2016 BMW X1  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#37 of 2016 SUVs

#85 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 BMW X1
The X1, which BMW introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The BMW X1 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 BMW X1 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 BMW X1 has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.045%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2016 BMW X1 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0471% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3755%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0471% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3755% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 BMW X1 is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 BMW X1 is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 BMW X1 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9368Volkswagen EosVolvo S60Lexus NXBMW X1Cadillac ATSAudi A4Audi Q5BMW 2 SeriesAudi Q3BMW 3 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassLincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 BMW X1 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 93. The 2016 BMW X1 is safer than the 2016 Volkswagen Eos and less safe than the 2016 Audi A4, the 2016 Lincoln MKC, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2016 BMW 3 Series, the 2016 Audi Q3, the 2016 BMW 2 Series, and the 2016 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lexus NX and the 2016 Cadillac ATS.

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