2019 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the X1 and the E-Pace 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the X1 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 139 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The E-Pace has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

The X1’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the E-Pace’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 2 times as many BMW dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X1’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates rated the X1 first among small premium SUVs in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The E-Pace isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 61 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 32 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Engine

As tested in Motor Trend the BMW X1 is faster than the E-Pace P250:

 

X1

E-Pace

Zero to 60 MPH

6.8 sec

7.8 sec

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

90.5 MPH

85.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the X1 gets better fuel mileage than the E-Pace:

 

 

 

MPG

X1

 

FWD

sDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

23 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

xDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/31 hwy

E-Pace

 

AWD

P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

 

 

P300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

21 city/27 hwy

Transmission

The X1’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The E-Pace doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the X1’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the E-Pace:

 

X1

E-Pace

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

The X1’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the E-Pace are solid, not vented.

The X1 stops much shorter than the E-Pace:

 

X1

E-Pace

 

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

122 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The X1’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 E-Pace’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the X1 has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the E-Pace.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the X1 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The E-Pace doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

The X1 has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The E-Pace’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The X1’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (56.5% to 43.5%) than the E-Pace’s (58.7% to 41.3%). This gives the X1 more stable handling and braking.

The X1 xDrive28i handles at .87 G’s, while the E-Pace SE pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The X1 xDrive28i executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.6 seconds quicker than the E-Pace SE (26.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the X1’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the E-Pace’s (37.4 feet vs. 39.1 feet).

Chassis

The BMW X1 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 pounds less than the Jaguar E-Pace.

The X1 is 6.4 inches narrower than the E-Pace, making the X1 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the X1 xDrive28i is quieter than the E-Pace SE (40 vs. 44 dB).

Passenger Space

The X1 has 2.7 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, 1.2 inches more rear headroom and 1.9 inches more rear legroom than the E-Pace.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X1’s available rear seats recline. The E-Pace’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The X1 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the E-Pace with its rear seat up (27.1 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The X1 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the E-Pace with its rear seat folded (58.7 vs. 52.7 cubic feet).

The X1’s cargo area is larger than the E-Pace’s in almost every dimension:

 

X1

E-Pace

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

35.1”/69”

31.7”/61.7”

Max Width

51.5”

51.6”

Min Width

39.5”

41.6”

Height

33”

29.4”

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 16% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 15th.

Ergonomics

Consumer Reports rated the X1’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the E-Pace’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the X1 offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The E-Pace doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side window, the X1 has a standard extendable sun visor. The E-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Model Availability

The X1 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

J.D. Power and Associates rated the X1 first among small premium SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The E-Pace isn’t in the top three.

The X1 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 2 of the last 3 years. The E-Pace has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

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