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2016 BMW X1: Seriously Tough Stuff

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One of the biggest reasons for people picking crossovers instead of normal passenger cars is safety. With more bulk, folks feel more secure. But how something feels doesn’t necessarily reflect on what it actually offers.

For the compact 2016 BMW X1, it has been certified to be as safe as it feels. Though small, the Bimmer crossover has been given the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from US highway safety authority IIHS.

The vehicle excelled in all the tests it was put through, and has been given an ‘advanced’ rating by the IIHS because of its optional front-collision prevention system.

Some of the safety features that are standard on the BMW X1 are dynamic traction, control, brake dry assist, and dynamic stability control.

Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, the small Bimmer utility drive is capable of 228hp and 258lb-ft torque. It offers fuel economy of 22mpg city, 32mpg highway, and 27mpg combined. Buyers can get one starting from $35,000.