CARS.COM — Earlier this year, our long-term 2016 Volvo XC90 battled the redesigned 2017 Audi Q7 in a head-to-head comparison and emerged with a convincing win over the German luxury SUV. When another new luxury SUV — the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace — entered our test fleet recently, we knew we had to see whether it could hold its own against the Volvo.
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Jaguar was one of the last luxury brands without an SUV in its lineup before the F-Pace, but the new Jaguar F-Pace SUV puts the focus on sport more than utility with its sleek roofline and choice of available supercharged V-6 engines.
In this way, the two-row F-Pace differs from our three-row Volvo XC90, which follows a more traditional luxury SUV formula featuring comfort and refinement at its center. Despite the differing approaches to luxury, the as-tested prices of these two SUVs are relatively similar: $66,265 for the XC90 T6 all-wheel-drive Inscription and $70,735 for the F-Pace 35t R-Sport.
After driving the two SUVs and evaluating their various features, a clear favorite emerged. Check out below to see how the two fared in different categories and which rose to the top.