2020 Jaguar E-Pace vs. 2020 Lexus UX Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the E-Pace and UX Series have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The E-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The UX Series’ child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the E-Pace. But it costs extra on the UX Series.

The E-Pace offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The UX Series only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the E-Pace and the UX Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Jaguar E-Pace weighs 430 to 868 pounds more than the Lexus UX Series. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The E-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The UX Series’ 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the E-Pace for 4 years and 50,000 miles longer than Lexus pays for maintenance for the UX Series (5/60,000 vs. 1/10,000).

Engine

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The E-Pace P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 77 more horsepower (246 vs. 169) and 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (269 vs. 151) than the UX 200’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder. The E-Pace P250’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 65 more horsepower (246 vs. 181) than the UX 250h’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid. The E-Pace R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 115 more horsepower (296 vs. 181) than the UX 250h’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid.

As tested in Motor Trend the E-Pace P250 is faster than the Lexus UX Series:

E-Pace

UX 200

UX 250h

Zero to 60 MPH

7.8 sec

8.5 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

16.5 sec

16.3 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regardless of its engine, regenerative brakes improve the E-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. Lexus only offers a regenerative brake system on the UX Series Hybrid.

Regardless of its engine, the E-Pace’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Lexus only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the UX Series Hybrid.

The E-Pace has 7.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (18.1 vs. 10.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The E-Pace has 5.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series’ standard fuel tank (18.1 vs. 12.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the E-Pace’s brake rotors are larger than those on the UX Series:

E-Pace

UX Series

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

11.8 inches

11.1 inches

The E-Pace stops shorter than the UX Series:

E-Pace

UX Series

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

131 feet

143 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the E-Pace has larger standard tires than the UX Series (235/60R18 vs. 225/50R18). The E-Pace’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the UX Series (245/45R21 vs. 225/50R18).

The E-Pace’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the UX Series’ 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the E-Pace offers optional 21-inch wheels. The UX Series’ largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The E-Pace has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the UX Series; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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The E-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The UX Series’ suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the E-Pace’s wheelbase is 1.7 inches longer than on the UX Series (105.6 inches vs. 103.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the E-Pace is 3.2 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than the track on the UX Series.

The E-Pace SE handles at .80 G’s, while the UX 200 pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Chassis

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The E-Pace is 4 inches shorter than the UX Series, making the E-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The E-Pace has 2 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear headroom, 2 inches more rear legroom and 2.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the UX Series.

Cargo Capacity

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The E-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the UX Series (24.2 vs. 21.7 cubic feet).

Towing

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The E-Pace has a 3968 lbs. towing capacity. The UX Series has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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The E-Pace uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The UX Series uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.

Ergonomics

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The E-Pace’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the UX Series.

The power windows standard on both the E-Pace and the UX Series have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the E-Pace is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The UX Series prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The E-Pace’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The UX Series’ standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the E-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The UX Series doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Both the E-Pace and the UX Series offer optional heated front seats. The E-Pace also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the UX Series.

The E-Pace’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The UX Series doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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