The 2016 BMW X1 Is Ranked Best For Families

March 17th, 2016 by

BMW XSeries X1Can a subcompact car also be a luxury car? And can it also be a family-friendly SUV? According to U.S. News & World Report, the answer to both is yes and they’ve put a name on it: the 2016 BMW X1. The all-new, redesigned 2016 BMW X1 is the editors’ choice as their 2016 Best Luxury Subcompact for Families and 2016 Best Luxury Subcompact SUV for the Money. It has a spot on their list of 21 Best Cars for Families, which they’ve been doing since 2007.

U.S. News Best Cars picks are chosen from among 256 different models currently for sale in American showrooms, including all different sizes of cars, hatchbacks, SUVs and minivans based on:
*Positive reviews from professional automotive reviewers
*Space for passengers and cargo
*Safety and reliability
*Family-friendly features

In each of the 21 classes of vehicles, the one with the highest composite score was the winner. In the case of the 2016 BMW X1, the editors praised its spaciousness, including the rear seats and cargo-carrying capacity. They liked its get-up-and-go and the sporty handling (since when did an SUV handle like a sports car?  The X1 does!).

But wait …there’s more! In a time when a lot of people want lots of infotainment but find it hard to understand, the editors praised the simplicity of the 2016 BMW X1’s infotainment and available touchpad. Here’s what the reviewers have said:

“Priced to compete with midsize luxury sedans, the X1 will make plenty of sense to those who want opulence, versatility and the badge.” — AutoWeek
“BMW could’ve just churned out a CUV tuned for the lowest common denominator, but instead it delivered something that drives decently, gets reasonably good fuel economy (the EPA estimates 22/32 mpg city/highway), and most importantly fits the crossover mold.” — Motor Trend
“Middle-aged spread comes to the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i. And that’s not a bad thing. With a larger interior, larger capacity and more capabilities, it’s everything that a Sport Utility, er, Activity Vehicle buyer could want.” — Left Lane News

So far, the new BMW X1 SAV has been a hit with our customers at Schomp BMW. Visit us on Plum Valley Lane in Highlands Ranch and we’ll show you why U.S. News & World Report thinks that if you want a little luxury with your great (subcompact) family car, the 2016 BMW X1 is the way to go.

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