With modern looks and all the amenities you might expect of such luxury SUVs, the BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC40 debate wages on. There’s some sense behind choosing either model, yet which one is tailor-made to accommodate your daily driving around the D’lberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport areas? By reading our Galleria BMW comparison pitting the 2020 BMW X1 against the Volvo XC40, you’ll be closer to finding your answer.

While our side-by-side look at both SUVs is helpful, stopping by our dealership—or contacting our staff with your questions—are also great ways to research your next ride!

BMW X1 Engine Specs

Standard Performance Outputs

With luxury models, the option to move up trim levels that introduce new technologies and performance features is alluring, yet some prefer their standard arrangements. In the BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC40 stand-off, standard performance shifts heavily toward BMW.

The X1 in its base form gets to make use of a turbo 4-cylinder engine generating 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Its standard transmission is an 8-speed automatic, with Sport mode and manual shift capabilities for a more tuned-in experience behind the wheel.

As with the BMW X1, you can expect an 8-speed transmission in the Volvo XC40 to move you from gear to gear. Also, another turbo 4-cylinder is under the hood of the standard Volvo XC40, but this one generates just 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.


MPG Rating: BMW X1 vs Volvo XC40

Getting the most miles from a single visit to the pump is a key priority for daily commuters, on-the-go families, and many others. So, how do the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 compare? The 2020 BMW X1 has a slight edge in overall efficiency, and a wider edge in fuel tank capacity.

The 16.1-gallon fuel tank of the BMW X1 is large, and the SUV makes the most it can from each drop, thanks to an EPA-estimated 24 city MPG/33 highway MPG. With the Volvo XC40, its smaller 14.2-gallon fuel tank and EPA-estimated 23 city MPG/33 highway MPG mean fewer miles between fill-ups.

BMW X1 Interior Space

A Roomy Interior for You and Your Passengers

The BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 are both smaller, more compact SUVs than many 3-row alternatives. Still, you want to make the most you can from interior space. While the specifications are close, BMW sees an edge in a few key areas.

For instance, the front row headroom of the BMW X1 measures 41.9 inches, compared to 39 inches in the Volvo XC40. For passengers in the rear, BMW offers 37 inches of legroom, while Volvo counters with just 36.1 inches.

Finally, we come to total cargo capacity, with the BMW X1 edging out the Volvo XC40—58.7 cubic feet to just 57.5 cubic feet, respectively.

BMW X1 Brushes Aside the Volvo XC40

With more room, standard performance, and fuel economy, the 2020 BMW X1 just gives you more than the Volvo XC40. Want to see how that translates to the road? At Galleria BMW, we’ll happily give you a test run through the D’lberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport areas. Contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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