The X1 uses a new platform and architecture shared with the Mini Clubman. While initially only offered with all-wheel drive, for 2017 a less-expensive front-wheel-drive version joins the line. In our tests of the AWD X1 the responsive 228-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine returned 26 mpg overall. With a relatively low ride height, it almost feels like driving a BMW sedan. Although capable and responsive, ride and handling aren't up to BMW's sporty standard. Road noise is rather noticeable. The interior is typical BMW, with high-quality materials and switchgear. The front seats are rather short and flat, however, while rear-seat passengers hit their shins against the backs for the front seats. Prices start at an inviting $33,100, but a typically equipped X1 easily breaks the $40,000 mark.