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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?...

Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety

New, the F-Pace would have cost you over £6000 more than the 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.

Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan

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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