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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW
X1

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$35,400 to $37,400
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 23 - 24 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Subaru Outback than in the BMW X1, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and the Subaru Outback.

Convenience
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW X1, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X1 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is a little narrower than the Subaru Outback, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Subaru Outback.

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 Outback.

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

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

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 Outback. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

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