At first glance, both car brands have many similarities. First of all, they’re both German. BMW or the Barvarian Motor Works was founded in 1916 from a defunct aircraft engine factory while Volkswagenknown as The People’s Car, was founded some twenty years later. Both brands are among some of the most recognizable in the world. Their initials are incorporated into a circle and sit proudly on their respective grilles.

Beautiful Brands

VW owns 12 different brands or manufacturers whereas BMW owns 3. The two companies compete directly with each other at various levels. VW also competes in a much broader range of the market from the lowest end to the absolute highest end.  BMW is synonymous with luxury.

This is down to marketing and reputation.  BMW exemplifies class, personality, and sophistication while VW maintains its universal appeal.  It is funny that BMW drivers have a poor reputation on the road. Car blogging has lead us to believe that BMW drivers drive more aggressively than other drivers. The humor of the BMW driver means that they accept that other drivers will square up to them and not allow them to pass.

So with companies beyond compare let us look at some of the models available for leasing. Drivers have to think about factors such as budget, family, needs and daily usage. With such well-honed engineering, the German car offers something for everyone.  Here In New Jersey, you can find a range of BMWs for leasing including the X7, X5, and X3 series as well as Volkswagens Atlas, Tiguan and Jetta.

Size Matters

The X7 starts out well-equipped. It really is top of the range with three rows of electric seats. Additionally, the X7’s fantastic cabin lives up to those expectations with very comfortable, highly adjustable seats and a light and airy feel thanks to some large side windows.

The Atlas is huge too. Adults feel comfortable-it is not uber-luxurious but family-friendly. The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that can seat five or seven people. Jetta stands out as a comfortable sedan.  with its impressive fuel consumption is a totally different class

Engine Humming

The X7 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. 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 in an SUV that weighs as much as a much as it does.

The VW Atlas comes with one of two engines, a 235-hp four-cylinder or a 276-hp V-6 or an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard but all-wheel drive is only offered with the V-6.which feels and sounds refined. Though the Atlas fairly sauntered from zero to 60 mph in our testing—7.9 seconds for an all-wheel-drive V-6 model it doesn’t feel like it lacks power. The compact VW Tiguan SUV now delivers 184 horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Volkswagen is constantly upgrading its engine ranges.

The base BMW X5 package includes a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, enough to get to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Or you could upgrade to a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 456 hp and 479 lb-ft, along with a 0-to-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. These engines include an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD).

The 228-hp Jetta GLI swaps in a lowered suspension with a more sophisticated design and can be had in S and Autobahn trims. 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.

The BMW X3 Twin Power Turbo inline 6-cylinder delivers a strong 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 record 4.1 seconds, and the Competition to 60 in 4 seconds.

Extras Make A Difference

The base BMW X5 comes with plenty of standard content: adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, power-folding mirrors, 19-inch alloys, 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.

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta now offers a Cold Weather package for the SE and SE R-Line trims, giving you a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The heated washer nozzles and a remote start are a nice touch. The Atlas has parking sensors and a power liftgate as a unique feature. While the  Tiguan SEL gets you adaptive cruise, a panoramic sunroof, remote start, power liftgate, and larger 18-inch wheels.

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

This year, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alerts are standard on the 2020 Tiguan. The Atlas has included 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.

Good Looks

With a BMW X3, 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 M version of the X3 has a blacked-out grille, larger air vents, more aggressive exterior trim. The Jetta is the most striking with its red stripe across its honeycomb grille it looks like the king of the road.

Whether you choose a VW or BMW lease car in New Jersey you will be spoiled for choice. 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 at the high end of the market. The versatile Volkswagen caters for all drivers needs and has handpicked its addons to give the driver a great ride.