Leading the pack of stylish luxury SUVs is the 2021 Volvo XC90. The details are stamped with typical Scandinavian luxury. It is a top-tier vehicle that is made up of fine materials and the latest luxuries that are found only on cars within its league. As if those are not reasons enough to believe that the XC90 is the best, it is also designed with class-leading safety features.

The XC90 is both efficient and stylish making it a tough car to beat, even by the good-looking 2020 Jaguar F-Pace. Here is a comprehensive comparison to see why the F-Pace cannot compete against the appealing character of the XC90.

Design & Style

The XC90 has always been sleek and the visual refreshes for this year only made it even more attractive. It has been added with sharper lines and some wheel design choices to match the driver's personality. Its cabin used a minimalistic approach in order to highlight the luxurious materials used.  

What makes the F-Pace notable is its striking exterior. It is sleek sultry, and clearly an attention grabber on the outside. It failed, however, to impress on their cabin design. Everything looks overly simple and boring which is a huge contrast compared to the racy exterior.

Technology & Safety

Volvo never disappoints when it comes to the XC90's infotainment. It is already fitted with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing users to experience seamless smartphone integration to the system. The XC90 is fitted with an intuitive set of infotainment and connectivity system. Maintaining safety is also a priority hence the healthy number of driver-assistance features that it comes with.

It is great that the makers of the F-Pace tried so hard to improve its infotainment. Although everything appears modern, it does not work as well and even the driver aids are not up to the task of impressing anyone.


The XC90 presents three trims to choose from, all promising a noteworthy road performance. Engine choices vary from the 2.0 liter 250 hp up to the most potent at a combined output of 400hp from the hybrid powertrain.

As for the F-Pace, two engine choices is available at either 247 or 296 hp. Both engines are surprisingly better compared to the previous model years. It is also said to be fuel efficient which increases its charm.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace is so eager to please that the makers had made significant lapses. First, the focus seems to be just on the exterior design and improving its engine. It would be great if both the cabin design and safety features were given extra thoughts. On the part of the 2021 Volvo XC90, it emulates perfection from the outside in. It is even more impressive once driven, given that its engine performance is exceptional.

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