The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is but another luxury vehicle to undergo simplification and receive a price cut. In August 2020, we mentioned how recent data showed that 2019 was a great year for used car sales. In particular, used non-luxury vehicles experienced a significant jump in popularity that year. The possible reason for this uptick in used non-luxury vehicle sales is likely because many luxury vehicles have terrible resale value.
However, it’s not only regular combustion engine luxury cars dropping in price—advances in electric vehicle (EV) technology have also helped transform the future of the luxury car market.
Jaguar simplifies its lineup with a cheaper 2022 I-Pace
A recent MotorTrend review states, “Keeping in line with Jaguar’s recent efforts to simplify its lineup in the United States, the I-Pace will be sold in just its top-spec HSE trim for 2022. That said, the price for the HSE has come way down.”
MotorTrend reported the 2022 I-Pace HSE as having a base price of $71,050—after Jaguar’s silly $1,150 delivery and destination charge—$9,950 less than its previous starting MSRP.
Previously, the I-Pace HSE started at more than $81,000 before falling to its current price for its 2022 model year. Limiting the 2022 I-Pace to the HSE trim level also means the model comes standard with goodies such as a power-operated tailgate, premium LED headlights, leather seats, and more.
That means you’ll have nearly $10,000 more to spend on any extras you feel are necessary to make your 2022 Jaguar I-Pace special. For example, you could opt for the $300 Caldera Red or the $700 Caesium Blue paint color option rather than the standard Fuji white. With what’s left, you could even go for the suede cloth headlining in either Light Oyster or Ebony for an additional $900.
The interior of the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace
As stated by MotorTrend, the somewhat affordable 2022 I-Pace does offer quite a few standard goodies. It comes standard with “premium” LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) for the exterior. Your choice of Ebony Windsor, Light Oyster Windsor, or Siena Tan Windsor leather sport seats with matching interior upholstery all come standard at no additional charge. Other standouts include a power-operated tailgate, a heated split rim leather steering wheel, and complimentary Jaguar Elite Care.
The HSE trim aims to please with an additional array of standard luxuries such as a head-up display, a powerful premium audio system, 20-inch wheels, and 16-way power front seats. Additionally, active safety features include lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. However, as we’ve kept pointing out repeatedly, the upcoming Kia EV6 will likely beat even Jaguar in terms of standard safety.
What to expect from the 2022 model
Similar to Tesla models, the 2022 I-Pace comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). This is achieved thanks to its two electric motors (one in the front and one in the rear) that allow it to produce a combined 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque. With that kind of horsepower, you’ll be able to zip between intersections in the city effortlessly and leave almost everyone in the dust while merging onto the highway.
This EV Jaguar has an extra dose of stability and agility thanks to its hefty battery pack that sits beneath the floorboard. This means it has a lower center of gravity than combustion engine models. However, don’t worry too much about the ride quality because Jaguar equipped the 2022 I-Pace with an air suspension—a feature that comes standard across all trims.
On top of that, its steering feedback is said to be on par with what today’s drivers expect, especially from a $71,000 vehicle. However, some reviewers have complained that they experienced uneven braking at times.
According to government estimates, the 2022 I-Pace should get 80 MPGe in the city and 72 MPGe on the highway. When comparing it to other EV models (excluding price differences), the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace seems fairly decent—though likely not as an entry-level luxury EV.
Other more affordable alternatives include the Tesla Model Y (starting MSRP $41,190), the 2021 Volvo XC40 (starting MSRP $34,795), the slightly cheaper 2021 Audi e-Tron (starting MSRP $34,795), as well as future EV models coming soon. The EV market is still growing and changing daily, so take it slow and do your research before locking your sights on a single luxury electric SUV.