There are four key trim levels within the F-PACE range, 'Prestige', 'Portfolio', 'R-Sport', 'S' and 'SVR'. 'Prestige' may be the starting point at around £36,500 but you still get heated leather seats, a powered tailgate, parking sensors at both ends, 18" alloys, a Bluetooth infotainment system with sat-nav and daytime running lights. Starting at about £39,000, 'R-Sport' adds more aggressive body styling, 19" wheels and sports seats, while for around £55,000 'S' models get one of the V6s, 20" wheels, a rear view camera, a 380w stereo and even sportier styling.
'Portfolio' is the luxury option but can be had with the 2.0-litre diesel for just over £41,000. Over 'Prestige', it adds a panoramic roof, heated front screen and headlight washers as well as a leather-effect dashboard top. Options include a 12.3" virtual instrument cluster similar to that offered by Audi, an uprated infotainment system and four-zone climate control. The F-PACE should be commended for offering autonomous emergency braking as standard on all models, along with a lane departure warning system and traffic sign recognition on top of airbags and all the electronic nannies we take for granted these days. Those that tow will also appreciate the trailer stability assist.