2018 Jaguar F-Pace vs 2018 Audi Q5 in Thousand Oaks


2018 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2018 Audi Q5 in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Exploring the Showdown Between Two Luxurious SUVs from Two Prestigious Brands: the Jaguar F-Pace vs. the Audi Q5

Here at Jaguar Thousand Oaks, we know that auto shoppers have plenty of premium automakers to choose from when they are in the market for their next SUV. If you are seeking industry-leading levels of refined luxury, heart-racing performance, eye-catching style, interior refinement and innovative technology, there's a very good chance that two desirable brands you have looked at would be both Jaguar and Audi. Two outstanding new SUV models you may be considering in particular are the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace as well as the 2018 Audi Q5. However, before you decide between these two exceptional automobiles, there are several key differences to be aware of that indeed makes one of these competing British or German SUVs more appealing than the other! 

Price & Warranty

First thing's first, let's talk price. MSRP for the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace begins at a surprisingly competitive price of $42,065 for the luxury SUV class it belongs to. The starting price for the 2018 Audi Q5 is very similar, yet marginally cheaper, beginning at $41,500. However, upon a closer look at the all of the features and value that each model has to offer for drivers, that difference in pricing soon means very little.

While the Jaguar F-Pace may indeed be slightly more expensive, it offers something that Audi cannot. We are referring to Jaguar EliteCare, which is in fact the best-in-class warranty coverage of 5-years/60,000-miles for your 2018 F-Pace SUV.

Two Commanding, Confident All-Wheel Drive Systems

When you are traveling through California and enjoying putting your foot down on the gas pedal, the 2018 F-Pace will handle and control all of that tremendous power with ease, thanks to its capable All-Wheel-Drive system which utilizes Intelligent Driveline Dynamics software. The driving personality and driving manners of the new F-Pace SUV are incredibly agile, maneuverable and athletic as a direct result. Like all Jaguar's, it handles like an absolute dream.

In comparison, Audi has a highly-praised AWD system of its own too. The 2018 Q5 comes equipped with Audi's legendary quattro® All-Wheel-Drive system, which has been proven to work remarkably well for Audi drivers. It really does seem too close of a race to call between the two in this regard, so we'll just move right along.

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Thrilling, High-Tech Engines

Let's move on to under the hoods. Both the new F-Pace and the new Q5 are certainly performance-oriented SUVs that are simply amazing experiences to drive. Although, it definitely is clear that Jaguar wins the race in regards to engine power. There are four ferocious engines available for the 2018 F-Pace, one of which is a Supercharged V6 and three of which are Jaguar's Ingenium Range, the most advanced breed of engines produced by the brand ever.

Maximum horsepower for the new Jaguar F-Pace is a whopping and an adrenaline-inspiring 380 horsepower, and can hit 60 mph in a mere 5.1 seconds from a standstill! On the other hand, only one engine is available for the new Audi Q5, maxing out at a far lesser 252 horsepower and completing 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Choose Jaguar if you want dramatically more power for your driving pleasure as you zip around the Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Malibu areas.

Stunning, Sporty Exterior

As you'd expect from these two prestigious automakers, both of these SUVs possess a beautiful and sleek exterior design that is very pleasing to look at, although we must say that we find the F-Pace more appealingly unique. With a poised stance, bold lines, dynamic proportions, pronounced rear haunches, an imposing grille, bumper crease lines and an aerodynamic body profile, the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is a sophisticated SUV with the DNA of a sports car. After all, the striking design of this model was actually inspired by the wildly popular F-Type coupe, explaining its sporty character traits!

In stark contrast, the 2018 Audi Q5 fails to excite and catch the eye of the onlooker quite like the F-Pace is consistently able to. While the Q5 still certainly is attractive to many in its own right, some tend to find it to be more on the traditional, conservative and even somewhat dated side. Behind the wheel of a Jaguar, you'll break the typical appearance of German luxury cars that you see all over California. 

Discover More About the 2018 F-Pace SUV here at Jaguar Thousand Oaks

Reading about the first-ever Jaguar SUV can only do so much, so we encourage you to take one out for a spin! Interested shoppers from Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Malibu are welcome to visit our dealership for a test drive at your earliest convenience.