Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
"2018" I-Pace vs 2018 Model S 75D.
EDIT - See second post.
Since Tesla's go by production date, both these cars are 2018's.
It is the base Tesla Model S with 19" tires vs the First Edition on 20's.
Driving was done in the same area in the same fashion, that is Driven Like a Jaguar. Actually the Tesla was driven a bit slower on the freeway since I could not access the HOV or Toll Roads.
59 miles consumed 20.9 kWh in the Model S. Range mode.
57 miles consumed 19.0 kWh in the I-Pace. Dynamic mode.
Anyone seeing much of a difference there?
Things I like about the Model S?
The ability to leave the rear camera on while driving. I love this. It has poor rear vision like the I-Pace if not worse, and you can't trust the radar system for blind spots. It's right about 4 out 5 times at best.
"Floaty" ride would be good for long trips on rougher roads. Better than Cadillac CT6.
Good acceleration for the base model. In fact, might be quicker than I-Pace, or at least feels quicker. I was impressed.
Power steering column adjust.
Not so much?
Ingress and egress. Not quite Corvette tough, but a pain. The cushions on center armrest slide easily so you can't use them.
Comfort and adjustability of seat in this price segment.
Lack of HUD.
Hard to tell where the nose ends, and it's much longer than necessary.
I'm 90% sure the I-Pace turns sharper.
The car does not like bumpy corners driven aggressively. Seriously, do not try this on public roads. It will not tolerate it like the Jaguar will.
Very vague steering feel in this price segment. Even the Volt is better. The Jaguar and CT6 smoke it in handling control in technical areas.
ACC is not as smooth as GM or Jaguar. Autosteering was disabled on the rental car.
Starting to look dated.
At 11,000 miles (same as my I-Pace) more creaking of loose pieces. I don't have any on the Jaguar.
Louder interior sound levels in traffic.
Some simple things are more complex than necessary. It took a couple minutes to find the odometer, figure out how to unlock passenger doors, shifting the car is odd, etc.
"Frunk" is larger, but not as big as people claim.
Interior is large, but not as large as Jaguar using my 6'1" son and my 6'1" self, and 2 women.
"Radar" images are not to be trusted, nor the Turn-by-turn navigation.
It's not a bad car, it's a good car. But I like driving the Jaguar a lot more.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
Last edited by McRat; 07-16-2019 at 01:19 PM.