2020 Jaguar XE vs. 2020 Cadillac CT4 V-Series

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar XE have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Cadillac CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the XE’s standard All Surface Progress Control allows you to creep down safely. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer All Surface Progress Control.

The XE offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CT4 V-Series only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The XE’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 CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the XE and the CT4 V-Series 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 all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The XE comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The CT4 V-Series’ 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XE for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Cadillac only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the CT4 V-Series.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the XE gets better fuel mileage than the CT4 V-Series:

XE

CT4 V-Series

RWD

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

25 city/34 hwy

20 city/29 hwy

2.7 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

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

24 city/34 hwy

20 city/28 hwy

2.7 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

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

22 city/30 hwy

n/a

Regenerative brakes improve the XE’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar XE higher (7 out of 10) than the Cadillac CT4 V-Series (6). This means the XE produces up to 1.1 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the CT4 V-Series every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the XE’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CT4 V-Series:

XE

XE R-Dynamic

CT4 V-Series

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

12.4 inches

Tires and Wheels

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The XE R-Dynamic S’ optional 265/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CT4 V-Series’ optional 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the XE R-Dynamic S offers optional 20-inch wheels. The CT4 V-Series’ largest wheels are only 19-inches.

The XE has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the CT4 V-Series; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some tire options on the CT4 V-Series don’t have a run-flat feature, either.

Suspension and Handling

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The XE’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the XE’s wheelbase is 2.3 inches longer than on the CT4 V-Series (111.6 inches vs. 109.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the XE is 2.7 inches wider in the front and .6 inches wider in the rear than the track on the CT4 V-Series.

For better maneuverability, the XE’s turning circle is .3 feet tighter than the CT4 V-Series’ (36.8 feet vs. 37.1 feet). The XE’s turning circle is 1.2 feet tighter than the CT4 V-Series AWD’s (36.8 feet vs. 38 feet).

Chassis

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The Jaguar XE may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 50 to 250 pounds less than the Cadillac CT4 V-Series.

The XE is 3 inches shorter than the CT4 V-Series, making the XE easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The XE has 1.6 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear headroom, 1.6 inches more rear legroom and .8 inches more rear shoulder room than the CT4 V-Series.

Cargo Capacity

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The XE has a much larger trunk than the CT4 V-Series (14.5 vs. 10.7 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the XE offers cargo security. The CT4 V-Series’ non-lockable folding seat and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the XE’s trunk can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Servicing Ease

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The XE uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The CT4 V-Series uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.

Ergonomics

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The XE’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The CT4 V-Series’ rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the XE the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the CT4 V-Series can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the XE to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The CT4 V-Series 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 XE offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The CT4 V-Series’ optional cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The XE (except Base)’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

A power rear sunshade is optional in the XE to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

Both the XE and the CT4 V-Series offer optional heated front seats. The XE also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the CT4 V-Series.

The XE’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The CT4 V-Series doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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