2022 BMW X1

MSRP $35,400 - $37,400

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2022 BMW X1 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The entry-level 2022 BMW X1 is a decent amalgamation of potent powertrain setups and outright feature-packed luxurious cabin space. The current generation is a continuation of the one that came out in the year 2015 and is desperately due for an update. The 2022 BMW X1 isn't quite the facelift but does include some differences from the previous year's model. Prices for the same should start from an expected MSRP of $36,500, for the sDrive 28i variant and go all the way up to $38,500 for the topmost trim.

Based on the same UKL 2 architectural platform, BMW also plans to unveil an EV version of the same by 2023, called the BMW iX1. On the powertrain front, expect no changes as the 228 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder unit still carries out the power duties. It is potent enough to haul the SUV from 0-60 MPH in just 6.8 seconds. With a simple yet elegant design, a comfortable interior, and a decent performance, the X1 fulfills all it's required to do.

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Pros

Potent powertrain setup

Decent Braking Prowess

Great driving dynamics

Cons

Hefty price tag

Interior layout feels dated

What's New?

Exterior design update

2022 X1 will be based on the UKL2 platform sourced from the Series 2

Slightly larger than the outgoing model


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35550

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

28i$35,400 onwards

  • 8.8-Inch infotainment display
  • Front and rear park-distance control
  • Frontal collision warning and lane-departure warning

Base$35,550 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW X1 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.5

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.5

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The 2022 BMW X1 is a light and fun SUV to drive around in, courtesy of its efficient new platform and potent powertrain setup. It also takes care of practical and utilitarian needs, with its feature-packed and spacious interior. Moreover, combine it with the already upmarket interior fittings and high-quality materials, and voila, you get a bestseller. For this first time, the X1 is going to come in an optional EV variant, which is going to open a lot of doors for EV vehicles. However, we might have to wait till 2023, for that to happen. The 2022 BMW X1 will rival the Audi Q3, the Cadillac XT4, and the Volvo XC40. Let's see if the old-fashioned BMW can outperform the new blood or not.

What is the Price of the 2022 BMW X1?

With certain new changes and upgrades in the pipeline for 2022, the prices for the BMW X1 have soared a bit high, as it should now start from an expected MSRP of $36,500 and go all the way up to $38,500.

What is the Release date of the 2022 BMW X1?

With no official statement on the same, we can expect a Fall-2021 release for the 2022 BMW X1.


7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2022 BMW X1 Buying Advice

We would strongly go for the X1 sDrive28i and add more options at extra cost. The Premium package gets you features like LED headlights with cornering lights, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, upgraded navigation, keyless entry, and a Head-up display. This certainly proves out to be the best value for money trim in the lineup.

2022 BMW X1 Features

7.5/10

The 2022 BMW X1 SUV will be available in again two trims: the front-wheel-drive sDrive28i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i. Prices for the same start from an MSRP of $36,500. Both are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that propels 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Coming to the feature front, both these trims offer the best list of features possible on all fronts.

Trim

sDrive28i

xDrive28i

MSRP

$36,500

$38,500 

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Including features of sDrive28i

  Rain-sensing windshield wipers 12-speaker premium audio system
 

Active Driving assistant 

Hill Descent Control

 

8.8-inch touchscreen

Remote Trunk Release

 

AppleCarPlay 

Multi-info display 

 

Powered FrontSeats 

 

Further, there are also different packages on offer with the 2022 X1. The M Sport package adds features such as a sportier exterior trim, unique wheel design, sport-tuned transmission, and unique interior trim. The Convenience package adds features such as power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming interior, and exterior mirrors, ambient interior lighting, and a panoramic sunroof. The Premium package adds features like LED headlights, heated front seats, a head-up display, and upgraded navigation. The last one, the Luxury package adds authentic leather and wood grain or aluminum trim.

2022 BMW X1 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Handling is crisp and ride is refined, exactly what we expect from the BMW brand - Car and Driver

We don't expect the powertrain to change much as the 2.0L Inline-4 turbocharged engine is doing just fine. The engine cranks out a decent 228 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque, which drags the 2022 BMW X1 quite fast down the road. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which powers all four wheels and gives you a smooth ride. Speaking of a smooth ride, the cabin seems quiet during the drive, which is great as it feels quite luxurious.

