2018 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2018 BMW X1

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the F-Pace and X1 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 X1’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 X1 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 X1.

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 X1 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.

The F-Pace (except Base)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The X1 doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the F-Pace (except Base)’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 X1 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Pace and the X1 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 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 X1’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 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than BMW pays for maintenance for the X1 (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

The F-Pace 25t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 19 more horsepower (247 vs. 228) and 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (269 vs. 258) than the X1’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 68 more horsepower (296 vs. 228) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 258) than the X1’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 152 more horsepower (380 vs. 228) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 258) than the X1’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

The F-Pace 20d’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 258) than the X1’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Pace S is faster than the BMW X1:

 

F-Pace

X1

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

100.6 MPH

90.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace 20d gets better fuel mileage than the X1 xDrive (26 city/33 hwy vs. 22 city/31 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the F-Pace 35t’s brake rotors are larger than those on the X1:

 

F-Pace 35t

X1

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

11.8 inches

The F-Pace stops much shorter than the X1:

 

F-Pace

X1

 

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

180 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the F-Pace has larger standard tires than the X1 (255/60R18 vs. 225/50R18). The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the X1 (265/40R22 vs. 225/50R18).

The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the X1’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio offers optional 22-inch wheels. The X1’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

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 X1’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Pace’s wheelbase is 8 inches longer than on the X1 (113.1 inches vs. 105.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the F-Pace is 3.1 inches wider in the front and 3.5 inches wider in the rear than on the X1.

The F-Pace S handles at .88 G’s, while the X1 xDrive28i pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Pace executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the X1 xDrive28i (25.9 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the F-Pace has a 1.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the X1 (8.4 vs. 7.2 inches), allowing the F-Pace to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

As tested by Car and Driver while cruising at 70 MPH, the interior of the F-Pace S is quieter than the X1 xDrive28i (69 vs. 70 dB).

Passenger Space

The F-Pace has 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the X1.

Cargo Capacity

The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the X1 with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 27.1 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the X1 with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 58.7 cubic feet).

Payload and Towing

The F-Pace has a 5290 lbs. towing capacity. The X1 has no towing capacity.

The F-Pace has a much higher standard payload capacity than the X1 (1510 vs. 899 lbs.).

The F-Pace has a much higher maximum payload capacity than the X1 (1510 vs. 900 lbs.).

Servicing Ease

The engine in the F-Pace is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the X1. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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 X1 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 X1 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The F-Pace’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The X1’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

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 X1 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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 X1 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

Both the F-Pace and the X1 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 X1.

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 X1 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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