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

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.


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.

This is a Motoring Minute

Im Rob Fraser

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 D300 AWD

Model Price From $95,566 MLP* Price-As-Tested: $114,076 MLP*
Engine 3.0L Twin Turbo straight Six MHEV Diesel
Drivetrain 8 speed Auto with AWD
Power 221kW @ 4000rpm
Torque 650Nm @ 1500-2500rpm
Safety Five Star  ANCAP (tested 2016)
CO2 Emissions 184 g/km
0-100kmh / top speed 6.4 Secs / 230 kmh
Economy ADR / Tank 7.0 L/100km 7.9 L/100km over our test / 66L
Servicing Service Plans: 5 Years/130,000 max kms (whichever first) – $2650
Warranty 5yr/ 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.

Overall Rating


Behind the Wheel 10
Comfort 10
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
4WD Ability / Towing 7
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9


Overall Length 4747mm
Wheelbase 2874mm
Width / Height 2071mm / 19664m
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 213mm / N/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 66 Litres / 11.93mts KTK
Approach / rampover / departure degrees N/A
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload 2025kg / 2660kg / 5060kg / 653kg
Max Roof Load: N/A
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 2400kg / 175kg

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More Vehicle Specifications

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

Standard Features

Engine Transmission, Suspension & Driving Dynamics

Exterior Features and Finishers

Wheels and Tyres

Seating, Interior Features and Finishers

Information, Communication & Entertainment

Safety, Security & Driver Assistance

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