Both of these versatile utilities provide plenty of sport, but one is British and the other German, meaning there are fundamental philosophical differences between them.
Starting with the Jag, it offers three different engines including a four-cylinder diesel and a force-fed gasoline V6. The top offering is a 3.0-liter supercharged unit that’s good for a more-than-competitive 380 horsepower; torque clocks in at 332 lb-ft.
The only transmission available in the F-Pace is a highly responsive eight-speed automatic supplied by ZF. All-wheel drive is standard.
Likewise, the X5 offers several engines including an efficient diesel, but the most muscular offering is a 3.0-liter inline six. Thanks to a turbocharger and direct injection, it puts out impressive figures. Both horsepower and torque measure 300, though this engine is probably very conservatively rated. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Differing slightly from the F-Pace, this BMW offers a choice of either rear- or all-wheel drive. But design is where these crossovers really stand apart. The Jaguar is clean looking, almost to the point of being sparse. In contrast, the X5 is full of interesting surfaces, swoopy shapes and unusual cues. Do you prefer simplicity or busy styling? If you like the former, the Jag will be more appealing; if it’s the latter, go with BMW.
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