2019 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2019 BMW X6

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the F-Pace and X6 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The F-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 X6’s 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.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the F-Pace. But it costs extra on the X6.

To help make backing safer, the F-Pace (except Base)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The X6 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Pace and the X6 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 blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

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 X6’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 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than BMW pays for maintenance for the X6 (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

The F-Pace SVR’s 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 105 more horsepower (550 vs. 445) and 23 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 479) than the X6 xDrive50i’s optional 4.4 turbo V8.

The F-Pace’s 2.0 turbo diesel produces 22 lbs.-ft. more torque (317 vs. 295) than the X6 s/xDrive35i’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the F-Pace S is faster than the X6 xDrive35i:

 

F-Pace

X6

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

14.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

100.6 MPH

95.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace 20d gets better fuel mileage than the X6 xDrive35i (26 city/33 hwy vs. 18 city/24 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the F-Pace’s brake rotors are larger than those on the X6:

 

F-Pace 30t/S

F-Pace SVR

X6 s/xDrive35i

X6 xDrive50i

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

15.6 inches

13.7 inches

14.4 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio offers optional 22-inch wheels. The X6’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

The F-Pace offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the X6, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the F-Pace’s turning circle is 4 feet tighter than the X6’s (38 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis

The Jaguar F-Pace may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 700 pounds less than the BMW X6.

The F-Pace is 7.5 inches shorter than the X6, making the F-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the F-Pace’s available rear seats recline. The X6’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the X6 with its rear seat up (33.5 vs. 26.6 cubic feet). The F-Pace has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the X6 with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 59.7 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the F-Pace’s optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The X6 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Payload

The F-Pace has a much higher standard payload capacity than the X6 (1510 vs. 1110 lbs.).

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 X6 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear wiper. The X6 doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Recommendations

The Jaguar F-Pace outsold the BMW X6 by over two to one during 2018.

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