2018 BMW X1

From towering ride height to flexible space to strong fuel economy, there are plenty of benefits that come with choosing a crossover vehicle for your next new ride. When you add luxury to the mix, driver in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth stand to gain a lot by shopping the segment.

One popular luxury subcompact crossover is the BMW X1, and we at BMW of Arlington want to help you decide if it’s the perfect ride for you. Read our 2018 BMW X1 review to learn about this vehicle’s spacious interior, dynamic performance, and wealth of technology features!

2018 X1: A Spacious Crossover SUV

If there were ever any doubts whether a vehicle in the subcompact class could offer a roomy and versatile interior, the 2018 X1 lays them to rest. Its cargo area is quite cavernous for the class, with 27.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seat-perfect for a weekend excursion. Lower the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, and 58.7 cubic feet gives you even more space to work with.

The X1 cabin is more than roomy enough for five adults. An impressive 40.4 inches of legroom in the front row makes ample room for the tallest riders and drivers. Meanwhile, in the backseat, 37 inches of legroom is perfectly sized to accommodate adults of a more average height, as well as any kids along for the ride.

A Closer Look at Performance Specs

When you shop BMW, you can always expect a potent powertrain, and the X1 doesn’t disappoint. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo I-4 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This combination generates 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which will get you up to speed quickly on city streets or the open road.

The X1 comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available if you’re looking for a more athletic ride. The chassis on this crossover use Dynamic Stability Control to maintain traction and keep the vehicle stable. If it senses oversteering or understeering, it will adjust to help keep the X1 on course.

Connectivity with BMW Technology

The 2018 X1 uses iDrive 6.0, the latest version of the BMW iDrive system. It has a 6.5-inch display screen that you control with a knob between the seats, giving the driver and front passenger a chance to take control. The available Navigation feature has natural language understanding-just say where you want to go and let the X1 handle the rest.

The BMW Connected App is a useful feature to have. It learns your preferences over time and lets you do all kinds of things, including:

  • Lock or unlock the X1 and activate climate control from anywhere
  • Load your destination from your calendar and sync with BMW Navigation
  • Find the perfect time to leave based on traffic patterns
  • And much more!

Test Out the 2018 BMW X1 Yourself in Arlington TX

We hope you learned a lot from our 2018 BMW X1 review. If you want to put your newfound knowledge to the test, contact us to schedule a test drive at BMW of Arlington and get behind the wheel. With hands-on experience under your belt, you’ll know whether the X1 is ideal for your daily drive through Arlington, Dallas, or Fort Worth, TX!