If you’re in the market for a new luxury SUV, head to the experts to find the best options. For a long time, Jaguar SUVs have been popular among luxury buyers. However, Consumer Reports doesn’t recommend a single Jaguar SUV. CR reviewed the 2022 Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, and I-Pace, and none are good enough for CR. The luxury entry-level, compact, and midsize SUV segments are competitive, but it’s still surprising that every Jaguar model fell short.
Consumer Reports doesn’t recommend the 2022 Jaguar E-Pace
In the luxury entry-level SUV segment, Consumer Reports recommends many models. It does not, however, recommend buying the 2022 Jaguar E-Pace. There are a few reasons the publication doesn’t think it’s one of the best. For example, the cargo area lacks space for storing items during trips. Additionally, CR says the E-Pace delivers power unevenly, and the transmission is “neither smooth nor responsive.”
The publication goes as far as to call the E-Pace the “wrong choice” if you require a luxurious ride. Moreover, it has a stiff suspension, making for an uncomfortable, jittery, intense ride. Next, visibility could be much better. Tapering side windows and a sloping roofline make for thick pillars that can sometimes cause difficulty seeing, requiring long head turns.
Lastly, the 2022 Jaguar E-Pace has convoluted controls. CR says the controls are often laggy and unresponsive. Additionally, the gear selector requires a button press to switch from reverse to drive, which the reviewer found annoying during testing.
The compact F-Pace isn’t recommended
Consumer Reports offers a long list of things it doesn’t like about the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace. First, a stiff ride and a loud cabin make the driver and passenger experience less than stellar. Additionally, like the E-Pace, rear visibility could be much better. CR mentions the sloping rear styling as a reason for the thick roof pillars and tiny rear window glass.
Next, the F-Pace offers an inferior infotainment system to other luxury compact SUVs. The publication says it contributes heavily to the F-Pace feeling “more adolescent than accomplished.” Compared to the likes of BMW or Audi, the touchscreen feels outdated. CR went as far as to say cheaper brands, like Ford and Chrysler, offer much better touchscreen systems.
Overall, the Jaguar F-Pace lacks the extra oomph it needs to feel as luxurious as its rivals. Consumer Reports says many interiors from the automaker used to have a wow factor that isn’t there anymore. Cheap, hard plastic is common inside, which is not how the interior of a $50K-$87K luxury SUV should look or feel.
What doesn’t Consumer Reports like about the midsize Jaguar I-Pace?
Lastly, in the luxury midsize SUV category, Jaguar offers the 2022 I-Pace. Like its corporate siblings, the I-Pace failed to impress Consumer Reports. As a result, it didn’t receive a coveted recommendation. Furthermore, it received many of the same complaints as the other Jaguar SUV models. For example, controls and visibility are poor. CR mentions the same lag with the controls found in the F-Pace and says the same sloping roofline hinders rear visibility.
Next, this is the only CR-reviewed Jaguar SUV that’s electric. As a result, it suffers from issues that are exclusive to EVs. They are long charging times, limited range, and a limited charging network. Fortunately, the limited charging network will improve, as it is with all electric vehicles. However, the range and charging times could be better. The I-Pace can drive 234 miles without stopping but takes about 13 hours to charge using a 240-volt charger.
Lastly, CR dislikes the feel of the brake pedal. “The brakes don’t seem to have any initial bite, and complete stops require more effort than expected,” the publication said.
Consumer Reports doesn’t recommend a single Jaguar SUV
In conclusion, Consumer Reports does not recommend the three Jaguar SUVs. Moreover, the luxury entry-level, compact, and midsize models fail to impress similarly. For example, they each have poor rear visibility, confusing controls, and a non-luxurious interior. Hopefully, in the future, the automaker will iron out many of these issues as the Jaguar brand tries to become competitive with the likes of BMW and Audi.