(Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 11:05PM by Laurel Steele)
Most of us don't get to live out the theatrical scenarios seen in car commercials, but that doesn’t mean we don’t face daily driving challenges like potholes and slippery streets. If inclement weather or bumpy roads are a regular part of your commute, then consider a used 2014 BMW X1.
This Bimmer is the perfect size for city dwellers in search of all-weather traction, a high seating position, along with the prestige of the German automaker. According to The Car Connection, this compact crossover handles snowy streets and rugged terrain like a champ, thanks to its all-wheel drive and decent ground clearance.
The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood is packing a whopping 240 horsepower that’s sure to whisk you to your destination in a jiffy. The X1 has an admirable fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Whether you’re using the car for running errands or taking a road trip, you can be sure that you won’t blow all your money at the gas station.
While the sleek exterior is a new look for the German brand, BMW aficionados will feel at home inside the cabin. The dashboard is less about the buttons and more about losing yourself in the ride. Optional features include satellite radio, Harman Kardon audio, a panoramic glass roof, mobile-app connectivity, and a cold-weather package. The rear seats can recline to fold almost completely flat yielding lots of extra cargo space.
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