2019 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Compared to metal, the X1’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Jaguar F-Pace has a metal gas tank.

Both the X1 and the F-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 F-Pace has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

The X1’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the F-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

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the X1 has a standard 150-amp alternator. The F-Pace’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the X1 first among small premium SUVs in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The F-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.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the X1 gets better fuel mileage than the F-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

F-Pace

 

AWD

25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

 

 

30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

 

 

S 3.0 Supercharged V6

18 city/23 hwy

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the BMW X1 higher (7 out of 10) than the Jaguar F-Pace (1 to 7). This means the X1 produces up to 47 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the F-Pace every 15,000 miles.

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 F-Pace doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

X1

F-Pace

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

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 F-Pace Base’s standard 60 series tires.

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 F-Pace doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

The X1 xDrive28i handles at .87 G’s, while the F-Pace Portfolio pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the X1’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the F-Pace’s (37.4 feet vs. 38 feet).

For greater off-road capability the X1 has a 1.3 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the F-Pace SVR (7.2 vs. 5.9 inches), allowing the X1 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The X1’s minimum ground clearance is .9 inch higher than on the F-Pace (7.2 vs. 6.3 inches).

Chassis

The BMW X1 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 700 pounds less than the Jaguar F-Pace.

The X1 is 10.9 inches shorter than the F-Pace, making the X1 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The X1 is 9.8 inches narrower than the F-Pace, making the X1 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the BMW X1 amounts to more than styling. The X1 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .32 Cd. That is significantly lower than the F-Pace (.36) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the X1 get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the X1 xDrive28i is quieter than the F-Pace S:

 

X1

F-Pace

At idle

40 dB

40 dB

Full-Throttle

75 dB

81 dB

Passenger Space

The X1 has 5.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the F-Pace (101.2 vs. 96).

The X1 has 4.1 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front legroom and 1.9 inches more rear headroom than the F-Pace.

The front step up height for the X1 is 2.2 inches lower than the F-Pace (17” vs. 19.2”). The X1’s rear step up height is 2.5 inches lower than the F-Pace’s (17.3” vs. 19.8”).

Cargo Capacity

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the X1 easier. The X1’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 28.5 inches, while the F-Pace’s liftover is 30.5 inches.

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

The X1 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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 F-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Model Availability

The X1 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The F-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 F-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 F-Pace has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

The BMW X1 outsold the Jaguar F-Pace by over two to one during the 2018 model year.

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