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Jaguar F-Pace Diesel

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/5/2016 Motor Trend Staff

The Jaguar F-Pace 20d was produced using Jaguar Land Rover's in-house diesel engine in an effort to make the F-Pace lineup more appealing to a larger group of SUV shoppers, especially the fuel-conscious individuals.

The Latest Generation

When Jaguar launched its first ever SUV for the 2017 model year, the F-Pace, it released a diesel variant that made it to the U.S. market, surprising many due to the recent Volkswagen diesel scandal and the fact that many Americans do not buy diesel-powered vehicles. Oil-burning connoisseurs should enjoy the F-Pace 20d's Ingenium 2.0-liter turbodiesel I-4 that creates an impressive 318 lb-ft of torque from 1,750-2,500 rpm. That is only 18 lb-ft of torque away from the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that churns out 332 lb-ft of torque in the F-Pace 35t and S trims. "It's a little slow to get rolling—claimed 0-60 mph acceleration time is 8.2 sec—but once off the line, the diesel-powered F-Pace is a delight to drive, and it's lighter, which you can feel in the steering, braking, and cornering," we said during a First Drive review of the Jaguar F-Pace lineup.

Performance-driven SUV shoppers might prefer the non-diesel F-Pace 35t and S trim variants and their 0-60-mph times clocking in at 5.3 and 5.4 seconds respectively, about three seconds quicker than the diesel's estimated 8.2-second run. However, fuel-minded consumers will be very impressed with the 20d's estimated 26/33 mpg city/highway over the supercharged V-6's estimated 18/23 mpg city/highway. Not only is the F-Pace Jaguar's first SUV, but the Ingenium unit in the F-Pace 20d and other Jaguars is the first diesel engine offered by the automaker in the U.S.ever.

Why You'd Consider One

Because you prefer the fuel-sipping gas mileage and the low-end torque of the Jaguar F-Pace 20d over the acceleration of the supercharged V-6 or any gasoline-powered vehicle.

Why You'd Look Elsewhere

Because you prefer the acceleration of gasoline engines over the extra fuel economy you could achieve with the diesel model.

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