2019 Jaguar F-Pace vs 2019 Infiniti QX50 Quick Comparison

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Jaguar introduced the F-Pace to the market two years ago and in the process filed a huge gap in its lineup. Unique in its segment when it comes to its design, it’s an intriguing option just like the 2019 Infiniti QX50.

The QX50 has been completely redesigned this year and features the first-ever variable compression engine in the world. Completely different from the previous model, the new-gen 2019 QX50 has a stunning interior, a lot of interior space and an impressive mix of fuel economy and performance.

Both luxury mid-size SUVs provide a worthy substitute to the usual German competitors in the segment. If you like to do things a bit differently, one of these two models will certainly fit the bill.

Let’s take a closer look at how the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace and 2019 Infiniti QX50 stack up against one another.

Luxury and Comfort

2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace’s interior has the same layout and design you will find in any other Jaguar/Land Rover product. It’s a fairly simple design, but the quality of the materials and the overall design will meet your luxury and refinement needs.

It can sometimes be a bit tricky to navigate the touch screen as most functions require a few menus to find, particularly the climate controls which could be a bit more straightforward.

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 features a rich interior with a beautiful design, great craftmanship and quality materials. It’s a bit heavier than the F-Pace’s layout, and it has the same menu problems where you spend a bit too much time playing with the menus before you find what you’re looking for.

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Overall comfort is a tad better in the QX50 with a quieter cabin and softer suspension. The F-Pace does very well comfort-wise in the entry-level models, but the 20-inch wheels featured in most trims are a bit bouncy and transmit more road imperfections than most would like.

Personally, I feel both the QX50 and F-Pace offer more luxury and give off a more upscale feeling than anything from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi by a small margin. The Infiniti feels a bit more refined overall, however.

Winner: 2019 Infiniti QX50

Performance

2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar gives you a wide range of engines to choose from to power your 2019 F-Pace. There’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel option with 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque which we would stay away from. It’s too expensive and is seriously lacking in the power department. It just feels raw and unrefined.

Next up is a 247-horsepower, four-cylinder turbo engine which power the entry-level F-Pace. It’s 269 pound-feet of torque and 8-speed automatic gearbox give the driver enough power for most situations and to feel comfortable driving around, but it’s not as dynamic as the QX50’s unique engine offering.

The latter, the unique VC-T variable compression engine, delivers 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The compression is higher when you don’t need the engine’s full power in order to improve fuel economy, and lower when you want more oomph under your right foot.

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In either case, the QX50’s 2.0-liter turbo feels quicker than the F-Pace’s and is more fuel-efficient as well.

Jaguar offers buyers a 296-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as well as a 380-horsepower engine (we won’t even talk about the 543 horsepower V8 found in the SVR as we would be in a completely different ballpark). In both case, you get more power than in the QX50, but pricing increases dramatically. We’ll get back to that in the value section.

As for handling, the F-Pace feels more connected and sportier. There’s a robotic, artificial feel to the QX50 that kind of disconnects the driver from the road. The F-Pace is definitely the sportier option, but we still have to go with the QX50 here because of how it’s only engine stacks up to the F-Pace’s entry-level turbo.

Winner: 2019 Infiniti QX50

Interior Space

2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Jaguar F-Pace

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace feels bigger than the 2019 Infiniti QX50, but it’s actually the contrary inside. The QX50 has more rear passenger space, and more cargo space as well with 895 liters of cargo space versus 650 liters. It’s about the same upfront.

Winner: 2019 Infiniti QX50

Value

2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Jaguar F-Pace

There’s a big gap in pricing between the QX50 and F-Pace with the Infiniti being more affordable. Starting at $44,490, it features a power tailgate, 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, forward emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace has basically the same standard equipment list, but you’ll be paying at least $51,500.

To get a more powerful engine in the Jaguar F-Pace than in the Infiniti QX50, you’ll have to pay more than $56,000, about the same price as a loaded 2019 QX50. No matter which way you spin it, you get the same equipment for less money in the Infiniti.

Winner: 2019 Infiniti QX50

Which one would we buy?

Personally, I love the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace. It has more personality and is more fun to drive than the QX50 and is more exclusive as well. That said, the measurables are all in the Infiniti’s favor and it certainly gives you more bang for your buck in every possible way. We therefore have to recommend the 2019 Infiniti QX50.

2019 Infiniti QX50 Images

2019 Jaguar F-Pace Images

 

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