Jaguar's first SUV is based on a rear-wheel-drive platform shared with the XF and new XE.
The F-Pace is quick, thanks to its 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V6, but the omnipresent engine drone quickly becomes tiring.
The S uses a 380-hp version of this engine, and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel is the base engine.
All versions come with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
The F-Pace is taut and nimble, contributing to the lively driving experience.
However, the ride is stiff and choppy.
The seats are comfortable, but interior quality isn't as impeccable as in the German competitors.
The infotainment system is behind the times, utilizing a slow and fussy touch screen.
Active safety features are available if you opt for the vision package.