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When it comes to superbly engineered SUVs, nothing comes close to the 2021 BMW X1. This compact SUV features a roomy cabin and a generous trunk space, making it one of the most practical SUVs out there. Even more important is that this does not interfere with its sporty credentials nor its drivability. On the other hand, the 2021 Honda CR-V follows the long line of fantastic Honda SUVs that have proven to be practical and reliable. Though not as much fun to drive as the 2021 X1, the 2021 CR-V nevertheless ticks a number of boxes when it comes to practicality. Here is a comparison between these two popular SUVs.
Design & Style
The 2021 BMW X1 is a perfect blend of fun and utility. Styled to be a head-turner, the X1 features an aggressive stance and sharp contours across its body. With large sporty wheels and a road-hugging stance, this is a vehicle that will always stand out in any parking lot. The interior is equally tasteful with a well-designed instrument panel to ensure that nothing is ever out of reach. When it comes to the 2021 CR-V, you get a roomy SUV that also has been retouched for 2021. For this model, Honda has finally abandoned the boxy shape of previous models for a sleeker look. The interior is comfortable but very basic.
Technology & Safety
For tech and safety, the 2021 BMW X1 gets a generous amount of tech and safety features. These include a great infotainment system that runs on BMW’s iDrive software and features crisp clear graphics. Other tech features that come as standard include a lane departure warning system as well as blind-spot monitoring. For the 2021 CR-V, you get a very basic audio system that is controlled from a five-inch screen on the dash. Almost everything else in the 2021 Honda CR-V comes as an option.
The 2021 BMW X1 is powered by powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Churning out an impressive 200hp, this keeps the 2021 X1 fast and nimble. Ride quality is superb and BMW’s superior cabin insulation technology ensures that the X1 delivers a quiet ride indeed. When it comes to the CR-V, the ride quality is of significantly lower quality. The Honda CRV is motivated by a smaller 1.5-liter engine that is mated to a CVT transmission. While this is adequate for basic motoring needs, this is not a vehicle that is designed to offer any thrills on the road. Ride quality is poor as well with road noises making their way into the cabin.
The Bottom Line
While the 2021 BMW X1 is a superbly designed SUV that offers both thrills and practical value, the 2021 Honda CR-V is oriented towards functionality. With a superior design, better performance, and more tech features, the BMW X1 easily wins this comparison.
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