhanced 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 296 horsepower.
Jaguar has taken safety to a new level by adding 2 new technologies: Forward-Traffic Detection is a camera- and radar-based alert system, and Forward-Vehicle Guidance uses 360-degree cameras to offer steering overlays on the dash feed for parking assistance. The F-PACE also comes with forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warnings.
Jaguar is Committed to Safety
The NHTSA and IIHS have not performed crash tests on the latest Jaguar SUV, but the 2018 Jaguar F-PACE includes over 31 safety features, including auto-on headlights, turn-signal mirrors, daytime running lights, adjustable pedals, rollover protection, lane-departure warnings, a blind-spot monitor, auto-leveling headlights, cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keeping assistance.
The Finest Features for the Finest SUV
This new Jaguar SUV is jam-packed with innovative features for enhanced luxury, convenience, style, and safety. Third-row seating is always a perk in a crossover, as it gives more room to stretch out. The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with dual-view capability, as well as a new Shell App to pay for gas at Shell gas stations right from the screen, both make driving the Jaguar F-PACE convenient and fun.
The 2018 F-PACE includes 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats raised and 63.5 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. It has a versatile 40/20/40 rear-seat configuration so you have plenty of options to store larger or more awkward items, such as a sectional loveseat. More importantly, each rear seat is spacious enough to fit 3 adults comfortably.
Fuel economy varies depending on which engine and trim you choose (the 2018 F-PACE is available in 6 models: Base, Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, S, and the range-topping Portfolio). The standard 2.0L 247-hp engine returns a combined 24 mpg, while both the diesel and standard 180-hp engine kicks those numbers up to 29 mpg combined. The F-PACE S model’s 3.0L supercharged V6 returns 20 mpg combined. Fuel-efficiency ratings for the upgraded 2.0 turbo haven’t been released as of November 2017.
What do the Critics Say about the New F-PACE?
The New York Daily News gave the F-PACE the Best Luxury SUV Award in their annual Daily News Autos Awards. The F-PACE also won the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards at the 2017 World Car Awards in New York. Motor Trend said the F-PACE has “…excellent driving dynamics and offers strong acceleration when equipped with the optional supercharged V-6 engine.” And everyone at our luxury car dealership in Roanoke agrees that this is one of the nicest vehicles ever produced by Jaguar.
Come take a peek at this knock-out SUV by visiting Jaguar Roanoke, your local Berglund Luxury Roanoke dealer to trust. In addition to the F-PACE, we also have a variety of new 2018 and 2017 Jaguar models available, as well as many certified pre-owned luxury vehicles. Contact our sales team at (540) 344-6284 or visit our Roanoke car dealer at 5000 Franklin Road SW to take a test drive.
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