Apart from that, it has the guts to go down the track from 0-60 MPH in just 6.8 seconds and cross the quarter-mile mark in just 15.2 seconds. Speeding through with that kind of heft is quite an impressive feat. Overall, the engine underneath the hood isn't going to disappoint you at all. As compared to the competition, the X1 seems to be on par. However, in terms of acceleration, the beemer has everyone else beat.

Models

2022 BMW X1

2021 Audi Q3

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 Volvo XC40

MSRP

$36,500

$34,000

$35,795

$33,700

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic 

8-speed automatic 

Power 

228 hp @ 5,000 RPM

228 hp @ 5,000 RPM

237 hp @ 5,000 RPM

187 hp @ 4,700 RPM

Torque 

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

221 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.8 secs 7.4 secs 7.5 secs 9.0 secs
Quarter Mile 15.2 secs 15.7 secs 15.8 secs 16.7 secs

The Bavarian manufacturer is pushing the 2022 X1 as a versatile vehicle that is capable of doing tough maneuvers and can easily tackle any surface. As noticed in the previous interactions, the BMW X1 has always given a more balanced ride quality, which is not too snazzy. And when you aren’t in the mood to drive enthusiastically, it keeps the interior composed, and quiet. The suspensions are supple and the steering is responsive, which when combined with the engine that it comes with, gives you a good drive.

2022 BMW X1 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

One of the more surprising things about the 2022 BMW X1 is that even though it comes with a turbocharged inline-four, it offers you a great MPG. Speaking of which, the 2022 BMW X1 is expected to give you an average MPG of 24 in the city, 33 MPG on the highway, and 26 combined. This is with the FWD setup in place. Opt for the AWD setup, and those figures drop down to 23 and 31 MPG in the city and highway respectively.

Models

2022 BMW X1

2021 Audi Q3

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 Volvo XC40

MPG (City)

24

22

24

23

MPG (Highway)

33

30

30

32

MPG (Combined)

27

25

26

26

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.1

15.9

15.9

14.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

370/515/419

302/382/429

382/477/419

350/445/398

With the 16.1-gallon fuel tank, you can push the 2022 BMW X1 to its limits on the highway and help it reach about 500 miles of range. However, you can expect the economy to go over the roof once the EV version shows up. As compared to the rivals, the 2022 BMW X1 is on par in terms of fuel economy, however, if you look at the highway MPG, the X1 has a slight edge over everyone else.

2022 BMW X1 Interior

7.5/10

The cabin's design seems uninspired compared to some segment competitors, though it's spacious and airy in th efront row - Motortrend

We have always been delighted with the beemer’s interior and the 2022 BMW X1 is no different. However, if you speak strictly in terms of design, the cabin does look quite bland. It's not what we expect from a car in this price range. Speaking of comfort, this Bimmer SUV is comfortable. with leather upholstery all over and soft-to-touch material on the dash and the doors, the cabin feels immaculate.

The padding on the seats is good and the bolstering on the side makes you feel secure and supported. The crossover can easily accommodate 5 passengers with room left. The rear row doesn't feel cramped at all even for taller adults, which is going to be one of the USPs for the X1. As compared to the competitors, the X1 feels quite larger in size. If you look at the rear legroom, it's greater than most of the rivals out there which makes it feel quite roomy overall. The cargo capacity is top-notch and is the largest in the segment.

The 2022 BMW X1 Will come with interior features such as:

  • All Glass roof with a panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Automatic Air Filtration
  • Split-folding rear setback
  • Infotainment screen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • USB-C Ports
  • Premium Audio System

Models

2022 BMW X1

2021 Audi Q3

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 Volvo XC40

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.9/55.6/40.4

39.6/56.7/40.0

39.4/57.0/40.4

39.0/56.7/40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.4/55.2//37.0

37.6/55.1/36.1

38.3/55.1/39.5

39.1/56.3/36.1

Trunk Capacity(cubic feet)

27.1

23.7

22.5

20.7

Moving on to the infotainment, the 2022 BMW X1 is going to show off a standard 8.8-inch infotainment screen, which is the iDrive system. This system is considered to be one of the best infotainment systems to be installed in any vehicle. However, the only drawback is that it does not support Android Auto even now. The standard speakers are not as immersive however if you upgrade to the 12 speaker setup from Harman Kardon, nothing like it. The voice recognition is quick and responsive and doesn't pick up gibberish. Overall, the cabin quality and the infotainment make the interior experience inside great. 

