2020 BMW X1

Original MSRP Range
$35,200 - $37,200
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
23 - 24 MPG City / 31 - 33 MPG Hwy
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2020 BMW X1

What We Like

  • Pleasing design for a crossover
  • Potent performance
  • Reasonable pricing for the class
  • Considerate fuel consumption

What We Don't

  • Standard front seats not particularly supportive
  • Blind spot monitoring unavailable


Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5


What's New in the 2020 BMW X1?

The 2020 X1's exterior has been tweaked to fall more in line with its larger siblings like the X3 and X5. This includes a sculpted look to the grille and new tinted LED taillights. There are also fresh wheel designs and paint choices.

Inside, the previously optional 8.8-in infotainment touchscreen becomes standard. And a new gear selector signifies an updated 8-speed automatic transmission. See the 2020 BMW X1 models for sale near you

Which X1 is the Best?

It depends on local conditions (or the expectation of epic road trips) whether all-wheel drive (AWD) is worth the extra $2,000. It will come down to personal taste whether the stiffer suspension of the M Sport package is desirable. If the xDrive28i is the ideal choice, then consider the Premium package with the heated front seats and heated steering wheel. Find a BMW X1 for sale

How Much Does a 2020 BMW X1 Cost?

The 2020 BMW X1 comes as the sDrive28i ($36,195) or the xDrive28i ($38,195).

Standard features include 18-in alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, 8-way power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, push-button ignition, powered lift gate, forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, rearview camera, front/rear parking sensors, iDrive infotainment system with an 8.8-in center screen, a USB port, Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, navigation with real-time traffic updates and a 7-speaker audio system.

An optional Convenience package brings self-dimming mirrors, power-folding side mirrors, panoramic moonroof, keyless access, ambient cabin lighting and SiriusXM satellite radio.

The Premium package has everything from the Convenience package and adds heated front seats, heated steering wheel, head-up display and LED headlights with cornering lights. The Luxury package includes leather upholstery and wood trim.

The M Sport package entails a dedicated suspension, a recalibrated transmission, a special steering wheel with paddle shifters and an aerodynamic body kit (also revised for 2020).

Other extras include sport front seats, sliding/reclining rear seats, a 360-watt/12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging, Wi-Fi and adaptive cruise control with stop/go and active driving assistance.

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.

X1 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle$35,200 / $33,2354 Cylinder Turbo22824 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle$37,200 / $35,0954 Cylinder Turbo22823 / 318-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
BMW X1 Safety

Is the 2020 BMW X1 a Safe Car?

Standard protection includes anti-lock brakes, side-curtain airbags, stability control, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and parking sensors. Options include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and an automated parking function. There's no blind spot monitoring, however. Not even as an option.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the X1 its maximum overall score of five stars. The X1 achieved top scores of Good from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in most major test categories (the standard headlights were considered Marginal, the institute's third-best score).

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5 Year Cost to Own

$48,686 ($0.65 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • M Sport Pkg
  • Luxury Pkg
  • Storage Pkg
  • xLine
  • Payload


2020 BMW X1 vs the competition

2020 Audi Q3 -- New for 2020. Not as engaging to drive as the X1, but refined and roomy.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class -- Reasonably priced, offering a lot of equipment and a decent turbocharged engine. Due for replacement, however.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque -- The sporty Evoque oozes a particular style and presence. A second generation debuts for this model year.

2020 Lexus UX -- Well-built, well-equipped, well-priced and relatively spacious. Enthusiasts will prefer to stick with the BMW, though.

2020 Volvo XC40 -- Attractive, practical and keenly priced.

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.

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