2020 Jaguar I Pace Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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Jaguar is notorious for producing high performance luxury vehicles that go for years. The I-PACE might be a newcomer (having just been introduced in 2019), but it has made quite the impact on consumers and car gurus alike.
The I-PACE has a lot of punch, providing power to quickly accelerate. It is also a pleasure to take on winding back country roads thanks to its superb steering and handling capabilities. And the ride quality is nice and smooth no matter what road surface you drive upon.
That is all well and good, to be sure, but there are some issues. Jag is still relatively new to the world of electric vehicles, and they have yet to nail some of the electric components. The 2020 Jaguar I-PACE has regenerative brakes that feel kind of weak and squishy, and the friction brakes try to grab too much. You won't be able to one-foot drive; both feet will have to be over the pedals.
So, is this the right vehicle for you? Let's take a look at the different trim levels, what they include, how the I-PACE drives, and what kind of fuel economy you can expect to get from it.
What's New For 2020?
Nothing has been changed on the 2020 Jaguar I-PACE since the I-PACE was just introduced in 2019.
The 2020 Jaguar I-PACE is only available as a luxury electric SUV.
There are four trim levels available for the 2020 Jaguar I-PACE: the base S, SE, HSE, and the special line-topping First Edition.All trim levels are powered by the same 90-kWh battery that puts out a total of 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque. An automatic transmission rounds out the powertrain, and with a Level 2 charger, the vehicle can recharge from 0 to 100% in about 12.9 hours. All-wheel drive comes standard across the line-up.
The S trim level rides atop 18-inch 15-spoke wheels done in alloy while the SE gets 20-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels. The HSE rides on the 20-inchers as well, but they get treated to a diamond-turned finish. The S has standard LED headlights while the SE and HSE get premium LED headlights with daytime running lights.
On the inside, the S has Luxtec sport seats with 8-way semi-power adjustment up front. The SE gets upgraded to 10-way power-adjustable grained leather sport seats with memory settings on the front seats. If that's not enough, the HSE has 18-way power-adjustable front seats with Windsor leather; they're also heated and ventilated while the rear outboard seats are also heated.
The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, Meridian sound system, and interactive driver display come standard on the S. Navgigation Pro, 4G LTE WiFi hot spot connectivity, and a stolen vehicle locator are also standard. The SE adds the Drive Package, which has blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The HSE gets the Driver Assist Package, which has a 360-degree surround-view camera system.
Of course, we cannot neglect to mention the First Edition. This variant has the same mechanical set-up but adds a ton of luxury features. These features range from extended Windsor leather upholstery to a unique gloss charcoal ash wood veneer. The First Edition also has adaptive dynamics, ambient interior lighting that you can configure, 4-zone climate control, a head-up display, adaptive surface response, and an activity key feature. Also, its wheels are 20-inchers that are done in technical grey alloy and have a polished finish. As you can tell, this trim level is all about creature comforts and showing off your vehicle to your friends.
One of the best things about the 2020 Jaguar I-PACE is how responsive the accelerator is to a driver's commands. Just press down a little on the accelerator, and you will be up and at it in no time. This comes in handy when merging and passing on the highway. The I-PACE has been clocked going from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 4.2 seconds.
On a sour note, though, the non-linear braking system needs serious work. The regenerative brakes are nothing short of weak, and making a quick stop feels difficult to do. There is enough power to make an emergency stop, sure, but this is not ideal for driving in many everyday situations.
On another high note, steering and handling are strong on the I-PACE. Maneuvering it along winding roadways or dirt roads is smooth and easy. The suspension and engine work together to provide drivers with a sporty performance.
The 2020 Jaguar I-PACE is a disappointment when it comes to fuel economy. The 90-kWh battery only gets the vehicle 234 electric miles, which is pretty "meh" for an EV SUV. The battery consumes electricity at a rate of 44 kWh per 100 miles, and many EV batteries consume electricity at a lower rate than this, extending the electric miles of the vehicle. Jag is going to need to consider equipping a stronger battery on future I-PACE models if they want to compete in the EV segment.
Overall, the 2020 Jaguar I-PACE is fun (unless you are trying to brake) and sporty. It also has a lot of nice features. But, for the price you pay, there are better EVs available with more efficient batteries and stronger regenerative brakes. Of course, the brakes are satisfying to some drivers, so it really depends on your driving style.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Jaguar I Pace invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Jaguar I Pace MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.