2018 BMW X1 SUV
2018 BMW X1 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which X1 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
With the growing popularity of smaller, parking lot-friendly sport-utility vehicles, traditional vehicles such as sedans and wagons are being left in the dust. And SUVs such as the 2018 BMW X1 show why. Its small small size is perfect for urban driving, while its low load floor and large cargo volume are perfect for hauling duty. It is more expensive than many of its traditional competitors, but the BMW X1 is aiming to give compact crossover buyers who want something more sporty or luxurious a good choice in this already crowded market.
It starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (228 hp, 258 lb-ft) sending power to either the front or, optionally, all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Either powertrain combination is lively yet smooth, and the X1 can zip to 60 mph in a class-leading 6.5 seconds. But the X1 isn't all about sportiness; its 40/20/40-split rear seatback increases flexibility for carrying large or bulky items and people at the same time.
But there some downsides to having a performance crossover. For one, the same sticky tire and sporty suspension setup that keeps the chassis stable and stuck in the turns also transmits high frequency bumps and noise into the cabin. Although noise levels are no worse than others, the harsh ride over bumpy surfaces may leave drivers wishing for a softer setup. Also, technology features that are standard or packaged together in got-to-have option groups, such as parking sensors and Apple CarPlay connectivity, are stand-alone options, so double-check your build sheet before committing to the car.
Overall, though, the 2018 BMW X1's functional and sporty characteristics warrant a solid recommendation.
Notably, we picked the 2018 BMW X1 as one of Edmunds' Best Luxury SUVs for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 BMW X1 is a five-seat compact SUV in the luxury segment. It comes in two versions: the front-wheel-drive X1 sDrive28i and the all-wheel-drive X1 xDrive28i. From there, you have two directions to go: xLine Design or the sportier M Sport Design. After that, you can add various option groups that BMW calls tiers. The M Sport Design already comes with the Convenience group, which is optional on the xLine Design. Afterward, packages and stand-alone options are available based on which initial design and group you select.
Powered by a peppy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (228 hp, 258 lb-ft) and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the BMW X1 is an engaging small luxury crossover. With the xLine Design, the X1 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, foglamps, keyless ignition, automatic wipers and a power tailgate. On the inside, standard equipment includes a 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings and a seven-speaker audio system.
An available Convenience package adds a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry, satellite radio and adjustable front-seat lumbar support.
The M Sport Design package includes the features of the xLine Design's Convenience group and adds various visual and performance upgrades that include different 18-inch wheels, gloss-black exterior trim, special interior trim, a sport-tuned transmission and sport front seats.
Both models can be equipped with a Premium equipment group that includes LED headlights, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats, a head-up display and a navigation system.
Also available is a Driver Assistance package (includes automatic high beams, lane departure warning and front collision warning and mitigation) and a Luxury package (leather seating surfaces and wood trim).
Other options include a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system, Apple CarPlay connectivity, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging capability, and sliding and reclining rear seat adjustability. M Sport Design cars can also swap out for stickier performance tires and a stiffer M Sport suspension.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use5
Getting in/getting out5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite X1 safety features:
- Remote Services
- Allows the driver to use a special smartphone app to locate the car, lock and unlock the doors, and honk the horn or flash the lights.
- Speed Limit Info
- Informs the driver of speed limit changes by using a camera to read the sign and display the corresponding information in the dash.
- City Collision Mitigation
- Warns you about an imminent forward collision and can automatically apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate an accident.
2018 BMW X1 SUV for Sale
The 2018 BMW X1 is a compact luxury sport-utility vehicle. It's available in either front- or all-wheel drive and is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (228 hp, 258 lb-ft) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although there really aren't any traditional trim levels, you can choose how you want to customize your X1 with option packages to take care of luxury and technology requirements.
BMW designates the standard X1 as the xLine Design. An optional M Sport Design package comes with sportier design elements and more features that are otherwise optional with the xLine Design's Convenience package. A Luxury package, which includes leather seating surfaces and either oak grain or brushed aluminum trim, and a Driving Assistance package, which includes forward collision mitigation and stop-and-go cruise control, can also be added.
For most drivers, the xLine Design with Convenience Tier will satisfy daily driving needs without compromising on driving fun when the road gets twisty. The Convenience Tier includes power-folding and auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and adjustable lumbar support.
Drivers looking for a more aggressive handling car may want to check out the X1 M Sport package. It adds more aggressive body work and a transmission with decreased shift times. You can also option it with a stiffer M Sport suspension package and stickier performance tires for even more responsiveness and handling chops. The M Sport Design also includes all of the Convenience Tier items from the xLine Design.
Additionally, a few add-on options are available, such as rear seats with reclining and fore-aft adjustability, sport seats, front and rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system.
No matter what kind of driver you are, the 2018 BMW X1 can provide a luxury-class sporty experience without skimping on interior volume and flexibility. So let Edmunds help find and buy the perfect BMW X1 for you.
2018 BMW X1 SUV Overview
What do people think of the 2018 BMW X1 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 BMW X1 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 X1 SUV 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 X1 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 BMW X1 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 X1 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 BMW X1 SUV here.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 BMW X1 SUV?
2018 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,895. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $9,582 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9,582 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,313.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW X1 SUV xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is23.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,895. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $8,869 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,869 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,026.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is25.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 BMW X1 SUV sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 BMW X1?
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