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The Top Gear car review:Jaguar F-Pace
Running costs and reliability
Jaguar would probably like to think that F-Pace owners constantly test the handling of their car on wonderful switchbacks. If that really is the case for you, go all out and get the supercharged petrol. Or wait for the SVR.
Most owners won’t do that, though, and in the hustle and bustle of everyday driving, a four-cylinder is a more easy-going companion. It is also far more appealing when it comes to putting numbers through a calculator.
For company car buyers and anyone with a fondness for their bank account, the four-cylinder 178bhp 2.0d is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto, and rear- or four-wheel drive. Costing around £35,000 in its most saintly form (manual gears, only driving two wheels) it’ll return 57.6mpg and emit 129g/km of CO2.
If you want more power and a bit more poshness, though, the auto and AWD-only, 296bhp, six-cylinder 3.0d will do 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, but still return 47.1mpg. We’d avoid the 3.0-litre supercharged V6; it’s smooth enough but has a serious drinking problem.