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Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan

The new Jaguar F-Pace goes head-to-head with the Porsche Macan to reveal who makes the best luxury sports SUV

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Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan front

Our verdict

Both of these SUVs balance everyday comfort with open-road thrills, but there are big differences between them. The Porsche Macan is the sharper handler, while the Jaguar F-Pace is still great fun to drive and is roomier inside.

However, the Jaguar’s high price and steep depreciation put it at a big disadvantage. Some will need the F-Pace’s extra space, but for those who don’t, the Macan is the stronger overall proposition. It comes sparsely equipped, but you could add some options and still be better off.

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1st – Porsche Macan S Diesel

For Performance; sports car handling; interior quality; good resale value

Against Stingy standard equipment; below par rear seat and boot space

Verdict High-quality offering that puts performance before practicality

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full Porsche Macan review


2nd – Jaguar F-Pace 3.0d V6 300 S AWD

For Space; balance of comfort and handling; strong engine; lots of kit

Against High price; ordinary interior; poor resale value

Verdict Practical and good to drive, but pricey and lacks luxury sheen

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full Jaguar F-Pace review


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Specifications: Jaguar F-Pace 3.0d V6 S AWD

Engine size 3.0-litre, V6, diesel

List price Β£52,300

Target Price Β£52,300

Power 295bhp

Torque 516lb ft

0-62mph 6.8sec

Top speed 150mph

Official fuel economy 47.1mpg

CO2 emissions 159g/km


Specifications: Porsche Macan S Diesel

Engine size 3.0-litre, V6, diesel

List price Β£46,182

Target Price Β£46,182

Power 254bhp

Torque 428lb ft

0-62mph 6.6sec

Top speed 142mph

Official fuel economy 46.3mpg

CO2 emissions 159g/km

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