Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE D300 AWD 2021 Review

We Drive the Jaguar F-PACE on a Road Test Review

Jaguar F-PACE – In the world of SUVs Jaguar was a little late to the party with its F-PACE but in this case its better late than never. F-PACE makes up about 35% of their Australian sales.

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D front qtr 2 We are driving the R-Dynamic D300 SE which has a powerful yet economical twin turbo diesel engine mated to an 8 speed AT along with AWD. This could well be the sweet spot in the range.

The F-PACE is an attractive, well-proportioned SUV combines the benefits of Jaguars history of saloon ride, handling and comfort along with the practicality of the SUV body shape. Ideal for a family trip or weekends at the snow.

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D profile


Like all Jaguars, the driver engagement is important and the F-PACE provides a smooth, comfortable yet sporty drive experience. The selectable driver dynamics adds to the fun. There’s plenty of standard features that enhance the comfort and safety of occupants and the interior ambience is all luxury.

Priced from $95,500 plus the usual costs, we had some options that took the price to around the $114,000 mark which is easy to do.

F-PACE brings a level of elegance to the prestige SUV segment that is welcomed and is a delight to drive.

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Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D profile

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Beautiful design
  • On Road ride and responsiveness
  • Interior ambience
  • Not a fan of the transmission lever
  • Long and expensive options list
  • Steering wheel controls slow response

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Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D drive features


Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE D300 AWD

Model PriceFrom $95,566 MLP* Price-As-Tested: $114,076 MLP*
Engine3.0L Twin Turbo straight Six MHEV Diesel
Drivetrain8 speed Auto with AWD
Power221kW @ 4000rpm
Torque650Nm @ 1500-2500rpm
SafetyFive Star  ANCAP (tested 2016)
CO2 Emissions184 g/km
0-100kmh / top speed6.4 Secs / 230 kmh
Economy ADR / Tank7.0 L/100km 7.9 L/100km over our test / 66L
ServicingService Plans: 5 Years/130,000 max kms (whichever first) – $2650
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D transmission

Overall Rating


Behind the Wheel10
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
4WD Ability / Towing7
Technology / connectivity9
Value for Money9

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D boot


Overall Length4747mm
Width / Height2071mm / 19664m
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 213mm / N/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle66 Litres / 11.93mts KTK
Approach / rampover / departure degreesN/A
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload2025kg / 2660kg / 5060kg / 653kg
Max Roof Load:N/A
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating2400kg / 175kg

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Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D front seats

More Vehicle Specifications

Options: Price as Tested: $114,076 MLP*

  • Pixel LED + Signature + Adaptive Driving Beam h/Lamps – $4,784
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof – $4,420
  • 18-Way Driver & Passenger Memory Heated &Ventilated Massage seats – $3,094
    • Technology Pack – $2,480
    • Solar Attenuating Windscreen
    • Wireless Device Charging
    • Head-up Display
  • Meridian Sound System – 400W w/- 13 speakers incl. Subwoofer + Active Road Noise Cancellation – $1,560
  • Privacy Glass $950
  • Red Brake Calipers $806
  • Veneer-Engineered Wood $416
  • Light Oyster Morzine Headlining – N/C

Standard Features

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Engine Transmission, Suspension & Driving Dynamics

  • Adaptive Dynamics
  • Configurable Dynamics
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVBB)
  • Satin Chrome gearshift paddles
  • All Surface Progress Control (ASPC)
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • JaguarDrive Control
  • Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • Speed proportional steering
  • 380mm front and 325mm rear brakes
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Brake pad wear indicator

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D front qtr

Exterior Features and Finishers

  • Heated, electric, power fold, memory door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side
  • Premium automatic LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Rain sensing variable intermittent windscreen wipers
  • Animated Directional Indicators
  • Electric windows with one-touch open/close and anti-trap
  • Heated rear window
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Approach illumination
  • Rear fog light(s)
  • Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • LED taillights
  • Powered tailgate / boot lid
  • Green tinted glass

Wheels and Tyres

  • 20″ Style 1067, 10 spoke, Gloss Black
  • Reduced section steel spare wheel

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D front interior

Seating, Interior Features and Finishers

  • Engine Spin Aluminium trim finisher
  • 40:20:40 folding rear seats with centre armrest
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated metal treadplates with brand-name script
  • Ebony Morzine headlining
  • Premium carpet mats
  • Glovebox finisher with Jaguar script
  • R-Dynamic branded leather steering wheel
  • 3-flash lane change indicators
  • Metal loadspace scuff plate
  • Rear metal treadplates
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Start-up sequence with movement, dials and lighting
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Cabin lighting – 10 colour configurable ambient lighting, 4 separate zone control
  • Dynamic start-up sequence
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  • Overhead lighting console
  • Two-zone Climate Control
  • Automatic with solar sensing and mist sensing
  • Rear air vents
  • Mist sensing
  • Air distribution speed
  • Luggage tie-downs in loadspace
  • Hook(s) in loadspace

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D features 2

Information, Communication & Entertainment

  • Interactive Driver Display
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Online Pack with Data Plan
  • Pivi Pro (Connected)
  • 4″ Touchscreen
  • Remote
  • Dynamic Volume Control
  • iPod® integration
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Bluetooth® streaming
  • ECO driving style assistant

Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE 300D reverse camera

Safety, Security & Driver Assistance

  • Keyless Entry and Push Button Start
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front airbags, with passenger seat occupant detector
  • Front side airbags
  • Full length side window curtain airbag
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Rear Collision Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Interior front door handles with separate locking switches
  • Power operated child locks
  • Seat belt reminder
  • Passive front head restraints
  • Rear ISOFIX
  • Valet Mode
  • Voice control
  • 10/10
    Behind the Wheel - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Comfort - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 7/10
    4WD Ability / Towing - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Technology / connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10


Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE D300 AWD is priced from $95,500 plus the usual costs, we had some options that took the price to around the $114,000 mark which is easy to do.

F-PACE brings a level of elegance to the prestige SUV segment that is welcomed and is a delight to drive.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.