Son's Automotive Group Compares 2018 BMW X6 VS 2018 Jaguar F-Pace Near Tucker, GA

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2018 BMW X6

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2018 BMW X6

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2018 Jaguar F-Pace

Safety Comparison

The X6’s optional pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The F-Pace doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the X6 helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Compared to metal, the X6’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Jaguar F-Pace has a metal gas tank.

Both the X6 and the F-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and driver alert monitors.

The BMW X6 weighs 572 to 1200 pounds more than the Jaguar F-Pace. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty Comparison

The X6’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the F-Pace’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 2 times as many BMW dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X6’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the X6 has a standard 210-amp alternator. The F-Pace’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the X6 first among midsize premium suvs in their 2017 Initial Quality Study. The F-Pace isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 60 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The X6 has more powerful engines than the F-Pace:




X6 s/xDrive35i 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

300 HP

300 lbs.-ft.

X6 xDrive50i 4.4 turbo V8

445 HP

480 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace 30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Pace S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the X6 s/xDrive35i xDrive gets better highway fuel mileage than the F-Pace S V6 (18 city/24 hwy vs. 18 city/23 hwy).

The X6 has 6.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Pace Diesel’s standard fuel tank (22.4 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The X6 has 5.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Pace’s standard fuel tank (22.4 vs. 16.6 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the X6’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Pace:


X6 s/xDrive35i

X6 xDrive50i

F-Pace 20d

F-Pace 35t

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

14.4 inches

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

12.8 inches

12.8 inches

The X6 stops much shorter than the F-Pace:





60 to 0 MPH

105 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the X6’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the F-Pace (F:275/40R20 & R:315/35R20 vs. 265/40R22).

The X6’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Pace Base’s standard 60 series tires. The X6 xDrive50i’s optional 275/35R21 front and 315/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the F-Pace Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio’s optional 40 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the X6 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Pace Base.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the X6 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The F-Pace doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The X6 offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Jaguar doesn’t offer an active suspension on the F-Pace.

The X6 offers an optional automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the X6’s wheelbase is 2.4 inches longer than on the F-Pace (115.5 inches vs. 113.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the X6 is 2.1 inches wider in the rear than on the F-Pace.

The X6 xDrive35i handles at .88 G’s, while the F-Pace S pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The X6 xDrive35i executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the F-Pace R-Sport (26.1 seconds @ .71 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

Passenger Space Comparison

The X6 has 5.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the F-Pace (101.4 vs. 96).

The X6 has 2.1 inches more front headroom, 2.8 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom and 2.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the F-Pace.

Ergonomics Comparison

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the F-Pace Premium/Prestige/R-Sport/S/Portfolio, the X6 offers an optional passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position, outside mirror angle, climate settings and radio stations and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The X6 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the X6 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles cost extra on the F-Pace.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the X6 has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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