2018 BMW X1 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Mineral Gray Metallic
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MSRP
$32,829 - $37,972
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MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
228
Seats
5

How 2018 BMW X1 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.1Styling 4.5Value 4.3

What's New

The 2018 X1 gets BMW’s new trim system that reorganizes equipment levels and opens new single options as a specific tier is reached. New standard equipment for the X1 includes a rearview monitor and extended telematics services.

BMW X1 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon sDrive28i $32,829 - $36,124
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 Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
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close icon Keyless Start
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chevronDown icon xDrive28i $34,369 - $37,972
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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Owner Reviews

4.64
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Modern without being too trendy. Great power and handling.

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The BMW x1 makes me feel safe. It is solid, sturdy, and handles well. It is easy to see out the windows and I like sitting up a little, but not too high. While it has lots of new gadgets, it is not overwhelming like some other cars we tested. The screen interface is easy to navigate, more than other cars we drove. The seats are wide and comfortable. Some of the cars we tested didn't feel as comfortable. You can adjust the seats, including lumbar support. The double moon roof is just cool and is such a fun feature. The power is impressive and I like being able to accelerate easily when necessary. The design is so stylish--both current and classic.

Lisa R
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BMW x1 pro’s and con’s: what you should know.

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The gas mileage on this car is amazing, it is the most of every single car I have ever had. It drives very smooth and is quite user-friendly. My only issues with the car are that the car does not notify you when you leave a key inside the car like some other cars I have had. It also locks by itself, for example if I exit the car to get my groceries out, the car will lock itself and I'll have to take out the key to unlock the doors to be able to take everything out.

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Love that my new car is roomy for the kids and I but also good with gas.

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I like my new BMW x1. It is pretty good on gas compared to the 320i I had. It drives smooth and has adequate room for me and my three kids. The trunk space is roomy and I like that it has the cover on top to hide whatever is back there. I have only had this car for about a month, but so far I am enjoying it. It is comfortable and I have plenty of legroom as I am tall.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$32,829 - $36,124
$34,369 - $37,972

Horsepower

Horsepower
228 (hp)
228 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
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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
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

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
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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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

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 - 41.9 (in.)
40.4 - 41.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 - 39.4 (in.)
38.2 - 39.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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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

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

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

Dual Zone
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Standard
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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
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45WR19
P225/45WR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 (in.)
105.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Width

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

Weight

Weight
3543 (.lbs)
3697 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
228 (hp)
228 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (ft. lbs.)
258 (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
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 (gal.)
16.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
28 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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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

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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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

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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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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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
G
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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
  • Back-Up Camera

* 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 (1)

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Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine Jul 10, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 10, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V465000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 540d xDrive vehicles. The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall. On September 12, 2018, BMW expanded the recall to a total of 5,309 vehicles including certain 2018-2019 BMW 540d xDrive, 230i M240i, M240i xDrive, X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 330i, 330i xDrive, 340i, 340i xDrive, 330i xDrive Gran Turismo, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, 530e, 530e xDrive, 640i xDrive Gran Turismo, 330e, 2019 430i Gran Coupe, 430i xDrive Gran Coupe, 440i Gran Coupe, 440i xDrive Gran Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, 740i, 740i xDrive, MINI Cooper, Cooper S, JCW, MINI Countryman (Cooper, Cooper All4, Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW All4), and MINI Clubman (Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, JCW All4) vehicles.
Consequence:
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge. The recall began September 6, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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