2016 BMW X1 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Mineral Gray Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,736 - $30,049
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
228
Seats
5

How 2016 BMW X1 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.7Comfort 4.2Styling 4.6Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Like its larger siblings the X3 and X5, the 2016 BMW X1 adeptly blends the versatility and higher ride height of an SUV with the fun driving dynamics of a BMW sports sedan. Now in its second generation, this all-new model loses some verve but is roomier inside, beefier outside and offers advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking.

BMW X1 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon xDrive28i $26,736 - $30,049
Horsepower: 228 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
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Owner Reviews

4.4
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The turn signal lights in the front.

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I love it. It is such a smooth ride. The tub flat tires are amazing because I get flags all the time it is great on gas and a good looking car. I have it in white with black interior. It also has light up door handles and lights that shine on the direction you are going to go when you make a turn!

Jenna W
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Great smooth, comfortable drive.

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Vehicle is reliable, smooth driving, and provides the driver comfort. There are small technical details that I think could use upgrading for the basic models such as electric steering wheel adjuster. My car does not have a backup camera which I am not satisfied with. Vehicle is good on gas.

Nicole T
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BMW x1 all wheel drive SUV.

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Turbo charged engine makes it very quick. Comfortable interior with all options such as navigation, satellite radio, heated seats. Large sunroof. Very reliable and fun to drive! All wheel drive gives me a sense of comfort in inclement weather. Love this SUV!

Lori J
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$26,736 - $30,049

Horsepower

Horsepower
228 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 - 42 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 - 39.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
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Not Available

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard

AC

AC
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Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45HR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
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Width

Width
71.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3660 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
228 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (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

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
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PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
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PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
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Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
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Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Not Available
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
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Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available

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.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

* 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 (2)

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Air Bags > Passenger Side Frontal Jan 25, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 25, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V062000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 X1 xDrive28i and X1 sDrive28i vehicles. The affected vehicles have an instrument panel that may not allow the front passenger air bag to deploy properly in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge. The recall began May 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Steering > Gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) Dec 29, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V887000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicle manufactured November 24, 2015, and one BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) manufactured October, 19 2015. The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts.
Consequence:
A gearbox malfunction may cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail. The recall began on December 28, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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