2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV400 vs Snow and Ice – Full Review #drivingsportstv



The Jaguar I-Pace EV400 is a dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car designed for high speed cornering as well as light off-roading, but how does it work on snow and ice? We take the I-Pace into the cold, to have some quality donut time.

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35 Replies to “2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV400 vs Snow and Ice – Full Review #drivingsportstv”

  1. OZZIE

    I'm wondering how well it deals with snow slush driving on a highway with salted roads, will you really be able to see anything out the back window that lacks any windscreen wiper? Last time I drove in such conditions I needed to spray the windows every single time I was behind another car.

  2. JoneS SenoJ

    Backed up with a full dealership network from a manufacturer thats been around for years 🤔 shame the charge time is so long…but I'm guessing most electric cars are really toys…this is a great toy…if you have that kind of money…Great review 👏

  3. David Dahan

    How much of the battery – and range – depletes in the cold? Very hard to get an honest, everyday review of an EV in the winter. Don’t care about doing donuts. Does the cold deplete more than 25% of the battery? This is super important yet there are few articles and shockingly few reviews which cover this topic. Here’s why…. Say, to preserve battery integrity, I only charge to 85% each evening. In the morning, If I drive 50 miles before getting to work and drain the battery from 85% down to, say, 50%, will there still be sufficient battery left if the car is left in a freezing cold parking lot all day? I don’t want to come out after work and find the battery depleted to 30% and I now have to drive home stressed, without the ability to heat the cabin for fear that I would drain the battery. THAT is what I need to know about in the winter.

  4. David Bee

    Glad you mentioned that you'd be better off with dedicated SNOW tires in the conditions portrayed here – it is COMPLETE foolishness to hope that even a full time all wheel drive vehicle is SAFE in these kind of conditions because NO vehicle INCLUDING AWD and 4X$'s escapes the laws of physics ESPECIALLY under braking and cornering – dedicated snow tires are not a luxury item under these conditions but absolutely NECESSARY for safety!! All Season Tires are a COMPLETE misnomer when it comes to snow and icy roads!!! 
    Thanks for the fun video – I LOVE the I-Pace too and WANT one . . . BADLY : ) SO classy and modern looking plus it doesn't suffer from the Darth Vader school of automotive design at the front end that features all kinds of ugly vents and grills etc. a la Toyota Avalon, Lexus and some BMW's

  5. M vM

    Got my I-Pace two weeks ago (Nov. 23rd) and love it. Am already at 2000 km (1600 miles), no issues at all. It a Business Edition S model in the same white as in this review.
    Other contenders where the Model 3 (EV, but very different car) and the Etron. Model 3 I did not choose because it seems that everyone's getting one these days. And the Etron is a lot heavier, slower, has a shorter range and is simply completely boring. The I-Pace, by comparison, is a drivers car.

    Car has all the latest updates and will get the H264 update at the end of this month, promising an increase in range of about 8%.
    So far, no problems with laggy screens, errors, black screens or anything else. Dealer was very nice and professional.
    IMHO, the first series of the I-Pace clearly did not have finished software and it showed in lots of problems, errors and complaints.
    This seems to be resolved by now (luckily).
    So far, very happy with the car.

  6. Just You

    Using Jaguar brand for 18+ years and this is my horrible review with the I-PACE.
    I've had a horrible experience with Jaguar's I-Pace. I had the vehicle for a year, and have only been able to drive it for approximately 2k miles. It has had issues with battery, software malfunction, charging system, and even when you would try to start the car it would make noises. Its a shame that Jaguar has tainted its brand with such a problematic car.
    If you want to be walking to places instead of driving, BUY a Jaguar I-PACE.

  7. Michael bagley

    That full glass top will allow a lot of sunshine into the IPace during the Summer thereby causing more interior heat. This will cause the owner to run the battery draining air conditioning. The range should be higher with a 90 kw battery, but the IPace weights 5000 pounds. The Chevy Bolt gets 238 miles in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Of course the Bolt doesn't look as good as the IPace. The future of electric vehicles is bright indeed.

