Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Audi A6 VS 2016 Jaguar XF Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2016 Audi A6

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2016 Jaguar XF

Safety Comparison

The A6’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The XF doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Audi A6 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar XF doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The A6 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The XF doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

An active infrared night vision system optional on the A6 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then projects the image on the windshield, near the driver’s line of sight. The XF doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the A6 and the XF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the A6 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 61 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XF has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

The A6’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the XF’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 74 percent more Audi dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the A6’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The A6’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 96 lbs.-ft. more torque (428 vs. 332) than the XF’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The A6’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 89 lbs.-ft. more torque (428 vs. 339) than the XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the A6 3.0 TDI gets better fuel mileage than the XF AWD (25 city/38 hwy vs. 20 city/28 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the A6 3.0T Quattro gets better fuel mileage than the XF AWD (20 city/30 hwy vs. 20 city/28 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the A6 3.0T’s brake rotors are larger than those on the XF:

A6 3.0T


Front Rotors

14 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

Passenger Space Comparison

The A6 has 2.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XF (97.2 vs. 95).

Ergonomics Comparison

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the A6 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles cost extra on the XF.

Recommendations Comparison

The Audi A6 has won recognition from these important consumer publications:



Consumer Reports® Recommends



Kiplinger’s Award



The A6 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 5 of the last 17 years. The XF hasn’t been picked since 2009.

The Audi A6/S6 outsold the Jaguar XF by almost 8 to one during 2015.

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