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Used BMW X1 2009-2015 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Alternatives

BMW X1 (09-15)
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Used BMW X1 2009-2015 review
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW X1 estate?

The closest competition is the Audi Q3, which is slightly more comfortable than the BMW X1, but similarly cramped inside and less enthralling to drive. It’s also more expensive like-for-like.

The Range Rover Evoque is popular too, but it’s even pricier to buy as a used car than the Q3, and suffers from the same choppy ride and cramped interior as the X1.

Overview

The BMW X1's low running costs and composure in bends are appealing, but other small SUVs are classier

  • Quiet at motorway speeds
  • Feels very composed in corners
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Unsettled ride
  • Not as practical as some SUVs
  • Interior plastics feel cheap in places