2019 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2019 Audi Q5

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The F-Pace has a standard Whiplash Reduction System, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Reduction System moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Q5 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The F-Pace’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Q5 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the F-Pace and the Q5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The F-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Q5’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Audi only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Q5.

Reliability

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the F-Pace has a 130-amp alternator. The Q5’s standard 110-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the F-Pace has a standard 800-amp battery. The Q5’s 420-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

Engine

The F-Pace 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 48 more horsepower (296 vs. 248) and 22 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 273) than the Q5’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 132 more horsepower (380 vs. 248) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 273) than the Q5’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The F-Pace SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 302 more horsepower (550 vs. 248) and 229 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 273) than the Q5’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

The F-Pace’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 44 lbs.-ft. more torque (317 vs. 273) than the Q5’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Pace S is faster than the Audi Q5:

 

F-Pace

Q5

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.9 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

14.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

100.6 MPH

94.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace 20d gets better fuel mileage than the Q5 (26 city/33 hwy vs. 22 city/27 hwy).

The F-Pace’s standard fuel tank has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q5 (21.7 vs. 18.5 gallons).

Transmission

An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Jaguar F-Pace, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the Q5.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the F-Pace’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Q5:

 

F-Pace 30t/S

F-Pace SVR

Q5

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

15.6 inches

13.3 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

13 inches

The F-Pace stops much shorter than the Q5:

 

F-Pace

Q5

 

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

161 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

136 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the F-Pace has larger standard tires than the Q5 (255/60R18 vs. 235/60R18). The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Q5 (265/40R22 vs. 255/45R20).

The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q5’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Q5’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling

The F-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 Q5’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Pace’s wheelbase is 2.1 inches longer than on the Q5 (113.1 inches vs. 111 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Pace is 1.1 inches wider in the front and 2 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Q5.

The F-Pace S handles at .88 G’s, while the Q5 Premium Plus pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Pace executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Q5 Prestige (25.9 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .65 average G’s).

Cargo Capacity

The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Q5 with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 25.1 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Q5 with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

Towing

The F-Pace’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Q5’s (5290 vs. 4400 pounds).

Ergonomics

The F-Pace has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Q5 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The F-Pace (except Base)’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Q5 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Q5 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the F-Pace (except Base/Premium) offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Q5 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

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