2019 BMW X2 vs. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the X2 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, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The X2’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 X2’s warranty.

Reliability

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the X2’s reliability 40 points higher than the E-Pace.

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

The X2 M35i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 6 more horsepower (302 vs. 296) and 27 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 295) than the E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the BMW X2 s/xDrive28i is faster than the E-Pace P250:

 

X2

E-Pace

Zero to 60 MPH

6.3 sec

7.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.9 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

92.9 MPH

85.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the X2 gets better fuel mileage than the E-Pace:

 

 

 

MPG

X2

 

FWD

sDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

23 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

xDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

21 city/31 hwy

 

 

M35i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

E-Pace

 

AWD

P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (246 HP)

21 city/28 hwy

 

 

P300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (296 HP)

21 city/27 hwy

Transmission

The X2’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 X2’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the E-Pace:

 

X2

E-Pace

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

The X2’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 X2 stops much shorter than the E-Pace:

 

X2

E-Pace

 

70 to 0 MPH

162 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

111 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The X2’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 X2 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 available on the X2 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 X2 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 X2 xDrive28i handles at .91 G’s, while the E-Pace SE pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The X2 sDrive28i xDrive executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.5 seconds quicker than the E-Pace SE (25.9 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the X2’s turning circle is 1.9 feet tighter than the E-Pace’s (37.2 feet vs. 39.1 feet).

Chassis

The BMW X2 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 550 pounds less than the Jaguar E-Pace.

The X2 is 6.3 inches narrower than the E-Pace, making the X2 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the X2 xDrive28i is quieter than the E-Pace SE:

 

X2

E-Pace

At idle

37 dB

44 dB

Full-Throttle

72 dB

76 dB

70 MPH Cruising

67 dB

68 dB

Passenger Space

The X2 has .6 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom and 1.6 inches more rear legroom than the E-Pace.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X2’s rear seats recline. The E-Pace’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the X2’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The E-Pace doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

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 X2’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the E-Pace’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the X2 has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The E-Pace doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Model Availability

The X2 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW X2, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Jaguar E-Pace isn't recommended.

Consumer Reports performed a comparison test in its August 2018 issue and they ranked the BMW X2 sDrive28i xDrive first. They ranked the Jaguar E-Pace S fourth.

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