2017 Jaguar F-Pace proves that crossovers can be awesome!

2017 Jaguar F-Pace2017 Jaguar F-Pace SUV is a slightly different crossover that could change your mind about their kind.

You may be thinking that the world doesn’t need yet another crossover and we tend to agree with that. But the truth is, European automakers keep building them just because people keep buying them. Before we have even seen the real 2017 Jaguar F-Pace, we heard that it would be the best-selling model by the end of the year. Will it live up to that expectation? It probably will- this is a real Jaguar.

Jaguar could easily borrow a platform from Land Rover. However, the company’s engineers decided to follow their own course and started with the aluminum underpinnings of the XE sedan. It turns out that was a magnificent decision. The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace drives like a proper beast, though it is hiding some other surprises under the sheet metal. That’s what makes it the most practical vehicle that this brand has to offer.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace proves that crossovers can be awesome!

2017 Jaguar F-PaceWhat we’re really happy about is that this is not an overwrought Lexus RX clone; not that Jaguar would have done it. The proportions of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace emphasize the rear-drive roots of the chassis but, Jaguar will only sell AWD crossovers in the US. As expected, the folks at Jaguar routed 90 % of the engine torque to the rear wheels.

When it comes to the driving dynamics of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace, the company just nailed it. Steering is linear and perfectly damped, in Dynamic mode. Only the first 275 first Edition models will come with the Pirelli P zero tires. On the lower grades, however, 18- and -20 inch wheels will come as standard. Still, the delightful frisky behavior keeps its place no matter what.

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace ‘s 4-cylinder diesel many not offer over 180 horsepower. Nevertheless, it produces 318 pound-feet of torque from 1,750 through 2,500 rpm. A mash on the accelerator pedal won’t bring an instant rush but, once underway everything will come out nicely and satisfying.  Moreover, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace goes from 0 to 60 in 8.6 seconds.

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