2019 Jaguar E-Pace vs. Its Competition

2019 Jaguar E-Pace
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace aims at the heart of the subcompact luxury crossover SUV class, but with slightly more space.

The BMW X1 is a few years into its run, but its front-wheel-drive architecture, turbo-4 powertrain, and surprisingly useful interior space are the benchmark that Jaguar is trying to match or beat.

The Cadillac XT4 is a brand-new entrant but packs a strong engine and plenty of comfort.

Lexus also has a new competitor in the form of the UX, but despite its tech-centered name, issues with the infotainment persist and the powertrain leaves something to be desired.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is in its twilight years, and is much more cramped than its contemporaries, but does offer a hilariously fun AMG version.

Volvo’s XC40 is top-of-the-class in terms of style, technology, and luxury features, not to mention a novel subscription leasing plan.

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2019 BMW X12019 BMW X1
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2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)2019 Lexus UX
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace is a strong, fun-to-drive entry to a red-hot city luxury crossover market.
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is an impressive first start for an automaker that, almost amazingly, has skipped small crossovers until now.
The 2019 Lexus UX gives its maker a kicky new entry point for crossover shoppers.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility VehicleMidsize CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
P250 AWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door LuxuryUX 200 FWDGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic/CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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