These are two of the latest vehicles to tackle the new premium compact SUV segment. Which one does it better? We test out Jag's E-Pace against Volvo's XC40.
In this shootout, Jaguar’s newest SUV takes on the even newer Volvo XC40.
Both cars compete in the compact premium SUV space and cost between R600k and R900k.
The E-Pace is based on the Evoque chassis and weighs in at nearly 2-tonnes.
The Volvo, on the other hand, rides on an all-new platform developed especially for the XC40.
Both are powered by 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines but the Jag is more powerful than the Volvo and claims the performance accolades.
The Swedes have been very clever in packaging the XC40, it’s practical and feels very spacious inside.
The Jag is quite upmarket in its interior and tries to justify its higher price tag with luxury leather and wow factor.
We put the 2 cars head-to-head to decide which one is the better buy.