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The 2019 BMW X1 is one of highly rated subcompact SUVs in the market with well rounded features highlighted by potent acceleration and responsive steering. On the other hand, the brand new Volvo XC40 delivers ample power, but fails to impress with its interior and cargo space. Let us compare these models to get a clear picture.
Design & Style
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a 5-seater vehicle, but the rear seats can only accommodate two with comfort. The front seats are not as supple as you would find in other Volvo models. The sleek stylish interior is replete with high-grade materials, but the overall interior quality could have been much better.
With supportive and comfortable seating, the BMW X1 is one of the best in its class. There’s ample space across both the rows, with an optional reclining rear seats. X1 draws a lot of attention for its soft-touch dashboard and premium styling. Synthetic leather upholstery comes standard, which can be upgraded to leather upholstery.
Technology & Safety
Standard technology features in the 2019 Volvo XC40 include the Sensus Connect infotainment system with a 9-inch screen. Although the system functions pretty well, you may take some time to learn the controls. You will not find plenty of physical buttons, so the only option you have is the touch screen. It may be tricky for some people, as the controls are represented in small fonts.
For 2019, BMW has added some new technology including a standard touch-screen infotainment interface with voice control, navigation and Apple CarPlay. You can control the intuitive system either through rotary dial or the touch screen. There’s a touchpad in the dial that recognizes your handwriting. Optional features include Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, and 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Some of the standard safety features in the base model include automatic high beams, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, city collision mitigation, forward collision warninf and a rearview camera.
Performance of a car tells a lot about its mechanical value. Speaking of which, the Volvo XC40 is a 187-HP turbo-four engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. You cannot expect to overtake other vehicles with this number in mind. There’s a much better option in the BMW X1 with its 228-HP 2-liter engine coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It offers plenty of power and smooth acceleration with nimble handling.
The Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X1 is one of the best SUVs in the market, offering excellent fuel efficiency, composed ride and a powerful engine. There’s plenty of space for passengers, while the cargo capacity is also the highest among other rivals. The cabin is free of any noise, and the vehicle tackles corners with fervor.
Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a BMW X1 for yourself. Come see us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in every possible way.