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • HD Radio 
  • 12 speaker Harman/Kardon sound system (Optional)
  • Seven speaker audio system 
  • Standard 8.8 inch iDrive infotainment system 
  • Apple CarPlay 
  • IN-dash navigation 
  • Bluetooth connection

2022 BMW X1 Exterior

7.0/10

There are no major changes in the 2022 BMW X1 except the slight design touchups of the third-gen. The camouflaged car looked slightly larger than the previous year’s model and is believed to be wider as well. Even without the changes, the BMW X1 carries a classic old-fashioned crossover look that looks appealing to most.

The 2022 BMW X1 will still feature the infamous kidney grille, although a bit bigger in size. These are partnered with outright corner headlights and flared arches. Coming to the dimensions at hand, as compared to the competition, the 2022 BMW X1 has one of the largest ground clearances in the segment, which makes it slightly more adaptive on the off-road however, that is not what we expect extensively from the X1. moreover, even though it has one of the shortest wheelbases in the segment, the cabin space upfront is still quite spacious.

Models

2022 BMW X1

2021 Audi Q3

2021 Cadillac XT4

2021 Volvo XC40

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,567

3,905

3,660

3,627

Length (inches)

175.5

176.6

181.1

174.2

Width (inches)

71.7

72.8

76.7

75.2

Height (inches)

62.9

62.9

63.2

64.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.2

6.6

6.8

8.3

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

105.5

109.4

106.4

Some of the exterior features of the 2022 BMW X1 are:

  • LED headlamps
  • Fog lights
  • Tinted LED taillights
  • Larger exhaust tips
  • 21” Optional wheels
  • Roof rails

2022 BMW X1 Safety

8.0/10

In terms of safety, the 2022 BMW X1 is a great vehicle in the segment. The previous year's model received a 5-star rating from the NHTSA and IIHS hasn't rated it yet. However, looking at the safety features and the build quality, we expect the 2022 BMW X1 to be a safe and sound vehicle that can take a beating. Based on the UKL2 platform, the 2022 X1 uses both aluminum and high-strength steel, which proves out to be quite rigid. Speaking of safety features, the 2022 X1 is expected to come with both the latest active and passive safety features like the following:

  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control 
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning 
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Automatic High beam headlamps
  • BMW Assist eCall
  • Rear Cross traffic alert

2022 BMW X1 Competition

7.5/10

2022 BMW X1 vs 2021 Audi Q3

Both the entry-level SUVs have hardly gone through a major update this year. Out of the two, the BMW X1, gets a minor reworked exterior silhouette, and a botched-up interior layout, while the Q3 remains unchanged. The BMW X1 is much more sportier and aggressive in terms of handling dynamics, despite both the SUVs have similar performance figures.

The X1 is faster than the Q3, courtesy of its low heft. Although, when it comes to the interior layout and the outright creature comforts on offer, Audi Q3 skims ahead for the win. The Q3 manages to offer a luxurious setting overall.

2022 BMW X1 vs 2021 Volvo XC40

The up and about Volvo XC40 is new to the playfield, and it certainly has its set of perks that allow it to set itself apart from the rest of the segment. Out of the two, the 2022 BMW X1 is certainly the most sportier one, both in terms of handling dynamics, and also in terms of outright acceleration. The X1 is a full 2 seconds faster from 0-60 MPH than the XC40.

The X1, also takes the cake in terms of fuel efficiency. But that's about it in X1's favour, as the XC40, wins in all of the other sectors. It certainly is one of the best looking cars in the segment, and it also manages to deliver a luxurious interior setting, something which the X1 misses out on.

2022 BMW X1 Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW X1 is expected to completely take the game on its head, in the class. The performance is inspiring and the driving experience is great as well. The comfort factor is decent, but the design is quite bland. Further with no changes on board, we'd also suggest you wait for the completely redesigned 2023 X1. Having said that, overall, if you’re looking for a comfortable family SUV, the mildly updated 2022 BMW X1 deserves to be in contention.


2022 BMW X1 FAQs

What takes care of the audio requirements in the 2022 BMW X1?

All 2022 BMW X1 trims are treated with a standard 7-speaker audio setup, whereas they also get a 12-Speaker audio setup as optional

How fast is the 2022 BMW X1 from 0-60 MPH?

The 2022 BMW X1, with a 228 hp 2.0L turbocharged engine at the helm is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just about 6.8 seconds.

What are the different trims of the 2022 BMW X1?

The 2022 BMW X1 is offered in just two varying trim levels, namely sDrive 28i, and the xDrive 28i, with prices starting from an expected MSRP of $36,500, and going all the way up to $38,500 for the top-most trim.

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