One of the best features of the all-new X1 is that there is more X1 to love. The crossover is almost two inches taller and an inch wider, which means a roomier interior and more cargo space, both prerequisites in any serious crossover offering.
While there are technically five seat belts in the X1, the compact crossover is better thought of as a four-plus-one configuration. In that light, the X1 does well, offering plenty of room for everyone on board.
As you would expect from a luxury brand like BMW, the interior is well designed and the fit and finish are excellent. Sure, this is BMW’s entry level SUV and the pricing of the base model is close to what a non-luxury competitor might charge, but the manufacturer’s interior design DNA is evident throughout the cabin. Adding optional packages will up the luxury factor exponentially, but at a considerable cost.
Cargo space is greatly improved over the outgoing model. Somehow BMW worked its magic, adding three more cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats in place and seven more cubic feet when the 40/20/40 rear seats are down for a maximum of 58.7 cubic feet.