The standard Jaguar F-Pace is already a stunner of an SUV, but the 2023 F-Pace SVR takes its performance up a notch with a supercharged 550-hp V-8 engine and a more focused driving demeanor. The roaring engine motivated the Jag SUV to 60 mph in an impressive 3.7 seconds in our testing—but some of its rivals are quicker still. The Jag’s handling isn’t quite up to par with those competitors either, especially the Porsche Macan GTS and the BMW X3 M. To soften the blow of not being the quickest or the most agile, the F-Pace SVR treats its driver and passengers to a refined interior lined with premium materials and plentiful technology features.
What’s New for 2023?
Jaguar is celebrating the anniversary of its 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans win this year with a limited run of Edition 1988 models of the F-Pace SVR. This purple Jag wears gold-colored wheels and other gold trim elements, but it doesn’t have any performance-enhancing goodies. Only 394 will be produced.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Historically, Jaguar has offered the F-Pace SVR in a single lavishly equipped spec, but this year a limited series of the Edition 1988 will be offered too. We’d suggest sticking with the regular model as the Edition 1988 is likely to sell out quickly anyway. Standard equipment is generous, as it should be given the SUV’s base price.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
All Jaguar F-Pace SVR SUVs come with a muscular supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood. This engine generates an impressive 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends torque to all four wheels. In our testing, the F-Pace SVR made the 60-mph run in a scant 3.7 seconds. But while 3.7 seconds is indeed impressive for a vehicle this size, it trails the time logged by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. That SUV made the dash in a crisp 3.4 seconds. The F-Pace SVR offers keen handling and precise steering but not at the expense of driver comfort. Jaguar tuned the SVR to ride softly over harsh roads, making this ute a pleasant choice for daily commutes.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
According to the EPA’s methodology, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR achieves fuel-economy ratings of 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. These numbers are eclipsed by those of rivals such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (17/23 mpg) and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 (16/22 mpg). In our time with the Jaguar, we faired a little better than expected, observing 24 mpg on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test. For more information about the F-Pace SVR’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The cabin design is both elegant and sporty. The aggressively bolstered front seats are attractive to the eyes and comfortable to the backsides. We’re fans of the quilted upholstery, which boosts the luxury quotient within the cabin. Both rows of seats provide reasonably roomy accommodations for adults. The F-Pace SVR offers 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row. That’s considerably more cargo capacity than you’ll find in rival models such as the Porsche Macan (18 cubic feet) and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (19 cubic feet). Plus, the F-Pace SVR’s rear seat has a 40/20/40 split that allows you to accommodate a variety of luggage while also keeping some seating available.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Jaguar has equipped the F-Pace SVR with a load of tech features. All models come standard with an 11-speaker Meridian audio system and an infotainment system with a 11.4-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is on hand to help you seamlessly connect your devices, and Bluetooth phone and music streaming comes standard. All models are equipped with navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio, too, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The F-Pace SVR comes with helpful driver-assistance features that may help to keep you out of harm’s way on the road. For more information about the F-Pace SVR’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard lane-keeping assistance and lane-departure warning
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
- Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary scheduled maintenance is covered for five years or 60,000 miles
2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
Base/As Tested: $85,950/$97,379
Options: SVO Ultra Metallic paint, $4550; Hot Climate pack (4-zone climate control, lockable and cooled glovebox, cabin air ionizer), $2110; 22-inch wheels, $1200; leather seat trim, $1150; head-up display, $1010; Meridian sound system, $800; Gloss Black roof rails, $360; privacy glass, $200; Adaptive Surface Response, $150; additional power sockets, $99
supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 305 in3, 5000 cm3
Power: 550 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.6-in vented disc/15.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
F: 265/40ZR-22 (106Y) JLR
R: 295/35ZR-22 (108Y) JLR
Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 187.5 in
Width: 77.1 in
Height: 65.7 in
Passenger Volume: 96 ft3
Cargo Volume: 28 ft3
Curb Weight: 4809 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 3.7 sec
100 mph: 8.9 sec
1/4-Mile: 12.1 sec @ 116 mph
130 mph: 15.6 sec
150 mph: 24.1 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.2 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.8 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.8 sec
Top Speed (mfr’s claim): 178 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 324 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.89 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 17 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 21 mpg
Highway Range: 450 mi
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 18/15/22 mpg
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