The vehicle has a 90-kilowatt battery that powers the engine for up to 240 miles (only slightly less than the 295-mile range of the Tesla Model X.) The I-PACE will be shown at the New York International Auto Show later this month and will be available in the US during the second half of this year.
The all-electric SUV will start at $70,495 (including $995 freight, before government incentives), representing a $9,000 savings when compared against the entry-level Model X 75D. The Jaguar I-Pace reportedly costs $10,000 less than the 75D.
The British automaker announced that the vehicle will start at $69,500 in the U.S.
While Tesla is expected to launch a less expensive and smaller Model Y crossover in 2020 or thereafter, for the moment the Jaguar seems priced competitively if you don't need that third row.
In the United Kingdom 2019 I-PACE will retail for $87,152 since the price contains a hefty value added tax. Jaguar says it makes 394 horsepower and 512 pounds-feet of torque, and can hit 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds - a bit slower than the base Tesla Model S' low-4-seconds sprint.
One of the advantages of the Tesla over the Jaguar is its Supercharger network. They will either have to charge their cars at home or rely on independent charging stations.
It all depends on how you define an SUV and whether or not you accept the comparison of the I-Pace to the Model X, or prefer to match the I-Pace to the Model 3. But at home charging options include a 100kW charger that reaches an 80 percent charge in 40 minutes.
It should be noted that the I-Pace was not intentionally built to be a Model X competitor.
However, the two electric vehicles (EV) are not exactly the same.