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When it comes to the 2021 BMW X1, buyers can expect a thrilling ride in a compact and sporty SUV. Ride quality is superb and the 2021 X1 offers enough interior space to make shopping runs a breeze. The interior is also well-designed ensuring that all controls are exactly where you would expect them to be.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is also well designed although many people might find the boxy exterior design a bit dated. The 2021 Tiguan is one of the few compact SUVs that offer a third row of seats although fitting an adult back there can be quite a feat. Here is a comparison between these two compact SUVs.
Design & Style
The 2021 BMW X1 is styled to exude a sporty look and feel. The aggressive lines that sweep to the back as well as the tapered headlights all add to the sporty look. Inside, the 2021 X1 is comfortable and the interior has an upscale feel to it.
While Volkswagen opted to keep the conservative exterior design, the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little more modern. Materials used in the cabin are not premium at all and the instrument panel is cluttered and takes some getting used to.
Technology & Safety
When it comes to tech and safety, the 2021 BMW X1 comes with numerous features with many more available as options. All models feature an infotainment system that is powered by BMW’s iDrive. This provides for a crisp experience with no lag at all. All trims also come with Bluetooth connectivity which makes it easier to connect your phone to the 2021 BMW X1.
With the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, buyers get a host of features including smartphone integration as well as a nine-speaker audio system. Other options are available but for a hefty price.
Under the hood, the 2021 X1 features a 2-liter turbocharged engine that ensures that the 2021 X1 never feels underpowered. The 2021 X1 is also connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smooth drive. This compact SUV is composed around corners and delivers a quiet ride even at high revs.
When it comes to the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, you get a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with an output of 184 horsepower. This is sufficient to power the 2021 Tiguan although anybody looking for a thrilling ride is likely to be disappointed.
The Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X1 is miles ahead of the 2021 Tiguan when it comes to many features. These include ride quality, interior design and handling. While the 2021 Tiguan is an excellent car, it is designed with functionality in mind. The 2021 BMW X1 however beats the Tiguan in functionality but at the same time delivers a superb ride quality. This makes the 2021 X1 the clear winner in this comparison.
Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.