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Ken, 01/26/2018
2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
61 of 61 people found this review helpful

I have had my X1 for 2 months and love it. I like driving smaller cars but I wanted easy access and storage. I was debating on going with the CRV or the CX5 however when I compared the refinement and drive there was only one clear choice. I only have a few items I wish BMW would adjust, more safety features available (blind spot), standard LED headlights, add 1/2 inch to an inch to the seat bottoms, and easier option selections.

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2018 BMW style

sam, 08/21/2018
2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
22 of 22 people found this review helpful

My wife has a 2016 X1 x series and loves it. This 2018 s series is great. Ride is tolerable, not the smoothest, acceleration is great, but you get the BMW ultimate driving experience. I recommend ordering the sport seats, which we fortunately got with the car, the sliding rear seats ($300) and the LED lighting. There is not the high level of standard offerings like the X3 or X5 but there is a price point. Wish BMW offered more choices for ambient lighting as only red-orange and white is available, X3 and up offer many more color options. Can't complain as I got great deal on SAV, better than Honda or Subaru Touring models. Check summer offerings....

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BMW X1 is #1 - Love to drive

Luv to Drive, 12/20/2018
2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
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I wanted a small SUV. I test drove the Jaguar F-Pace, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Evoque. I was completely UNDER whelmed by all three. Especially considering the price tag on those vehicles. I went and had lunch then decided to stop by my local BMW dealership, BMW of Mobile, AL. After explaining what I wanted to fit my needs, they suggested I test drive the X1. Before I got off the lot, I knew that was the car for me. Plus my 15 yr old son commented that the back seats had way more leg room then any of the other three cars mentioned. It is so much fun to drive. I love the control the front wheel drive gives around corners and driving in rain (we get a lot of rain). I have the upgraded driver assist package and love the LED lights at night that turn with the car. It gives me extra visibility during deer season. Mine came equipped with the sport seats which are extremely comfortable. I will also mention that the sun roof is fully operable. The other three cars mentioned only come with moon roofs - no fresh air on nice days. The interior is sleek and modern with LED lighting (can change red or clear) on the trim. Easy phone integration for bluetooth and connecting to Spotify for music. The best bonus - I am averaging 28.4 miles per gallon. I encourage anyone that is looking for a small SUV to test drive the X1 before you buy. This car has it all - Sporty and sleek modern luxury.

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X1 IS ONE GREAT SAV

REL, 05/04/2018
2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
36 of 38 people found this review helpful

Researched and drove CRV, Tuareg, Escape, GLA, Q3. No comparison. The fit, finish of the cabin and exterior are flawless. It's fun to drive, has an insanely small turning radius and scoots around the city effortlessly. Have been driving for 3 months and love every minute. It's comfortable for my family, easy in and out, good on gas mileage, has a lot of great utility and storage and the 2018 looks great and sporty vs 1st generation which looked a bit odd.

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Great daily driver and surprisingly economical.

Honest Abe, 11/28/2019
2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Bought a CPO X1 after test driving majority of the available small SUVs on the market, both luxury and mainstream. Wanted a vehicle that was entertaining to drive, had good sound system, easy to use infotainment, Apple Carplay, decent room, and basic crash avoidance features. Chose the X1 due to its large cargo hold (fits golf bag without taking out driver), driving dynamics, fuel economy, and electronics. My second choice was a Golf GTI, which I also loved. This vehicle drives more like a lifted hatchback than an SUV. After 3 months of ownership, these are my thoughts. Way more affordable than one would have thought. I bought a well optioned vehicle with 11k miles on the odometer (service loaner) for at least 5-7k less than a comparably equipped CRV, Tiguan, or GTI. Likes: Great daily driver, fun enough and nimble. Stable at high speed on freeway, and easy to manage in tight quarters. Transmission is well matched to engine and there is no torque steer. Averaging 28 mpg in mixed driving, pretty good for the way I drive. Can use midgrade gas 89 octane if you are looking to save on fuel. Always get at least 400 miles to a tank and can stretch it to 500 if highway driving which is nice. Love the view out of the front windshield, it is wide and clear like a minivan, much better view than out of many comparable vehicles, and way better than your average car these days. Electronics/infotainment are really pretty good once you figure them out. You can program the preset buttons on the dash for just about anything, for example my preset 1 is set to navigate home. Preset 8 is for tone adjustment. If you forget, you just hover your finger over the button and it will tell you what is set up for. Take advantage of the BMW Encore program and they will help you figure it all out. Can set up memory settings for multiple drivers, etc. Back seats are very roomy given the size of the vehicle. Apple Carplay is free on this model year, but not the 2019 where you have to pay a yearly subscription. There is an active X1 forum where owners share their experiences, common fixes, etc. Love the heads up display of driving speed, speed limit, navigation directions. HiFi Sound system is good enough for me, although their are plug and play aftermarket upgrades if that is your thing. Interior is nice in my opinion. I prefer a clean, stark presentation over ridiculous contours and curves. Cool ambient lighting feature that you can configure however you like. Way too early, but mine has been trouble free. Many complaints about narrow seats from others, but they are comfortable for me at 160 lbs. Dislikes: louder than I would like, although much of the noise can be attributed to the run flat tires. At first I thought that I would dump the run flats for conventional tires, but now I am thinking that I will keep them. Reassuring to know you won't be stuck on the side of the road in bad weather or bad neighborhood. No blind spot warning. I don't rely on this feature, but am surprised that it is unavailable.

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