2017 BMW X1  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#43 of 2017 SUVs

#97 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 BMW X1
The X1, introduced by BMW in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The BMW X1 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 BMW X1 has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2017 BMW X1 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0476% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.432%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0476% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.432% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 BMW X1 is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 BMW X1 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 BMW X1 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9570Lexus NXBMW X1Cadillac ATSBuick EnvisionAcura RDXLincoln MKCM.-B. GLC-ClassBMW 2 SeriesAudi Q3M.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 BMW X1 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 95. The 2017 BMW X1 is less safe than the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lincoln MKC, the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2017 Audi Q3, the 2017 BMW 2 Series, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, and the 2017 Buick Envision.

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