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2013 BMW X1

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2013 BMW X1 Review

Reviewed by Automotive on

Vehicle Overview

The 2013 BMW X1 crossover is brand new to the lineup, and with its compact-sedan dimensions, it's no wonder the X1 achieves an EPA-estimated 24/34 mpg city/highway. Taking the styling and design out of the equation, the X1 feels much more luxurious and what you'd expect when stepping behind the wheel of a BMW. The 2013 BMW X1 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and has a range of 465 miles.

When compared to competitors like the Lexus CT 200h or Audi A3, the BMW X1 doesn’t hold up. Although the performance aspects of the vehicle are great, the interior styling and exterior design leave much to be desired. Cargo space is extremely limited, which is not what is expected from a hatchback or subcompact crossover vehicle. The interior is fitted with "leatherette" upholstery, silver trim, and 8-way adjustable front seats.

Optional features for the 2013 BMW X1 include the xLine package, Fineline Bay Matte Wood Trim, Cold Weather Package, Lighting Package, Premium Package, as well as optional paint colors, Satellite radio, Bang & Olufsen sound system, and BMW applications. Thanks to safety features including BMW's Advanced Safety System, Assist eCall with Emergency Request and Automatic Collision Notification, the BMW X1 has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

New for 2013

The 2013 BMW X1 crossover is brand new in BMW's lineup for the 2013 model year and features a sedan-like driving performance with a price tag set under the 1-Series.

You'll Like:

  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable seats
  • Decent fuel economy

You Won't Like:

  • Can't decide if it's a crossover or a hatchback
  • Price doesn’t match the vehicle
  • Not enough cargo room

Key Competitors:

  • Audi A3
  • Lexus CT 200h
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

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