CHRIS BRUCE: I had an attractive, fairly affordable F-Pace Prestige ready, until the options list tempted me into an extra $5,000 in features. The final price of $56,255 doesn't seem too bad, though. While the diesel engine is probably quite nice, it's extremely hard not to pick the supercharged V6 with its intoxicating sound and 340 hp. Mine also includes the black trim package ($320), deleting the powertrain badge ($0), Adaptive Dynamics Pack ($1,000), Vision Pack ($2,000), and Head-up Display ($990). The British Racing Green paint ($550) and aluminum interior trim ($300) add a little more to the bottom line but are worth it for the extra style.
GREG MIGLIORE: I shamelessly loaded mine up with options, let's just get that out of the way. But the F-Pace offers a lot of cool stuff, and the $400 activity security key is worth it for active lifestyles. I went with the silver paint and black 22s because I'd want my grocery-getter to have some attitude, and I think the pairing makes for a sinister yet tasteful appearance. Naturally, I'd want the 380-hp V6. It's a Jag. I want it to purr.
SEYTH MIERSMA: If I'm throwing down on an F-Pace, I've already decided that I'm not going the thrifty route for my new crossover. Still, I don't see any particular advantage to the most-sporting version. The 340-hp gas-powered Jag will do just fine. Middle of the road then: F-Pace Prestige has the Xenons, heated seats, and steering wheel, and navigation that'd I'd add to a lesser model. And it looks hilariously disrespectful in this BRG paint with 20-inch black wheels.
Jeremy Korzeniewski: The F-Pace is a Jaguar, and that means it can be both sporty and luxurious at the same time. But that doesn't mean it can't also be efficient. To that end, I chose to eschew the powerful gasoline engine options and instead spec my fictional F-Pace with a diesel. Sure, I'd like more than 180 horsepower, but this crossover's 318 pound-feet of torque is more than enough to make daily driving chores a relaxed affair.
Of course, British Racing Green is always an acceptable color for a Jag, and I matched the classic hue with a two-tone Latte Taurus interior (creamy tan and deep brown). By adding the Comfort and Convenience package, I got heated and cooled seats in front, heated and reclining seats in the rear and an automatic rear hatch. Adding the Technology package brings navigation and a large 12.3-inch screen to go along with the upgraded 17-speaker stereo system.
I chose to pair the Adaptive Dynamics package with diamond-turned 22-inch Turbine wheels, which, combined, adds $4,500 to the bottom line. All told, my configuration lists at $62,195. And I'm sure it'll be the most efficient choice when compared to the configurations assembled by the rest of the power-hungry Autoblog staff.