The Volvo XC40 vs the BMW X1: Two Premium Subcompact SUVs Go Head-to-Head

In the land of luxury SUVs, it can sometimes be difficult to compare two different vehicles. We know it can seem like every vehicle in the luxury class seems loaded with features and, let’s face it, the engineering in all of them is quite impressive. They are known as luxury vehicles for a reason. With this level of difficulty, it can be easy to be overwhelmed and frustrated. Crest Volvo Cars, located at 2701 N. Central Expy in Plano, TX, understands this feeling and would like to give customers a head-to-head guide on two competitors in the subcompact SUV market: the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 BMW X1.

While both these vehicles are excellent, one can see that the XC40 wins out in many categories and stands out a great option for those in the market for a small SUV. Please feel free to browse our new 2019 Volvo XC40 inventory.

The Importance of Safety

In the category of safety, the 2019 Volvo XC40 stands out on top. As is the case in many categories when it comes to luxury vehicles, it comes down to the details. For example, the XC40 offers pretensioners on their seatbelts to give drivers and their passengers added safety in the case of a collision. This feature can enhance the amount of protection received in an accident and the 2019 BMW X1 doesn’t have this option.

Additionally, the Volvo SUV has the standard Automatic Braking After Collision, allowing the vehicle to attempt to stop the vehicle via the braking system after a collision. This feature can prevent the vehicle from running into other objects or people. The BMW X1 doesn’t offer such a feature.

Considering the Powertrains

Both vehicles feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the XC40 wins out by producing more horsepower. The Volvo’s available T5 engine can generate 248 horsepower, compared to the 228-horsepower generated by the BMW X1. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is not only more power, it is more fuel efficient as well. The XC40 gets an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for 26 mpg combined. The BMW X1 gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for 25 mpg combined.

It’s All About the Fine Points

When choosing a vehicle at this level, some of it might come down to the specifics. Often, real value is found in them. For example, do you plan on towing a small boat or trailer with your next SUV? If you answered yes, the 2019 BMW X1 will not be an option as they do not have a tow package. The Volvo XC40 tows a maximum of 3,500 pounds, making it the perfect option for some light towing.

The XC40’s cargo room is easier to get to as there is a switch that will lower the rear seats. This also makes converting the vehicle from passenger focused to cargo focused much easier. The X1 doesn’t offer the automatic folding seats. In addition, small details like the available headlight washers on the Volvo SUV to remove the dirt and other pollution that can cloud your lights is not available on the BMW SUV. Speaking of headlights, the XC40’s headlights are more sophisticated than the X1’s headlights. While the BMW X1’s cornering lamps turn on when the turn signal is mobilized, the XC40’s available adaptive cornering lights turn the headlight up significantly to provide even further lighting distance, no matter what the speed.

Financing Your New 2019 Volvo XC40

When you’ve made your decision on the 2019 Volvo XC40, our finance team can answer any questions you have regarding whether it would be more advantageous for you to buy or lease your new SUV. They can also answer any other questions, secure your financing, and talk to you about any special financing offers and incentives currently offered on the XC40.

Many of these financing promotions and incentives expire monthly, so give us a call today and get started on owning or leasing your 2019 Volvo XC40.

Categories: Leasing, XC40, New Inventory
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