Well, there are many similarities between these German cars. Bavarian Motor Works or BMW was founded in 1916 from an inoperative aircraft engine factory while Volkswagen or The People’s Car, was founded some twenty years after. With their initials forged into a circle sitting proudly on their respective grilles, both companies produce some of the world’s most popular cars.
The two companies compete directly with each other at some levels. VW also competes in a much wider range of the market from the modest end to the top of the range. However, BMW is synonymous with luxury.
This is because of marketing and reputation. BMW is the epitome of class, strength, and status while VW appeals to the masses. Did You know BMW drivers have a poor reputation among other divers? Well, a myth has been created that BMW drivers are road hogs. BMW’s choice of powerful motor driver means that they know they are not going to be let in readily.
Let us compare some of the models available for leasing. Drivers have to think about their multifaceted needs before choosing a car to lease. With such well-honed engineering, the German car offers something for everyone. Here In Pensylvania, you can find a range of Volkswagens such as the Atlas, Tiguan and Jetta for lease. You can test drive BMWs too including the X7, X5, and X3 series.
What Size Suits You
The VW Atlas is roomy and spacious. Adults feel comfortable and family-friendly with three spacious rows. The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that can seat five or seven people. The VW Jetta is a totally different class. The sedan is a brilliant fuel-efficient around town number.
The BMW X7 is really is top of the range with three rows of electric seats. Additionally, the X7’s fantastic cabin lives up to that reputation with very comfortable seats and a light and airy feel thanks to its large side windows.
That means the big BMW X7 will get a whopping 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That power helps the BMW X7 accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s really fast for an SUV with so much weight. The X7 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
The VW Atlas comes with either a 235-hp four-cylinder or a 276-hp V-6 or an eight-speed automatic transmission however all-wheel drive is only offered with the V-6. Though the Atlas powered from zero to 60 mph at 7.9 seconds and for an all-wheel-drive the V-6 model it doesn’t feel like it lacks capability. The compact VW Tiguan SUV now delivers 184 horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
The base BMW X5 package includes a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which means it goes from 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. It is possible to upgrade to a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 456 hp and 479 lb-ft, so it goes from 0-to-60 in 4.6 seconds. These engines include an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD).
The strong-accelerating, good-handling Jetta GLI impresses on a winding road, especially with the adaptive dampers included with the Jetta GLI Autobahn. Fuel economy as high as 34 mpg makes the Jetta among the most efficient compact sedans on the market, too. This is what 228-hp Jetta GLI delivers.
The BMW X3 Twin Power Turbo inline 6-cylinder delivers an impressive 355 horsepower. The engine can produce 473 hp and 442 of torque in the standard X3 M, and 503 hp in the X3 M Competition. This will get the standard X3 M from 0-60 mph in a marvelous 4.1 seconds, and the Competition to 60 in 4 seconds.
What Extras Do You Want
The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a Cold Weather package for the SE and SE R-Line trims, which gives you a heated steering wheel and rear seats. The heated washer nozzles and a remote start are a luxurious touch. The VW Atlas has parking sensors and a power liftgate are noteworthy features. With the Tiguan SEL gets you adaptive cruise, a panoramic sunroof, remote start, power liftgate, and beautiful 18-inch wheels.
The base X5 comes with a myriad of standard content: adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, power-folding mirrors, 19-inch wheels, 16-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, a 10-speaker sound system, a 1-year Apple CarPlay subscription, a power liftgate, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, and a matching 12.3-inch infotainment system with navigation.
A Safe Ride
BMW X5 includes a reversing camera, daytime pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert on every X5. From there, you can tack on a head-up display (HUD), traffic-jam assist, evasion aid, adaptive cruise control, and a parking assistant. This is their midrange model
For 2020, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alerts are standard on the Tiguan. The Atlas includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking showing that you will get more features for your money.
They Look Good
The M version of the X3 has a blacked-out grille, larger air vents, more assertive exterior trim. The Jetta is the most striking with a red stripe across its honeycomb grille it dominates the road. With a BMW you get an M Sport body kit, unique wheels, an adaptive sport suspension, a specially tuned exhaust, uprated brakes, and a performance rear differential. Launch control and a driving mode that allows you to send all of the power to the rear wheels for maximum fun are both available.
The ever-popular Volkswagen caters for all drivers needs and has cherry-picked add-ons to give the driver a great ride. High-performance luxury SUVs are an established piece of the BMW market. With tempting options that are well marketed a BMW is a great choice for the high-end driver. It will be hard to decide whether to lease a Volkswagen or BMW in Pensylvania.