2018 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2018 BMW X6

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the F-Pace and X6 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 X6’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.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the F-Pace. But it costs extra on the X6.

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 X6 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Pace and the X6 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, around view monitors 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 X6’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 X6 (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

The F-Pace’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 18 lbs.-ft. more torque (318 vs. 300) than the X6 s/xDrive35i’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Pace S is faster than the X6 s/xDrive35i:

 

F-Pace

X6

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

14.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

100.6 MPH

95.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace 20d gets better fuel mileage than the X6 xDrive35i (26 city/33 hwy vs. 18 city/24 hwy).

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio offers optional 22-inch wheels. The X6’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

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 X6, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the F-Pace’s turning circle is 3.1 feet tighter than the X6’s (38.9 feet vs. 42 feet).

For greater off-road capability the F-Pace has a greater minimum ground clearance than the X6 (8.4 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the F-Pace to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Jaguar F-Pace may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 700 to 1050 pounds less than the BMW X6.

The F-Pace is 6.9 inches shorter than the X6, making the F-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the F-Pace’s available rear seats recline. The X6’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the X6 with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 26.6 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the X6 with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 59.7 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the F-Pace’s optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The X6 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Payload

The F-Pace has a much higher standard payload capacity than the X6 (1510 vs. 1110 lbs.).

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 X6 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear wiper. The X6 doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Economic Advantages

Insurance will cost less for the F-Pace owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the F-Pace will cost $3245 to $6795 less than the X6 over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jaguar F-Pace will be $8041 to $20253 less than for the BMW X6.

Recommendations

The Jaguar F-Pace outsold the BMW X6 by almost three to one during 2017.

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