The 2021 BMW X1 is the smallest of BMW’s crossover SUVs, and the most affordable car in its lineup. It delivers what BMWs are known for: nimble handling, a compliant ride, and impressive acceleration. It also offers efficient cabin space, because it’s shaped more like a small minivan than an SUV.
It’s quick because it uses the same engine that’s used in the 5-Series, a heavier mid-size luxury sedan. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes 228 hp; it’s mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission, with standard front-wheel drive or more common all-wheel drive.
The EPA rates the 2021 BMW X1 at 24 mpg city, 33 highway, 27 combined with front-wheel drive, or 23/31/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. That’s on premium fuel.
The IIHS gives the X1 its top “Good” score in every test, while the NHTSA gives it five stars overall. Standard safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings and automatic high-beams AND MUCH MUCH MORE COME TEST DRIVE THE UNTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE