Battle of the luxury SUVs: Jaguar E-PACE vs Range Rover Evoque

Posted 2nd May 2023

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In the crowded SUV market that we see today, selecting the right model for you can be a daunting task. However, Dick Lovett has made the choice easier by highlighting the key features of two of our favourite compact luxury SUVs: the Jaguar E-PACE and the Range Rover Evoque. But, the question remains, which SUV will be the best fit for you?

Want to make an entrance? Your arrival in either the elegant Jaguar E-PACE or the newly updated Range Rover Evoque will make heads turn. With its distinctive coupe-like silhouette, the new Range Rover Evoque has true Land Rover DNA. Whilst the assertive and dynamic E-PACE SUV takes inspiration from its sporty sibling, the Jaguar F-TYPE. Each of these stylish SUVs is satisfyingly exciting to drive, but which one is right for you?

Jaguar E-PACE vs. Range Rover Evoque:


Since the official launch of the E-PACE and Evoque, both brands have now also introduced additional powertrains. The Jaguar E-PACE plug-in electric hybrid combines award winning design and plug-in hybrid fuel economy. With an electric range of up to 34 miles, it is the perfect compact SUV. Charging the Jaguar E-PACE from zero to full using a 7.4kW charger will take just two hours. However, the E-PACE features rapid charging compatibility meaning you can get to 0-80% in as little as 30 minutes at a 50kW rapid charge point, keeping the E-PACE topped up with electric power quickly and conveniently.

Drive on pure electric or switch to petrol power with the new Range Rover Evoque plug-in electric hybrid. The Evoque is one of several models from Land Rover now available with electric and hybrid capability, enhancing refinement and sustainability. With the Evoque plug-in electric hybrid, you’re getting a superior SUV that embraces the very best of the brand, underpinned by plug-in hybrid technology to provide cleaner, quieter, smoother drive performance. Similar to the E-PACE, the Evoque will charge from home at a maximum rate of 7.4kW and is compatible with public rapid DC chargers with a 50kW rate taking just 30 minutes to fully charge. 

Jagar E PACE and Range Rover Evoque Plug in Hybrid

Like most plug-in electric hybrid cars, both the E-PACE and Evoque use a Combined Charging System, so you can charge from home, overnight, and at any of the thousands of public charging stations. These are located all over the UK, at fuelling stations, car parks, retail parks, and even gyms. Charging times will vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: the age, condition, temperature and existing charge of the battery; facility used and duration of charge.

Powertrains available by model:

Jaguar E-PACE
Type Engine Power 0-60 mph MPG (Combined) 
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P160 160 hp 9.9 secs 35.8 mpg
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P250 249 hp 7.5 secs 32.7 mpg
Petrol Plug-in Hybrid (automatic) PHEV P300e 309 hp 6.1 secs 197 mpg
Diesel (automatic) MHE D200 204 hp 7.9 secs 44.5 mpg
Range Rover Evoque
Type Engine Power 0-60 mph MPG (Combined)
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P200 200 hp 8.0 secs 32.5 mpg
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P250 249 hp 7.0 secs 32.1 mpg
Petrol Plug-In Hybrid (automatic) P300e 309 hp 6.1 secs 198 mpg
Diesel (manual) D165 163 hp 9.5 secs 46.9 mpg
Diesel (automatic) MHEV D165 163 hp 9.2 sec 44.3 mpg
Diesel (automatic) MHEV D200 204 hp 7.9 sec 44 mpg
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P200 200 hp 8.0 secs 32.5 mpg
Petrol (automatic) MHEV P250 249 hp 7.0 secs 32.5 mpg

Performance and Economy

If you’re looking for outright power and acceleration, then the plug-in hybrid P300e is the engine of choice for both E-PACE and Evoque. With 309hp, both models complete the 0-60mph sprint in 6.1 seconds, whilst the hybrid technology boosts fuel economy with up to 190+ mpg on the combined fuel cycle.  

We appreciate a petrol plug-in hybrid may not be suitable for everyone, and with that, both Jaguar and Land Rover have you covered with various petrol and diesel options available as detailed in the tables above. Subject to what your priorities are, be that the perfect blend of performance and economy, or torque if you do a lot of towing, we’re confident you can find an engine option that perfectly matches your needs.


