Best Subcompact Luxury SUV: 2018 BMW X1

The sporty 2018 BMWx1 is a thrill to drive on the roads of Westchester County, Yonkers and Hartsdale. As one of the best compact SUVs available for drivers in the region, the 2018 BMW X1 combines outstanding performance, capable handling and a gorgeous interior.

Put it all together, and the X1 is worthy of the Car and Driver 10Best award for best subcompact luxury SUV for the 2018 model year. Come experience this Car and Driver best SUV for yourself by visiting our dealership.

When discussing this exciting BMW, it’s best to begin by looking at what it has to offer in terms of performance while discussing the driving experience.

2018 BMW X1: Performance and Drive Modes

The 2018 X1 engine is a muscular one. This turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 228-horsepower. The 8-speed automatic transmission is engineered to balance acceleration and fuel consumption. Add it all together, and the X1 gets an EPA-estimated 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, respectable numbers that mean fewer trips to fill up at the pump.

Equipped with rear-wheel-drive standard, the available xDrive all-wheel-drive system offers extra traction and more convenient overall performance. There are also three different drive modes (Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport) that help in balancing everything from acceleration to fuel consumption to things like handling and braking, letting you drive the way you want.

Versatile Interior Options

With seating for up to five, the X1 is comfortable for adults and children. With 41.9 in. of headroom, the X1 is comfortable for taller drivers in both the front and the back. In terms of cargo space, behind the back seat, there’s 27.1 cu. ft. available, plenty of room for bags from the mall or for equipment appropriate for an adventurous weekend in the outdoors. The 40/20/40 rear folding seats provide plenty of flexibility when storing items, too.

The infotainment system features a 6.5-inch screen and intuitive knobs that make it easy to use for driver and front passenger. The acoustics are a pleasure in the X1, with a 7-speaker system and HD Radio™ standard. An upgrade can be made to an even more powerful 12-speaker Harman Kardon® system for an experience that can make it feel like you’re inside a theater.

Customizing the 2018 BMW X1

With many available packages, it’s possible to make the X1 your own. The base model of this luxury SUV comes with a leather steering wheel for added grip, power tailgate for easy cargo loading and power front seats that offer a calming and comfortable ride very time.

Available upgrades on the X1 include:

  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Illuminating LED headlamps
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Leather seating

Best Subcompact Luxury SUV: See the 2018 BMW X1

With its strong performance, luxury interior and lengthy list of available features, it’s easy to see why the 2018 BMW X1 was named the winner in the best subcompact luxury SUV category by Car and Driver.

At BMW of Westchester, we look forward to helping Westchester County, Yonkers and Hartsdale drivers experience the X1 in person. Schedule your test drive of this Car and Driver 10Best winner today!