Used BMW X1 2009-2015 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Our recommendations

2009 - 2015 review
BMW X1 (09-15)
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Our recommendations

Which used BMW X1 estate should I buy?

The four-wheel-drive xDrive 20d model is probably the best to go for if you plan to go off-road or want all-year-round grip from your BMW X1.

However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the sDrive 18d provides ample power for most people, and its two-wheel drive layout means it will be more economical too, so it’s probably the best model for those who only plan to use their car on the road. It was only introduced in 2013, though, so if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, an sDrive 20d makes for a good middle ground.

Whichever engine and drivetrain format you opt for, though, avoid the M Sport trim for its too-firm ride, and choose instead an SE or xLine model, which have softer suspension.

Our favourite BMW X1: sDrive 18d SE

 

BMW X1 (09-15)