2018 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the F-Pace and CR-V 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 CR-V’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 has a standard Whiplash Reduction System, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Reduction System moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The CR-V doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the F-Pace. But it costs extra on the CR-V.

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 CR-V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the F-Pace and the CR-V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, 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, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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 CR-V’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

The F-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the CR-V’s (6 vs. 5 years).

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. Honda doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the CR-V.

Reliability

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the F-Pace has a standard 800-amp battery. The CR-V’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

The battery on the F-Pace is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the F-Pace’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The CR-V’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

The F-Pace has more powerful engines than the CR-V:

 

Horsepower

Torque

F-Pace 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

CR-V LX 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

184 HP

180 lbs.-ft.

CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

190 HP

179 lbs.-ft.

The F-Pace 20d’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 138 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 180) than the CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The F-Pace 20d’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 139 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 179) than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the F-Pace S is faster than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

F-Pace

CR-V

Zero to 30 MPH

2 sec

2.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.3 sec

7.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

8.6 sec

12.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

13.2 sec

21.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5.7 sec

8.1 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.3 sec

4.2 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.3 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

102 MPH

89 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace 20d gets better fuel mileage than the CR-V LX AWD (26 city/33 hwy vs. 25 city/31 hwy).

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

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the F-Pace’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The CR-V doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The F-Pace Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V (15.9 vs. 14 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The F-Pace’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V (16.6 vs. 14 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

F-Pace 20d

F-Pace 35t

CR-V

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

11.1 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

10.2 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 on the CR-V are solid, not vented.

The F-Pace stops shorter than the CR-V:

 

F-Pace

CR-V

 

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

166 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

116 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the F-Pace has larger standard tires than the CR-V (255/60R18 vs. 235/65R17). The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the CR-V (265/40R22 vs. 235/65R17).

The F-Pace Base’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR-V LX’s standard 65 series tires. The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace Base has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the CR-V LX. The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

The F-Pace Premium/Prestige/R-Sport/S offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the CR-V, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

The F-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The CR-V’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Pace’s wheelbase is 8.4 inches longer than on the CR-V (113.1 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the F-Pace is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.5 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the CR-V.

The F-Pace S handles at .88 G’s, while the CR-V Touring AWD pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Pace executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2 seconds quicker than the CR-V Touring AWD (25.9 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 27.9 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the F-Pace has a greater minimum ground clearance than the CR-V (8.4 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the F-Pace to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the F-Pace’s available rear seats recline. The CR-V’s rear seats don’t recline.

Towing

The F-Pace’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the CR-V’s (5290 vs. 1500 pounds).

Servicing Ease

The F-Pace uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The CR-V uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.

The engine in the F-Pace is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the CR-V. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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 CR-V doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The F-Pace (except Base/Premium) offers an available heads-up display that 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 CR-V doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The power windows standard on both the F-Pace and the CR-V have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the F-Pace is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The CR-V prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The F-Pace’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The CR-V’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

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 CR-V can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

The F-Pace’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The CR-V LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the F-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The CR-V doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

The F-Pace has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The CR-V has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the EX/EX-L/Touring.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the F-Pace (except Base/Premium) offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The CR-V doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The F-Pace’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

When the F-Pace is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The CR-V’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The F-Pace Premium/Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The CR-V offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the F-Pace and the CR-V offer available 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 CR-V.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the F-Pace keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The CR-V doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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 CR-V doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The F-Pace has a standard dual zone air-conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air-conditioning is only available on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

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 CR-V doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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