2015 X1 Owner Reviews (1)
AOL user 2014-09-25 17:55:13
My wife and I were looking for a small SUV with some comfort and style without breaking the bank. Initially, we were against the long-nosed BMW, because we are Audi fans. But the X1 completely changed our notion/ decision after driving it. Finally, we got an used, low mileage 2014 BMW X1 xdrive 28i, fully loaded for $33.5K (pre-tax, fees etc.). We are extremely happy with it, till now. Other vehicles we test drove: Audi Q3 (less power and torque, poor gas mileage), Audi Q5, BMW X3, VW Tuareg, Forester (cabin noise above 70mph), Outback, GLK 250, RDX, Lexus, Volvo V60, Mazda CX-5 (poor rear view angles and cabin noise). I'd like to share a brief comparison between our top two choices: Audi Q3 (left) and BMW X1 xdrive 28i (right) as follows: 1. 200hp & 206lb.ft vs. 240hp & 260lb.ft 2. 20/28 mpg vs. 23/33 mpg 3. 6.6" vs. 7.0" ground clearance 4. $43,000 vs. $41,000 (similar specs) 5. 1yr/5000mi vs. 4yr/50,000 miles coverage 6. 0-60 in 8.2s vs. 6.2s 7. Cargo space 19.2cu.ft./ 48cu.ft (seats folded) vs. 26cu.ft/ 56cu.ft I really loved the 2014 Q5 TDI but the price, even for used cars, are $50K with premium plus trim. For that price we'd rather consider getting the Porsche Macan in another two years - a replacement for our 7 year old Honda. I would have loved to see little more rear leg space in the back seat, but we won't be ferrying passengers, so for us it is the least priority right now. Few plastic-feeling on the dash, ******** not a big deal for us. Wish X1 came in diesel version. I think Q1 is the best compromise of power, gas mileage, space, speed and comforts, all taken together. Drive the X1 xdrive 28i, you will love it.