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2013 BMW X1 Interior

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The automotive press agrees that the five-seat 2013 BMW X1’s interior, which seats four adults comfortably and has adequate cargo space, is made with quality materials. With standard features like a USB port, Bluetooth and HD Radio, the X1’s features list is common for a luxury compact SUV. You can add a navigation system and an upgraded stereo.

  • "The cabin is well finished, with only the occasional hard plastic to be found." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The materials are high quality, the textures and colors are tasteful, and everything is assembled flawlessly." -- Car and Driver

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The BMW X1 seats five people, but test drivers think up to four will be comfortable, which is common among compact SUVs. They say that the front seats have good head- and legroom, and that the second-row seats offer enough shoulder and headroom to accommodate two adults, although there are three rear seats in all. Test drivers like the X1’s driving position, and say its perch offers a good perspective of the road.

Faux-leather seats are standard on the X1, and leather upholstery is optional. Eight-way, power-adjustable front seats are also optional, as are heated front seats. 

  • "But the front compartment has generous leg- and headroom and plenty of shoulder room for all but outlying adults. The rear seat offers plenty of shoulder and headroom for two adults, but kneeroom is on the tight side, recalling that 2003 3-series." -- Car and Driver
  • "The driving position is more SUV than sedan. You sit high and peer down the sculptured hood." -- Edmunds
  • "In addition, the center console is restyled for simplicity and angled more toward the driver." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

The base X1 comes with standard interior features such as an eight-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, HD Radio and a USB port. Satellite radio, a Harman/Kardon surround-sound system and navigation, which is coupled with the iDrive infotainment system, are optional. A rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors are also optional.

So far, auto critics haven’t said much about the X1’s interior features, but one says that their layout is logical.

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  • "The dashboard is typical BMW, logically arranged and angled subtly toward the driver." -- Edmunds


The BMW X1 offers 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 47.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Reviewers say that this isn’t heaps of room, but think the available cargo space and interior storage are adequate.

  • "Storage space is adequate, but the clip-on cupholder still looks like a panicky afterthought. …" -- Edmunds
  • "Cargo space is decent at between 14.8 and 47.7 cubic feet, but it's the flexibility that steals the show." -- Autoblog