By Matt Schmitz on August 20, 2013
"Downsizing done right." That's how Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek describes the 2013 BMW X1, the smaller, more fuel-efficient sibling of the X3. Car shoppers interested in the BMW luxury experience without the BMW luxury price by and large will find what they're looking for in this subcompact SUV. Bruzek says that while the X1 sacrifices some rear-passenger and cargo space, as well as high-tech features, buyers won't miss out on a plush interior and a zippy, agile driving experience — nor will they miss out on the $8,000 more they'd otherwise have spent on the X3.
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