Jaguar XF vs. Audi A5

2017 Jaguar XF red exterior

2017 Jaguar XF

2017 Audi A5 dark exterior

2017 Audi A5

Seeing the looks on our drivers’ faces as they leave our showroom behind the wheel of a 2017 Jaguar XF tells us that they’ve made the right decision for their new sports car. We know that not all Huntington, Great Neck, and New York City drivers have reached the point that those XF drivers have and might still be on the fence. To show you why we think the XF is such a success, we’ve pitted it against a popular competitor: the 2017 Audi A5.

When it comes to power and sophistication, it’s tough to beat a Jaguar, and we think you’ll agree after you see how these two cars stack up on performance and standard features.

Under the Hood

Jaguar has built a reputation on performance, and while Audi might occasionally come close, it lags well behind the current model when it comes to performance.

  • 2017 Jaguar XF models come with a standard supercharged 3.0L V6 engine capable of as much as 380 hp and up to 332 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2017 Audi A5 engines feel positively sluggish in comparison, offering just 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque from the turbocharged 4-cylinder.

Despite the significant power advantage, the 2017 Jaguar XF has one of the most efficient engines in its class, earning an EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg and 20 city mpg on rear-wheel drive models. That’s another significant difference: The Audi doesn’t have all-wheel drive available, while Jaguar drivers are free to upgrade for the improved traction and control.

Exploring the Features

An engine is just part of the picture when looking at luxury sedans, and while Jaguar has some of the finest engines on the market, the successes of the 2017 XF don’t stop there. While there are certainly some similarities between the two models—18-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity—they also have their fair share of differences.

You’ll find each of these features in the cabin of the 2017 Jaguar XF, but the 2017 Audi A5 requires upgrades for comparable amenities, if they’re available at all:

  • 11-speaker Meridian sound system
  • Steering wheel–mounted paddle shifters
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Nighttime perimeter lighting
  • High-definition radio
  • LED taillights

Jaguar also gives drivers one of the widest selections of upgrade options, including three additional trim levels and more than a dozen package upgrades that let you make the XF truly your car. The Audi, on the other hand, has simply a standard model and a handful of package upgrades.

Test Drive a Jaguar

We hope that seeing the vast differences between the 2017 Jaguar XF and the 2017 Audi A5 has made it easier to choose your next car. To get behind the wheel, visit Jaguar Great Neck at 732 Northern Blvd in Great Neck, NY, just a short trip for our Huntington and NYC drivers. Contact us online or give us a call at (516) 482-5500 to schedule a test drive of the new XF.

Priced starting at $47,450 (MSRP), it’s tough to beat the Jaguar XF.