The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is a fascinating all-electric crossover that looks good and drives well. Its luxury designation and price will limit its mainstream popularity, but there's no denying that the I-Pace's futuristic facade captures the imagination. This ute boasts an EPA-rated range of 253 miles plus fast-charging capability and instantaneous acceleration. The I-Pace also handles more like a sports car than a five-seat crossover, with its controlled demeanor and tactile steering. Inside, the Jag shows off with cutting-edge design, ample passenger space, and popular features. Although it fell short of its claimed driving range in our real-world test and was slow to charge using a common outlet, the 2022 I-Pace proves that EVs can be electrifying in other ways.
What's New for 2022?
After skipping the 2021 model year, Jaguar gives the I-Pace a handful of improvements. It now offers a complimentary 4G data plan, a 360-degree camera system, and wireless charging. The optional Bright package adds chrome exterior trim, Atlas Grey accents, and other minor styling changes. Inside, there's a new infotainment system that's said to be easier to operate than the one it replaces. Plus, it gains a feature that tells you where the nearest charging stations are and how long it should take to restore the battery. The I-Pace also receives a 11.0-kW onboard charger that delivers quicker at-home charging than the old 7.0-kW version. Now, it'll take you 8.6 hours to fully recharge a dead battery versus 12.6 hours before, according to Jaguar.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The 2022 I-Pace is now only offered in the previously top-of-the-line HSE trim. However, it's now $11k cheaper than before, with a starting price that's almost identical to the previous base model. The HSE comes standard with an array of active safety features, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, and it also sports a powerful premium audio system, a head-up display, leather upholstery, 16-way power front seats with heated and cooled cushions, a power-operated liftgate, and 20-inch wheels.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The I-Pace boasts standard all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors that produce a combined 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. That energy provides quick and effortless acceleration to zip between city stoplights and pass slowpokes on the highway. The I-Pace has a comfortable ride courtesy of its standard air suspension as well as satisfying steering feedback. A hefty battery pack beneath the floor provides a low center of gravity that gives the electrified Jag an extra dose of agility and stability. While the version we tested was unquestionably fun to drive, its uneven braking behavior when coming to a stop was a shortcoming.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Every I-Pace features a 90.0-kWh battery pack that provides an EPA-rated driving range of 253 miles. For comparison, the Audi e-tron has an estimated range of up to 204 miles and the Tesla Model X, up to 295 miles. Still, the electric Jag includes a standard DC fast-charging port that allows 80 percent of its battery to be replenished in as little as 40 minutes. Those without access to the fastest charging option will have to wait a claimed 8.6 hours to fully replenish the battery using the more common 240-volt AC outlet. This is an improvement over last year's model, which required almost 13 hours to charge this way. The difference? Jaguar upgraded the I-Pace's onboard charger from a 7.0-kW unit to one with 11.0 kilowatts.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The government estimates the 2022 I-Pace will get 80 MPGe in the city, 72 MPGe on the highway, and 76 MPGe combined. While those ratings are comparable with the e-Tron's, they're considerably lower than the Model X's. The last I-Pace we ran on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, achieved 64 MPGe—8 below its own highway rating and 3 MPGe less than the e-tron earned. (We haven't tested a Model X on our real-world route.) For more information about the I-Pace's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Jaguar complements the I-Pace's stylish exterior with a sophisticated cabin that boasts a flashy dashboard and ample passenger space. While the front seats are nicely bolstered, they're not the most comfortable on prolonged trips. Of course, the I-Pace can be outfitted with many desirable features such as four-zone climate control, a head-up display, heated front and rear seats, various choices of leather upholstery, and more. Its cubby storage is highlighted by a versatile center console that features a useful bin under the armrest and a tray below the center stack. In the back, we managed to fit seven carry-on suitcases in the cargo area and 18 with the rear seats folded.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Every I-Pace comes with a touch-sensitive infotainment system that includes a 10.0-inch upper screen for audio and the like as well as a 5.5-inch lower display that primarily handles cabin climate. While Jaguar claims to have updated the interface to be more intuitive than before, we have yet to test that out for ourselves. One neat feature of the new software is that it'll show you the locations of charging stations as well as their availability, cost, and estimated charging time. Every I-Pace supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. An 825-watt Meridian sound system also comes standard.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
This electrified ute has an assortment of standard driver-assistance technology, including automatic high-beams and blind-spot monitoring. A 360-degree camera system is also available. For more information about the I-Pace'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 forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Jaguar provides one of the most comprehensive warranty plans on the market, with lengthy limited and powertrain coverage. Plus, it offers one of the best complimentary scheduled maintenance periods we've seen.
- Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Electric components are covered for eight years or 100,000
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for five years or 60,000 miles