2013 BMW X1 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Sapphire Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,016 - $20,239
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
24 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
240-300
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.4Comfort 3.8Styling 4.0Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

The 2013 X1 marks BMW's smallest SUV, slotting in under the X3. Available with a powerful-yet-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or an even more spirited 6-cylinder, the X1 is meant to bring luxury accommodations and a more digestible starting price to the compact crossover segment.

BMW X1 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 28i $16,016 - $17,893
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive28i $16,453 - $18,562
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive35i $17,758 - $20,239
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.67
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Love my bmw! Great look, Style, comfort, speed, safety, and luxury.

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Love it! Great comfort and reliability. It's a convertible and quiet as a mouse. Exceptional gas mileage and consistent performance in all weather. Love the total package of heated seats and steering wheel!

Yvonne M
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Love my BMW-- Great fun to dive.

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Everything is covered until warranty runs out. Great to drive, lots of pickup, feels like it's hugging the road. Parts are expensive once the warranty is done. Very reliable!

Monica H
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Driving dynamics. Drive like a BMW

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Drive like a sedan and handle very good. Decent gas mileage. Small enough to get through the city and tight parking easily. Only dislike is a bit noisy on the freeway.

Henry p
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,016 - $17,893
$16,453 - $18,562

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
240 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower turbocharged I4 engine w/start/stop function & eco pro mode
2.0L TwinPower turbocharged I4 engine w/start/stop function & eco pro mode
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.9 (in.)
34.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/35R19
P225/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 (in.)
108.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
176.5 (in.)
176.5 (in.)

Width

Width
70.8 (in.)
70.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3527 (.lbs)
3726 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
240 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.6 (gal.)
16.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Roof Strength
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Teleservice activation
  • Daytime running lights *
  • BMW advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features
  • Automatic-locking retractors on all passenger-seat safety belts
  • Front door mounted side impact airbags
  • Dynamic stability control -inc: brake drying, start off assistant, & brake fade compensation *
  • Dynamic traction control *
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Hill descent control

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Air Bags Feb 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V071000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and 1 Series M coupes, 2006-2011 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive Sedans, 2009-2011 335d sedans, 2006-2012 325xiT, 328i and 328xi sports wagons, 2007-2013 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive, 335is and M3 Coupes and Convertibles, 2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i SAVs, 2007-2010 X3 xDrive30i SAVs, 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M SAVs, 2009-2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d SAVs, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M SACs, 2010-2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i SACs and 2008-2011 M3 Sedan vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module or inflator depending on the vehicle model, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Oct 7, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 7, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V627000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Sep 26, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V454000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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