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Car Wars: The Battle of the SUV

Sherryn de Vos
2017-03-22
We put the top three SUV models in a head-to-head battle. Who comes out tops between the Jaguar F-Pace, the Audi Q5 and the VW Tiguan?
A few weeks back, we mentioned that three cars had been nominated for Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor show. Interestingly, all three were SUV’s. Interestingly too, all three are well-loved brands that have a solid place in South African motoring. We decided to take a look at the three cars and check out the pros and cons of them all. How do they weigh up to each other, and who is most likely to take the crown. We compare the two engines on each end of the spectrum for all three, i.e. the smallest and the biggest. Which of these would you buy?
Read More about the nominations for the World Car of the Year below

Engines

Jaguar F-Pace

  Engine Peak Power kW Output bph Transmission 0-100kms/hrseconds Fuel Economy l/100kms Carbon Emission g/km Drive
Jaguar F-Pace 2.0 2.0 diesel Four Cylinder 132 132 Six-speed manual or eight-speed auto 8.7 6.2 129 Rear and AWD
Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 V6 3.0-litre supercharged V6 250 340 Auto 5.5 8.9 209 AWD
 

Audi Q5

  Engine Peak Power kW Output bph Transmission 0-100kms/hrseconds Fuel Economy l/100kms Carbon Emission g/km Drive
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI 2.0 petrol 130 150 Quattro S tronic 9 6.9 0.0  AWD
Audi  2.0 TFSI 2.0 petrol 169 177 Quattro Q5 Offroad Package tiptronic 6.9 7.5 174 AWD 
 

VW Tiguan

  Engine Peak Power kW Output bph Transmission 0-100kms/hrseconds Fuel Economy l/100kms Carbon Emission g/km Drive
VW  TSI Trendline 1.4 petrol 92 200 Six speed manual 9 10.5 139 Rear
VW TSI Highline 2.0 petrol 162 200 7 speed DSG 6.9 6.5 180 AWD

 

Exterior

Jaguar F-Pace

  • 7m long, 1.9m wide and 1.7 tall
  • Ground clearance of 213mm
  • J-Blade daytime running lights and adaptive LED headlights
  • An additional option is the panoramic roof.

Audi Q5

  • 6m long, 1.8m wide and 1.6m tall
  • Ground clearance of 200mm
  • Prominent six-sided grille, squinty LED headlamps, and a lower hood
  • Additional option of a panoramic roof

VW Tiguan

  • 48m long, 1.6 wide 1.8 tall
  • Ground Clearance of 191mm
  • Halogen cornering Headlights, with LED in the larger engine options
  • The active bonnet addition which protects pedestrians and cyclists in case of a collision. If contact is made, a sensor will trigger a pyrotechnic actuator. This will lift the bonnet by 50mm in 22 milliseconds, increasing the distance from the engine and the person.

Interior

Jaguar F-Pace

  • Very spacious, easily fitting three adults next to each other
  • 650 litres of boot space with the rear seats up, or 1,740 litres with them forward
  • 40:20:40 heated rear seats
  • Three 12V charge sockets and four USB ports
  • It offers mood lighting in its Configurable interior lighting mode. You have ten colours to choose from, as well as a choice of pools of light.

Audi Q5

  • Incredibly spacious, comfortably seating five people
  • 610 or 1,550-litres of bootspace depending on whether you fold down back seat
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-inch screen
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity, tri-zone automatic climate control and a 10-speaker audio system, which comes in the optional  Bang & Olufsen system
  • Audi’s MMI infotainment system with a 6.5-inch colour display screen

VW Tiguan

  • It has been made even more spacious with 29cm more knee space for passengers.
  • Boot capacity offers 615 litres of space
  • 5" Touchscreen Radio/CD "Composition Media" with MP3/WMA compatibility, 8 speakers, Bluetooth, SD Card, USB interface also for iPod/iPhone and AUX-IN jack

Special Features

Jaguar F-Pace

  • InControl Touch Pro system which will can learn your commute, offers true door-to-door guidance and can even advise others of your arrival time.
  • A world-class navigation cluster that offers handy apps. One apparently allows you to remotely start the car to start warming it up.
  • If offers a waterproof bracelet “key” that will allow you to leave your actual key in the car while you get muddy without any worry
  • Full sized spare wheel

Audi Q5

  • Two USB sockets, a 12-volt outlet, and an inductive phone-charging pad
  • Front and rear cross-traffic alert systems
  • Heated exterior mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals
  • An adaptive cruise control system with traffic jam assist and low-speed steering

VW Tiguan

  • Driver and front passenger airbags, an airbag curtain system and front seat side impact airbags.
  • Hazard lights will flash automatically under hard braking.
  • Electronic stability control
  • XDS transverse differential lock
  • Fatigue detection (Rest Assist)

Price

  Price
Jaguar F-Pace  2.0 R799,900
Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 V6 R1,010,900
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI R 661,500
Audi  Q5 2.0 TFSI R 767,000
VW   TSI Trendline R384,100
VW TSI Highline R542,200
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