2020 Audi A7 vs. 2020 Jaguar XF

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Safety

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The A7’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The XF doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Audi A7 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 XF doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The A7 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The XF 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.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the A7. But it costs extra on the XF.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the A7 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The XF doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the A7 and the XF 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, its standard front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the A7 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 106 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XF has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The A7’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the XF’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 81 percent more Audi dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the A7’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the A7 third among midsize premium cars in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The XF isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 22nd in initial quality. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 44 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.

Engine

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The A7’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 88 more horsepower (335 vs. 247) and 100 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 269) than the XF 25t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The A7’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 39 more horsepower (335 vs. 296) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 295) than the XF 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The A7’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 332) than the XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the Audi A7 is faster than the XF S 3.0 supercharged V6:

A7

XF

Zero to 30 MPH

1.5 sec

1.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4.4 sec

5.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11.5 sec

12.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.8 sec

2.9 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

3.6 sec

3.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

13.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

106 MPH

104 MPH

Top Speed

129 MPH

128 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The A7 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The XF doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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The A7 offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The XF doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The A7’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The XF doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the A7’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the XF:

A7

XF

Front Rotors

13.3 inches

12.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

The A7 stops much shorter than the XF:

A7

XF

70 to 0 MPH

157 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

116 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the A7 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the XF. The A7 Prestige’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the XF.

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the A7 is 1.9 inches wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the XF.

The A7 Prestige handles at .93 G’s, while the XF Sedan pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The A7 Prestige executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.8 seconds quicker than the XF Sedan AWD (26 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 27.8 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the A7’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the XF’s (36.4 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis

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The design of the Audi A7 amounts to more than styling. The A7 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .28 Cd. That is lower than the XF (.28 to .29) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the A7 get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the A7 Prestige is quieter than the XF S Sedan AWD:

A7

XF

At idle

38 dB

40 dB

Full-Throttle

69 dB

74 dB

70 MPH Cruising

63 dB

64 dB

Passenger Space

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The A7 has .3 inches more front shoulder room and .4 inches more rear legroom than the XF Sedan.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the A7’s rear seats recline. The XF’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The A7 has a much larger trunk than the XF Sedan with its rear seat up (24.9 vs. 17.8 cubic feet).

Towing

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The A7 has a 3500 lbs. towing capacity. The XF has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 32% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Ergonomics

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To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the A7 has standard extendable sun visors. The XF doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi A7 offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The XF doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Economic Advantages

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The A7 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the A7 will retain 36.74% to 37.64% of its original price after five years, while the XF only retains 30.59% to 36.49%.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the A7 first among midsize premium cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The XF isn’t in the top three.

The Audi A7/S7/RS 7 outsold the Jaguar XF by over four to one during the 2019 model year.

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