2017 Audi S4 vs. 2017 Jaguar XF

Connoisseurs of large luxury vehicles have a number of choices these days since many auto firms are struggling to serve this growing niche. The 2017 Audi S4 and the 2017 Jaguar XF are usually at the top of any list for these types of vehicles. While both vehicles might have some pros and cons over each other, the Audi, when looked in totality, is a much better vehicle compared to the Jaguar XF. Some of the reasons for this are enumerated below.

Design & Style

As would be expected, both cars have a design philosophy that focuses on elegance and style, as they are mostly targeted for the wealthy. Both cars look good, but the Audi comes out on top in this area with sleek, clean lines that make it look more aggressive compared to the softer Jaguar XF.

The Jaguar ships with front bucket seats, a telescoping steering column and leather trim with metal accoutrements. Front and rear cup holders also come as standard, as do a compass and dual zone front automatic climate control. The 2017 Audi S4 has more to offer in terms of design and style. The Audi's exterior styling features crispier lines, as well as a slightly squared off look which is responsible for making it look more aggressive compared to the Jaguar. The interior is chock-full of entertainment and safety features, including a head-up display and navigation system. The 2017 S4 ships with Nappa leather upholstered seats as well as alcantara. Pneumatic massage function for each of the seats is standard.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles have gone out of their way to include futuristic safety features as part of the standard package, though the Audi has slightly more to offer despite being at least $8,000 cheaper for the base model.

Both vehicles offer advanced airbag systems and traction control as standard. However, there are several features lacking in the Jaguar but which you will get in the Audi, making it the obvious choice for a luxury vehicle. These include a Wi-Fi hotspot, lane keeping assist augmented with blind spot monitors, rear cross traffic alerts and automatic emergency braking. The 2017 Jaguar XF has an impressive array of technological and safety features, but the fact that the Audi goes the extra mile to provide even more safety means that you will be a more confident driver, and will have much better chances of avoiding collisions whether they are your fault or not.

Performance

The basic Jaguar XF ships with a 2-liter intercooled Turbodiesel straight-four with diesel direct injection. The power plant generates a maximum of 180 horsepower at 4000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 318 ft-lb at 1750 rpm. Stability is provided through a double wishbone suspension at the front and a multi-link system in the rear.

The S4, on the other hand, is powered by a bigger engine; a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This generates 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, both of which are a far cry from what the Jaguar offers. The Audi also features a 40:60 weight distribution, speed-dependent variable steering and continuous damping control all of which are designed to make the car have very sharp handling. This, combined with the fact that it is more than 200 pounds lighter than the Jaguar, makes it no match for the 2017 XF when it comes to handling. For more excitement, one can order an S4 with a bigger engine and more stability tech.

The Bottom Line

The 2017 Audi S4 is the latest iteration of an already iconic vehicle which has won the hearts of many in the past. Compared to the Jaguar, it's cheaper, faster, more agile, more fuel efficient and also more luxurious. It's very easy to see that it's the better of the two.

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