2016 BMW X1

Like formidable rivals such as the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, and Mercedes-Benz GLA, this second-generation X1 is based on a lighter and more space-efficient front-wheel-drive design. This second-generation X1 is about the same length overall as its 2013-2015 model but has a 3.6-inch-shorter wheelbase and a taller roofline. It’s still BMW-lively and is a more comfortable ride and a quieter cabin.