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2015 BMW X1

$1,815 — $40,363 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
21-27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Four-cylinder's acceleration, gas mileage
  • More interior room than exterior size suggests
  • Handling with M Sport Package
  • Interior quality

The Bad

  • Ride quality with M Sport Package
  • Power front seats not standard
  • Small backseat
  • Four-cylinder's auto stop-start technology
2015 BMW X1 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 BMW X1
  • Small crossover with five seats
  • Turbo four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine
  • RWD or AWD

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The X1 is BMW's smallest crossover. It seats up to five people and is offered with a choice of turbocharged engines. The subcompact premium crossover segment is a relatively new one, and it's populated by models like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Mini Countryman and Buick Encore.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Joystick-like gear selector for the automatic transmission
  • Available heated front seats, steering wheel
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available navigation system
  • Available aluminum trim
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with four-cylinder; six-speed automatic with six-cylinder
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology (four-cylinder)
  • Four-cylinder X1 can have rear- or all-wheel drive; six-cylinder models have all-wheel drive
  • Available M Sport Package includes sport suspension

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock ...
Vehicle Overview

The X1 is BMW's smallest crossover. It seats up to five people and is offered with a choice of turbocharged engines. The subcompact premium crossover segment is a relatively new one, and it's populated by models like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Mini Countryman and Buick Encore.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Joystick-like gear selector for the automatic transmission
  • Available heated front seats, steering wheel
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available navigation system
  • Available aluminum trim
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with four-cylinder; six-speed automatic with six-cylinder
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology (four-cylinder)
  • Four-cylinder X1 can have rear- or all-wheel drive; six-cylinder models have all-wheel drive
  • Available M Sport Package includes sport suspension

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
34 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(3.0)

Worst BMW I ever owned..Highly overrated..

by Suzyj58 from Scranton, Pa on August 23, 2018

Brakes and pads replaced at 2832 miles..Dealership horrible in returning service calls. Interior very small..hate wheels and rims. Seats uncomfortable. Not a fan of this one Read full review

(5.0)

The Best Car I've Owned

by XJuan from LITH on August 21, 2018

I bought the X1 from the dealership as a demo/ courteous car, and it is the best car I've driven or owned. It has the same engine as the X3, but is near 1,000lbs less. Combine this with a RWD based ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 BMW X1 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 BMW X1 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X1 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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