Jaguar vs. Porsche Comparison

Jaguar vs. Porsche

Jaguar is a brand built on a strong sportscar tradition, as well as a refined idea of luxury. But it’s not the only sportscar maker that has branched out to a wider variety of vehicles, and Porsche is probably the most successful of these competitors. But how does it measure up to an older and more established brand like Jaguar? Jaguar Easton has put together a guide to how these two brands compare to each other, and we think you’ll find it enlightening.

Jaguar F-Type VS Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-Type Porsche 718 Cayman

2024 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe


2024 Porsche 718 Cayman S

$77,900 MSRP $80,300
5.0-liter V8 ✓ Engine 2.5-liter H4
444 HP / 428 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 350 HP / 309 LB-FT TQ
8-speed automatic ✓ Standard Transmission 6-speed manual
Double Wishbone ✓ Suspension Type Strut
15 inches / 14.8 inches ✓ Brake Rotors (front / rear) 13 inches / 11.8 inches
20 inches ✓ Wheels 19 inches
12-way power-adjustable with memory, heated ✓ Seats 2-way manually adjustable
Standard ✓ Full Leather Interior Optional
Standard ✓ Navigation Optional

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Since sportscars are at the core of each of these brands, that’s where we’re going to start with this comparison. And while the 911 might be the classic Porsche model, it has been priced out of competition with the F-Type, so we’re looking at the similarly priced 718 Cayman S. The first thing to notice that these two use very different types of engines. And while the Porsche uses turbocharging to make up for some of the lack of cylinders and displacement, it still comes up nearly a hundred horsepower short of the F-Type’s output. Sending that power to the wheels in the F-Type is a sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission. The 718 comes with a six-speed manual transmission, even though an overwhelming majority of buyers go for the optional 7-speed automatic. Those people need to fork over an extra $3,210 for the automatic.

The 718 comes with a space-saving strut suspension setup in both the front and rear. This setup is fine for an economy car, but for a sportscar, the double wishbone setup in both the front and rear of the F-Type is going to offer better and more precise control in corners. The bigger wheels on the F-Type allow for bigger brakes, which is good for a car with so much power. The seats in the 718 slide forward and back manually, and that’s all the adjusting that you get with them. If you want power-adjustable seats with memory, that’s an extra $3,620. If you want to keep the manual seats but add leather upholstery, that’s $2,520. And if you want navigation, which is standard on the F-Type and not especially expensive on most cars, it’s $2,320 on the 718, for some reason. Maybe you aren’t interested in an automatic transmission, power seats, leather, or navigation, but Porsche’s lack of standard equipment can easily propel any given model from one price range into another much higher one.

Jaguar F-PACE VS Porsche Cayenne

Jaguar F-PACE Porsche Cayenne

2024 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic S P400


2024 Porsche Cayenne Base

$66,500 MSRP $79,200
395 HP / 406 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 348 HP / 368 LB-FT TQ
5.1 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 5.7 seconds
4,305 pounds ✓ Curb Weight 4,678 pounds
19 mpg / 26 mpg / 22 mpg ✓ Fuel Economy (city / highway / combined) 17 mpg / 22 mpg / 19 mpg
31.5 cubic feet ✓ Cargo Capacity (behind back seats) 27.2 cubic feet
400 watts, 12 speakers ✓ Stereo 150 watts, 10 speakers
Standard ✓ Heated Seats Optional
Standard ✓ Ventilated Seats Optional
Standard ✓ Ambient Lighting Optional

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Here we have two big sellers from each brand going up against each other. Both have 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines and 8-speed automatic transmissions, and all-wheel drive comes standard. But after that, some real differences start to appear. One of these is price, where the Jaguar has a real advantage. In fact, the 542-horsepower F-PACE SVR would be closer in price to the base trim of the Cayenne, but we went with the R-Dynamic S P400 just to demonstrate what a poor performance-for-your-dollar value the Cayenne really is. On that subject, the Jaguar produces more horsepower, more torque, and a quicker 0-60 time than the Porsche. It’s also lighter, which is good for acceleration, handling, and the noticeably better fuel economy that comes with the F-PACE.

You use your vehicle for more than recording 0-60 times, so let’s look at the rest of what these two have to offer. The F-PACE comes with generous cargo space, and a clearly superior stereo system. Porsche once gets out the options list to jack up the price on the Cayenne, with even something as basic as ambient lighting coming in at $430. Heated seats are only available with a $3,590 package, although that does at least include ambient lighting. The package doesn’t include ventilated seats though, and those are another $850, or double that for the back seats too. Lastly, the F-PACE just plain looks better.

Jaguar F-PACE Interior

Winner – Jaguar

It’s clear that Jaguar has a significant advantage over Porsche when looking at competing models. Porsche sells some exciting cars, to be sure, but pricing is completely out of proportion to performance, and the standard equipment is abysmal. Jaguar’s vehicles are more practical, offer better performance, and are far more stylish. But as with any kind of luxury, it’s best to see it in person, and Jaguar Easton can help with that. Shop for your next Jaguar with us.