Discerning luxury drivers in the market for a new compact crossover have a lot of fantastic options on the market these days as more and more luxury brands are entering the competition. One of our favorite new models is the Jaguar compact crossover in this 2018 Jaguar E-PACE vs 2018 Audi Q3 comparison. The Jaguar E-PACE is all-new for the 2018 model year, and while it has a slightly higher starting price than its Audi rival, it offers plenty of advantages.
One of those you can see right off the bat is standard all-wheel drive on the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE, and significantly more engine power and torque. In contrast, the base 2018 Audi Q3 offers much less horsepower and comes standard with front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is available on most models. This is just the start of the practical and attractive standard advantages that the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE brings to the compact crossover class.
Engine Specs and Performance Features on the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE
Both the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE and the 2018 Audi Q3 come with single engine options. While both are 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder models, these two compact luxury crossovers do very different things with the same displacement. The Jaguar in this comparison delivers bold performance thanks to its 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2018 Audi Q3 offers just 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. In addition to more engine power and confident, performance-oriented handling, the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE offers more interior cargo space than its Audi competitor. This means that whether drivers want visceral handling or more interior practicality, the Jaguar compact crossover excels.
The 2018 Jaguar E-PACE offers several other attractive advantages like standard LED headlights, an Adaptive Dynamics suspension system, JaguarDrive Control selectable driving modes, an available Head-Up Display, two elite sound system options, and the Touch Pro infotainment system offering up to four home screen styles that can be customized for driver needs and preferences.
If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE in Merriam KS, or even taking a test drive of one of these models now available in our new Jaguar inventory, contact a member of the Merriam Jaguar sales team today.