When comparing the 2019 BMW X1's and the 2019 Volvo XC40's specifications and ratings, the 2019 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The 2019 Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2019 BMW X1's and the 2019 Volvo XC40's specifications and ratings, the 2019 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2019 Volvo XC40.
2019 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Volvo XC40 Pricing
A used 2019 BMW X1 ranges from $21,992 to $31,998 while a used 2019 Volvo XC40 is priced between $23,985 to $34,070.
2019 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Volvo XC40 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the 2019 Volvo XC40 loses 49 percent of its value. This means the 2019 BMW X1 retains 5.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Volvo XC40.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2019 Volvo XC40 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles. The XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 469 miles.This gives the 2019 Volvo XC40 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 BMW X1 the advantage in maximum range. The X1 uses premium unleaded, and the XC40 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2019 BMW X1 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 BMW X1 and the 2019 Volvo XC40 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.