When we compare the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's specifications and ratings, the 2021 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2021 BMW X1's and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's specifications and ratings, the 2021 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing
A used 2021 BMW X1 ranges from $26,090 to $37,501 while a used 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is priced between $20,233 to $31,772.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 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 Volkswagen Tiguan loses 44.1 percent of its value. This means the 2021 BMW X1 retains 0.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Tiguan's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Volkswagen Tiguan being ranked 11 out of 21 Best 7-Seater SUVs.
2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the Volkswagen Tiguan the reliability rating is 7.0 out of 10. This gives the BMW X1 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan base engine makes 184 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. The Tiguan is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. This gives the 2021 BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The X1 uses premium unleaded, and the Tiguan uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The 2021 BMW X1, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2021 BMW X1 has higher safety ratings than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.79 out of 5 Stars.