2020 Jaguar XF vs. 2020 Kia Stinger

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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 Stinger doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the XF and Stinger 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 Stinger’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.

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

Both the XF and the Stinger 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, 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 Stinger’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 Stinger.

Engine

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

As tested in Motor Trend the XF S is faster than the Stinger GT 3.3 turbo V6:

XF

Stinger

Zero to 60 MPH

5 sec

5.2 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

13.6 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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

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

Stinger

FWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

3.3 turbo V6

17 city/25 hwy

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/29 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 Stinger doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The XF has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Stinger (19.5 vs. 15.9 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 Kia Stinger (3). This means the XF produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Stinger 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 Stinger:

XF

Stinger

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.4 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 standard on the Stinger GT-Line are solid, not vented.

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 Stinger doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The XF stops much shorter than the Stinger:

XF

Stinger

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the XF has larger standard tires than the Stinger (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Stinger (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 Stinger GT’s 40 series front tires.

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

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the XF’s wheelbase is 2.1 inches longer than on the Stinger (116.5 inches vs. 114.4 inches).

The XF’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50.2% to 49.8%) than the Stinger’s (51.9% to 48.1%). This gives the XF more stable handling and braking.

The XF S Sedan AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Stinger (25.5 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .67 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 Stinger GT2:

XF

Stinger

Full-Throttle

74 dB

84 dB

70 MPH Cruising

64 dB

71 dB

Passenger Space

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The XF Sedan has .5 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, .2 inches more rear legroom and 1.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Stinger.

Cargo Capacity

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The XF Sportbrake has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Stinger with its rear seat up (31.7 vs. 23.3 cubic feet). The XF Sportbrake has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Stinger with its rear seat folded (69.7 vs. 40.9 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the XF offers cargo security. The Stinger’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 Stinger GT1/GT2, 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’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Stinger’s parking brake has to released manually.

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

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 Stinger 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 Stinger’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 Stinger 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 Stinger 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 Stinger 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 Stinger 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 Stinger isn’t available as a station wagon.

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