2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test


2012 Audi A8L: How It Compares to 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

August 03, 2012

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These cars don't match up really. But a lot of you have been asking for a side-by-side comparison.

Here's how they match up on paper:

  2012 Audi A8 L 4.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 8A) 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Base engine 4.2 L 5.0 L
Cylinders V8 V8
Drive type All-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Fuel tank capacity 23.8 gallons 18.4 gallons
EPA fuel economy (mpg) 18 city /28 hwy / 21 combined 15 city /21 hwy / 17 combined
Editorial observed fuel economy 18.8 mpg overall average 14.1 overall average
Horsepower 372 hp @ 6,800 rpm 470 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 328 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm 424 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
Transmission Eight-speed automatic Six-speed automatic
     
Front head room (inches) 37.2 37.1
Front leg room (inches) 41.4 41.5
Front shoulder room (inches) 59.1 56.9
Rear head room (inches) 39.1 37.6
Rear leg room (inches) 42.9 36.6
Rear shoulder room (inches) 57.8 56.4
     
Length (inches) 207.4 195.3
Width (inches) 76.7 73.9
Height (inches) 57.9 57.5
Front track (inches) 64.7 61.4
Rear track (inches) 64.4 61.8
Wheelbase (inches) 122.9 114.5
Curb weight (pounds) 4,453 4,306
Ground clearance (inches) 4.7  
     
Cargo capacity (all seats in place) 13.2 cubic feet 17.7 cubic feet
Maximum cargo capacity 13.2 cubic feet 32.6 cubic feet

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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