2021 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW X1
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The recently redesigned GLA brings evocative Mercedes styling to the masses.

It’s a can’t-miss, though it can get quite expensive.

Audi’s Q3 is loaded with approachable tech and it’s well-equipped for the money.

Don’t leave it off your list.

Though it’s not the freshest design anymore, the Volvo XC40 remains uber-intriguing, and it has aced crash tests.

The Lexus UX is tight inside but offers a frugal hybrid option.

While the pleasant Jaguar E-Pace doesn’t live up to Jaguar’s traditional luxury standards, it’s a comfortable cruiser you won’t see coming the other way at every intersection.

2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q3
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
2020 Jaguar E-Pace2020 Jaguar E-Pace
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The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is a city-sized luxury SUV that’s stylish and fun to drive, but not without faults.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large CarsSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name    
sDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclePremium 40 TFSI quattroGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD MomentumP250 AWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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