When it comes to compact luxury crossovers, the BMW X1 is at the top of the class. This segment is growing and the X1 competes with the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Range Rover Evoque, and the Buick Enclave. The starting price for the BMW X1 xDrive28i is $34,800.
The X1 rides on the same platform as the Mini Clubman and is only available in AWD. The steering is tight and the ride is taught but not as smooth as a 3-Series. Under the hood is a TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder that makes 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy comes in at 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.
This car is a blast to drive! The 2016 BMW X1’s strong performance, versatile cargo area, and high end interior make it a winning bet.