2018 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2018 Tesla Model X 75D

Electric vehicles are popular right now, and many of the electric vehicles entering the market have more to offer than their standard counterparts. There is no denying that companies like Jaguar and Tesla are among industry leaders when it comes to creating some of the most attractive and technologically advanced vehicles in the world. If you're looking for the best electric SUV that money can buy, your choices are ultimately going to come down to the 2018 Jaguar I-Pace and the 2018 Tesla Model X 75D.

Both of these vehicles blow the rest of the competition away, but is there one that edges out the other?

Performance

The 2018 Jaguar I-Pace comes standard with an all-electric drivetrain that provides the equivalent of up to 394 horsepower at 4,250 rpm and an impressive 512 pound-feet of torque. Those are pretty good numbers for an electric vehicle, especially when you consider the size of the chassis that the drivetrain is powering. The I-Pace is also capable of accelerating from zero to 60 in only 4.5 seconds.

The 2018 Tesla Model X 75D offers up to 518 horsepower, according to Tesla, and an acceleration from zero to 60 in approximately 4.9 seconds. While Tesla is claiming a much higher horsepower, though, the fact that the acceleration can't compete with the I-Pace suggests that the Tesla's power distribution isn't quite as efficient as the I-Pace.

Fuel Economy

Because electric vehicles don't consume traditional fuel, fuel economy becomes a relative term when comparing these two vehicles. Instead, you're going to want to take a close look at how far each SUV can travel on a single charge. The 2018 Jaguar I-Pace comes equipped with an array of 90-kilowatt batteries that provide an estimated maximum range of 240 miles under normal driving conditions.

The 2018 Tesla Model X 75D, on the other hand, comes in at a lower range of 237 miles on a single charge. A disparity of only three miles per charge is likely not much of a deal breaker for most shoppers, but it could make the difference in a pinch if you're not able to stop at a charging station before you make it home.

Luxury & Convenience

 

In terms of interior luxuries, both vehicles are on pretty even ground. You're going to find all of the latest technology in each SUV, including touchscreen panels, onboard navigation, and even AI-powered auto-pilot features.Really, you'll feel more like the captain of a futuristic starship than a driver behind the wheel of either vehicle. It is worth noting, however, that the massive display that takes up the entire central portion of the Tesla's dash is walking a fine line between highly distracting and downright overwhelming. There's just too much going on to allow for safe interaction from behind the wheel.

The I-Pace, on the other hand, makes some really intelligent design choices when it comes to driver interaction, making control of onboard systems much more intuitive and easier to navigate while you're on the road.

No matter which one of these vehicles you choose, you're going to end up behind the wheel of something truly special. The 2018 Jaguar I-Pace, however, is a slightly better electric SUV overall. Test drive one today and see for yourself!

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