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2018 BMW X1

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$33,900

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

26

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

175.4” x 62.9”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Roomy interior
  • Cargo and storage space
  • Cabin materials
  • Passing power
  • Visibility
  • Tight turning circle

The bad:

  • Lackluster handling
  • Mushy brakes
  • Somewhat-short seat cushions
  • Accelerator lag

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera now standard
  • Five-seat small luxury SUV
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sliding backseat available
  • Panoramic moonroof available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

The BMW x1 is a great start but my experience

Just a BMW x1 and car started to heay up and need. Like the color but if you get it from a car lot they will not tell you what you be fixed or what was the problem before and to them it's just to sell the car

4.0

Very good, with a couple of caveats

2020 X1 w/sport seats and convenience package, purchased in 2023. Positive notes: It's a true BMW: sure-footed, agile, and no shortage of power when needed. It feels remarkably glued to the road despite its small size. Handles as well as my former 3 series and is just as fun to drive. Storage space is good. Ergonomics are good once you figure out all the technology. Negatives: Ride is a bit bumpy, even for a sporty car, which is apparently caused by the run-flat tires. If I was buying new, I'd get standard tires and a real spare, which fits in the storage space in the back. Sensatec seats are hot. In retrospect, I'd hold out for leather. Overall, I recommend this car if you're looking for something small, practical, full-featured and sporty.

5.0

Drives and Feels Premium

Smallest SUV in the range and it still drives confidently. Plenty of power and torque from the turbo 4-cylinder. A very refined ride. Interior appointments remind you that you’ve bought a quality car.

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Safety

Based on the 2018 BMW X1 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.7%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 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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