  8. ZoneJKL

    Seems that today most important in the car is infotainment 🙁 I'd take I-Pace even it would have c-tape player only. It's a driver's car, not a space invader.

  9. ck m

    I drove one of these for an extended period of time last fall. Gotta say, it's a pretty amazing do it all vehicle. While I'm not into buying new cars, this is one I would seriously consider if they would just have more high-capacity chargers around….. This is where Tesla is winning.

  10. Bill DeFalco

    Should definitely NOT be mashing the pedal when driving in heavy snow (with this, or with any vehicle!) – absolutely no sense in doing that, other than to demonstrate to the world what a Poor and Unskilled Driver you are! Overall Way Too Much Hard Driving – which dramatically increases tread wear on the tires resulting in much longer panic stop braking distances, not to mention significantly reducing tire life – and not to mention significantly increasing your chances of becoming another motor vehicle accident statistic. Very BAD driving examples in this video for new up and coming drivers to be exposed to! – Totally Irresponsible! You need to register for a good Defensive Driving Course and Learn the Right Way to safely operate a motor vehicle. You are an adult and should have long ago LOST the Little Boy Zoom-Zoom Driving Mentality!
    Learn how to become a Safe and Efficient Driver to live longer and help keep you and your passengers from adding yourselves to these dreadful global motor vehicle accident statistics:
    Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.

    An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

    More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

    Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.

    Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.

    Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world’s roads, on average over 1,000 a day.

    Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world’s vehicles.

    Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.

    Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries USD $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.

    READ THIS: Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

  11. Anthony Dayspring99

    Sorry I disagree with you on the infotainment. It’s nowhere near as bad as you make out and the speed on YOUR video appears fine. Why do reviewers with limited originality default to infotainment as the defacto weak leak. Was it as fast as my iphone, of course not, but was it as bad as your making out – no.
    I also prefer the tactile interfaces and Thank F for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto – both features lacking in a Tesla. Still waiting on an Enron tester but I was absolutely impressed with the IPace. Best car Jag make by far.

  12. Frank Reiff

    Concerning the seats: you're better off sticking with the standard 18 way adjustable heated and ventilated sports seats, which are insanely great. I tried the "Performance seats" that are in the tested model and yes, they aren't great for tall people (I'm 6 foot 6). The side support of the sports seats is more than sufficient because due to the low center of gravity the car has zero body roll anyway. In the second row, the performance seats also impinge a little on the rear passengers' leg room. So they are 100% for show.

    Personally, during my test drive, I was impressed with how fast the reversing camera came up; it was full screen and during the few seconds that I used it for I didn't notice any lag. I have heard in multiple reviews that the camera is slow to activate and the display is tiny; not in my experience and not compared to a 2015 Audi S3. It could be that the test cars are running around with the older software. There are OTA updates, but you have to apply them manually.

    Another thing that often comes up is that the range display is erratic. This is due to the fact that the car predicts your range based on YOUR recent driving habits. If you get the car from somebody who has been hammering it to do 0 to 60 dashes, it will show a really low range. If you got it from a eco-saint it'll show a fantastic range and you'll be super disappointed. So there are reviews out there that go all the way from "much better than expected", over "super accurate" to "incredibly over-optimistic".

    I didn't get to play around with the infotainment system at all, but it sure looked good. My experiences with the new Audi A6 (highly rated) and the (terrible) Renault touch screen systems both told me that using a touch screen while driving is incredibly distracting and I, at least, am just as likely to run off the road as to find the right place in my podcast 🙂

  13. 2012bigPerm

    Saving a few bucks on processors and ram on a car this expensive is really not acceptable to me… Just goes to show you that auto manufactures just can't seem to change tradition. Rich people are dumb for the most part these days so they likely won't mind. Rest of it appears amazing.

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