When we compare the BMW X1's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Volvo XC has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars Based on this comparison of the BMW X1's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the BMW X1 is a better car than the Volvo XC.
BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC Pricing
A used 2023 BMW X1 ranges from $41,077 to $48,660 while a used 2002 Volvo XC is priced between $2,218 to $9,439.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X1’s base engine makes 241 horsepower, and the Volvo XC base engine makes 197 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles. The XC is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 414 miles. This gives the BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volvo XC. The X1 uses premium unleaded, and the XC uses gasoline.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X1 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the BMW X1 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.