2018 BMW X1  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#44 of 2018 SUVs

#90 of all 2018 vehicles


The X1, which BMW introduced 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. The BMW X1 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 BMW X1 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0476% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4396%, 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 5.4396% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 BMW X1 is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 BMW X1 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 BMW X1 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9569Acura ILXBMW X1Buick EnvisionVolvo V60BMW X2Lexus NXM.-B. GLC-ClassBMW 2 SeriesAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 BMW X1 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2018 BMW X1 is less safe than the 2018 Lexus NX, the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 Lexus IS, the 2018 BMW 3 Series, the 2018 Audi A4, the 2018 BMW 2 Series, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2018 Buick Envision.

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