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BMW X1 Reviews
Parkers90
Car Keys90
Carbuyer88
Auto Express80
What Car80
The Telegraph80
Autocar80
AA80
Top Gear70
Total Aggregate Score
82
4.5
4.5 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
The new X1 drives just like a BMW, which means it handles very well indeed. The chassis is based around a front-wheel drive layout, but most engine options come with xDrive all-wheel drive so there’s a huge amount of grip on offer.
4.5
4.5 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
The new model is a far better all-rounder, with more interior space, a much more cohesive design and excellent running costs. It’s quite pricey to buy, but for those in the market for a premium small SUV, it certainly ticks all the right boxes.
4.2
4.2 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The BMW X1 is a an economical, practical and good-to-drive compact SUV that’s better looking than the model it replaced.
4
4 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
Now a more convincing player in the premium crossover crowd, the BMW X1 takes the fight to the Audi Q3.
4
4 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The BMW X1 is a small SUV that makes a great family car, thanks to its spacious and practical interior.
8
8 / 10
The Telegraph
Review Summary
It’s roomy, safe and endowed with a great interior; what’s more, it’s far more enjoyable to drive than you might expect.
4
4 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
Much improved, but not the dominant act that its price implies
8
8 / 10
AA
Review Summary
More practical and efficient than before, it is also more pleasurable to drive, although the ride quality remains one of its weaker points. Overall, however, it delivers a convincing and desirable package.
7
7 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world.
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