2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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Safety

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Both the X1 and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, its standard front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the X1 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 100 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The X1’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Evoque’s (12 vs. 6 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X1 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Land Rover only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Range Rover Evoque.

There are almost 2 times as many BMW dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X1’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 20th in initial quality. With 28 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 99 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the BMW X1 is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl.:

X1

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 60 MPH

7.9 sec

8.3 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

16.3 sec

16.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

92.2 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the X1 xDrive28i xDrive gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl. (23 city/31 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

Transmission

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The X1’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The X1’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Range Rover Evoque are solid, not vented.

The X1 stops much shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

X1

Range Rover Evoque

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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The X1’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 60 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the X1 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The X1 xDrive28i handles at .87 G’s, while the Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic HSE pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the X1’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Range Rover Evoque’s (37.4 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis

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The BMW X1 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 400 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Passenger Space

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The X1 has 3 inches more front headroom, .4 inches more front legroom, 1.1 inches more rear headroom and 3.2 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Evoque.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X1’s available rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

The front step up height for the X1 is 1.7 inches lower than the Range Rover Evoque (17” vs. 18.7”). The X1’s rear step up height is 1.2 inches lower than the Range Rover Evoque’s (17.3” vs. 18.5”).

Cargo Capacity

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The X1 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat up (27.1 vs. 21.5 cubic feet). The X1 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat folded (58.7 vs. 50.5 cubic feet).

The X1’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in almost every dimension:

X1

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

35.1”/69”

31.6”/63.3”

Max Width

51.5”

51.2”

Min Width

39.5”

41.4”

Height

33”

27.6”

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the X1. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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The X1’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Range Rover Evoque’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

Consumer Reports rated the X1’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Range Rover Evoque’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the X1 offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side window, the X1 has a standard extendable sun visor. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the BMW X1 offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Model Availability

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The X1 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the X1 owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the X1 will cost $1245 to $5695 less than the Range Rover Evoque over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the X1 is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Evoque because it costs $73 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the X1 than the Range Rover Evoque, including $38 less for front brake pads, $72 less for a fuel pump and $179 less for front struts.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the BMW X1 will be $7676 to $28407 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Recommendations

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The X1 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 3 of the last 3 years. The Range Rover Evoque has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

The BMW X1 outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost three to one during 2018.

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