The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace Appeals Even to People Who Don’t Love Electric Vehicles

Consumer Reports says that the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace feels like a “standard car built by a luxury car company.” That’s exactly what so many people love about it, especially people who may not have been looking for an electric vehicle in the first place. So what makes the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace so unique, and is all the hype worth it? Let’s look at its ratings. 

A silver 2021 Jaguar I-Pace against a white background.
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The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace has a very good road test score

The Jaguar I-Pace has an excellent road test score, even if its overall Consumer Reports score is just okay. In fact, Consumer Reports says that the I-Pace “has the potential of attracting luxury car buyers who aren’t necessarily EV adopters because of the Jag’s attractive interior, SUV-ish practicality, relatively long cruising range, and enjoyable driving experience.” 

In its road test, Consumer Reports gives the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace a 5/5 for its acceleration. It can reach 0 to 60 in an astonishing 4.3 seconds. Also, its transmission scores a perfect 5/5. Routine handling gets an excellent 5/5, and emergency handling receives a 4/5. The Jaguar I-Pace’s max avoidance speed is 52 mph. Braking is very good in the I-Pace. It scores a 4/5 and can brake from 60 mph on wet pavement in 136 feet and dry pavement in 142 feet. 

The I-Pace’s headlights are a so-so 3/5.

As far as comfort, the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace gets a 3/5 for its ride. It’s very quiet: it scores a 5/5 for its noise. Front and rear seat comfort get a very good 4/5. Interior fit and finish get an impressive 5/5. The trunk and cargo space scores only a 2/5, with 25.5 cubic feet of storage space.

In addition to its good road test score, the I-Pace comes with a lot of safety features

Consumer Reports says that there are a lot of advanced safety features that car shoppers should consider. These include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking at city and highway speeds, lane-keeping assistance, and lane departure warning. Other safety features that Consumer Reports recommends include pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning are important to have. Rearview cameras are standard in all new cars. You should also look for anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and daytime running lights.

The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace comes standard with almost all of the recommended safety equipment. Standard in the I-Pace is forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking for the city, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and blind spot warning. It also has rear cross traffic warning, a rear view camera, anti lock brakes, traction and stability control, and daytime running lights. Emergency braking for the highway and blind spot warning are optional in the I-Pace. 

Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA have crash-tested the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace.

Although the reliability rating is low in the I-Pace, its predicted owner satisfaction rating is high

Consumer Reports gives the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace just a 2/5 for its predicted reliability. There isn’t any additional data available about why they gave it such a low score. Perhaps more information will be released to help consumers decide.

The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace has an excellent owner satisfaction score, at a 5/5. 82% of people would buy their Jaguar I-Pace again, which is second highest in its class.

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