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2015 BMW X1 vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X1 than the Subaru Forester. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and the Subaru Forester.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X1 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW X1 is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. The BMW X1 is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X1 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X1 greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X1 and the Subaru Forester. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X1 than that of the Subaru Forester.

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2015 BMW
X1

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $38,800

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 18 - 23 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 34 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,430 - $35,695 $20,995 - $30,927

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