Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Jaguar F-PACE VS 2017 Audi Q5 Near Phoenix, AZ

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2017 Jaguar F-PACE

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2017 Audi Q5

Safety Comparison

Both the F-Pace and Q5 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The F-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Q5’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The F-Pace R-Sport/S’ lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Q5 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The F-Pace R-Sport/S offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Q5 only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the F-Pace’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Q5 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The F-Pace R-Sport/S’ driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Q5 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The F-Pace has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Q5 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the F-Pace and the Q5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes and blind spot warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

The F-Pace comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The Q5’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Audi only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Q5.

Engine Comparison

The F-Pace’s optional 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 120 more horsepower (340 vs. 220) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 258) than the Q5 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 68 more horsepower (340 vs. 272) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 295) than the Q5 3.0T’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The F-Pace S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 108 more horsepower (380 vs. 272) and 44 lbs.-ft. more torque (339 vs. 295) than the Q5 3.0T’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

The F-Pace’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 258) than the Q5 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 23 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 295) than the Q5 3.0T’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the F-Pace S is faster than the Q5 2.0T:

 

F-Pace

Q5

Zero to 30 MPH

2 sec

2.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.3 sec

6.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

13.2 sec

19.7 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5.7 sec

7.6 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.3 sec

3.6 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.3 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

15.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

102 MPH

90 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace with its standard Diesel engine gets better fuel mileage than the Q5 2.0T (26 city/33 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the F-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Q5 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Regardless of its engine, the F-Pace’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Audi only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Q5 3.0T.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-Pace’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Q5:

 

F-Pace 20d

F-Pace 35t

Q5 2.0T

Q5 3.0T

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

11.8 inches

13 inches

The F-Pace’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Q5 2.0T are solid, not vented.

The F-Pace stops shorter than the Q5:

 

F-Pace

Q5

 

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

169 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Pace has larger standard tires than the Q5 (255/60R18 vs. 235/60R18). The F-Pace’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Q5 (265/40R22 vs. 255/45R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Q5’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

The F-Pace offers an optional full size spare tire so your trip isn’t interrupted by a flat. A full size spare isn’t available on the Q5, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Pace’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Q5 (113.2 inches vs. 110.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the F-Pace is .9 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Q5.

The F-Pace’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51% to 49%) than the Q5’s (52.9% to 47.1%). This gives the F-Pace more stable handling and braking.

The F-Pace S handles at .88 G’s, while the Q5 2.0T Premium Plus pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the F-Pace has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Q5 (8.4 vs. 7.9 inches), allowing the F-Pace to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Q5 with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 29.1 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Q5 with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 57.3 cubic feet).

The F-Pace’s cargo area is larger than the Q5’s in almost every dimension:

 

F-Pace

Q5

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.6”/71.9”

36.5”/67”

Max Width

49.4”

n/a

Min Width

40.7”

41.3”

Height

29.6”

n/a

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the F-Pace’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Q5 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S’ available cargo door can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Q5 doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its cargo door, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics Comparison

The F-Pace has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Q5 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S’ standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Q5 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S offers an optional heads-up display which projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Q5 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left down on the F-Pace the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Q5 can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Q5 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Pace detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Q5 doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

Both the F-Pace and the Q5 offer optional heated front seats. The F-Pace also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Q5.

On extremely cold Winter days, the F-Pace’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Q5 doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Optional InControl Apps for the F-Pace allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Q5 doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.

The F-Pace R-Sport/S’ optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q5 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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