Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The X1 was awarded the maximum five star rating for crash safety by Euro NCAP with high scores for both adult and child occupant safety. This should provide a high level of reassurance when it comes to BMW X1 safety.

All models come with six airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, ABS and Brake Force Display which warns drivers behind that you are braking sharply, plus a daytime driving lights function. Also included are Isofix child seat attachments while rear parking sensors are also standard fit.

While the styling is influenced by the larger X5, the X1 also echoes the bigger model's versatility and it's impressively spacious inside considering the fairly compact size.

There's plenty of room in the boot, although the slight load lip is a little disappointing as it means you can't easily slide heavier items in or out - instead they have to be lifted. But the luggage area is wide and long with 420 litres of space available - around 60 litres less than a 3 Series Touring. Underneath the boot floor there's a hidden storage area plus the rear seats split 40/20/40 and fold down to create a larger load space. They don't sit quite flat but this doesn't prevent the X1 from being able to accommodate much larger items such as pieces of furniture.

Storage in the front is decent with good-sized door pockets and a central cupholder along with a cubbyhole that doubles as the centre armrest. A luggage separating net is available as an optional extra.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X1 (09-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Efficient Dynamics equipment

Efficient Dynamics standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
Efficient Dynamics optional equipment
None available

EfficientDynamics equipment

EfficientDynamics standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Roof rails
EfficientDynamics optional equipment
None available

EfficientDynamics Business equipment

EfficientDynamics Business standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
EfficientDynamics Business optional equipment
None available

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Roof rails

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available

xLine equipment

xLine standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
xLine optional equipment
None available