Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The BMW X1 is hardly cheap for a family SUV and it's predicted to depreciate faster than many of its key rivals. That said, good discounts are available (check out our latest deals) and monthly PCP finance costs are competitive.
With relatively low CO2 emissions, RDE2 compliant diesel engines and decent fuel economy, the X1 is a relatively cheap option for company car drivers. However, for the cheapest monthly benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax bills you'll want to go for the plug-in hybrid xDrive25e. Depending on the trim level you go for, this officially emits as little as 41g/km of CO2.
If you want a more detailed breakdown of what each trim comes with, have a look at our versions and specs page.
BMW came joint 9th (out of 31 brands) in the What Car? Reliability Survey. That's above Audi and Mercedes, with Lexus the only premium manufacturer featuring higher up the league table (it came first).
Better still, the X1 was found to be one of the most dependable family SUVs, with the Volvo XC40 the only direct rival scoring higher marks.
All BMW X1s come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, which is better cover than the three-year/60,000-mile warranties offered by Audi and Volvo. Go for the plug-in hybrid xDrive 25e and the battery is covered by a separate six-year, or 60,000-mile, warranty – whichever comes first.