Handsome new design; potent performance; standard all-wheel drive; reasonable pricing; good gas mileage
Not as sporty as the outgoing model; front-wheel-drive platform seems uncharacteristic of BMW
The X1 is fully redesigned for 2016. In addition to offering new equipment and features, it boasts a new look, a new platform and newly standard all-wheel drive. It also loses last year's 6-cylinder engine. See the 2016 BMW X1 models for sale near you
The X1 is an impressive subcompact luxury crossover. It's only offered in one trim level, but we'd add at least the Driver Assistance Plus package to get all the best driver-safety aids. Find a BMW X1 for sale
The 2016 BMW X1 is offered with one trim level, dubbed the xDrive28i, which starts from $35,800 with shipping.
Standard features include all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual power front seats, vinyl upholstery, automatic climate control, automatic wipers, push-button starting, a power lift gate, BMW's iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-in center screen, a USB port for music, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-speaker stereo and SirusXM satellite radio.
As in most BMW models, options are plentiful. The Cold Weather Package brings heated seats and a heated steering wheel, while the Driver Assistance Package offers adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, parking sensors and an automated parking system. The Premium Package adds keyless access and a panoramic sunroof, while the Luxury Package brings improved upholstery and trim. Other options include larger alloy wheels, a navigation system and a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2016 Audi Q3 -- Audi's subcompact crossover is handsome, sporty and well-priced, though it's lacking some of the X1's available equipment.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA -- The attractively priced GLA offers a lot of equipment and a potent turbocharged engine. But many shoppers will likely find its design to resemble a station wagon more than an SUV.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque -- The sporty Evoque oozes style and presence, which is rare in the compact-crossover class. But its aging design doesn't offer as much equipment as the X1.
Used BMW X3 -- If you like the X1 but want more power, space and performance, consider an X3. Of course, prices are higher, so you'll probably want to consider a used or certified pre-owned model.