Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2014 BMW X1 VS 2015 Porsche Macan Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2014 BMW X1

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2015 Porsche Macan

Safety Comparison

The X1 has standard BMW Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Macan doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the X1 and the Macan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

The X1’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Macan’s (12 vs. 10 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X1 for 4 years and 50000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Porsche doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Macan.

There are over 74 percent more BMW dealers than there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X1’s warranty.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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 Macan’s standard 55 series front tires. The X1’s optional 225/35R19 front and 255/30R19 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the Macan’s optional 40 series front and 35 series rear 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 Macan doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Chassis Comparison

The BMW X1 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 600 pounds less than the Porsche Macan.

The X1 is 7.8 inches shorter than the Macan S, making the X1 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The X1 is 5.3 inches narrower than the Macan, making the X1 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

Passenger Space Comparison

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X1’s rear seats recline. The Macan’s rear seats don’t recline.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW X1, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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