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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW
X1

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$35,400 to $37,400
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 23 - 24 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the BMW X1, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X1.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X1 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X1 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X1, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The BMW X1 has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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