BMW X1 Review


The X1 has always been known for its larger than average cargo size. The 2020 version boast a total of 27 cubic feet in the rear storage section which is larger than it’s main competitors in this class. You can get a whopping 59 cubic feet of cargo space by folding down the rear seats. While it is the smallest version in it’s lineup, don’t think of this as a standard compact crossover.

The X1 does a great job of mixing power and sportiness with fuel efficiency. While it sports 228 horsepower it still gets up to 24 mpg city and 33 highway. This puts it in a sweet spot of enough power to tow 3700 pounds while still being economical enough to handle a decent amount of commuting.

X1 Models

The X1 conveniently comes in two main configurations depending on your driving needs. The xDrive28i comes with all-wheel drive which will help out driving in snow or wet weather. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere like Southern California you can opt for the sDrive28i. With this version you will only get front wheel drive but with the bonus of slightly better gas mileage. 

There are a wealth of standard features the X1 offers but some optional features include a sunroof, keyless entry, and auto-dimming mirrors. With a high tear options package you can also get a better navigation system, cornering headlights, a heated steering wheel, and the famous heated seats. You can also upgrade to 19 inch wheels, a cruise control system that adapts to traffic, a premium sound system, and all leather upholstery.
There is a lot of competition in the compact SUV category but the BMW x1 does a great job of standing out on its own. If you are looking for an SUV with a large cargo space that is both economical yet big enough for a family this may be the car for you. BMW has done a great job of curating a lineup of excelent vehicles and if your needs require a larger vehicle we strongly recommend you check out the BMW X3 or the original X class, the BMW X5.

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