2020 Jaguar XF vs. 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

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Safety

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Both the XF and the V90 Cross Country have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, 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 comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The V90 Cross Country’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the XF for 2 years and 24,000 miles longer than Volvo pays for maintenance for the V90 Cross Country (5/60,000 vs. 3/36,000).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Jaguar vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jaguar 25th in reliability. With 36 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 29th.

Engine

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The XF S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 64 more horsepower (380 vs. 316) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 295) than the V90 Cross Country’s 2.0 turbo/supercharged 4-cylinder.

As tested in Motor Trend the XF S is faster than the Volvo V90 Cross Country:

XF

V90 Cross Country

Zero to 60 MPH

5 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

14.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103.1 MPH

93.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The XF has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the V90 Cross Country (19.5 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the XF 30t/S’ brake rotors are larger than those on the V90 Cross Country:

XF 30t/S

V90

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

12.6 inches

The XF stops shorter than the V90 Cross Country:

XF

V90

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

173 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the XF has larger standard tires than the V90 Cross Country (245/45R18 vs. 235/50R19). The XF’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the V90 Cross Country (255/35R20 vs. 245/45R20).

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 V90 Cross Country’s standard 50 series tires. The XF’s optional tires have a lower 35 series profile than the V90 Cross Country’s optional 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the XF uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the V90 Cross Country, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

The XF Sportbrake has a standard automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The V90 Cross Country doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

Chassis

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The Jaguar XF may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 800 pounds less than the Volvo V90 Cross Country.

Cargo Capacity

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The XF Sportbrake has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the V90 Cross Country with its rear seat up (31.7 vs. 25.5 cubic feet). The XF Sportbrake has a much larger trunk with its rear seat folded than the V90 Cross Country with its rear seat folded (69.7 vs. 53.9 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the XF is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the V90 Cross Country. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory seat and mirrors in the V90 Cross Country, 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 standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The V90 Cross Country doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

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 V90 Cross Country doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

Model Availability

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The Jaguar XF comes in sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Volvo V90 Cross Country isn’t available as a sedan.

The XF is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The V90 Cross Country doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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