BMW X1 Safety Rating

The BMW X1 was the original small crossover, and drivers near Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores will find a lot to like about the 2018 model, from its punchy powertrain to its cavernous cargo bay.

Many shoppers care most about safety behind the wheel. In this 2018 BMW X1 safety rating review, we at BMW of Annapolis want to help you learn about this car’s safety scores, driver-assist technology, and active and passive safety features. Read through it carefully and reach out to us if you have any questions!

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Once of the most reliable ways to gauge safety is by looking at NHTSA and IIHS safety scores, and in that department, the 2018 X1 excels. It earned a NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and aced every crash test performed by the IIHS, with top scores of “Good” across all five crash tests.

What do these scores and awards mean? They’re a good indicator that the X1 is well-equipped, via passive safety features, to reduce the risk of injury to the driver and passengers in the event of a crash. The crash tests included frontal collisions, side impacts, and rollovers, and the X1 scored impressively each time.

Driver-Assist Features

The BMW X1 comes standard with some useful driver-assist features to help you see clearly on the road. The rearview camera, which displays on your iDrive infotainment touchscreen, helps you see what’s going on behind you when you need to reverse.

Meanwhile, standard rain-sensing windshield wipers will activate during rainfall and can adjust their speed automatically to match the rate of precipitation, so you have a good view of what’s coming in any weather.

With the available Driving Assistance Package, you’ll be prepared for any incident on the road. Automatic high beams help illuminate the path ahead, and Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection can help detect oncoming collisions and apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate an accident. These driver-assist features all contribute to the BMW X1 safety rating.

Passive Safety Features

In the event of an accident, the 2018 X1 has many passive safety features to help protect vehicle occupants from harm. The full system of airbags includes dual front airbags, dual front knee airbags, and front side airbags to cushion the driver and front passenger in a variety of possible crash scenarios.

The vehicle also includes side-curtain airbags in the front and rear to help protect heads in the event of a rollover accident. These airbags are controlled by a rollover sensor, which detects rollovers as they happen and triggers the side-curtain airbags to deploy. 

If you have young kids, you’ll like the X1’s system of LATCH child-seat connectors. BMW provides anchors for two child seats and upper tethers for three, and there’s plenty of room in the rear for two child seats. With booster seats installed, babies and young children will be more secure in the event of an accident.

2018 BMW X1 Safety Rating: Schedule a Test Drive!

We hope that reading our 2018 BMW X1 safety rating review makes you feel more confident getting behind the wheel of this luxury small crossover.

To experience its features yourself-and maybe try out that rearview camera or rain-sensing wipers-set up a test drive at BMW of Annapolis. Take the 2018 X1 for a spin and see if it feels right for your daily drive in Annapolis, Highland Beach, or Hillsmere Shores!