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The X1 relies on a platform shared with the Mini Clubman and new Countryman. Initially offered only 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 feels almost like driving a BMW sedan. Although capable and responsive, ride and handling aren't up to BMW's high standards. Road noise is rather noticeable. The interior is typical BMW, with high-quality materials and switches, buttons, and knobs. The front seats are rather short and flat, however, and 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.