What Car? says...
Not all trendsetters get it right first time and the BMW X1 is a perfect example. Although the latest model has many talents, the original was actually bit of a letdown – despite the fact that it helped to popularise compact posh SUVs.
This second-generation model isn't only good to drive and remarkably practical, it's also available in plug-in hybrid (xDrive 25e) form with seriously low CO2 emissions and a claimed pure electric range of up to 31 miles. There are, of course, plenty of regular petrol and diesel engines to choose from as well. You can even have four-wheel drive.
|RRP price range||£29,935 - £42,640|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||5|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, hybrid, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||156.9 - 56.5|
|Available doors options||5|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£858 / £2,965|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,716 / £5,931|