2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE Comparison in Columbus, OH

Audi doesn't do anything half-heartedly. Thus, the Audi Q3 is a luxury compact crossover SUV that exemplifies the best of the segment. From its aesthetically pleasing design to its powerful engine to its luxurious interior, the Audi Q3 is designed with you in mind. Even opponents from venerable automakers like Jaguar are unable to keep up with it. Try as it might, the Jaguar E-PACE simply doesn't have what it takes to compete against the exceptional Audi Q3. We'll take a closer look at what each crossover SUV offers below so that you can discover which one is best suited to your personality and lifestyle.

Front three-quarters view of Audi Q3

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE: Exterior Design & Features

Though these two luxury crossovers are shaped similarly, the Q-design Singleframe® grille on the Audi Q3 immediately makes it stand apart from the crowd. But the Audi Q3 has more than good looks going for it; it's also equipped with a number of design features that make it better than the Jag. The power tailgate that comes standard in the 2020 Audi Q3 makes loading and unloading your cargo easier. To get the same feature in the 2020 Jaguar E-PACE, you'll have to shell out extra money. Roof rails and a panoramic sunroof are also standard features on the Audi Q3, but not on the Jaguar E-PACE. Once again, equipping the Jag with these features will end up costing you more.

Audi Q3 digital instrument cluster

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE: Interior Features

On the inside, you may notice a number of similarities. Both vehicles are equipped with leather-upholstered seats, for example, and they both feature advanced touchscreens. But when you take a look at the instrument cluster, the contrast is striking. The 2020 Jaguar E-PACE is equipped with an instrument cluster that features a 5-inch display. Choose the 2020 Audi Q3 and you'll instead get a stunning 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Of course, even the touchscreens have notable differences. Though the screen in the Jaguar E-PACE is larger, the MMI® touch response screen in the Audi Q3 offers available handwriting recognition!

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Audi Q3 driving down dirt road

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE: Performance

The engines in these two SUVs are very similar in power output. The Jaguar E-PACE does have a bit more horsepower and torque, but it's also a heavier vehicle, so you'll likely notice little difference when it comes to performance. Both vehicles also come standard with all-wheel drive. The biggest difference actually comes in ride quality. The experts at Car and Driver wrote that the 2020 Audi Q3 "moves with the same grace as its larger siblings when pitched down a twisty section of road" and that its "suspension damped out all but the harshest road imperfections." By comparison, they wrote that the wheels of the 2020 Jaguar E-PACE "thudded over choppy roads" and that its "brake pedal had inconsistent feedback."

Audi Q3 with driver assistance technology visualization

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE: Peace of Mind

The 2020 Jaguar E-PACE hasn't been crash tested by either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means that you'll have to take Jaguar's word for the crashworthiness of its vehicle. Audi lets the experts do the talking. The 2020 Audi Q3 has earned a perfect five out of five stars in its overall rating from the NHTSA. Even more impressive is the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award it earned from the NHTSA! Both vehicles do offer a number of driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control.

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2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Jaguar E-PACE: Value

You've seen that these two vehicles are somewhat similar, with the Audi Q3 often pulling ahead of the Jaguar E-PACE. You might be surprised, then, to see the stark difference in cost. The 2020 Jaguar E-PACE has a starting MSRP that's $5,250 more than that of the 2020 Audi Q3! In fact, you could upgrade and choose the Audi Q3 Premium Plus for $2,150 less than the entry-level Jaguar E-PACE. The Q3 Premium Plus model includes upgraded features like wireless charging, Audi advanced key, and parking system plus (with front and rear acoustic sensors). We invite you to experience what Audi has to offer at Audi Columbus.

2020 Audi Q32020 Jaguar E-PACE
$34,700Starting MSRP*$39,950
228Standard Horsepower246
258Standard Torque (lb.-ft.)269
3,905Curb Weight (lbs.)4,035
Standard PanoramicSunroofAvailable Upgrade
Standard FeatureRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
Standard FeaturePower TailgateAvailable Upgrade
10 SpeakersStandard Audio System6 Speakers
Standard FeatureHeated Front SeatsAvailable Upgrade
10.25 InchesInstrument Display5 Inches

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.