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Eric's Autos; 2022 Jaguar F-Pace

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Standard four uses about the same amount of gas as the much more powerful six.

Under The Hood

The F-Pace offers three drivetrain options, beginning with the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 246 horsepower and 269 foot-pounds of torque (at 1,300 RPM).

This punchy little engine does an impressive job of moving the two-ton (4,015 pounds) cat to 60 in about 6.9 seconds. EPA says you should see 22 mpg in city driving and 27 on the highway.

Next up is an inline six that is both turbocharged, supercharged and (mildly) hybridized.

The turbocharger is a mechanical twin-scroll unit that hugs up as close to the exhaust ports as possible to build boost as quickly (and smoothly) as possible. But since all turbos -- no matter how closely they hug the exhaust ports -- are dependent on exhaust gas pressure to build boost pressure, it takes a moment for the boost to begin building.

 

That gap is filled by an electrically driven supercharger that builds boost immediately.

The result is what feels like a very strong engine that isn't turbocharged -- and either 335 or 395 horsepower (and 354 or 406 foot-pounds of torque, respectively) depending on which version of this engine you select.

There's one more engine to consider.

It's the 5.0-liter V8 that powers the very high-performance F-Pace SVR. This engine has a mechanically driven supercharger, which is powered by the engine (like an alternator or power steering pump).

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