2020 Jaguar XF vs. 2020 Kia K900

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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 Kia K900 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the XF and K900 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 K900’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 K900 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the XF’s standard All Surface Progress Control allows you to creep down safely. The K900 doesn’t offer All Surface Progress Control.

Both the XF and the K900 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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The XF’s corrosion warranty is 1 year and unlimited miles longer than the K900’s (6/unlimited vs. 5/100,000).

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. Kia doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the K900.

Engine

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The XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 15 more horsepower (380 vs. 365) than the K900’s 3.3 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the XF S is faster than the Kia K900:

XF

K900

Zero to 60 MPH

5 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

13.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103.1 MPH

102.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the XF Sedan gets better fuel mileage than the K900:

MPG

XF Sedan

RWD

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

25 city/34 hwy

30t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/31 hwy

AWD

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

K900

AWD

3.3 turbo V6

18 city/25 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the XF’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The K900 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the K900 (255/35R20 vs. 245/45R19).

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 K900’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the XF offers optional 20-inch wheels. The K900’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 K900 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better maneuverability, the XF’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the K900’s (38.1 feet vs. 39.2 feet).

Chassis

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The Jaguar XF may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 to 1050 pounds less than the Kia K900.

The XF Sedan is 6.6 inches shorter than the K900, making the XF easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The XF Sedan has a much larger trunk with its rear seat up than the K900 (19.1 vs. 15 cubic feet).

The XF’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The K900 doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics

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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 K900 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

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 K900 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 K900 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 K900 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

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The Jaguar XF comes in sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Kia K900 isn’t available as a station wagon.

The XF is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The K900 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

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The XF will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the XF will retain 30.59% to 36.49% of its original price after five years, while the K900 only retains 27.93%.

Recommendations

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The Jaguar XF outsold the Kia K900 by over three to one during 2019.

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