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BMW X1 verdict

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 9 November 2022 Updated: 10 November 2022

Should you buy one?

We’re yet to sample the plug-in hybrid models, but we’re tempted to say that if you’re just after a plush small SUV, you should choose an X1.

Importantly, it looks perfect for this market. The styling makes it seem a little larger than it actually is, meaning it gives off full-fat SUV vibes, but does without the actual size. That means it’s easy to park and good around town.

We think most people would suit with an xLine xDrive20i model. This has most of the bells and whistles and a clean petrol engine.

What we like

The space on offer is class leading. Even adult passengers can sit three up in the rear, and the boot of the non-PHEV cars is massive. The engines are economical and punchy, and it’s a good steer too.

What we don’t like

Having nearly everything controlled via the car’s infotainment screen is infuriating at times, plus the ride could be a bit smoother. And if you’re feeling very pragmatic, while it is practical, there are cars out there that offer more space for less money.

BMW rear static
BMW rear static