2020 Jaguar XF vs. 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar XF 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 Alfa Romeo Giulia doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the XF and Giulia have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The XF 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 Giulia’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 XF 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 Giulia doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The XF S offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Giulia 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.

Both the XF and the Giulia 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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

The XF’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Giulia’s (6 vs. 4 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XF for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Alfa Romeo only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Giulia.

There are over 12 percent more Jaguar dealers than there are Alfa Romeo dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the XF’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 XF’s reliability 17 points higher than the Giulia.

Engine

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The XF 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 16 more horsepower (296 vs. 280) than the Giulia’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 100 more horsepower (380 vs. 280) and 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 306) than the Giulia’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Car and Driver the XF S is faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0T:

XF

Giulia

Zero to 30 MPH

1.9 sec

2 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5 sec

5.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

12.3 sec

14.7 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5.4 sec

6.6 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

104 MPH

99 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the XF Sedan gets better fuel mileage than the Giulia:

MPG

XF Sedan

RWD

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

25 city/34 hwy

AWD

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/33 hwy

Giulia

RWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

24 city/33 hwy

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/31 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the XF’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Giulia doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The XF has 4.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Giulia (19.5 vs. 15.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar XF higher (7 out of 10) than the Alfa Romeo Giulia (3). This means the XF produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Giulia every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the XF 30t/S’ brake rotors are larger than those on the Giulia:

XF 30t/S

Giulia

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.6 inches

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

The XF stops much shorter than the Giulia:

XF

Giulia

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

186 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the XF has larger standard tires than the Giulia (245/45R18 vs. 225/50R17). The XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Giulia (255/35R20 vs. 225/40R19).

The XF’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Giulia’s standard 50 series tires. The XF’s optional tires have a lower 35 series profile than the Giulia Sport/Ti’s optional 40 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the XF has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Giulia. The XF’s optional 20-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels optional on the Giulia Ti.

The XF 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 Giulia; 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.

Suspension and Handling

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The XF Sportbrake has a standard automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Giulia doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the XF’s wheelbase is 5.5 inches longer than on the Giulia (116.5 inches vs. 111 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the XF is 1.8 inches wider in the front than the track on the Giulia.

The XF Sedan handles at .86 G’s, while the Giulia Ti Q4 pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The XF S Sedan AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.6 seconds quicker than the Giulia Ti (25.5 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 27.1 seconds @ .66 average G’s).

Chassis

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

XF

Giulia

At idle

40 dB

41 dB

Full-Throttle

74 dB

77 dB

70 MPH Cruising

64 dB

68 dB

Passenger Space

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The XF Sedan has .8 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom, 1.5 inches more rear legroom and 2.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Giulia.

Cargo Capacity

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The XF Sedan has a much larger trunk with its rear seat up than the Giulia (19.1 vs. 12 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the XF offers cargo security. The Giulia’s non-lockable remote trunk release defeats cargo security.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the XF’s power trunk can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Giulia doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory seat and mirrors in the Giulia, the XF S has a passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The XF Prestige/S 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 Giulia doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the XF 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 Giulia can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The XF has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Giulia doesn’t offer headlight washers.

A power rear sunshade is optional in the XF S Sedan and manual rear side window sunshades are optional in the XF S to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Giulia doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

When the XF is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Giulia’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the XF Prestige/S keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The Giulia doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The XF 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 Giulia doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

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The Jaguar XF comes in sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Alfa Romeo Giulia isn’t available as a station wagon.

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