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2019 BMW X1
$29,261 — $45,178 NEW and USED
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SUV
5 Seats
25-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2019 BMW X1 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 BMW X1
  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Navigation, Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Five-seat small SUV
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof available

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2019 BMW X1 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 BMW X1?

The X1 is BMW’s smallest SUV, styled in line with its larger X3 sibling. It wears the brand’s large, dual-kidney grille, and pronounced fender flares add to its muscular look. Power comes from a standard 228-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.

What’s New on the 2019 BMW X1?

New standard active safety features include low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and forward collision warning with daytime pedestrian detection. Other new standard features include front and rear parking sensors, navigation and subscription-based Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity with a free one-year trial.

What Features in the 2019 BMW X1 Are Most Important?

The X1 benefits from new standard active safety and tech features, but we don’t like how BMW makes Apple CarPlay a subscription-based service rather than a feature included for the life of the car. Other standard features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power liftgate, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio and automatic air conditioning.

Available features include a panoramic moonroof, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a Harman Kardon surround-sound system, a sliding and reclining backseat, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability.

Should I Buy the 2019 BMW X1?

The 2019 BMW X1 scores points for its roomy interior, cargo and storage spaces, good visibility and cabin materials. While its turbo four-cylinder offers good passing power, handing and brake-pedal feel disappoint.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
15 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Only had for a week, but loving it so far.

by BMW Driver from Darien, IL on February 1, 2020

Nice size for a mini SUV. Timeless exterior look and classy interior. Good power and handling. Drives like a car. We haven’t had a lot of snow yet but so far the all wheel drive seems to manage ... Read full review

(4.0)

Fun to drive

by Tincup from Tucson AZ on January 13, 2020

Great interior and handing. Overall fit and finish very good. Better the EPA estimated MPG. Acceleration ,braking and interior noise far better than Honda and Toyota. Only glitch so far is a rear seat... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 BMW X1 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 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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