Jaguar vs. Audi Comparison

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Jaguar has long been the mainstream standard bearer for refined English luxury, an elegant alternative to the sterile German offerings. But in recent years, Audi has been trying to set themselves apart as well, with the introduction of stylish Sportback versions of more mainstream models, signature headlight designs, and long lists of available amenities. But is it enough to compete with Jaguar? We decided to put together a guide to find out.


Jaguar F-PACE vs Audi Q5

Jaguar F-PACE Exterior Audi Q5 Exterior

2024 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic S P400 AWD

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2024 Audi Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI® quattro® S tronic®

$66,500 MSRP $58,100
395 ✓ Horsepower 261
405 lb-ft ✓ Torque 273 lb-ft
8 ✓ Transmission Speeds 7
21.7 Gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5 Gallons
Standard Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) brake actuated ✓ Limited-Slip Differential Not Available
Adaptive Dynamics with Configurable Dynamics ✓ Adaptive Suspension Not Available
Standard, Smart Device ✓ Remote Start System Not Available
33.5 cubic feet ✓ Rear Cargo Capacity 25.1 cubic feet
5 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Powertrain Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

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Beginning this comparison by looking at pricing, you’ll notice that the Audi Q5 45 Prestige has a slight price advantage over the Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic S P400 AWD. However, closer examination reveals that this initial price difference is quite misleading if you were thinking that the Q5 is the better value.

In terms of performance, the larger 3.0-liter inline-six of the Jaguar provides more thrills than you’ll find at Audi. For those who crave maximum exhilaration, the F-PACE offers a sizable advantage, in the form of 134 horsepower and 132 lb-ft more torque than the Q5. You’ll also receive a limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension for superior handling. Better still, the F-PACE comes equipped with a far superior 8-speed automatic transmission which improves both efficiency and response. A larger fuel tank means that you’ll have to make fewer stops on the way to your destination.

Jaguar F-PACE Interior

Using your compatible smart device, you’ll have the option to remotely start your F-PACE with the touch of a button. This great feature is not available on the Q5. A larger cargo capacity means that you’ll have more room for that extra suitcase or two when packing for your next weekend getaway.

Finally, Audi simply cannot match the confidence and peace of mind that comes from owning a Jaguar. Jaguar includes a longer basic and powertrain warranty along with longer roadside assistance coverage.


Jaguar XF VS Audi A5 Sportback

Jaguar XF Audi A5 Sportback

2024 Jaguar XF P250 R-Dynamic SE

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2024 Audi A5 Sportback Premium 40 TFSI

$49,800 MSRP $46,200
246 HP / 269 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 201 HP / 236 LB-FT TQ
8 ✓ Transmission Speeds 7
19.5 gallons ✓ Fuel Capacity 15.3 gallons
41.5 inches / 37.7 inches ✓ Legroom 41.3 inches / 35.1 inches
19-inch ✓ Wheels 18-inch
11.4 inches ✓ Infotainment Touchscreen 10.2 inches
Standard ✓ Wireless Android Auto / Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay only
12 ✓ Speakers 10
Standard ✓ Seat Memory Optional

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Up next from Jaguar, we have the XF, and the very similarly-styled Audi A5 Sportback. We’re using the base models of each for this comparison, and we can see right away that, although both cars use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the one in the Jaguar makes noticeably more power. On top of that, the Jaguar’s more sophisticated 8-speed transmission gives you better delivery of that power. And even though fuel capacity usually isn’t especially important in comparisons, the difference is unusually large, and buying an A5 would mean a lot more stops at gas stations. With the two cars featuring similar exterior styling, it’s not surprising that the interior dimensions are mostly pretty similar, as demonstrated by the front legroom. But one area where there is a significant difference is rear legroom, where the more than two and a half inches of extra legroom that you get in the XF is the sort of thing you’ll definitely notice.

You get a bigger set of wheels on the XF, and an interesting feature of the A5 is that the base trim doesn’t even offer the option of a bigger set. But if you want to go to 20 inches for the wheels on a base Xf, you have a couple of options. The infotainment touchscreen in the XF is bigger too, although the Audi doesn’t even have wireless Android Auto, so maybe Audi just figured infotainment wasn’t important to their customers. Further supporting this theory is the stereo, where the XF also comes with more speakers. And while seat memory might not seem like such a big deal, the fact that Audi makes you order a $1,400 option package in order to have it does seem like a bigger deal.


Jaguar F-Type VS Audi S5

Jaguar F-Type Audi S5 Cabriolet

2024 Jaguar F-Type

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Audi S5 Cabriolet Prestige

$79,900 MSRP $73,200
5.0-liter supercharged V8 ✓ Engine 3.0-liter turbocharge V6
444 HP / 428 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 349 HP / 369 LB-FT TQ
4.4 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 4.7 seconds
15 inches / 14.8 inches ✓ Brake Size (front / rear) 13.8 inches / 13 inches
3,760 pounds ✓ Curb Weight 4,167 pounds
Adaptive ✓ Suspension Sport
Dual, active ✓ Exhaust Quasi-dual

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Audi might have killed off the TT and the R8, but you aren’t totally out of luck if you want a drop-top sports car with four rings on it. The S5 Cabriolet fills that role, and since it’s also priced similarly to the Jaguar convertible sports car, that’s the comparison we’re going to end on. First off, although the S5 is quite a bit more powerful than the A5 it’s based on, the smaller V6 engine doesn’t even come close to producing the kind of power you get from the 5.-liter V8 in the F-Type. The result is the gap you can see in the 0-60 times. The F-Type doesn’t just go quicker either, it also stops quicker, thanks to the very large brakes that come standard, not to mention 400 pounds less in curb weight.

Audi upgraded the suspension when turning the A5 into the S5, and it gives handling a boost, but it’s still a long way off from the adaptive suspension that comes with the F-Type. Similarly, the S5 has what looks like sport exhaust, without four tailpipes visible in the back. But these four pipes all branch off of just one that runs to the back of the car. The exhaust on the F-Type is not only actual dual exhaust, but it’s active too, with valves allowing for better flow when needed, and better sound dampening when driving through residential neighborhoods.


Jaguar F-PACE

Winner – Jaguar

As you can see, Audi falls well short of Jaguar in terms of performance with several different models. Not only that, but despite recent efforts, the style and luxury of the Audi lineup just isn’t quite what you get in a Jaguar vehicle. But all of this is better to experience than to just read about, and the team at Jaguar Easton is here to help you with that experience.

*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,175 for E-PACE, $1,275 for XF, F-TYPE, F-PACE and I-PACE), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.