BMW Ranked X1 #1 Among Luxury Subcompact SUVs

April 18th, 2016 by


U.S. News & World Report recently announced that, after receiving the best combination of positive reviews and long-term ownership costs in its class, the 2016 BMW X1 has been named the 2016 Best Luxury Subcompact SUV for the Money. U.S News didn’t stop there, also bestowing the title of Best Luxury Subcompact SUV for Families on the impressive automobile, a title earned by the model’s leading combination of interior space, available family-friendly features, and safety and reliability ratings in its class.

Both critics and reviewers were impressed from the moment they stepped into the X1 thanks to the premium materials in use throughout the spacious interior. The 2016 X1 provides seating for five, with leatherette upholstery and power-adjustable front seats included as standard features. A wealth of upgrades are available to make the interior even more welcoming, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, sliding and reclining rear seats, and power-folding rear seats. Reviewers also enjoyed that the front seats of the X1 sit high, providing an excellent view of the road ahead. And they found the rear seats to be supportive on long trips thanks in part to ample legroom, even with the front seats pushed back.

Reviewers had a lot to say once they hit the road as well. They enjoyed the power provided by the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the “eager acceleration,” and the vehicle’s ease at handling passing maneuvers. They also noted that the steering was responsive, with a few saying that the X1 was fun to drive on windy roads. Critics enjoyed the three driving modes offered.

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