2016 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

2016 BMW X1

BMW's new X1 has its work cut out for it--establishing a bigger presence among compact luxury crossover SUVs, while some very good rivals have met with more success.

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque wins on style and off-road prowess, but isn't as practical.

The 2016 Audi Q3 might have superior interior materials, but can't match the X1's performance.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class has a lower base price and offers stiff competition for the X1, especially in AMG tune.

The 2016 Volvo XC60 is a strong alternative, although perhaps not quite as sporty, and much larger.

Finally, the 2016 Acura RDX doesn't have the BMW's cachet, but offers more features for the money.

2016 BMW X12016 BMW X1
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2016 Acura RDX2016 Acura RDX
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2016 Audi Q32016 Audi Q3
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2014 Volvo XC602016 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
The 2016 BMW X1 is heavy on sport and light on utility -- a combination that's likely to please a number of buyers.
The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers.
The 2016 Audi Q3 gives compact luxury SUVs a good name with cozy ride quality and accommodations—but it's not the most space- or fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque breaks through with a more urban, street-smart style and tones down the off-road chops.
The 2016 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest of crossovers, but its luxury badge and a double shot of urban attitude give it a distinct appeal.
The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsSmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door xDrive28iFWD 4-DoorFrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus5-Door HB SEFWD 4-Door GLA 250FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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