By Jeff Dufour | November 15, 2016 | Lifestyle
Roll like a digital dignitary in the Jaguar F-Pace.
“It looks like a living room,” says my wife as we climb into the new Jaguar F-Pace SUV for a road trip up I-95.
She’s right—if the living room in question belonged to a Silicon Valley tech titan. It must be the two-tone gray-and-black leather seats. Or maybe the blue LEDs that light up along the doors at night. It’s definitely the 10.2-inch touchscreen that controls a server’s worth of features, such as a smart navigation system that suggests parking lots and alternate routes for your daily commute, a 17-speaker surround sound system, and Wi-Fi that accommodates up to eight devices.
This isn’t the kind of throwback SUV you’ll load with fishing gear and then go bashing through the woods to your favorite campground. It’s the kind you’ll take to a resort offering daily massages in a luxury yurt.
Still, this auto’s no shrinking violet. The oversize grille, coupled with the narrow slits of the headlights, lends a playful sneer as the car approaches—a nice counterpart to the 380-horsepower, eight-speed engine that seems to growl at every tollbooth in its path.
Or maybe that’s just my imagination. Rosenthal Jaguar, 1592 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, 703-893-1700
PhotograPhy courtesy of Jaguar