2022 BMW X1

2022 BMW X1

2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo XC40

2022 BMW X1 vs. 2022 Volvo XC40


The 2022 BMW X1 vs. the 2022 Volvo XC40 are two small SUVs that can pack a punch when it comes to getting you around town quickly and comfortably. Both cars are well-made, stylish, family-friendly, and offer great features to ensure your ride experience is as pleasant as possible. When you look at both cars side by side, the differences become clear; you’ll easily see why one car will be better suited to your needs than the other. Let’s look at how the 2022 BMW X1 vs. the 2022 Volvo XC40 match up against each other and why the 2022 BMW X1 takes the day!

Design & Style

The first thing that will stand out to you about these two cars is their distinct exterior design. While they’re both similar in size, there are some notable differences in their looks, too. The most obvious of these is a stylistic change from traditional sedans to more crossover-like body styles. This new style seems to be moving forward as an industry standard, and it’s not something you’ll want to consider at all if your daily drive takes you through heavy traffic or if you frequently travel by car full of passengers on your way to work or school every day of the week!

The interiors of both cars are made up of mostly plastics with leather material on higher trim levels, standard amenities such as Bluetooth phone integration, satellite radio, etc., but their dashboard designs are quite different from each other. The overall look of both cars’ dashboards is minimalistic. Still, it contains everything one needs during daily driving in an easy-to-understand format that emphasizes digital information rather than physical buttons for controlling things like climate control or infotainment system.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles have a long list of standard features, including a backup camera and a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The BMW, however, can also be equipped with a head-up display that projects info such as speed and navigation directions onto its windshield to eliminate distractions from looking down at its infotainment screen while driving, which is standard on its M Sport Package as well as other trim levels above the base level. In contrast, there’s no head-up display offered on any trim level of the 2022 Volvo XC40.


One of the main reasons you should choose the 2022 BMW X1 over the 2022 Volvo XC40 is its performance, engine power, and torque. The outstanding M30d 3 liter inline 6 cylinder turbocharged engine offers excellent acceleration at all speeds with its 292 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. The engine will allow you to conquer any terrain, climb mountains like a pro and win every drag race. With such an impressive engine performance, you won’t have to worry about your car being outdated in just a few years, as it can easily stay on top for decades to come without requiring expensive upgrades or redesigns.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to luxury SUVs, buyers have many options, and choosing one over another will come down to personal preference. The better question is which one would you rather own? That’s more difficult to answer since several factors could sway your decision one way or another, but for most people, we’re sure they’d choose a new 2022 BMW X1. Its modern design is sure to catch anyone’s eye, while its excellent ride and handling will keep owners coming back for more.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving the 2022 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 serving you in the best way possible.


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