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Used test: Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan costs
If you're looking for a plush SUV with a sporty edge then the Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan both fit the bill. But which makes the better used buy?...
Buying and owning
Costs, equipment, reliability, safety
New, the Jaguar F-Pace would have cost you over £6000 more than the Porsche Macan, but it is a larger car and comes with a lot of standard kit that would have cost around the same amount to add to the Macan. That includes 20in alloys, sat-nav, electric front passenger seat, a reversing camera and adaptive suspension. Both cars have climate control, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, parking sensors all round, lane-departure warning, cruise control and rain-sensing wipers as standard, however.
The Macan has retained its value much better than the F-Pace, though. A 2016 F-Pace can be had for £32,000 now – quite a drop from its new price of £52,300 – whereas the Macan can be had for around £35,000, where it originally cost £46,182.
While the cars are closely matched for fuel costs, insurance, servicing and road tax, a private cash buyer is likely to spend more on the F-Pace in overall costs, mainly because of its higher depreciation.
Another factor to take into account is reliability. In our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey the Macan scored an impressive 97.9% rating, putting it first among eight cars in the luxury SUV category. The F-Pace received a respectable score of 94.3%, allowing it to place tenth out of 21 cars in the large SUV category.
Jaguar did place higher as a brand, though. It came 21st out of 30 manufacturers featured, while Porsche finished in 25th. That said, neither result is particularly praiseworthy.
Both the F-Pace and Macan received a maximum five-star safety rating from the independent experts at Euro NCAP.
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