2022 BMW X1 review

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BMW X1 highlights

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  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Great handling
  • Roomy for passengers


  • No Android Auto™
  • Not as value-focused as some rivals
  • Ride experience may be firm

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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A small and energetic SUV with a refined style

If you're looking for a small SUV big on luxury and power, the 2022 BMW X1 has you covered. The X1's turbocharged engine is ready to go at a moment's notice, and its responsive steering will have you seeking out curvy backroads. The 2022 X1 is just as refined as it is fun, with standard leatherette seats, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay® integration. Your passengers will appreciate the rear seat space almost as much as you'll admire the X1's ability to handle everything from your daily commute to an impromptu weekend getaway.

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2022 BMW X1 trims

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


5 reasons to buy the 2022 BMW X1

1. It's got a pep in its step 

The 2022 BMW X1's turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine shows you right away that this subcompact SUV can do far more than pick up groceries. The 228 horsepower engine pairs well with the X1's eight-speed automatic transmission, leaving your hands firmly planted on the steering wheel to enjoy the X1's handling.   

2. Enough tech for your next trip  

Whether you're running errands around town or taking a road trip, the X1's technology features will have you enjoying every moment. Pair your smartphone with the X1 via Bluetooth® connectivity and play your favorite podcast or music through the seven-speaker audio system. Or pair your phone via Apple CarPlay® integration and control it all using the 8.8-inch touchscreen display.  

3. Plenty of room for luxury  

If you're looking for a small footprint without giving up interior comfort, the 2022 BMW X1 fits the bill. Rear passengers will appreciate the roomy rear backseat, and the X1's 27.1 cu-ft of cargo space and storage under the floor give you plenty of room for everything else. Power-adjustable front seats and automatic climate control will keep you comfortable no matter your destination. If you want to further open up the X1's luxury interior cabin, shop for an X1 with an available panoramic sunroof. 

4. It's ready for nearly any road  

The base sDrive28i X1 gives you a capable front-wheel-drive system, and standard rain-sensing wipers offer a clear view of what's ahead. Shop for the all-wheel drive xDrive28i trim — with standard hill descent control — to transfer power to wheels that need it most and enhance the X1's capabilities. 

5. Go beyond standard  

No matter what features you're looking for, there's like a version of the 2022 X1 that's got it. Shop for the M Sport trim to add a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Or find an X1 with the optional Premium package for heated front seats, upgraded navigation, and a head-up display.   

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Ratings & reliability

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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
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • 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
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Overall length






Leg room

F 40.4"/R 37"

Head room

F 41.9"/R 39.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


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