2019 Jaguar E-Pace vs. 2019 Lexus UX Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the E-Pace and UX Series have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The E-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The UX Series’ child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the E-Pace deploy with different levels of force to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The E-Pace’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The UX Series’ airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the E-Pace. But it costs extra on the UX Series.

The E-Pace (except Base) offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The UX Series only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the E-Pace and the UX Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear 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, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Jaguar E-Pace weighs 430 to 868 pounds more than the Lexus UX Series. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

The E-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The UX Series’ 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the E-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Lexus only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the UX Series.

Engine

The E-Pace P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 77 more horsepower (246 vs. 169) and 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (269 vs. 151) than the UX 200’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The E-Pace P250’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 65 more horsepower (246 vs. 181) than the UX 250h’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid. The E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 115 more horsepower (296 vs. 181) than the UX 250h’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

Regardless of its engine, regenerative brakes improve the E-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. Lexus only offers a regenerative brake system on the UX Series Hybrid.

Regardless of its engine, the E-Pace’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Lexus only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the UX Series Hybrid.

The E-Pace has 7.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (18.1 vs. 10.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The E-Pace has 5.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series’ standard fuel tank (18.1 vs. 12.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

E-Pace

E-Pace R-Dynamic

UX Series

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

13.7 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

11.8 inches

11.8 inches

11.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the E-Pace’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the UX Series (245/45R20 vs. 225/50R18).

The E-Pace’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the UX Series’ 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the E-Pace offers optional 20-inch wheels. The UX Series’ largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The E-Pace has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the UX Series; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

The E-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The UX Series’ suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the E-Pace’s wheelbase is 1.7 inches longer than on the UX Series (105.6 inches vs. 103.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the E-Pace is 3.4 inches wider in the front and 3.4 inches wider in the rear than on the UX Series.

Chassis

The E-Pace is 4 inches shorter than the UX Series, making the E-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The E-Pace has 2 inches more front headroom, 1 inch more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear headroom, 2 inches more rear legroom and 2.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the UX Series.

Cargo Capacity

The E-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the UX Series (24.2 vs. 21.7 cubic feet).

Towing

The E-Pace has a 3968 lbs. towing capacity. The UX Series has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

The E-Pace’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The UX Series’ standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the E-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The UX Series doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Both the E-Pace and the UX Series offer optional heated front seats. The E-Pace also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the UX Series.

The E-Pace’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The UX Series doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

The Jaguar E-Pace outsold the Lexus UX Series by almost 10 to one during 2018.

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