Motivating P250 models is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 246 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. P300 R-Dynamic models are powered by a more aggressively tuned version of the same engine that makes 296 horsepower. Jaguar claims that the 0-60 sprint can be covered in just 6.6 seconds for the less powerful engine and 5.9 seconds for the more powerful one, making both relatively quick for an SUV.
Standard features on the base model E-PACE include LED headlights, heated door mirrors, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, 17-inch wheels, 2-zone climate control, a leather steering wheel, a 10-inch touchscreen entertainment system, two USB ports and four 12-volt sockets, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, parking sensors front and rear and a lane-keep assist system.
S trims get 18" 9-spoke wheels, 10-way heated front seats, a park assist system and navigation. SE trims add bigger 19" wheels, a power liftgate, 14-way power front seats and an audiophile audio system by Meridian. The HSE gets even bigger 20" wheels, 18-way power front sport seats and premium "Windsor" leather.
R-Dynamic E-PACEs are recognizable by their gloss black grills and unique 18-inch wheels. Standard features on the R-Dynamic model include bigger brakes, gearshift paddles for the steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way powered front seats, a navigation system, better smartphone connectivity and a whole host of additional electronic goodies such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assist, a 360 degree camera and a rear cross-traffic monitoring system.
The First Edition comes pretty loaded, featuring automatic high beams, 20-inch wheels, configurable ambient internal lighting, a suede headliner, 18-way power adjustable heated seats with a memory function, Windsor leather seating surfaces with contrasting red stitching, a 380-watt Meridian sound system with 11 speakers, SiriusXM radio and a heads up display. Convenience features on the First Edition include even more USB ports, keyless entry and a gesture controlled rear tailgate that will swing open for owners whose hands are full with bags of groceries or the like.
Safety features on the E-PACE include anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control, along with an emergency brake assist system, full length side curtain airbags, front side airbags and an alarm system.