2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT4


With superb handling and sporty body, the 2021 BMW X1 is a car enthusiast’s dream come true.  Drivers can expect plenty of space, making the X1 practical car for everyday activities. When it comes to the 2021 Cadillac XT4, General Motors made a fairly good attempt to create a sporty car that can hold its own against German and Japanese competition. Whether they succeeded or not remains to be seen. Here is a comparison between these two automobiles.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X1 is designed for drivers who want a practical yet sporty car. The sporty side of the 2021 X1 shows in the aggressive contours as well as its stance. Interior build is premium as one would expect from a BMW model. Everything is intuitively placed and controls are within reach.

When it comes to the 2021 Cadillac XT4, the design is a little conservative, which is surprising for a car that intends to compete in a niche that is known for sporty looks and performance. Nevertheless, the 2021 XT4 is not bad looking, just looks a little dated compared to the 2021 X1. The interior is also spacious and comfortable, although not exactly premium.

Technology & Safety

With the BMW X1, owners get a host of features such as n infotainment system that is controlled by BMW’s superb iDrive software. The system is thus intuitively designed and responsive to commands. Smartphone connectivity is via Bluetooth which comes as standard in all the X1 trims.

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 features an 8-inch infotainment display. Cadillac seems to have understood how unresponsive the touchscreen is so they added a rotary knob as well as voice commands to the infotainment system. One wishes they picked one command input system and made it as good as the ones found in other cars in this niche.


When it comes to raw engine power in this niche, nothing beats the 2021 BMW X1. The car is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged engine that turns out an impressive 188 hp. The engine is controlled by an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car handles superbly and corners are dispatched with ease/

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 similarly has a 2.0-liter engine that produces just about the same horsepower as the X1. The difference however is that the X1’s engine feels more refined and offers a superb ride. The same cannot be said of the 2021 XT4. It is good enough for ordinary driving but car enthusiasts will probably not enjoy the ride.

The Bottom Line

The niche that these two cars occupy is defined by sporty handling and stylish looks. As far as these two are concerned, the 2021 X1 is miles ahead of the 2021XT4. Little wonder then that the 2021 X1 easily wins this comparison.

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