It’s an odd match up

Station wagons don’t see a lot of hype here in the United States now that SUVs seem to be on everybody’s list of must-haves. That doesn’t change the fact that these low-riding people haulers are popular in other parts of the world and can be, in fact, very performance-oriented. Take the Audi RS4, for example. It’s rather sporty for a wagon, and with a 2.9-liter V-6, it’s pretty fast too. In current specification, it comes with 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque on tap, and it can launch to 60 mph in four seconds flat. Now, you can compare it to other sporty wagons from Mercedes and BMW, but what about comparing it to a performance SUV? The Jaguar F-Pace has a 5.0-liter V-8 and delivers a cool 550 horsepower – enough to get this 2+ ton SUV up to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 176 mph if you’re ballsy enough to pull it off. The price of both these models are within around $5,000 of each other, so things are really closely matched.

That’s probably way CAR Magazine set out to see which one is actually faster in a straight line. Believe it or not, the results might surprise you. Go ahead and click play on the short video below to find out what happens!

Audi RS4 Avant vs. Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Audi RS4 Jaguar F-Pace
Engine 2.9-liter V-6 5.0-liter V-8
Transmission Eight-Speed Auto Eight-Speed Auto
Driveline AWD AWD
Horsepower 444 @ 5,700 rpm 550 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 443 lb-ft @ 1,900 rpm 502 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
Curb Weight 3,946 lbs 4,395 lbs
0-60 mph 4.0 seconds 4.1 seconds
Top Speed 174 mph 176 mph
Price $75,308 $80,600

Further reading

2018 Audi RS4 Avant High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant.

2017 - 2019 Jaguar F-Pace Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace.

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