If you want a car that won't stop for anything, you'll appreciate the Range Rover Evoque's advanced off-road capabilities. It's great to drive on-road as well, but it really comes into its own off the beaten track thanks to features such as Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system, which automatically adapts to changes in conditions. The Evoque also has 8.3 inches of ground clearance and a wading depth of 23.6 inches. Its traction and engine output can be adjusted quickly to help you maintain momentum over grass, mud, sand, and other challenging surfaces.

Land Rover Evoque Off road

While the Jaguar E-PACE is certainly capable of driving off-road, it excels on the road with its sporty handling. Its All-Wheel-Drive with All-Surface Progress Control systems ensure impeccable road-holding abilities, while most models and trims are available with a dynamic adaptive suspension option that you can adjust to prioritise athletic handling or ride quality. The E-PACE is perfect for those who value a fun and sporty driving experience.


The Jaguar E-PACE and Range Rover Evoque both flaunt sleek and stylish designs that are bound to attract attention on the road. The sporty and athletic appearance of the E-PACE comes with a low roofline and sculpted lines to give it a muscular stance. The Evoque on the other hand has a more sophisticated and refined look, with a distinctive silhouette that distinguishes it from other SUVs. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we know that if you choose to own either of these models, you will be driving one of the most stylish SUVs on the market today.

Jaguar E PACE


Both the Jaguar E-PACE and Range Rover Evoque are smartly and luxuriously appointed. Each model offers interior features and options such as climate-controlled front seats, dual-zone climate control, heated rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated metal tread plates and a panoramic roof.

The Range Rover Evoque has a strikingly colourful, attractive, and peaceful cabin, enhanced with premium quality, soft-touch surfaces, using eco-friendly materials where possible. In contrast, the Jaguar E-PACE embodies its British heritage with a style that's both elegant and functional. The real magic takes place in the cockpit, where every element has been thoughtfully positioned for effortless accessibility to the driver. 

When it comes to space, The Jaguar E-PACE offers you 577 litres of boot space and 1,234 litres when the rear seats are folded down. The boot space in the Range Rover Evoque is slightly bigger, with 591 litres, expanding to a maximum of 1,383 litres when you fold the back seats down.

Both of these superb SUVs feature Jaguar Land Rover’s latest catalogue of technological innovations, including large touchscreen displays with easy-to-navigate Touch Pro™ infotainment. This ensures you'll stay connected while you're driving. You can use voice-activated technology to seamlessly pair and control your smartphone, as well as enjoying an amazing range of other smart features: 4G WiFi, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all come as standard.

Jaguar E PACE Interior

Jaguar E-PACE Interior

Range Rover Evoque Interior

Range Rover Evoque Interior

The Range Rover Evoque’s technology also benefits from ground-breaking (and ground-seeing) Clear Sight Ground View, where cameras mounted on the front grille and door mirrors communicate with the main infotainment display, using video to show you what's beneath the front of the car when navigating tricky sections off-road.

Both cars aim to deliver the finest luxury driving experience possible and include premium audio systems. Jaguar E-PACE owners can upgrade to the available Meridian™ Surround Sound System with 14 speakers for unparalleled sound quality, while the Range Rover Evoque offers even higher quality thanks to its Meridian™ Digital Surround Sound System with 16 speakers.


The Jaguar E-PACE is available from £42,700 or from £479 a month with our Jaguar E-PACE finance deal.

The Range Rover Evoque is available from £34,070 or from £499 a month with our Range Rover Evoque finance deal.

Ultimately, there’s only one way to truly decide between them ... and that's by taking them both for a test drive.  

So which will it be? The Jaguar E-PACE, the comfortably roomy family car with dynamic handling – perfect for someone who enjoys the open road. Or the Range Rover Evoque, the premium family car that’s completely at home both on and off-road. 

Get in touch with the team at Dick Lovett Jaguar or Dick Lovett Land Rover today to book a test drive to get to know both of these impressive SUVs.

Book Range Rover Evoque Test Drive

Book Jaguar E-PACE test drive

For more information, please contact Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover Melksham:

Dick Lovett Jaguar Melksham - 01225 562 764

Dick Lovett Land Rover Melksham - 01225 562 785

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