Small 5-passenger SUV, BMW's X models have always been more about performance on pavement than pounding dirt, and the X1 is no different. In fact, because of its diminutive size and lighter weight, the 2015 X1 feels even more agile than its larger X siblings. The fact that X1 can return as much fun as it does while also obtaining highway fuel economy in the low-30-mpg range is automotive icing on the cake. The X1 is commendably comfortable on the open road. Whether scooting around the city or hauling down the highway, power delivery is excellent. The 2015 BMW X1's cabin is a mix of sophistication and minimalism. Buttons and knobs are kept to a minimum and the driving position is great, keeping with BMW's driver-first design philosophy. The standard seating material in this 2-row, 5-passenger compact SUV is SensaTec, a faux leather. The X1's jet-fighter gear selector looks cool but can be confusing at first. Rear-seat legroom isn't plentiful, but passengers do have the ability to recline for added comfort. The X1 offers 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the 40/20/40-split rear seats folded. With seats up, there's 12.7 cubic feet of space, comparable to a trunk. The xDrive35i amplifies the X1 experience with a 6-cylinder engine, power front seats, xenon headlights, a panoramic moonroof, and 18-inch wheels.