The 2017 BMW X1 was introduced last year as a new Sport Activity Vehicle from the German automaker. Meant as an entry into the compact luxury crossover market, the X1 is neither a traditional crossover nor a traditional sedan. It’s somewhere in between. The X1 is based on the MINI Cooper’s underpinnings, making it light on its feet and high in performance for a compact.
The 2017 X1 is peppy and nimble with eye-catching looks and a niche feel that makes it stand out among stiff competition. This 5-passenger luxury compact crossover has standard all-wheel drive, premium content, a good-sized touchscreen for infotainment, and just one well-outfitted trim level. With this much standard equipment, it’s difficult to overlook the X1’s promise of fun and versatility.