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Looking at the size of the E-Pace and it's expected pricing to begin in the mid $30k range, the competition looks to be pretty clear for the E-Pace.

We'll be looking at vehicles like the Infiniti QX30/Benz GLA, the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and the Lexus NX

Has anyone looked into any of these vehicles yet?
 

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Not a bad price range for them to slot this into since that has been one of the fastest growing segments. GLA being a great example of what the potential is although it will be hard to beat them. Jaguar did well enough with the F-Pace but this segment is a whole different story.
 

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The Infiniti QX30/Benz GLA, the Audi Q3, BMW X1 all look bland to me, also heard the QX30 was somewhat lacking in power so it doesn't match its exterior design. I have looked into the Lexus NX, but the grille is hideous unless you go for teh Sport package which costs a few thousand more.
 

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Never really liked how the GLA/QX30 looked. They're terribly hideous in my opinion. The Q3 is just very bland and has nothing going on really. The X1 I think has the most character but it just looks like every other BMW so you'll be blending right in.
 

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For something that stands out from the crowd, we really can't go wrong with Jaguar with it's simple elegance and touch of aggressiveness. And their factory warranty offering is pretty nice.

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Roadside Assistance Coverage for your 2016 Model Year Jaguar car is extended to 5 years or 60,000 miles
Hopefully, this will be extended to future models as well.
 

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I think warranties are dependent on the region you live in isn't it? The best warranty I've seen from Jaguar was an 8 year one, but that was a special deal they were doing for the XE to make it more competitive.

Maybe they'll offer it for the E-pace since there's so much competition in the segment.
 

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Sometimes they do correlate with local laws and regulations so that's something that needs to be factored in. But this being Jaguar, other Jag models can be an indication, XE being the most recent.
 

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Doubt we'd be offered the 8 year factory warranty if Jaguar hasn't already done so for the F-Pace and that model also sits in a very competitive SUV segment.
 

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How much does the warranty vary from regions though. Like how does Europe differ from NA for example?
 

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The photo thread has reminded me that we actually have a comparison thread here and the Porsche Macan was never listed here. But that's probably because of the high base model price tag.
 

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Darn that is a weird one that it wasn't mentioned.

The Macan was always the biggest competitor for the F-Pace though, there's some real tension and hatred there haha
 

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In terms of performance, the Macan and F-Pace were the two main rivals. After that it was down to the nitty gritty; brand loyalty and extra features they come with.

I'm not sure if the E-Pace will be able to compete with the two giants in power alone.
 

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In terms of performance, the Macan and F-Pace were the two main rivals. After that it was down to the nitty gritty; brand loyalty and extra features they come with.

I'm not sure if the E-Pace will be able to compete with the two giants in power alone.
MotorTrend gave the nod to F-Pace in a head-to-head with the Macan.

Unless Porsche comes out with a smaller ute than Macan, the E-Pace will just have to compete with XC40 or... GLA, X1, X2 (which sit lower and are really station wagons).
 

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I test drove an XC40 R-Design today and wow what a peppy little thing it was, with no turbo lag, plenty of power and a very quiet, comfortable ride. I'm hoping to test drive the E-Pace this weekend but based on all the reviews I've read so far I'm not holding my breath on the ride quality.
 

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I test drove an XC40 R-Design today and wow what a peppy little thing it was, with no turbo lag, plenty of power and a very quiet, comfortable ride. I'm hoping to test drive the E-Pace this weekend but based on all the reviews I've read so far I'm not holding my breath on the ride quality.
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It seem like Chinese car makers want to aggressively enter the North American market, so much to the point they wanted to buy out some of your favorite American brands. Soon they'll be debuting a Tesla rivaling EV. If they aim that high I bet soon that high volume products like the E-Pace will have a new rival :)
 
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