The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace is a compact all-electric crossover and it comes unchanged from the previous edition. Well, the model is still fresh and there was no need for any updates for 2020 season. If you are about to buy this EV, then you should know good and bad sides of the electric vehicle. In this review, we will point out the things owners liked and disliked on 2020 I-Pace predecessor.
This crossover belongs to the luxury class and only a few other carmakers can match Jag’s offer. With the electric drivetrain, the British company raises the bar to the new levels of competition. There are no too many rivals for the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace. First of all, we must narrow the search to luxury carmakers, and then pick their representatives. Tesla Model 3 is not a crossover, but the large Model X SUV is out of the league with its size and price. Audi E-Tron is a vehicle to watch in the future, and Porsche Cayenne is out with plug-in hybrid variant, but without the purely electric drivetrain. It is just a matter of time when it will happen as well.
Let’s start our review with good sides of the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace. Definitely, one of the strongest advantages is the long range, which will make the British carmaker on par with Tesla’s models. Acceleration of the I-Pace receives a lot of praise. The EV crossover needs only 4 seconds for 0-60 mph sprint. Not just that, but also responsiveness is great as well. Still, the on-road is not the only area where it performs well since the electric model can get dirty and still return respectable performance. Ride quality is on the top level, with smooth handling and maneuverability.
Cabin styling and technology are on the highest levels. The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace has everything we expect from the JLR. Plus, the company offers an extended warranty and free maintenance. Even the entry-level SE model will offer plenty of options. The cabin is very quiet. Well, the electric drivetrain is not producing sounds like conventional engines.
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace is not perfect actually. The old-school drivers will miss the roar of the conventional powertrain. The electric motor is not providing the sound they want to hear. But, this is a question of tastes, but some real problems lay in the infotainment system. Jaguar is not offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. This is a huge downside. Also, the infotainment package could be more intuitive and we noticed it sometimes responses slowly. For the price buyers are paying, they expect a lot more. And the JLR slapped a hefty price tag on their EV crossover. There is room for upgrades in the future, though. The company could offer another configuration (currently only one is available), and the regenerative braking is not as strong as it should be.
2020 Jaguar I-Pace Range
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace will get the power from the 90-kWh battery pack. Mounted on each axle, the system produces 395 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Crisp 0-60 mph acceleration takes only 4 seconds, while the max speed reaches 125 mph. The range of the crossover is 234 miles, but this number is variable, especially if you drive the I-Pace on the open road and at higher speeds.
The battery takes 13 hours for a full recharge on the 230V Level 2 station. Using it at home, you will need to wait 10 hours for 80%. Of course, JLR developed quick-charging stations where the battery takes 85 minutes for 100 percent and only 40 minutes for 80% recharge. We already mentioned the warranty. The carmaker offers 8-year/100,000-mile or the replacement if the battery loses 30 percent of its efficiency.
2020 Jaguar I-Pace Trim Levels and Options
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace is using a single drivetrain. However, you can choose trim levels and packages to upgrade the ride quality. The entry-level version of the electric crossover is S with park assist and sensors. Glass roof is standard, as well as LED lamps. The SE package comes with larger wheels, a power liftgate, and leather seats. Notable technology upgrades are blind-spot monitor and adaptive cruise control. Top of the range HSE models adds premium materials and high-tech accessories. On this trim level, you can find heated and ventilated front seats, premium audio system, surround-view camera, and more driver aid features.
2020 Jaguar I-Pace Price
Everything but cheap, the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace starts at $70,000. This is the stumbling block for most fans and the JLR is taking a lot of critics for this. A lighter version could arrive in the next couple of years together with Tesla Model Y. More equipment – the price goes up. The SE model costs $75,000 and the buyers will pay at least $81,000 for the HSE version. The good thing is that some states are offering discounts and tax refund if you pick an electric vehicle.