2017 BMW X1 SUV Review: Strong Performance, Top Quality, and Class-Leading Cargo Capacity

Feb 24, 2017 06:50 AM EST | BC Tabotabo


The 2017 BMW X1 is a compact luxury crossover that can seat five. It is one of the German luxury automaker's smallest and most affordable sports utility vehicles and is definitely a top pick.

Pros and Features. According to , the X1 is a compact an affordable luxury SUV. It carries BMW's name and guarantee and is one of the leading choices.

It features trademark quality inside and outside from a trusted luxury automaker. Its turbocharged engine features powerful and strong performance. The luxury SUV is one of the best-handling compact crossovers in the market.

While the vehicle appears small, it has a surprisingly large, class-leading cargo capacity. It also has more rear passenger room than most of its competitors.

The interior is very high-level, made with quality finish and materials. Additionally, it has free maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles.

Cons. According to , the vehicle's standard sport suspension can be jarring on rough roads. It also has a less than precise steering compared to other BMW sport sedans.

What's New? The 2016 X1 SUV saw a full redesign. The 2017 model remains virtually unchanged.

Models. The 2017 BMW X1 is available in two trims. It comes in a front-wheel-drive X1 sDrive28i and an all-wheel-drive X1 xDrive28i.

The vehicle's standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, fog lights, a power liftgate, and dual-zone automatic climate control. It has decent electronic features including BMW's iDrive interface, touchpad controller with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity, and a seven-speaker sound system.

The X1 has several options packages. There is a Premium package, a Luxury package, and a Technology package. There is also an M Sport package, Driver Assistance package, and Cold Weather package.

Verdict. The 2017 BMW X1 is an excellent choice for a compact luxury crossover. It is both affordable and surprisingly spacious and offers a lot of great features.

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