2022 BMW X1 vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW X1
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Audi Q3 most closely rivals the X1 in terms of space, pace, and pricing.

Mercedes’ GLA is a little lower-slung, while its GLB is a bit more boxy.

The X1 slots somewhere in the middle.

We like the Volvo XC40 for its personality, but maybe not its refinement.

The Jaguar E-Pace is slick but a rare sight—good luck finding one.

And consider the Mazda CX-5; in upper trims, it’s nearly as refined inside as Germany’s best.

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6.2
It may not be the flashiest small crossover, but the 2022 BMW X1 is a solid choice with great power.
6.3
The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety.
6.8
The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace scales the crossover SUV to urbane dimensions, but doesn’t lighten up on power or handling.
6.8
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA small SUV ushers upwardly mobile buyers into the brand.
6.7
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.
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The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
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Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
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sDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclePremium 40 TFSI quattroP250 AWDGLA 250 SUVSport FWDT4 FWD Momentum
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