2014 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

2014 BMW X1
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

There isn't all that much the X2's size and price available in the U.S.--yet.

Its closest rival is probably the Range Rover Evoque, a model that's far more expensive and definitely aims further off paved roads; the Evoque is a little more overtly stylish, too, as opposed to the X1's familial style.

The Evoque is also offered in three-door and five-door body styles.

The MINI Countryman is a corporate cousin, built on an unrelated platform; but isn't much bigger than the X1.

Still it yields a little more interior space, though its styling is more gimmicky.

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.

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7.8
The 2014 BMW X1 has plenty of style and enthusiasm, although it's a little short on some of the versatility and utility you might expect.
7.2
The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power.
8.2
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
8.2
The 2014 Range Rover Evoque may not be as burly as its bigger brand-mates, but it's every bit as sophisticated and stylish.
8.0
The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover.
MSRP From    
$30,900$24,160$23,100$41,100$22,100
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Large Cars2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name    
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Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility5-DoorSport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD