2020 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2020 Porsche Macan

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the I-Pace and Macan have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The I-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 Macan’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.

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 Macan 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 Macan doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the I-Pace and the Macan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, 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 blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the I-Pace for 4 years and 50,000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the Macan (5/60,000 vs. 1/10,000).

Engine

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The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 146 more horsepower (394 vs. 248) and 239 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 273) than the Macan’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 46 more horsepower (394 vs. 348) and 158 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 354) than the Macan S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6. The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 106 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 406) than the Macan Turbo’s standard 2.9 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the I-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the Macan with its standard engine (80 city/72 hwy MPGe vs. 19 city/23 hwy).

The I-Pace’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 234 miles on pure electricity. The Macan can’t move without running its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar I-Pace higher (10 out of 10) than the Porsche Macan (5). This means the I-Pace produces up to 19.8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Macan every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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

I-Pace

Macan

Front Rotors

13.78 inches

13.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the I-Pace offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Macan’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the I-Pace uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Macan, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the I-Pace’s wheelbase is 7.2 inches longer than on the Macan (117.7 inches vs. 110.5 inches).

Chassis

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The design of the Jaguar I-Pace amounts to more than styling. The I-Pace has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Macan (.35 to .37) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the I-Pace get better fuel mileage.

Cargo Capacity

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The I-Pace has a much larger cargo volume than the Macan with its rear seat up (26.3 vs. 17.6 cubic feet).

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 Macan doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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The I-Pace has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Macan doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

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 Macan doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the I-Pace the driver can close them all from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Macan can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the I-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Macan doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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 Macan doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The I-Pace’s Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Macan doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the I-Pace second among compact premium SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Macan isn’t in the top three.

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