The small E-Pace is stylish and nimble.
All versions are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Power delivery is uneven, that is, either lethargic or overly gushing.
Fuel economy of 21 mpg overall is not stellar.
Handling is agile with sharp steering, making the little Jag fun to drive.
The ride, however, is stiff and nervous.
Controls, including the touch-screen infotainment system are a bit cumbersome but manageable.
Visibility is wanting.
Interior ambience is too ordinary and not befitting a car in this class.
Forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist come standard.
Driver assist features, such as adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot warning, are optional.