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BMW X1
2021 BMW X1
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$35,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Buick Encore
2021 Buick Encore
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$23,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.6
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Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Forester
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$24,795
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
36.7 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18"" x TBD
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18"" x TBD
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/50VR18
P215/55R18
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P225/50VR18
P215/55R18
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
27 MPG
29 MPG
City
24 MPG
25 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
30 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
14 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
386.4 miles
350 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
531.3 miles
420 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.5 in
168.35 in
182.1 in
Height
62.9 in
65.25 in
67.5 in
Max Width
71.7 in
70.1 in
71.5 in
Front Width
61.5 in
60.65 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
61.6 in
60.62 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
105.1 in
100.6 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.22 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.4 in
40.82 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.9 in
39.58 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
54.18 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
51.65 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
37 in
35.75 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38.78 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.2 in
52.5 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.08 in
53.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,554 lbs
3,237 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
1,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.7 ft³
48.4 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
27.1 ft³
18.8 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
27.1 ft³
N/A
31.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Oyster/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Ebony, Cloth with leatherette seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Highlight, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A