The 2022 BMW X1 and 2022 Jaguar E-Pace are both compact crossovers but come with different levels of luxury and performance. While the X1 is an excellent entry-level SUV, the E-Pace might be more appealing if you want a sportier driving experience.
Design & Style
The 2022 BMW X1 is quite a bit more traditional than the E-Pace. It has a more bulbous shape and boxy silhouette, while the E-Pace is sleeker and more modern. The BMW doesn’t have many flourishes or curves, making it look plain compared to the Jaguar’s energetic design language. In terms of size, however, it’s pretty much a tie. Both cars are about as long as an Audi Q3 (the E-Pace being slightly longer), but they’re narrower than most compact SUVs like Toyota RAV4 or Nissan Murano (the X1 being about 5 inches wider).
The Jaguar does have one advantage over its German rival: you can get LED headlights with adaptive technology on any trim level. Meanwhile, BMW offers this option only on its top trim levels—even if you want adaptive cruise control too!
The 2022 BMW X1 has a comfortable cabin with soft-touch materials and high-quality plastics. The seats are supportive, and the driver seat is height adjustable to accommodate people of varying heights. The instrument panel is simple and easy to read, even in low light situations.
The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace has a sleek interior design with plenty of room for passengers in all four seating positions. There’s also plenty of headroom front and back when seated upright; however, taller passengers may find it difficult to sit up straight without slouching slightly due to limited headroom in the backseat area (particularly if they’re wearing large hats).
Technology & Safety
In terms of technology, the X1 features a 10.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities (and wireless charging for compatible devices), as well as a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot that supports up to 10 devices. Around the back, there’s a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, while 19-inch alloy wheels come standard on every model.
The E-Pace has similar technology offerings, including an 8-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay compatibility and an 11-speaker Meridian Sound System that uses Bowers & Wilkins speakers throughout its cabin. It also comes standard with satellite radio as well as dual USB ports in front seats so you can keep your phone charged while driving.
Regarding performance, the 2022 BMW X1 is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that outputs 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace features a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 246 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough horsepower for both SUVs to hit 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. Still, it’s only available on the entry trim level in the 202 X1, while all trims come standard with this powertrain in the 2022 E-Pace come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission on both variants (base vs. Dynamic).
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a crossover that’s fun to drive and has an elegant design, the 2022 BMW X1 is a great choice. It also comes with many amenities and tech features, sure to please most buyers. The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace is also pretty impressive in this category, but it won’t offer as many features or luxuries as its German counterpart.
Regardless of which one you choose, both vehicles are excellent choices for those seeking a prestige crossover SUV—and either way, you will be guaranteed to give you an unforgettable driving experience!
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