BMW X1 Receives J.D. Power Highest Quality Small Premium SUV Award

February 12th, 2019 by

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Every year, J.D. Power gathers data from drivers in Stratham, Portsmouth, Exeter, and beyond to see what kind of automobiles they’re driving. Then, the top-quality ones earn special recognition.

The BMW X1 is one such automobile, as it received the J.D. Power Highest Quality Small Premium SUV Award. Keep reading to learn all about this award and why the X1 gained such an achievement. Then, you can contact BMW of Stratham to see this SUV in person!

What Is the J.D. Power Highest Quality Small Premium SUV Award?

BMW X1 SUVIn order to rate the top small premium SUV, J.D. Power has an Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study once a year.

This study surveys people who’ve purchased a new SUV as well as a car, truck, or van. Plus, those drivers need to own their new ride for at least 90 days to be included in the report. By holding this study, J.D. Power gets a sense of what drivers like and dislike about their new automobiles.

Then, they take those findings and create Power Circle Ratings. The ratings are what consumers can use to help find the right automobile for their needs. Each vehicle studied gets a Power Circle Rating from 1-5, with 5 being the highest.

The BMW X1 earned an APEAL Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5. It’s from this score that they became the award recipient in the Small Premium SUV segment.

Why the BMW X1 Received This Commendation

There are many reasons why the BMW X1 was able to earn this prestigious honor. However, a major factor stems from the fact that you can fully customize this automobile. Between the two body styles, two trim levels, and five option packages, there are nearly countless ways to get an X1 that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle.

BMW X1 Performance Specs

BMW X1 Interior Cargo The vehicle itself is built for any adventure, with exterior elements that give it a rugged look. Plus, it’s available with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, giving you optimum traction on any road surface.

For the everyday commute, you’ll appreciate the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the engine is mated to an 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes. It shifts with smooth precision, but also gives you a more thrilling performance for when you want to put the pedal to the metal.

BMW X1 Interior Features

Inside the BMW X1, you’ll find a sophisticated-looking cabin with features to satisfy any driver. SensaTec upholstery comes standard, while Dakota leather is available. Plus, there are lots of interior trims to choose from, such as:

  • Black high-gloss trim with Pearl Chrome accent (standard)
  • Fine-wood ‘Fineline’ trim with Pearl Chrome accent (available)
  • Aluminum Hexagon trim with Estoril Blue matte highlight (available)

In addition, there are many creature comforts available to you, such as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Not only can you quickly get toasty on a cold night, but the available 10-way power-adjustable front sport seats will ensure you get into your ideal seating position easily.

See What Makes the BMW X1 a High-Quality Small Premium SUV

Above are just some of the many reasons why the BMW X1 earned the Highest Quality Small Premium SUV award from J.D. Power. You can learn more at BMW of Stratham and even take the vehicle for a spin to see if it’s right for you.

If you’re ready to experience this luxury compact SUV for yourself near Stratham, Portsmouth, or Exeter, then schedule a test drive today!



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