2015 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Though it's significantly more expensive, the size and shape are make the Range Rover Evoque a significantly more stylish alternative to the X1, and the Evoque can further off-road, too.

The MINI Countryman is similar in size but offers front-wheel-drive driving dynamics, a little more space, and much quirkier styling bits.

The Ford Escape feels mass-market by comparison, but comes with more options for the money, and and equally peppy turbo-four, too.

However, the technology in the Escape can also be its biggest fault–at least when it comes to MyFordTouch.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 BMW X1 runs a little short on versatility, but it's big on style and enthusiasm.
The 2015 Buick Encore could use a little power, but it's otherwise a mostly solid entry into a very small segment.
With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise.
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque tones down the off-road chops of its older siblings and turns up the design, creating a stylish carlike utility in the process.
The mildly updated 2015 MINI Countryman is a versatile compact crossover, one of the smallest on the market, that maintains MINI's character and fun-to-drive spirit.
MSRP From    
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 / 34 MPG Hwy
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 SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door sDrive28iFWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door S5-Door HB PureFWD 4-Door
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility5-DoorSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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