2021 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 BMW X1 Comparison in Torrance, CA

With a fresh, youthful look and a competitive price tag, the 2021 Volvo XC40 has taken the luxury crossover market by storm. Boasting a review score of 9.5/10 and an Editors' Choice Award from Car and Driver magazine, it's perhaps the very best value in this competitive segment. To prove it, we'll compare it against one of its most popular luxury brand competitors: the 2021 BMW X1. Find out more below! Then, we invite you to our dealership for a no-pressure test drive to experience the latest Volvo innovations for yourself.

Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 Design Comparison

Both these subcompact crossovers combine the versatility of a city-friendly hatchback with extra ride height and ground clearance for a confident commute. Interior space for cargo and passengers alike are similar between both models.

However, with some additional exterior features and options, the bold 2021 Volvo XC40 is a better value. Standard Active Bending Lights, which pivot as you steer to illuminate turns better, provide the best visibility on the 2021 Volvo XC40. Similar headlights will cost you more on the 2021 BMW X1. Best of all, you can add a sporty white or black contrast roof, enhancing the angular, edgy appearance of the Volvo XC40 even more. The more subdued 2021 BMW X1 lacks a contrast roof option, and it just doesn't attract envious looks like the Volvo crossover.

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Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 Features Comparison

Climb behind the wheel of the 2021 BMW X1 and you'll find SensaTec synthetic leather upholstery comes standard. Not so in the Volvo! All 2021 Volvo XC40 models offer genuine leather upholstery as standard equipment. It's one of many premium touches you'll appreciate inside the XC40. Other perks you get standard in the Volvo XC40 but not the BMW X1 include power-adjustable lumbar support, LED fog lights and auto-dimming rear-view mirrors including power-folding door mirrors. Those features are added-cost options on the 2021 BMW X1.

Furthermore, there are even some premium options available on the 2021 Volvo XC40 that the 2021 BMW X1 does not offer at all! If you're looking for options like a 360-degree backup camera, wireless device charging pad and heated rear seats, you'll only find them on the Volvo XC40.

Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 Performance Comparison

The 2021 BMW X1 offers just a single engine option, meaning they all generate 228 horsepower. That's more than you get from the 2021 Volvo XC40 with the T4 engine -- however, when you upgrade to the available T5 engine, you get all-wheel drive and 248 horsepower for even more power than you get from the BMW!

What's more, all 2021 BMW X1 models are tuned the same. Instead, the 2021 Volvo XC40 provides two different chassis tunings to choose from. XC40 Inscription and Momentum models are equipped with the Dynamic chassis for a blend of driving verve and everyday comfort. Or, choose the R-Design trim level and get the Sport chassis with stiffer springs and heavier shocks for even sportier handling characteristics.

Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 Safety Comparison

Standard on the 2021 BMW X1, the new BMW Active Driving Assistant includes features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and speed limit information stored in the digital dashboard. You get all this and so much more standard on the Volvo crossover! Every 2021 Volvo XC40 comes standard with lane keeping aid with steering support, rear cross traffic alert with auto-brake and the BLIS™ blind spot information system. Not only are these features absent from the entry-level 2021 BMW X1, they're not available on that model even as options. To get the latest safety technology in your next compact crossover, the Volvo XC40 is a better choice.

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Find The Ideal Vehicle For Life In Southern California At Volvo Cars South Bay

At Volvo Cars South Bay, you'll find the right luxury vehicle for transporting yourself and your loved ones all over the Los Angeles area. With cutting-edge safety, sharp Scandanavian style and a series of practical yet powerful plug-in hybrid and electric cars joining the lineup, a new Volvo brings your commute into the future. From versatile SUVs to stylish cars and wagons, Volvo represents timeless design, innovative safety and lasting quality. Come see for yourself at our Torrance dealership. Take a no-pressure test drive to see what it's like behind the wheel of the latest and greatest from Volvo.

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