In comparing the BMW 3 Series's and the Jaguar XF's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Jaguar XF has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the BMW 3 Series's and the Jaguar XF's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series is a better car than the Jaguar XF.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XF Pricing
For a new model, the BMW 3 Series's price is between $47,929 and $68,498, with the Jaguar XF priced between $53,680 and $63,711.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XF Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW 3 Series loses 52.3 percent of its value and the Jaguar XF loses 59.7 percent of its value. This means the BMW 3 Series retains 7.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Jaguar XF.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XF Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 3 Series is 8.7 out of 10 while the Jaguar XF's quality rating is 7.3 out of 10. This results in the BMW 3 Series being ranked 7 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Jaguar XF being ranked 19 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
BMW 3 Series vs. Jaguar XF Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW 3 Series is 8.4 out of 10. For the Jaguar XF the reliability rating is 7.7 out of 10. This gives the BMW 3 Series a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Jaguar XF.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 3 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Jaguar XF base engine makes 246 horsepower. The 3 Series is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 530 miles. The XF is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles.This gives the BMW 3 Series the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Jaguar XF the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Jaguar XF, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The BMW 3 Series, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW 3 Series has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.