BMW X1

BMW X1

About BMW X1

BMW’s 2017 X1 compact-luxury SUV (BMW likes to call it an SAV, short for Sports Activity Vehicle) may be the company’s smallest offering, but it is no less luxurious or capable than its larger X3 and X5 siblings. Blending the performance characteristics of a BMW 3 Series with the high ride height and all-wheel-drive (AWD) abilities of an SUV, the X1 is easily cross-shopped with a number of vehicles including the Buick Encore, Infiniti QX30, Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLA. With available AWD and a host of modern driver-assist system, the X1 is all about safely having fun. But it’s the little SUV’s brutish exterior and 228-horsepower engine that BMW hopes will attract younger buyers to the family.

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2017 BMW X1
What's new for 2017?
2017 BMW X1

Fresh from a complete overhaul last year, the 2017 BMW X1 compact-luxury SUV sees one big change, that being the addition of a front-drive sDrive28i model to the lineup, a first for BMW. Sport seats are now a stand-alone option, while the M package adds the M sport suspension.

  • Expert Rating: 9.2
  • Consumers Rating: 9.3
  • MPG 23|32
2016 BMW X1
What's new for 2016?
2016 BMW X1

Now in its second generation, the BMW X1 is fully redesigned for 2016. It is slightly larger on the outside, significantly roomier inside and now offers safety features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Rear-drive and 6-cylinder variants have been dropped in favor of one trim: the 4-cylinder, all-wheel-drive xDrive28i.

2015 BMW X1
What's new for 2015?
2015 BMW X1

Still fresh from its debut two years ago, there are no major changes for the 2015 BMW X1 crossover SUV.

2014 BMW X1
What's new for 2014?
2014 BMW X1

Since it was just introduced to the U.S. last year, there are no major changes to the BMW X1 for 2014.

2013 BMW X1
What's new for 2013?
2013 BMW X1

The 2013 BMW X1 is an all-new vehicle to the U.S. market, and its introduction here coincides with an update of the X1 in other countries. BMW’s smallest SUV will feature fuel-saving technology such as Brake Energy Regeneration and, for 4-cylinder models, automatic start/stop engine management that automatically shuts off the engine at idle.

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Consumer Reviews

Absolutely Terrific Automobile

By on Thursday, May 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Heads up Display, I Drive, Power Tail Gate"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am always skeptical of auto companies touting “NEW & IMPROVED” or “COMPLETELY REDESIGNED.” But, in the case of the BMW 2016 X1 it is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. I traded in a 2014 X1 2.8i X Drive in against this one and there is a world of difference between the two vehicles. The interior is well appointed, ergonomically friendly and seemingly much larger and roomier than the 2014. The I Drive electronics interface is WAY, WAY, WAY improved from 2014. I disagree with the articles I have read that state this vehicle doesn’t drive/handle as well as the First Generation X1 because it is FWD. I have found the handling characteristics extraordinary in any of the three available driving modes. And I am still astounded as to how much torque there is from such a small engine. One stomp on the accelerator will change your thinking if you think this little puppy is underpowered."

20 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Best In Its Class

By on Sunday, July 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Practical, fun to drive"

Cons: "Standard equipment not up to par with rivals"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"With our growing family it was time for our family car to get an upgrade as well. Our priorities were practicality, fuel efficiency, size, and of course, something that's fun to drive. We chose the 2016 X1 because it meets or exceeds all our priorities. I was originally looking at the VW Tiguan or Audi Q3 and while both have a lot more standard equipment than the X1, both are surprisingly not practical in terms of space/cargo and fuel efficiency. The Toyota RAV 4 and Lexus NX offered more room but didn't offer the option of having some real fun if you wanted to relieve some stress after work or to just go on a weekend drive with the family. The X1 is hands-down the most well-rounded vehicle in this segment; it's just too bad that BMW continuously tries to squeeze every cent out of you in terms of options."

14 people out of 15 found this review helpful

BMW hit it out of the park on 2016 X1

By on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun car to drive, quiet, plently of room,"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I traded in my 2013 X1 on the 2016 X1 after the first drive. The 2013 was a good vehicle, but it had a few short comings. The redesigned 2016 X1 takes care of all them and then some. I looked other SUVs in this price range. I found it quieter. The driving position and the visibility better. It has more interior room. Both the interior and exterior design is great in my opinion. It handles well and has plenty of power for any real world driving need. The fuel economy is excellent with combined driving of 29 mpg. Looking forward to a long road trip in this X1"

16 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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