2020 Genesis G70 vs. 2020 Jaguar XE

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Genesis G70 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 XE doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the G70 and the XE 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, driver alert monitors, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the G70 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2019, a rating granted to only 55 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XE has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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Genesis’ powertrain warranty covers the G70 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Jaguar covers the XE. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the XE ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The G70’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the XE’s (7 vs. 6 years).

There are almost 2 times as many Genesis dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the G70’s warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the G70’s reliability 40 points higher than the XE.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the G70 first among compact premium cars in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The XE 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 Genesis vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Genesis first in initial quality, above the industry average. With 60 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

Engine

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The G70 has more powerful engines than the XE:

Horsepower

Torque

G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

255 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

G70 3.3T 3.3 turbo V6

365 HP

376 lbs.-ft.

XE 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

XE 30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the XE 25t (automatics tested):

G70

XE

Zero to 30 MPH

2.2 sec

2.4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.2 sec

6.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

10.4 sec

10.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

16.9 sec

17 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Genesis G70 uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The XE requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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The G70 offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The XE doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

The G70’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 XE doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The G70’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the XE are solid, not vented.

The G70 stops much shorter than the XE:

G70

XE

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the G70 is 1.4 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the XE.

The G70 handles at .94 G’s, while the XE pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The G70 Standard executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the XE (25.2 seconds @ .75 average G’s vs. 26.4 seconds @ .7 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the G70’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the XE’s (36.1 feet vs. 36.8 feet).

Passenger Space

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The G70 has 2.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XE (93.8 vs. 91).

The G70 has 2.7 inches more front headroom and 1.1 inches more front legroom than the XE.

Ergonomics

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The G70 3.3T/Elite/2.0T Manual/Prestige/Sport’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The XE doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The G70’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The XE’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

Consumer Reports rated the G70’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the XE’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the G70 has standard extendable sun visors. The XE doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the G70 owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the G70 will cost $940 less than the XE over a five-year period.

The G70 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the G70 will retain 41.05% to 41.79% of its original price after five years, while the XE only retains 31.71% to 35.6%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Genesis G70 will be $3664 to $11757 less than for the Jaguar XE.

Recommendations

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The G70 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” in 2019. The XE has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

Motor Trend selected the G70 as their 2019 Car of the Year. The XE has never been chosen.

The Genesis G70 outsold the Jaguar XE by over two to one during the 2019 model year.

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