What Car? Tests Jaguar I-Pace: Is It Better Than Tesla Model S And X?

DEC 21 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 18

How does the all-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace stack up against Tesla?

We’ve seen and shared many a comparos between the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model X. This is mostly due to Jaguar’s marketing scheme and the fact that both are labeled as crossovers. However, the I-Pace should be compared to the similarly priced Model S as well, and perhaps even the Tesla Model 3. This is especially true since it doesn’t offer the seating capacity or cargo volume of the Tesla falcon-winged crossover. What Car? calls the I-Pace an electric and an SUV, pointing out that it competes in two segments. At any rate, let’s take a look at What Car?’s take on this “bang on trend” entrant.

Yes, What Car? calls the I-Pace “bang on trend” and reminds us that being on trend is critical in today’s car market. We’ve seen time and time again that many legacy automakers’ electric cars aren’t selling like hotcakes, but what if they’d gone with an SUV instead of a quirky compact car? The huge popularity of the upcoming Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV may provide us an answer to that question. Still, ahead of the arrival of the Audi e-Tron, Jaguar is the only automaker aside from Tesla that has come forth with an all-electric luxury crossover.

We’re happy to report that the I-Pace covered over 250 miles in WhatCar?’s extensive range test. It offers incredible torque, a coddling ride, composed handling, and precise steering. What Car? says the cabin is a major upgrade from previous Jags and the front seats are supportive and highly adjustable. The I-Pace provides tons of versatile, small-item storage and the rear outboard seats are comfortable and spacious, unless you’re taller than six feet. However, the middle seat has a harder back rest. You can’t fit as much cargo in the I-Pace as you can in the Model S, but capacity is still impressive.

Check out the video for more details. Then, share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

Video Description via What Car? on YouTube:

2019 Jaguar I-Pace review – a better EV than the Tesla Model S? | What Car?

Being both an electric car and an SUV, the I-Pace is bang on trend, competing in two sectors of the car market that are growing fast.
So, how does Jaguar’s I-Pace compare to Tesla’s Model S & Model X?

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18 Comments on "What Car? Tests Jaguar I-Pace: Is It Better Than Tesla Model S And X?"

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Hmmm. Americans apparently don’t know Jag has lower quality materials.
That’s an interesting comment.

But, one more luxury electric in a market with few choices is a good thing.

Between Tesla, Jaguar, and Audi, electrics are set to absolutely dominate the luxury SUV market. This is a good trend.

From an American’s perspective, none of their offerings are SUVs. Some of them may be CUVs, though the Jag looks more like a car to me.

That’s not a bad thing.

Unless you want to start attracting mainstream buyers in America…. we don’t like cars anymore, especially with oil prices diving.

The Jag is a taller car….

The only thing better on ipace is that it doesn’t have those stupid stupid falcon wing doors.

iPace is a nice car but it is alot smaller than my Model X. Alot harder to get into and out of. Lousy on range. Comparison with Model 3 is more apt and then it fails on value.

The I-Pace is better looking than Teslas in my opinion. It likely has at least equal build quality, and an arguably (depending on taste) superior interior.

Best car…. well, a car has a lot of different aspects and depdends which ones are more important ofr each one. For some people will be the Model S, for others the model X, for others the i-Pace…. and for others the best car is a V8 Mustang from 1968.

What Car is very patriotic when a new “British” car comes out, at least at first. All Jags win their initial comparison tests at What Car in my experience.

British in quotations indeed – Indian owned company with car made in Austria. Nothing really British about it at all. Then they drive it and find it’s small and horribly inefficient.

British engineering and design.
They drive it and like it.

It’s an extremely well engineered car. It has been universally well received, more so than any Teslas so far.

May they produce wide flat out, put up more capacity and still sell them all.

Competition is not Tesla, but gassers.

Record asthma. Ice sheet imploding. 406 straight months of record heat.

Yeah a race to stave off oblivion for much of mamalian life…

The purchase of luxury EVs will have a negligible effect on global CO2 emissions though maybe you will feel better while you over consume. Nice car though.

The sect hasn’t yet arrived to England.

7kw charger is a no go , it will be capable to fast charge at 100kw but most test shows it peaks at around 80kw. While others like Vw and Tesla will do 150-250kw in the near future.