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|
|5 stars (2018)||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 as a brand came a very respectable ninth overall in the 2019 Driver Power satisfaction survey, published by our sister title Auto Express.
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 charging hardware that have potential for problems.
Euro NCAP crash-tested the I-Pace in 2018 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.
That you can get a space-saver tyre on the I-Pace is a real bonus as very few electric cars offer this; most settle for a tyre repair kit. It costs £180 on an I-Pace and we'd always recommend adding one to any car. 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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Jaguar I-Pace was the first electric executive SUV to match a long driving range to serious desirability and truly entertaining handling
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Jaguar I-Pace has an impressive official range, but real-world range isn't much better than you'll see in its rivals
- 3Running costsThe Jaguar I-Pace is expensive to buy, but still very competitive with its rivals on purchase and running costs
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Jaguar I-Pace is the best-handling pure electric car you can buy, short of the more expensive Porsche Taycan
- 5Interior & comfortThe I-Pace's interior is smart and modern, but there are more intuitive infotainment systems
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Jaguar I-Pace’s boot is a good size and has dedicated cable storage, and there’s plenty of space for rear passengers
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingGiven the general reliability of electric motors, the Jaguar I-Pace should be the most reliable car in carmaker's range