BMW X1 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

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
In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

In the front, there’s lots of headroom and the seats go back a long way, so even lanky folk will be able to get comfy.

There’s a pair of cupholders deep enough to hold large takeaway coffees. The door pockets each have drinks holders that will keep 1.0-litre bottles reasonably upright, and the small cubby in front of the gear lever is a convenient spot to stow loose items.

BMW X1 2021 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

There are handy levers in the boot for those occasions when you need to fold down the rear seats, and the seatbacks divide in a 40/20/40 split (rather than the usual 60/40 arrangement), which is super-handy.

Sliding rear seats are a reasonably priced option and allow you to prioritise either rear knee room or boot space, depending on your needs, making this a box worth ticking. 

Boot space