2015 BMW X1

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2015 BMW X1 4-door SUV
2013 BMW X1 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test, together with the footwell intrusion, indicates that the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to protect the head from injury in the crash test. Still, the curtain airbag should extend farther forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects if crash circumstances were to differ slightly.

Intrusion into the driver footwell was extensive. The dummy's right foot was trapped between intruding structure and the brake pedal.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from hitting hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low. The deployed knee airbag is resting on the dummy's lower legs.

Side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The BMW X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,660 lbs
Peak force 18,446 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.04

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Seat type: Manual leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry