Judged purely on its towing prowess, though, the F-Pace is as good as it gets.
The 3.0-litre engine sounds great and goes as well as it sounds, pulling car and caravan from 30-60mph in just 7.7 seconds. Steep hills don’t slow progress, and overtakes can be made quickly and decisively.
It’s tremendously stable, too. In the lane-change test it bullied the caravan into following obediently at all speeds, and kept the tourer firmly in its place at motorway speeds.
Only when slowing down from the legal limit could the Al-Ko ATC sensors pick up a little side-to-side movement.
The F-Pace is every bit as impressive without a caravan in tow, with poise and agility that belies its size. However, there’s more road noise than you’d hear in the Audi Q5 or BMW X3.
Our practicality team found room for most of their holiday luggage, and there’s a full suite of towing aids including trailer stability control, self-levelling suspension and a reversing camera with a good view of the towball.
A great car, then, but there’s no getting away from the high price. And the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are better finished inside, and should prove cheaper to fuel than the Jaguar.