2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The Q8’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The I-Pace doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Audi Q8 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 I-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Q8 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The I-Pace doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the Q8 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The I-Pace doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Q8 and the I-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The Q8’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the I-Pace’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 81 percent more Audi dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Q8’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 25th in initial quality. With 43 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Fuel Economy and Range

The Q8’s maximum EPA estimated driving range on a full tank of fuel is 495 miles, after which it can be refueled at any gas station in minutes. The I-Pace’s range is only 234 miles, after which the minimum recharge time is 1 hour and 25 minutes for only an 80% charge at a specially configured quick charge station not available in most areas. A full recharge at a conventional charging station can take up to 12 hours and 54 minutes.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Q8’s brake rotors are larger than those on the I-Pace:

 

Q8

I-Pace

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

13.78 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Q8 has larger standard tires than the I-Pace (275/50R20 vs. 235/65R18). The Q8’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the I-Pace (285/45R21 vs. 255/40R22).

The Q8’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the I-Pace’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Q8 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the I-Pace.

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Q8 is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.7 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the I-Pace.

Passenger Space

The Q8 has .8 inches more front legroom, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 5.2 inches more rear legroom and 3.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the I-Pace.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Q8’s rear seats recline. The I-Pace’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The Q8 has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the I-Pace with its rear seat up (28.6 vs. 25.3 cubic feet). The Q8 has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the I-Pace with its rear seat folded (67.5 vs. 51 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Audi third in service department satisfaction. With a 30% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 15th.

Ergonomics

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Q8 has a standard rear wiper. The I-Pace doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Q8 detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The I-Pace doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

A manual rear sunshade is optional in the Q8 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The I-Pace doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

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