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Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace

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Diesel delivers near-hybrid fuel economy and range.

It has pulling power: With diesel power, the Jag's max tow rating is 5,290 pounds.

It costs thousands less than smaller rivals like the Porsche Macan.

What's Not So Good

Diesel fuel has become the most expensive fuel. It often costs more per gallon than unleaded premium.

Rear visibility is poor, having been sacrificed on the altar of good looks.

Under the Hood

The Jag's standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has 247 horsepower and 269 foot-pounds of torque at 1,200 rpm. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.

Equipped with this engine, the F-Pace goes from zero to 60 mph in about 6.3 seconds. The Environmental Protection Agency says this engine is good for 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

The next engine is a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6. It's available in 340 or 380 horsepower and (as with the turbo four) paired with the eight-speed automatic and full-time AWD.

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