2020 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the F-Pace and Atlas Cross Sport 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 Atlas Cross Sport’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.

The F-Pace has a standard Whiplash Reduction System, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Reduction System moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

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

The F-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 Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the F-Pace and the Atlas Cross Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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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 Atlas Cross Sport’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

The F-Pace’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Atlas Cross Sport’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Pace for 3 years and 40,000 miles longer than Volkswagen pays for maintenance for the Atlas Cross Sport (5/60,000 vs. 2/20,000).

Reliability

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The battery on the F-Pace is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the F-Pace’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Atlas Cross Sport’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

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 F-Pace’s reliability 14 points higher than the Atlas Cross Sport.

Engine

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The F-Pace has more powerful engines than the Atlas Cross Sport:

Horsepower

Torque

F-Pace 25t 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 30t 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

Atlas Cross Sport 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

235 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Atlas Cross Sport 3.6 DOHC V6

276 HP

266 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the F-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the Atlas Cross Sport:

F-Pace

Atlas Cross Sport

2WD

n/a

21 city/24 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

n/a

17 city/23 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

4WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (247 HP)/8-spd. Auto

22 city/27 hwy

18 city/23 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (296 HP)/8-spd. Auto

22 city/27 hwy

n/a

3.0 S.C. V6/8-spd. Auto

18 city/23 hwy

16 city/22 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the F-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The F-Pace has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Atlas Cross Sport (21.7 vs. 18.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the F-Pace SVR’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Atlas Cross Sport:

F-Pace SVR

Atlas Cross Sport

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.2 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

12.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the F-Pace has larger standard tires than the Atlas Cross Sport (255/60R18 vs. 245/60R18).

The F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Atlas Cross Sport R-Line’s 45 series tires.

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 Atlas Cross Sport; it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The F-Pace has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the F-Pace flat and controlled during cornering. The Atlas Cross Sport’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The F-Pace offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Atlas Cross Sport’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For better maneuverability, the F-Pace’s turning circle is 2.5 feet tighter than the Atlas Cross Sport’s (38 feet vs. 40.5 feet).

Chassis

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The Jaguar F-Pace may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 250 pounds less than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

The F-Pace is 9.2 inches shorter than the Atlas Cross Sport, making the F-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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Pressing a switch automatically lowers the F-Pace’s (except Base/Premium) optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Towing

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The F-Pace’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Atlas Cross Sport’s (5290 vs. 2000 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the F-Pace is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Atlas Cross Sport. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because there are no rear spark plugs and the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The F-Pace (except Base)’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The F-Pace (except Base/Premium) offers an available heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the F-Pace the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Atlas Cross Sport can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the F-Pace has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Atlas Cross Sport only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The F-Pace’s standard rear view mirror and optional side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Atlas Cross Sport has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

The F-Pace has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Atlas Cross Sport SE/SEL.

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