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2013 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

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The BMW X1's size and price put it in a segment without many natural competitors--other than its corporate cousin, the MINI Countryman.

The MINI's built on an unrelated platform, but isn't much bigger than the X1.

Still it yields a little more interior space, though its styling isn't quite as harmonious, and yet it offers a top option of a turbo four with a manual transmission and a new John Cooper Works sport edition.

The Range Rover Evoque is far more expensive than the base X1, but it's also more spacious.

It comes only with a turbo four engine, but it's a knockout in terms of style, and its choice of three- or five-door body styles could make a difference in toting passengers on a regular basis.

For something in the same pricing range but with far more luxury content, you might look at a mass-market vehicle like the Ford Escape.

It's in the same performance and size niche, has excellent handling--and for the X1's price, can be fitted with features like active park assist, MyFord Touch voice controls, leather seating, and a hands-free power tailgate.

2013 BMW X12013 BMW X12013 Ford Escape FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View2013 Ford Escape2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with Black Design Pack2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2012 MINI Cooper Countryman FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
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In our first drive, the 2013 BMW X1 seems a little more enthusiastic than it is versatile.
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After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
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The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
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The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game.
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$30,800Browse Used Listings$22,470Browse Used Listings$41,145Browse Used Listings$21,750Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas 4-Cyl
EPA Class   
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility 4WDCompact
Style Name   
RWD 4-Door 28iFWD 4-Door S5-Door HB PureFWD 4-Door
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManual
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