2018 Volvo V60 vs. 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Volvo V60 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar E-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Volvo V60 offers optional built in child seats. They’re more crash worthy than an added child seat because of their direct attachment to the seat and because they provide five point harnesses like those in race cars. Jaguar doesn’t offer the convenience and security of a built-in child safety seat in the E-Pace. Their owners must carry a heavy child seat in and out of the vehicle; V60 owners can just fold their built-in child seat up or down.

Both the V60 and the E-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, its standard front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the V60 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The E-Pace has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

The V60’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the E-Pace’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 81 percent more Volvo dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the V60’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Volvo vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Volvo 30th in initial quality. With 14 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st.

Engine

The V60 has more powerful engines than the E-Pace:

 

Horsepower

Torque

V60 T6 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

302 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

V60 Polestar 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

362 HP

347 lbs.-ft.

E-Pace P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

246 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the V60 AWD gets better fuel mileage than the E-Pace:

 

 

V60

E-Pace

 

4WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (240 HP)/Auto

22 city/33 hwy

21 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (302 HP)/Auto

22 city/32 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Volvo V60 uses regular unleaded gasoline. The E-Pace requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the V60 Polestar’s brake rotors are larger than those on the E-Pace:

 

V60 Polestar

E-Pace

E-Pace R-Dynamic

Front Rotors

14.6 inches

12.8 inches

13.74 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

11.8 inches

11.8 inches

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the V60’s wheelbase is 3.7 inches longer than on the E-Pace (109.3 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

Chassis

The Volvo V60 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 400 pounds less than the Jaguar E-Pace.

Passenger Space

The V60 has .1 inches more front headroom, 1.3 inches more front legroom and .9 inches more front shoulder room than the E-Pace.

Cargo Capacity

The V60 has a much larger cargo area than the E-Pace with its rear seat up (28 vs. 24.2 cubic feet).

The V60’s cargo area is larger than the E-Pace’s in every dimension:

 

V60

E-Pace

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

38.5”/68.9”

31.7”/61.7”

Min Width

42.9”

41.6”

Model Availability

The V60 is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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