When comparing the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, the 2021 BMW X1 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a better car than the 2021 BMW X1.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Pricing
A used 2021 BMW X1 ranges from $26,090 to $37,501 while a used 2021 Toyota RAV4 is priced between $23,994 to $35,118.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 loses 34.7 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Toyota RAV4 retains 8.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 BMW X1.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Toyota RAV4 being ranked 3 out of 19 Best Small SUVs.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the Toyota RAV4 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Toyota RAV4 an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X1.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 base engine makes 203 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. The RAV4 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles.This gives the 2021 Toyota RAV4 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 BMW X1 the advantage in maximum range. The X1 uses premium unleaded, and the RAV4 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Toyota RAV4, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 BMW X1, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 BMW X1 and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.