2011 Jaguar
XF
vs. 2012 Audi
A7 Premium

2011 Jaguar XF

10.0

Winner

Jaguar XF

starting from

$53,375

Reasons to buy the Jaguar XF

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Navigation system
Standard
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More passenger seats
5
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Paddle shifters
Standard
2012 Audi A7 Premium

9.5

Runner-up

Audi A7 Premium

starting from

$60,125

Reasons to buy the Audi A7 Premium

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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Fantastic range on the highway
554 miles
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jaguar XF Winner: XF
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  • The XF comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the A7 Premium
  • The XF's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 10.6 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp
  • More than 20% more powerful, 385 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jaguar XF Winner: XF
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  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
  • The best price we've seen is $6,750 cheaper (more than 10% less), $53,375 vs $60,125
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Neither has a keyless entry option
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Performance

Jaguar
XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Horsepower 385 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM The XF is fairly powerful, but the A7 Premium is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 8 The A7 Premium has more gears and the XF is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The A7 Premium's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The XF comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the A7 Premium
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Air compressor None vs Supercharger The A7 Premium's Supercharger lets it maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 10.6 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp The XF is a sporty car, while the A7 Premium is just average
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The A7 Premium will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the XF
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 39.0 ft The XF is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the A7 Premium is quite bad

Cost

Jaguar
XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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MSRP $53,375 vs $60,125 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 4 year The XF's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the A7 Premium's warranty is OK, too

Safety Features

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XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

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XF
2011 Jaguar XF
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A7 Premium
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Jaguar
XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

Jaguar
XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The XF has lots of passenger seats and the A7 Premium is OK, too
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Highway driving range 423 miles vs 554 miles The A7 Premium gets fantastic distance, but the XF is very limited
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Cargo space 17.7 ft3 vs 24.5 ft3 The A7 Premium has lots of cargo room and the XF is pretty good
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front seats Unknown vs 50.4 ft3
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The XF's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the A7 Premium
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The XF's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the A7 Premium
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the A7 Premium, but the XF's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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0-60 mph 6.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 109 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.0 s @ 98 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.87 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Entertainment System

Jaguar
XF
2011 Jaguar XF
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Number of speakers 8 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the XF's satellite radio; in the A7 Premium, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Yes The A7 Premium can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The XF has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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