2020 BMW X1  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#63 of 2020 SUVs

#124 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 BMW X1
The X1, introduced by BMW in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The X1 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2020 BMW X1 is 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 2020 BMW X1 has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 BMW X1 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0459% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2474%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0459% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2474% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 BMW X1 is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 BMW X1 is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9273BMW X1Lexus NXBMW X2Audi A3MINI CountrymanVolkswagen GTIAudi Q3Alfa Romeo GiuliaVolvo XC40BMW X3BMW 2 SeriesLincoln CorsairComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 BMW X1 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2020 BMW X1 is less safe than the 2020 BMW X2, the 2020 Audi A3, the 2020 MINI Countryman, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the 2020 BMW 2 Series, the 2020 BMW X3, the 2020 Volvo XC40, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2020 Audi Q3.

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