The 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR stands out in its class of compact-luxury SUVs for its beauty. But its party trick is its 550-hp V-8 and roaring exhaust note. While other performance-oriented SUVs such as the Porsche Macan GTS and the BMW X3 M offer even sharper, more focused driving dynamics to accompany their souped-up engines, the F-Pace SVR has a softer bearing which makes it more agreeable as a daily driver.

The trade off, of course, is that the Jag’s handling isn’t as thrilling as several of its rivals. Inside this British confection the cabin is fit for a Royal, with fine materials including gorgeous quilted leather upholstery and a host of tech features featuring a large 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 11-speaker Meridian stereo system.2021 jaguar f pace svr interior dash

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

All Jaguar F-Pace SVR SUVs come with a muscular supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood and this includes the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR. This engine generates an impressive 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque and comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends torque to all four wheels.

In our testing, the 2019 F-Pace SVR made the 60-mph run in a scant 4.1 seconds, but improvements to the powertrain for 2021 should result in even quicker acceleration. But while 4.1 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.

It also lags the 3.7-second time of the Performance-pack-equipped Porsche Macan Turbo. The F-Pace SVR offers keen handling and precise steering but not at the sake 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 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR achieves fuel-economy ratings of 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. While respectable, 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 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVRoffers 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 an 11.4-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are 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.

Full Specifications

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

BASE PRICE
$85,950

ENGINE TYPE
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

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 187.5 in
Width: 81.5 in
Height: 65.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 ft3
Cargo volume: 32 ft3
Curb weight (C/D est): 4800 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 3.8 sec
100 mph: 9.1 sec
1/4 mile: 12.2 sec
Top speed: 178 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 18/15/22 mpg

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