Price $39,990 – $42,425
Fuel consumption 7.7 – 10.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
As the smallest utility vehicle in the BMW lineup, the X1 is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is transferred to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. For customers seeking sharper styling and a more dynamic driving experience, an M Sport package can be specified. A new generation of the BMW X1 is coming for the 2022 model year.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10
Subcompact luxury SUVs
The Car Guide rating 76%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 5/10
Safety 7/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

No major change


  • Driving dynamics
  • Ergonomic controls
  • Functional


  • High price
  • Expensive options
  • Average comfort on bumpy roads
  • Plug-in hybrid variant not available in Canada