2019 BMW X4 vs. 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The X4’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The E-Pace doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The X4 offers optional Active Park Distance Control which use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The E-Pace doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the X4 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, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The X4’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 X4’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 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 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 60 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st, 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 X4 M40i’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. produces 59 more horsepower (355 vs. 296) and 70 lbs.-ft. more torque (365 vs. 295) than the E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Brakes and Stopping

The X4’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.

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the X4 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the E-Pace. The X4 M40i’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the E-Pace.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the X4 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 X4 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.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the X4’s wheelbase is 7.2 inches longer than on the E-Pace (112.8 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the X4 is 1 inch wider in the rear than the average track on the E-Pace.

For greater off-road capability the X4 has a 1.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the E-Pace (8 vs. 6.4 inches), allowing the X4 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The design of the BMW X4 amounts to more than styling. The X4 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .3 Cd. That is significantly lower than the E-Pace (.34) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the X4 get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

The X4 has .1 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear legroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the E-Pace.

Servicing Ease

The engine in the X4 is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the E-Pace. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

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.

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