If you’re in the market for a luxury crossover SUV, then your search should start (and probably end) with the BMW X1. In the USA, the BMW X1 is available in nine colors but only one exterior trim option, though there are several X-series models to choose from. So, in terms of trunk space, you only get one size.
The internal dimensions of the BMW X1’s trunk are 34.5 inches long, 42.5 inches wide, and 29 inches tall. The volume of the X1’s trunk is between 27.1 and 58.7 cubic feet, depending on the position of the rear seats.
If you’d like to learn more about the BMW X1’s trunk and how it compares to other X-series models, you’ve come to the right place. Below, I’ll go into greater detail regarding the BMW X1’s trunk and why this crossover SUV is a great option for your inner adventurer.
A Quick Overview of the BMW X1
The world was first introduced to the world at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as the smallest SUV in BMW’s X-series lineup. It was almost identical to the X3 at the time, but due to increasing fuel costs, BMW started to design a compact SUV with greater mileage and a lower price tag. For the first three years, the X1 was only available in the European market.
In 2016, one year after production began of the second generation of X1s, BMW redesigned the car as a compact crossover. Despite its smaller size compared to other X-series models, the X1 has become somewhat of a favorite among families in the market for a spacious SUV with plenty of passenger and cargo space.
BMW X1 Size Specifications
The following tables will describe the cargo, exterior, and interior specifications of the 2022 BMW X1.
BMW X1 Cargo Measurements
|Cargo Height||29 in.|
|Cargo Length||34.5 in.|
|Cargo Width||42.5 in.|
|Carga Area||10.2 cu. ft.|
|Cargo Volume (raised seats)||27.1 cu. ft.|
|Cargo Volume (lowered rear seats)||58.7 cu. ft.|
|Max Payload||899 lbs.|
BMW X1 Exterior Measurements
|Width with Mirrors||81.1 in.|
|Ground Clearance||7.2 in.|
|Wheel Dimensions (front)||18 × 7.5 in.|
|Wheel Dimensions (rear)||18 × 7.5 in.|
|Tire Size (front)||P225/50VR18|
|Tire Size (rear)||P225/50VR18|
|Gross Weight||4,575 lbs.|
|Curb Weight||3,536 lbs.|
BMW X1 Interior Measurements
|Front Headroom||41.9 in.|
|Rear Headroom||39.4 in.|
|Front Legroom||40.4 in.|
|Rear Legroom||37 in.|
|Front Shoulder Room||55.6 in.|
|Rear Shoulder Room||55.2 in.|
|Passenger Volume||101.2 cu. ft.|
BMW X1 Additional Specs
|Engine||2-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder|
|Horsepower||Up to 228|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.1 gal.|
|Mileage (city)||24 mpg|
|Mileage (highway)||33 mpg|
|Turning Diameter||37.4 ft.|
|Towing capacity||Up to 3,700 lbs.|
BMW X1 Trunk Comparison
The 2022 X1 is currently the third-smallest model in the X-series lineup in terms of trunk space after the X2 and X4. You can find out more about cargo space details in the following table.
|Volume (cu. ft.)||27.1-58.7||21.6-50.1||28.7-62.7||18.5-50.5||33.5-72.3||27.4-59.9||12.8-90.4|
BMW X1 Options
As previously stated, the BMW X1 only has a single exterior trim option. However, it comes in two core models with customizable features in terms of color, drivetrain, wheel design, and interior trim. I’ll quickly go through the different options below, or you can find all of the information on the BMW USA website.
|Core Models||X1 sDrive28i||X1 xDrive28i|
|0-60 mph||3.6 seconds||3.3 seconds|
|Roof Rails||Satin Aluminum|
|Wheels||18-in. Y-spoke bi-color|
|Exterior Trim||Matte Chrome|
|Active Driving Assistant||✓|
|Lane Departure Warning||✓|
|Speed Limit Info||✓|
|Frontal Collision Warning||✓|
|Power Front Seats||✓|
|Non-Metallic Exterior Color Options||2|
|Metallic Exterior Color Options||7|
|Wheel Sizes||18 in. and 19 in.|
|Upholstery Color Options||6|
|Interior Trim Options||5|
How Much Cargo Space Do I Need?
There are two main figures to look for when determining how much cargo space you need—what you plan to use the car for and how many people you travel with. To put it simply, the more traveling and shopping you do, the more cargo space you will need to transport your belongings or purchases.
The BMW X1, as a luxury crossover SUV, prioritizes comfort over everything else, as is evidenced by the spacious leg, shoulder, and head rooms. Also, you must remember that the 58.7 cubic-foot rating for maximum cargo space is only after you’ve lowered the back seats. When they’re raised, the cargo space is reduced by around 46% to only 27.1 cubic feet.
Also, it’s important to note that the cargo ratings of any vehicle, including the BMW X1, may be misleading. While it’s true that this car has between 27.1 and 58.7 cubic feet of cargo space, this is only assuming you pack the footwells with travel supplies and grocery bags, including the footwell in both the front seats.
In addition, the shape and design of the trunk will play a significant role in determining how much you can actually place in the BMW X1. There may be tiny pockets on the sides that are used for holding plastic bags and not much else, even though it will be included in the overall cargo rating.
One way to get a more accurate reading of how much total cargo space is in any car is by subtracting about 15% from the car’s cargo specs. So, in the BMW X1’s case, its “true” cargo space would be between 23.035 and 49.895 cubic feet, give or take a few cubic inches.
If you’re looking for an SUV that offers more cargo space than the BMW X1 at a lower cost, you should consider checking out the 2022 Subaru Outback.