2018 Jaguar E-PACE vs 2018 BMW X1

2018 Jaguar E-PACE Exterior Driver Side Front vs 2018 BMW X1 Exterior Passenger Side Front

For the past several years, one segment has been increasing in popularity and size faster than anything we’ve ever seen before. Each year, more and more subcompact crossovers blink into existence, and we couldn’t be more pleased that luxury brands are starting to jump on the bandwagon. We’re even more pleased that Jaguar has decided to enter the segment itself, as this year marks the birth of the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE. Extremely similar to its larger sibling the F-PACE, the E-PACE brings the same premium sophistication to the rapidly growing subcompact luxury crossover segment.

We wanted to see how our new crossover measures up to one of the segment’s old guard, so we decided to pit the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE vs 2018 BMW X1. The X1 has been around since ’09, before the segment’s big boom, so it makes a great competitor for the E-PACE.

2018 Jaguar E-PACE


2018 BMW X1

246 HP Horsepower 228 HP
24 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 26 mpg
24.2 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 27.1 cu. ft.
5 Seating Capacity 5

Advantages of the 2018 E-PACE

We packed a few of the most important specifications into the table above to give you a true side-by-side comparison, and we’re pleased to say that the two crossovers measure up to one another quite nicely. Each crossover has its advantages, and with time we think the E-PACE will develop even more. But for now, the big advantage the E-PACE has over its BMW counterpart is its 18 extra horsepower.

That’s not a massive advantage, but it is enough to be noticeable if you were to drive them back to back. However, the horsepower boost does bring a bit of a drawback along with it, as the X1 manages to get an extra 2 miles to the gallon across highway and city driving. Again, not a huge advantage, though 2 mpg will translate to some savings at the pump over time.

Unfortunately the BMW X1 doesn’t slow down there, offering a bit of extra space behind the back row of seats as well. Nearly 3.0 cubic feet of extra space is a big boost, allowing you to fit quite a bit more cargo behind the back seat. But where seats are concerned, the two crossovers are identical.

If you’re comfortable giving up some advantages in efficiency and space for a boost in power and the host of incredible content found within the brand-new 2018 Jaguar E-PACE, then give us a call here at the sales desk and we’ll see about getting you behind the wheel of one for yourself.