Car Review: Jaguar’s F-Pace SVR crossover packs fun and luxury for big price

If you are looking for a luxury crossover, there are plenty of options to choose from. Jaguar has the F-Pace, a stylish ride that slots nicely between a compact and mid-size crossover.

Choose the F-Pace SVR model and you get one fast ride, with a 550hp-supercharged V-8 that turns it into a fast family machine. Smash the gas and you are at 60 mph in less than four seconds.

Handling is also a strong suit of the F-Pace SVR, taking turns and back roads with the kind of confidence that many crossovers cannot match. Luckily, the F-Pace is not all about driving fast. The ride is also smooth enough to be an excellent daily driver that handles all road surfaces.

The F-Pace has a revised front-end makeover this year, with sleek LED lighting clusters and a revised grill. The SVR models have a special body kit that differentiates it from other F-Pace models. A special hood with air vents looks sporty, as do the optional 22-inch wheels with low profile tires. The pricey SVO premium green paint is sharp and really sets off the F-Pace.

Inside, the F-Pace SVR turns up the luxury with a two-tone interior. The front heated and cooled seats give off a premium look with the Siena tan leather and ebony suede inserts.

Space is surprisingly good for a family of five. The cargo area was good for a compact crossover and about average for larger mid-size vehicle.

A revised 11.4-inch touch screen responds much quicker than in previous Jaguar’s I have driven.

Cost: $84,600; as tested $99,089

MPG: 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway; I managed 21.2 mpg in 426 miles of mixed driving.

Safety: Emergency braking with assist; traffic sign recognition & adaptive speed limiter; lane-keep assist; driver condition monitor; Park Pack; head-up display; Drive Pack; adaptive cruise control; 3D surround camera, 360 parking aid; blind spot assist, rear traffic monitor; clear exit monitor & driver condition monitor

Options: $2,110 hot climate pack; $7,410 SVO ultra metallic paint in satin finish; $1,200 22” wheels style 5117, split-spoke wheels; $1,010 head-up display; $800 Meridian surround sound system; $380 gloss black roof rails; $200 rear privacy glass; $150 adaptive surface response; $99 additional power sockets

Things to know: The F-Pace SVR turns up the heat with 550hp but still coddles with a luxurious interior. Do you want to hear more of the glorious V-8 noise? There is button on the center console for that!


• Redesigned exterior gives the F-Pace a fresh and modern look
• The interior sees an upgrade in materials and design
• SVR model packs lots of power, bigger brakes and a premium interior


• SVR model also the most expensive F-Pace model in the lineup
• Might not be large enough for every buyer
• Limited availability of SVR trim level

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