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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

Jaguar I-Pace
Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£63,925 - £74,425
Fuel Type:
Electric
Euro NCAPAdult protection ratingChild protection ratingSafety 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.

Safety

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.

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