Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Jaguar XF VS 2017 BMW 5 Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Jaguar XF

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2017 BMW 5

Safety Comparison

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar XF have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The BMW 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the XF and 5 Series Sedan have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The XF 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 5 Series Sedan’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 XF has standard whiplash protection, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the whiplash protection system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To help make backing safer, the XF’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 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the XF and the 5 Series Sedan 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 all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and driver alert monitors.

Warranty Comparison

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The XF comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The 5 Series Sedan’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XF for 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than BMW pays for maintenance for the 5 Series Sedan (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Engine Comparison

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The XF’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 258) than the 530i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the XF 20d gets better fuel mileage than the 530i Sedan:

 

 

XF

5 Series

 

RWD

Auto

31 city/42 hwy

24 city/34 hwy

 

AWD

Auto

30 city/40 hwy

23 city/33 hwy

 

The XF’s standard fuel tank has 1.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the 5 Series Sedan (19.5 vs. 18 gallons).

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the 5 Series Sedan (255/35R20 vs. 245/35R20).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For better maneuverability, the XF’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the 5 Series Sedan’s (38.1 feet vs. 39.5 feet). The XF’s turning circle is 2 feet tighter than the 5 Series Sedan xDrive’s (38.1 feet vs. 40.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

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The Jaguar XF may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 250 pounds less than the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The XF has .1 inches more front legroom, .7 inches more rear headroom, .7 inches more rear legroom and .5 inches more rear shoulder room than the 5 Series Sedan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The XF has a larger trunk than the 5 Series Sedan (19.1 vs. 18.7 cubic feet).

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the XF Prestige/R-Sport/S offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The XF 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 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the XF to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The XF has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The 5 Series Sedan doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Recommendations Comparison

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The XF was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” in 2009. The 5 Series Sedan has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The XF was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 2 of the last 9 years. The 5 Series Sedan has never been an “All Star.”

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