2019 BMW X1

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2019 BMW X1
2019 BMW X1

Key specs

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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

  • 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

2019 BMW X1 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


The best Car I have owned.

The BMW X1 has a handsome cabin full of premium materials. Space is reasonably good for a small SUV, with a nice amount of head- and legroom in both rows. The engine produces ample power for daily driving. Whether you are commuting down the highway, driving to the grocery store, or taking off quickly from a red light, the BMW X1 can do it all.


Most comfortable, reliable car that I have owned.

This vehicle is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned. It provides a quiet, smooth ride. For me, it is easy to enter and exit. I love the fact that the rear seats fold down and allows for more hauling space. The rear storage bin also provides room for carrying items. There are many features that add class and style to my driving experience.


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

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 slippery roads well.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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