Jaguar Land Rover has priced its first all-electric vehicle, a sporty looking 2019 I-PACE crossover sport utility vehicle, at $69,500 in the USA market, a base cost that puts it $10,000 below the standard Tesla Model X. However, the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X aren't exactly equal competitors. Now we know. The Jaguar I-Pace starts at $70,495 with destination.
Jaguar's first electric vehicle is a five-seat hatchback - which the automaker calls an SUV - and comes with standard all-wheel drive and an electric motor at each axle.
The I-Pace is no slouch either since its two electric motors generate a combined 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft. of torque.
I-Pace buyers also won't have access to Tesla's Supercharger network, instead needing to plug in at home or find independent charging locations. The Model X 75D base trim gets 237 miles of range and hits 0-60 mph in just under 5 seconds, whereas the I-Pace hustles from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and travels 240 miles on a full battery.
To Tesla's credit, however, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace offers an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on its battery pack, whereas the Model X's battery is covered for 8 years and infinite miles, along with a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty. But at home charging options include a 100kW charger that reaches an 80 percent charge in 40 minutes.
Its U.S. dealers have been able to take customer orders for the I-Pace since it debuted on March 1, the company added. Direct comparisons for the I-Pace are hard to make since its length is on par with the Tesla Model 3 sedan, but its crossover body provides a higher seating position and interior room more comparable to the Model X.