2020 Jaguar XF vs. 2020 Genesis G70

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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 Genesis G70 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the XF and G70 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 G70’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 G70 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the XF and the G70 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, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XF for 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than Genesis pays for maintenance for the G70 (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

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The XF has more powerful engines than the G70:

Horsepower

Torque

XF 25t 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

XF 30t 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

XF S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

255 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

G70 3.3T 3.3 turbo V6

365 HP

376 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the XF S is faster than the G70 2.0T (automatics tested):

XF

G70

Zero to 60 MPH

5 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

15.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103.1 MPH

91.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the XF Sedan gets better fuel mileage than the G70:

MPG

XF Sedan

RWD

Auto

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

25 city/34 hwy

30t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/31 hwy

AWD

Auto

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/33 hwy

30t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/31 hwy

S 3.0 supercharged V6

20 city/28 hwy

G70

RWD

Manual

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

18 city/28 hwy

Auto

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

3.3 turbo V6

17 city/26 hwy

AWD

Auto

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/27 hwy

3.3 turbo V6

17 city/25 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the XF’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The G70 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Regardless of its engine, the XF’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Genesis only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the G70 2.0T Automatic.

The XF has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the G70 (19.5 vs. 15.8 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 Genesis G70 (3). This means the XF produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the G70 every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the XF’s brake rotors are larger than those on the G70:

XF

G70

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.4 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The XF has a standard Emergency Brake Assist to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The G70 doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the XF has larger standard tires than the G70 (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the G70 (255/35R20 vs. 225/40R19).

The XF’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the G70 3.3T/2.0T Manual/Sport’s 40 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the XF offers optional 20-inch wheels. The G70’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

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 G70 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the XF’s wheelbase is 4.9 inches longer than on the G70 (116.5 inches vs. 111.6 inches).

The XF S Sedan AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the G70 Sport (25.5 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 26 seconds @ .68 average G’s).

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the XF S Sedan AWD is quieter than the G70 (74 vs. 77 dB).

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the XF Sedan a Mid-size car, while the G70 is rated a Compact.

The XF Sedan has .6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.3 inches more rear headroom, 1.8 inches more rear legroom and 1.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the G70.

Cargo Capacity

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The XF Sedan has a much larger trunk with its rear seat up than the G70 (19.1 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the XF offers cargo security. The G70’s non-lockable folding seat and non-lockable remote trunk release defeat cargo security.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the G70 3.3T/Elite/2.0T Manual/Prestige/Sport, 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.

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 G70 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The XF’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The G70’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the XF to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The G70 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 XF has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The G70 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 G70 doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

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 G70 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

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The Jaguar XF comes in sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Genesis G70 isn’t available as a station wagon.

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