2019 Porsche Macan vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Porsche Macan 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 I-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Macan has standard Multi-collision Brake System, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The I-Pace doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Macan and the I-Pace 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, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

The Macan’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the I-Pace’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 13 percent more Porsche dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Macan’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 69 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, 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 Porsche vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in reliability, above the industry average. With 59 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Macan S’ brake rotors are larger than those on the I-Pace:

 

Macan S

I-Pace

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.78 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Macan’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the I-Pace (F:265/40R21 & R:295/35R21 vs. 255/40R22).

The Macan’s standard 235/60R18 front and 255/55R18 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series front and 55 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the I-Pace’s standard 65 series tires. The Macan’s optional 295/35R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series profile than the I-Pace’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the Macan’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the I-Pace’s (38.7 feet vs. 39.3 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Macan has a greater minimum ground clearance than the I-Pace (8 vs. 7.8 inches), allowing the Macan to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Macan’s minimum ground clearance is 1.2 inches higher than on the I-Pace (9 vs. 7.8 inches).

Chassis

The Porsche Macan may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 to 700 pounds less than the Jaguar I-Pace.

Cargo Capacity

The Macan has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the I-Pace with its rear seat folded (52.9 vs. 51 cubic feet).

Towing

The Macan has a 4409 lbs. towing capacity. The I-Pace has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Porsche service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in service department satisfaction. With a 33% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 15th.

Ergonomics

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

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Macan offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The I-Pace doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Recommendations

The Porsche Macan outsold the Jaguar I-Pace by almost 60 to one during 2018.

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