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4 Reasons Why the BMW X1 Sets the World On Fire

U.S. News & World Report ranks the new 2016 BMW X1 the Best Car in the Luxury Subcompact SUV Class. Why is it so popular?


Why is the the 2016 BMW X1 the Best Car in the Luxury Subcompact SUV Class for the money? According to U.S. News & World Report, the BMW X1 ranks at the top of its class. They say it offers the best long-term value without compromising on an outstanding ownership experience.

4 reasons why it’s the best

U.S. News & World Report test drivers said the redesigned 2016 BMW X1 has a strong engine and sporty handling. They also added, the interior is spacious and the rear seats offer abundant legroom. The BMW X1 beats the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class for top honors in the Luxury Subcompact SUV class.

Consumers seem to agree because BMW reports the X1 had outstanding sales in January. BMW Global reports, the BMW X family remains increasingly popular in all vehicle classes for the brand. Sales of the BMW X3 increased by 16.6 percent (10,777) while sales of the BMW X6 increased 24.2 percent (3,587). But it was the new BMW X1 that set the world on fire. Sales of the model grew by 60.4 percent compared with the same month last year (14,308).

The BMW X1 is the smallest member of the Bavarian automaker's Sport-Activity Vehicle (SAV) line-up. The small luxury SUV market is growing around the globe and especially in the U.S. BMW is catching the wave and riding it with the new X1.

BMW X1 beats Mercedes and Land Rover

U.S. News & World Report gave the new X1 a 8.2 out of 10 ranking in their testing. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class received a 7.9 overall ranking and the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover received a 7.5 overall score. The 2016 BMW X1 has an MSRP of $34,800 and gets an EPA estimated 22/32 city/highway mpg fuel mileage. According to U.S. News & World Report, it’s the Best Car for the Money winner. Consumers around the globe seem to agree.

Sources: BMW U.S. News & World Report


Bill Nursey (not verified)    February 15, 2016 - 9:31PM

Re the BMW X1. I agree it is an excellent vehicle. But for one thing I would have bought one: it has NO available blind spot monitoring, not at any price. Stupid oversight.