The Jaguar E-Pace and the Audi Q5 are both highly sought-after luxury compact SUVs. However, while they have some features that are similar, there are also some differences to note, as you will see below. Our E-Pace vs. Q5 comparison will make it easier for you to determine which one might be right for you.
The E-Pace, a new model from Jaguar which follows the larger F-Pace, offers a range of features that help to make it a quality SUV. These include a nine-speed shiftable automatic, an overhead console, a rear view camera, hands-free entry, voice control, and a push button start.
The Audi Q5 offers a wealth of features. Some of the features include seven speed transmission, heated mirrors, hands-free entry, front and rearview cameras, an 8-way power driver seat, reclining rear seats, 19 speakers, dusk sensing headlights, and an engine immobilizer.
In comparing cargo room of the E-Pace vs. Q5, the maximum cargo capacity of the E-Pace is 52.7 cubic feet, while the capacity for the Q5 is 60.1 cubic feet, giving an Audi an edge in practicality.
Engines & Power
The E-Pace is available with either diesel or gasoline four cylinder, two-lite engines. The base E-Pace offers drivers 269 lb ft of torque, while the R-Dynamic version offers 295 lb ft of torque. Diesel engines offer 147, 177 and 236-horsepower options, while the gasoline engines offer 245 and 295-horsepower.
The base Audi Q5 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 220-horsepower engine with 273 lb ft of torque, while the 3.0-liter V6 offers 272 horsepower. Those who want even more power can go for the supercharged V6, which sports a massive 545-horsepower.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the entry level E-Pace with the gas engine are 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Jaguar hasn’t raised the bar on fuel economy for this new 2018 model. For the Q5, it’s 2.0-liter engine has fuel economy of 23 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
Audi has made improvements in efficiency for the Q5 for 2018 citing a new generation of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. The model’s combined fuel economy rating is 25 mpg city/highway, which is near the top of it’s class for a gas engine. Diesel models are the choice for superior fuel economy.
The models are similarly priced but the E-Pace has a lower initial entry point. The starting MSRP for the E-Pace is $38,600, not including the $995 destination charge. With the S trim, the price stars at $41,500, and the SE trim is $44,300. The R-Dynamic Model is available in an S trim for $47,250 and SE for $50,050, with the HSE at $53,100.
The pricing for the Audi Q5 starts at $40,900 for the base model. The 2.OT well-equipped premium model is $49,595, and the fully loaded 3.OT premium model is $53,745.
Now that you have a better understanding of what each of these vehicles can offer, which one is the better option for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or take our poll.