Used 2019 BMW X1 SUV Consumer Reviews

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Ripping around in my mom-car. LOL

Car Enthusiast, 03/21/2019
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
28 of 29 people found this review helpful

Coming out of new X6M and with a 911 and M4 in my garage you would think the X1 would be a huge step down. It kind of is, but... this thing just puts a smile on my face. It's zippy and it handles and brakes well. The powertrain runs smooth and fairly strong. It drives beautifully on the highway. I call it a GTI-plus because it feels light and flickable like a GTI but has AWD and more space. It gets great reviews from the pros and I can't disagree with them. Sure, it understeers a little but if you accelerate through corners the understeer goes away. Drive it aggressively and it will reward you. The front seats are probably the worst part of the car. They are not horrible, but should be better at this price point. Halogen headlights on a $43,000 vehicle are pretty ridiculous, too. They are lousy, especially if you're used to LED, Xenon or HD. The back seat space is excellent for this sized car, as is the storage space. My 6-foot son has plenty of room. The interior design is very nice and utilitarian and the features/options are excellent. I have driven in a ton of snowstorms this year in the mountains and it is phenomenal in the snow. Averaging 25 MPG in mixed driving. Very happy overall. For the lease price on the left over 2018 ($299/ month with $4000 due at signing) it's a fantastic vehicle.

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Ohhhh Yeaaaa!!

Ohhh Yeaaa, 05/12/2019
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
19 of 23 people found this review helpful

Gotta say, this was and is a very fine performance car. It handles so well. It wants to please you with acceleration, cornering, technology, comfort and eye appeal. Need I go further? Ok, it sticks to the road wet or dry, eases you back as you accelerate and makes the 2nd lane on the highway a place to sprint or cruise! Not to be to direct but the German's know how to engineer and build a fine tuned car! Everything is designed for performance and functionality with subtle eye pleasing lines and surprises! Think we have become BMW owners for life!

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Not impressed at all!

JaydenBay, 05/29/2019
sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
22 of 37 people found this review helpful

I "upgraded" from a Jeep Cherokee to brand new X1 lease but after 18months of use, I am not impressed and not happy at all. You expect a better engine with some performance, the engine is still better than my 2015 Jeep but not by much. Jeep had better materials, at least everything you touched felt expensive and that's not the case for X1. I am also getting cracking noises from the back seats, since the seats are multi position the mechanism is rattling and service is useless. They will be nice and have a look at it for a day or so but never ever fixed an issue with noise so far. My GF has a Chevy cruse and that thing is much smoother in terms of noises. On top this car has absolutely no technology. Small screen with no navigation. I have 2 BMWs and it is really discouraging to see that competition closed the gap with the engine and ahead of BMW at least 10years in terms of infotainment technology. This was not the case when I got my first brand new BMW at 2006. Now I am really waiting for my lease to end to get a Tesla or back to Jeep if I want to go cheap. Update: 6/3/2020: Still same issues and this car is not worth to own it, as soon as my lease ends I am switching to a Tesla, done with really fragile stuff that barely works. Update: 12/06/2020: after driving X3 and getting a really good deal on it, I still decided to go ahead and order Tesla Model Y. I still don’t think BMW has enough technology in terms of entertainment and self driving and electrification... so I will not be happy with a 2l engine and older looking vehicle...

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Meh

m99, 10/01/2019
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
9 of 15 people found this review helpful

First BMW that I've owned and will be the last. Bought it new in November of 2018 and 500 miles in it had a major steering issue that took the dealership weeks to figure/fix and no loaners available around holidays so I was stuck driving a Nissan versa that felt like it would fall apart at 55 mph. The issue was fixed and no problems with that since. Drives fine. Weatherstrip along the edge of windshield looks like its 10 years old after a year and the dealer says it's not their problem but something I've done. I park in a garage at night and in an open parking lot at the office. We take good care of our vehicles so it's not something I've done. Not worth the money and technology is lagging behind most competitors. Also the worst cooling AC I've ever seen. It has these two vents on the dash behind the info screen that blow a lot of air but the other vents suffer because of this and you literally can feel the air coming out of the other front vents without it on high. Update: Got rid of it because it had too many problems. Also got rid of 2016 328. AVOID BMWs! Not worth the hassle.

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love it but old technology

wouldacouldashoulda, 03/28/2020
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

We leased this BMW because it was their least expensive lease. BMW always does this. Even if the MSRP is higher, they will offer different vehicles with lower leases since they don't have a lower priced vehicle. Now they have the 2 Series Gran Coupe, but as of right now, the X1 lease is still less where equipped identically. The X1, X2, and 2 Series Gran Coupe are all based on the same platform. So plan that the X1 will have the most rear seat room and rear storage followed by the X2 and series. Our X1 has the PDC and rear camera which are welcome must-haves. The rear and rear quarter visibility is MUCH better and safer than the X2. Since we have both, the rear seat room is the same in X1 and X2. It's the rear storage that is much more in the X1. Since we already had an X2 with sport seats and 19" wheels and since we wanted to save money, our X1 has 18" wheels and no sport package. It rides much softer this way and is easier to get in and out of. It also has the heated steering wheel which we love. It is excellent all-around and we use it for all of our errands. Really feels like a BMW. We HATE that it doesn't have blind spot detection or rear cross traffic alert. The front crash alert is a joke and only a toy. Even in the most sensitive setting, it only provides a dim red light on the dash and way too late and close. Totally useless. There are Nissans with AWD that are half the price that come with all these features and much more as standard. We heard the new 2-series Gran Coupe has more features. We also heard the next gen X1 and X2 will have them. Unfortunately we now have an interior rattle coming from the right side. We had another one that they attributed to a loose bolt in the sunroof track. Now we have another one that the dealer has not been able to isolate. I'm sorry but this should not happen in a $46K vehicle. Something is loose, out of place, or not tightened down properly hidden somewhere in the right side front passenger area. We hear it every day and it is scary that the dealer would have to take apart the interior to try to find it which could make things worse.... In a design that's been around since 2015, we hoped they would have gotten rid of all the bugs by now. Otherwise, although this is an older design begging for an update it is still quite excellent as an every day vehicle. Excellent ride and sporty feel. Great performance that other companies continue to try to copy. This is the original and is still obviously a BMW. Just a note, we will NEVER get a daily driver again without rear cameras, PDC, blind spot monitors, and rear cross traffic alerts.

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