2019 Buick Envision vs. 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Buick Envision 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 E-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Envision 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Envision the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The E-Pace has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

Buick’s powertrain warranty covers the Envision 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Jaguar covers the E-Pace. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the E-Pace ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

There are almost 13 times as many Buick dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Envision’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Buick vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Buick 13th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 53 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 Buick vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Buick third in reliability, above the industry average. With 43 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Engine

The Envision Premium’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 6 more horsepower (252 vs. 246) and 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 269) than the E-Pace P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Buick Envision uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended on Envision Premium for maximum performance). The E-Pace requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Tires and Wheels

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

The Envision has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The E-Pace doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

The Envision’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The E-Pace doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Envision’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the E-Pace (108.3 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Envision’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the E-Pace’s (36.4 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Chassis

The Buick Envision may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 300 pounds less than the Jaguar E-Pace.

The Envision is 5.7 inches narrower than the E-Pace, making the Envision easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The front grille of the Envision uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The E-Pace doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Envision uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The E-Pace doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The Envision has .8 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, .9 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear headroom and 2.4 inches more rear legroom than the E-Pace.

Cargo Capacity

The Envision has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the E-Pace with its rear seat up (26.9 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The Envision has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the E-Pace with its rear seat folded (57.3 vs. 52.7 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Envision’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 Buick service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Buick 9th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 9% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 15th.

Ergonomics

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

The Envision Premium has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

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

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