2019 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW X1
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the most direct competitor to the X1 but it falls behind in several categories.

The BMW has a better base powertrain and better space—the infotainment is a coin flip.

The QX30 is related to the GLA-Class, and better looking on the outside, but suffers the same interior shortcomings.

The Audi Q3 is new for 2019, we haven’t yet driven it.

The Buick Encore is priced right, but its space is cramped and its interior is busy.

The Range Rover Evoque is the stylish pick among the set, a new one is on the way so deals should be plentiful.

2019 BMW X12019 BMW X1
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2019 Audi Q32019 Audi Q3
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2019 Buick Encore2019 Buick Encore
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2018 Infiniti QX302018 INFINITI QX30
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Quick Specs
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it.
Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque still bristles with energetic looks and turbo-4 power, but more refinement and more back-seat room are overdue.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 stands apart from the crowd based on its styling, but it’s also worth considering for its zippy handling.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsCompact Cars2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattroFWD 4-Door5 Door SEGLA 250 SUVBase FWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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