Cadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD

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Cadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD- Car Comparison


The Cadillac CTS’ pre-crash front seatbelts are optional and thus will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash. This further improves protection against injury significantly. However, The XF doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensions.

Cadillac CTS V-Sport

Cadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD

Moreover for enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Cadillac CTS are height-adjustable. This is to further accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights.

Cadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD

Besides this, a better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also fosters passengers to buckle up. Furthermore, the Jaguar XF doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.


The CTS further offers optional Reverse Automatic Braking which uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. However, The XF is unable to offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Jaguar XF S AWD

Cadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD

Both the CTS and the XF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags. Further, it consists of front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensions, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability systems.

Jaguar XFCadillac CTS V-Sport vs Jaguar XF S AWD

Moreover, This is sole to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind-spot warning systems, around view monitors, and rear cross-path warning.



Above all, The Initial Quality Study of new car owners provides the statistics that show that Cadillac vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. Further, with 58 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, below the industry average.



The CTS has more powerful engines than the XF:

CTS 2.0 turbo 4 cyl268 HP295 lbs.-ft.
CTS 3.6 DOHC V6335 HP285 lbs.-ft.
CTS V-Sport 3.6 turbo V6420 HP430 lbs.-ft.
XF 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl247 HP269 lbs.-ft.
XF 30t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl296 HP295 lbs.-ft.
XF 35t 3.0 supercharged V6340 HP332 lbs.-ft.
XF S 3.0 supercharged V6380 HP332 lbs.-ft.

The CTS V-Sport 3.6 turbo V6 is faster than the Jaguar XF:

Zero to 30 MPH1.7 sec1.8 sec1.9 sec
Zero to 60 MPH4.4 sec5 sec5.2 sec
Zero to 80 MPH7 sec8.2 secn/a
Zero to 100 MPH10.5 sec12.6 sec12.5 sec
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start4.8 sec5.4 sec5.5 sec
Passing 30 to 50 MPH2.5 sec3.2 sec2.9 sec
Passing 50 to 70 MPH3.2 sec3.8 sec3.8 sec
Quarter Mile12.9 sec13.6 sec13.6 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile111 MPH103 MPH104 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

An engine control system that is able to shut down half of the engine’s cylinders further helps improve the CTS non-turbo V6’s fuel efficiency. However, The XF doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Besides this, the CTS has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the XF Diesel’s standard fuel tank (19 vs. 17.4 gallons), for a longer range between fill-ups.

The CTS has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. Further, This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. However, the XF doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

The CTS stops much shorter than the XF:

70 to 0 MPH149 feet181 feetCar and Driver
60 to 0 MPH98 feet123 feetMotor Trend

Tires and Wheels

While changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. Thus, the run-flat tires standard on the CTS can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure. Further, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. However, The XF doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Passenger Space

Moreover, The CTS has 2.9 inches more front headroom and 4.2 inches more front legroom than the XF Sedan.


Besides above, The CTS V6 offers up to 1000 lbs. towing capacity. The XF has no towing capacity.


Thus, The Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury three places higher than the Jaguar XF S Sedan AWD.

The CTS V-Sport is one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 6 of the last 11 years. Further, The XF hasn’t been picked since 2009.  Furthermore, the CTS is one of Automobile Magazine’s “All-Stars” in 2014. Besides this, The XF hasn’t been picked since 2010. The Cadillac CTS outsold the Jaguar XF by over two to one during 2017.

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