2019 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2019 Tesla Model X

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The I-Pace offers an optional 360° Surround Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Model X 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.

To help make backing safer, the I-Pace’s 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 Model X doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The I-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 Model X doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The I-Pace has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Model X doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the I-Pace and the Model X 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, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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

The I-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the Model X’s (6/unlimited vs. 4/50,000).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the I-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Tesla doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Model X.

There are almost 3 times as many Jaguar dealers as there are Tesla dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the I-Pace’s warranty.

Engine

The I-Pace’s electric motor produces 66 more horsepower (394 vs. 328) and 125 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 387) than the Model X 75D’s standard electric motor. The I-Pace’s electric motor produces 27 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 485) than the Model X 100D’s standard electric motor.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jaguar I-Pace is faster than the Model X 75D:

 

I-Pace

Model X

Zero to 30 MPH

1.7 sec

2.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

5.5 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

6.3 sec

8.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10 sec

13.9 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

1.7 sec

2.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

14.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

110.1 MPH

100.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the I-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the Model X 75D (93 city/97 hwy vs. 91 city/95 hwy MPGe). The I-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the Model X 100D (93 city/97 hwy vs. 86 city/89 hwy MPGe).

Brakes and Stopping

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The I-Pace has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Model X doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The I-Pace stops much shorter than the Model X:

 

I-Pace

Model X

 

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

172 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The I-Pace offers an optional 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 Model X; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

The I-Pace HSE handles at .90 G’s, while the Model X pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The I-Pace HSE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.9 seconds quicker than the Model X 75D (24.8 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 26.7 seconds @ .7 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the I-Pace’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Model X’s (39.3 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

For greater off-road capability the I-Pace has a 1.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Model X (7.8 vs. 6.2 inches), allowing the I-Pace to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Jaguar I-Pace may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 500 pounds less than the Tesla Model X.

The I-Pace is 1 foot, 2 inches shorter than the Model X, making the I-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The I-Pace is 6.9 inches narrower than the Model X, making the I-Pace easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

Cargo Capacity

The I-Pace’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Model X 6-Passenger doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the I-Pace’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Model X doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Model X, the I-Pace offers an optional driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The I-Pace offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Model X doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The I-Pace offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Model X doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The I-Pace’s standard side window demisters help clear frost or condensation from the side windows in the winter. The Model X doesn’t even offer side window demisters, so the driver may have to wipe the windows from the outside to gain side vision.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the I-Pace HSE keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Model X doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The I-Pace has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Model X doesn’t offer a middle row seat center armrest.

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