BMW X1 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

BMW X1 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW X1 2021 front cornering
  • BMW X1 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW X1 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW X1 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW X1 2021 front right static
  • BMW X1 2021 right static
  • BMW X1 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior details
  • BMW X1 2021 interior steering wheel
  • BMW X1 2021 boot open
  • BMW X1 2021 front cornering
  • BMW X1 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW X1 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW X1 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW X1 2021 front right static
  • BMW X1 2021 right static
  • BMW X1 2021 interior front seats
  • BMW X1 2021 interior details
  • BMW X1 2021 interior steering wheel
  • BMW X1 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

There’s a good range of adjustment in the BMW X1's seat and steering wheel, plus a central armrest to aid comfort. The driver's seat has plenty of side support too – even on SE models, which miss out on the heavily bolstered sports seats you get with Sport and M Sport trims.

You'll find it easy enough to get comfortable, although it’s a shame adjustable lumbar support is reserved for the options list across the range. You'd be wise to add it. 

BMW X1 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The BMW X1 has a brilliant 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and a USB socket. As well as the touchscreen, there’s a rotary controller and a handful of shortcut buttons between the front seats – you simply twist the dial to scroll through the on-screen menus and press down to make a selection. We'd strongly recommend using this method when you're driving because it's far less distracting than stabbing away at a touchscreen.

You also get online connectivity and real-time traffic information as standard. A larger (10.3in) touchscreen is available as an option, although it is rather pricey and we don't reckon it's worth paying for. Even the standard system is the best in the family SUV class.

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