Drivers who compare 2019 Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 find themselves looking at two ultra-desirable luxury SUVs, so making the final decision can be tricky.

BMW X1 vs. XC40: Power and MPG

 The BMW X1 adopts a one-size-fits-all approach to power and efficiency. The same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder delivers up to 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque across all trims. You'll make up to 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway as standard.

In contrast, the Volvo XC40 offers two engine options:

  • Up to 187 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque with the T4.
  • Up to 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with the T5.

With standard efficiency scores coming at 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, you'll outclass the BMW X1 whether on the highway between San Antonio or Dallas or zipping through the middle of Houston.

BMW X1 vs. XC40: Technology

These are state-of-the-art luxury SUVs from automakers renowned for cutting-edge tech. Long story short, each one offers a rich array of high-end features covering everything from entertainment to convenience.

That said, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is happy to provide more of that high-end tech as standard, including:

  • 9-Inch Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay

BMW X1 vs. XC40: Safety

 Top-of-the-line safety is a calling card of the Volvo brand, so don't be surprised to learn that only the Volvo XC40 offers an available 360-degree Surround View Camera and the following driver-assistance features as standard:

  • Lane Departure Warning and Mitigation: Provides a warning if you drift from your chosen lane without signaling, then applies corrective steering pressure if you fail to respond.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking: Provides a warning when potential frontal collisions are detected, then applies the brakes if you fail to react.

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