2014 BMW X1 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,199 - $21,427
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
240-300
Seats
5
Color:  Black Sapphire Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,199 - $21,427
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
240-300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 3.7 Styling 3.9 Value 3.0

Editor's Overview

Think of the X1 as the baby in BMW's SUV family. Though smaller than the X3, it boasts the same potent engine choices and some of the best driving dynamics in its class. Priced in the low $30,000 range, the X1 is a tempting step up to luxury from mainstream crossover SUVs like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

BMW X1 Models & Trims

xDrive35i $18,860 - $21,427
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
xDrive28i $18,624 - $20,915
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
sDrive28i $17,199 - $19,134
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.45

31 Reviews

5 star 52% 4 star 42% 3 star 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The most important thing others should know is that BMW's drive and handle extremely well.

I love my X1. It is a small car on the outside so it's great for city parking, however it is spacious on the inside. The acceleration is fantastic and is something I really appreciate in a car. It was something I didn't find in other vehicles that were of similar size. The car has held up well overtime. I have had the car for about 2 years and it is a total of 5 years old.

- Katie D

The best deal on the market.

Excellent vehicle all around. Best car I am aware of within its price range. Completely meets the high standard BMW is known for. Feels great to drive and looks great inside and out. Not cheap to maintain, but well worth every penny. Would honestly recommend it to anyone looking to get the most for the least, financially speaking.

- Evan W

Upgrade to current technology. Equip with up to date technology,

Technology is not up to par with other cars of the same year and / or same brand, different model. Although, has email and text function, it is unusable. The following year it became usable. Technology has internet which I used in the past and now am not able to use. System went thru changes.

- Rhonda L

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,860 - $21,427
$18,624 - $20,915

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
240 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L TwinPower Turbo I
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
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
Standard
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/35WR19
P225/35WR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 (in.)
108.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

Width
70.8 (in.)
70.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3891 (.lbs)
3726 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
240 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Power Assist > Vacuum Sep 25, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 25, 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 began on January 31, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Air Bags > Frontal > Driver Side Inflator Module Feb 4, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 4, 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. The recall began March 9, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Power Assist > Vacuum Oct 6, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 6, 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.
Electrical System > Battery > Cables Feb 8, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 8, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V087000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles. The affected vehicles may have battery positive (B+) cables that develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box.
Consequence:
The high resistance may result in loss of the cable's electrical connection, possibly causing an engine stall and preventing the vehicle from restarting, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the B+ cable connector with one that is silver coated and better secure it to the fuse box, free of charge. The recall began April 3, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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