2018 Volvo XC40 vs. 2018 BMW X1

Some of you may raise an eyebrow upon seeing a comparison between the 2018 Volvo XC40 and the 2018 BMW X1. Some of you may even say that Volvo is too ambitious in giving the BMW a hard time. Once you have read this comparison, you will realize that there are a lot more reasons to love the XC40 for what it can offer.

Design & Style

The rugged and solid construction of the 2018 Volvo XC40 is the first thing you will notice once you get to see this car. It has been gifted with a different touch of class and style that you want from a modern car. Do not be deceived by its petite look. Inside it, you will find the cabin spacious enough. In fact, there is plenty of room to stretch inside. Add to that, it also offers a smart storage feature, one common part that is often overlooked by many car makers when cabin space is roomy.

As for the 2018 BMW X1, you will also love the fact that it reflects the impeccable design with which car models from the brand have been known for. The interior has been made out of high-quality materials too. It also has plenty of space inside, where passengers can stretch with much ease. However, one thing is not good to look at inside the cabin. It has very wide pillars and a rear roof which sacrificed outward visibility for this car.

Technology & Safety

A car like the 2018 Volvo XC40 should never be underestimated when it comes to technology and safety features. Consider connectivity matching all other great essentials for this car, and you will love it even more. The high-resolution display suits the very intuitive infotainment system for the XC40 as well. Along the lines of safety, you will love the inclusion of a City Safe feature which covers advanced driver aids like automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and forward collision warning, among others.

Meanwhile, the 2018 BMW X1 is equipped with the iDrive infotainment system which is one of those functional and easy-to-use technologies for this car. It supports Apple CarPlay and offers wireless charging but only if you decide to pay for the price that comes with these technologies. Advance safety aids are available for packages that also require additional investment.


The 2018 Volvo XC40 has a powerful engine under the hood. This four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine is capable of maximizing results so that it can reach up to as much as 258lb-ft of torque and 247 horsepower. As for the 2018 BMW X1, you will find its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine performing the same way as the XC40 in terms of torque. However, it can only reach up to as much as 228 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

What have you realized after reading this comparison? We bet that you now appreciate the beauty and technologies the 2018 Volvo XC40 has been gifted with.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo XC40 now!


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