Jaguar I-Pace reliability & safety

Given the general reliability of electric motors, the Jaguar I-Pace should be the most reliable car in carmaker's range

Euro NCAP Adult protection rating Child protection rating Safety assist rating
Five stars 91% 81% 81%

Jaguar doesn’t have the best reliability record, but given that electric powertrains have very few moving parts it’s likely that the I-Pace will keep you moving, no problem. There’s also masses of safety equipment as standard and the I-Pace received the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP's independent safety evaluation.

Jaguar I-Pace reliability & problems

The I-Pace is a relatively new car on an all-new platform, so there’s no owner feedback available yet with which to judge its reliability. Jaguar came 10th out of 26 manufacturers tested in the 2018 Driver Power satisfaction survey run by our sister title Auto Express, although a 20th-place finish in the reliability category is rather less encouraging.

Given its fewer moving parts, the electric I-Pace’s motor should be more reliable than any petrol or diesel engine, although of course there are plenty of ancillary electronics and mechanical components in the suspension that have just as much potential for problems.

Safety

Euro NCAP crash-tested the I-Pace and awarded it the maximum five-star rating – the same as for all other Jaguars. Standard safety equipment includes traffic-sign recognition, lane-keeping assistance, tiredness warning, autonomous emergency braking at city speeds and a rear cross-traffic monitor. SE spec and above gets the Drive Pack, comprising blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and high-speed emergency braking. 

A space-saver spare wheel is a must-have option for any car that doesn’t get a spare tyre as standard; it costs £180 on an I-Pace. You can also pay extra to get a 360-degree view camera and adaptive cruise control with a steering assistance function that’ll have the car steering to help keep you centred in the lane.