2011 Jaguar
Supercharged
vs. 2012 Audi
A7 Premium

2011 Jaguar Supercharged

10.0

starting from

$68,475

Reasons to buy the Jaguar Supercharged

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Navigation system
Standard
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Quite powerful
470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
2012 Audi A7 Premium

9.3

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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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
554 miles
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Has auxiliary audio input
Performance 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Jaguar Supercharged Winner: Supercharged
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  • Almost the same
  • More than 50% more powerful, 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • The Supercharged's power-to-weight ratio is more than 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 9.2 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Jaguar Supercharged Winner: Supercharged
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Jaguar Supercharged Winner: Supercharged
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  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
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 9.3

Performance

Jaguar
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Horsepower 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Supercharged 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 Supercharged 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 Supercharged comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the A7 Premium
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Air compressor Supercharger vs Supercharger Both have an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.2 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp The Supercharged 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 Supercharged
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 39.0 ft The Supercharged is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the A7 Premium is quite bad

Luxury Features

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Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
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 Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Supercharged; not available on the A7 Premium
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

Jaguar
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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MSRP $68,475 vs $60,125 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 18 mpg The A7 Premium has OK city mileage, while the Supercharged is very inefficient
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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 Supercharged's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the A7 Premium's warranty is OK, too

Safety Features

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Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
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

Crash Test Ratings

Jaguar
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
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
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The Supercharged has lots of passenger seats and the A7 Premium is OK, too
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Highway driving range 386 miles vs 554 miles The A7 Premium gets fantastic distance, but the Supercharged 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 Supercharged 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 Supercharged'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 Supercharged'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 Supercharged'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

Jaguar
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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0-60 mph 4.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 109 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 12.7 s @ 114 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
Supercharged
2011 Jaguar Supercharged
2012 Audi A7 Premium Audi
A7 Premium
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Number of speakers 13 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 Supercharged'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 Supercharged 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

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Jaguar Supercharged 2011 Audi A5 Premium Supercharged vs A5 Premium
2011 Jaguar Supercharged 2011 BMW 328i Supercharged vs 328i
2011 Jaguar Supercharged 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Supercharged vs Panamera 4S
2011 Jaguar Supercharged 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport Supercharged vs CC Sport
2011 Jaguar Supercharged 2011 Kia Optima LX Supercharged vs Optima LX
2012 Audi A7 Premium 2011 Audi A8 L 4.2 A7 Premium vs A8 L 4.2
2012 Audi A7 Premium 2011 Audi A5 Premium A7 Premium vs A5 Premium
2012 Audi A7 Premium 2011 BMW 550i A7 Premium vs 550i
2012 Audi A7 Premium 2012 BMW 750Li A7 Premium vs 750Li
2012 Audi A7 Premium 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport A7 Premium vs CC Sport

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