Handsome design; potent performance; reasonable pricing; good gas mileage.
Not quite as sporty as the previous generation.
Choose the Driver Assistance Plus package for all the advanced safety features. Apart from that, it depends on local climate and intended use whether to go for the front-drive or all-wheel-drive version. Either way, the X1 is a top choice. Find a BMW X1 for sale
The 2017 BMW X1 comes as the sDrive28i ($33,795) or the xDrive28i ($35,795).
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory, vinyl upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic wipers, leather-wrapped tilt/telescope steering wheel, push-button starting, power lift gate, BMW's iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-in center screen, USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 7-speaker audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Options are plentiful. The Cold Weather Package brings heated seats and a heated steering wheel, while the Driver Assistance Package offers adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, parking sensors and an automated parking system. The Premium Package adds keyless access and a panoramic sunroof, while the Luxury Package supplies improved upholstery and trim. The M Sport package includes a dedicated suspension, re-calibrated transmission, special steering wheel with paddle shifters and an aerodynamic body kit.
Other extras include larger alloy wheels, sport seats, navigation, 12-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system and slide/recline rear seats.
Cargo space is 27.1 cu ft. with the rear seats up, 58.7 cu ft. when they're folded down. That's pretty good for the class. Those rear seats split and fold in 40/20/40 fashion. The front passenger seat also folds down for extra cargo versatility.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Audi Q3 -- Handsome, sporty and well priced, but lacking some of the X1's equipment choices. And relatively old now.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class -- Attractively priced, offering a lot of equipment and a potent turbocharged engine.
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque -- The sporty Evoque oozes style and presence, which is rare in the compact crossover class.
2017 Lexus NX 200t -- Well built, well equipped and spacious. Enthusiasts might prefer to stick with the BMW.
Used BMW X3 -- For more power, space and performance, consider an X3. Naturally, new-vehicle prices are higher, but a used or certified pre-owned (CPO) model could suit the budget and perhaps bring more equipment.