2019 BMW X1

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BMW X1 highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of power
  • Athletic handling
  • Lots of room for passengers and cargo


  • Ride quality may be too firm
  • No Android Auto™
  • More expensive than some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 31 highway, 25 combined

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The BMW X1 is a little SUV with a lot of spirit and space

It's no surprise that SUVs are wildly popular with shoppers. It seems once drivers experience an elevated ride height and the convenience of a larger cargo space, they'll never go back to smaller sedans or wagons. Not everybody needs a midsize or even a compact SUV, though, and that's where the 2019 BMW X1 comes in. This subcompact SUV can almost be thought of as a large hatchback, yet it delivers all of the practicality most people need.

For 2019, the X1 got even more attractive with the addition of more standard features. You get more advanced driver-assist features (frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams) as well as a built-in navigation system and Apple CarPlay®.

The 2019 BMW X1 is the sporty choice in the class, with plentiful power and sporty handling. It's also practical, with more cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40, or the newly redesigned Audi Q3.

All BMW X1 years

What is new for the 2019 BMW X1?

  • X1 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, Navigation System, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Blind Spot Monitor and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The XDrive28i trim now comes with Run Flat Tires as standard equipment.

2019 BMW X1 trims

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  • 228-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Side Airbags
  • View our BMW X1 SDrive28i inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2019 BMW X1

What We Like

Potent power: While most subcompact SUVs in this class are adequate when it comes to engine power, the 2019 BMW X1 is closer to inspiring. With 228 horsepower coming from the turbocharged four-cylinder, the X1 reaches 60 mph in a class-leading 6.5 seconds. There's no drama when leaving the line with available all-wheel drive either.

Handles like a smaller car: The X1's powerful engine is augmented by its sporty handling. In many ways, it's as fun to drive as a smaller hatchback. The suspension is tuned to be firmer than rivals, reducing body roll when cornering and instilling confidence. BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system adds even more assurance and traction, whether you're having fun or simply commuting.

Accommodating interior: Compared to other SUVs in the class, the X1's cargo capacity is very generous. You can squeeze as much as 27.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and the low floor means you won't have to struggle as much with heavy and bulky objects. The rear seats are also spacious enough for adults, and they slide and recline for added comfort.

What Needs Improvement

Ride comfort: The BMW X1's sporty handling is certainly a positive for many drivers, but its effect on ride comfort could certainly count as a drawback. The stiffer suspension tuning results in a rougher ride over less-than-perfect road surfaces and that can get tiresome after some time. The run-flat tires also contribute to the stiffer ride.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the BMW X1 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks BMW X1 11th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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BMW X1 features and specs

SDrive28i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40.4"/R 37"

Head room

F 41.9"/R 39.4"

Front tires


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