2014 BMW X1

Base Price: $31,725-$39,525

Body Type: Luxury Compact

UNCHANGED: Styling, engines, transmissions, and drivetrains all carry over from the 2013 line. For 2014, the X1 now includes BMW Assist eCall and BMW TeleService as standard equipment. BMW is now offering its beautiful coral red leather seats with gray and black piping with the M Sport package, while the harman/kardon surround sound system is now available as a stand-alone option.

Driver's Choice: X1 xDrive35i scoots from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and averages 21 mpg combined.

Sum Up: BMW's least expensive vehicle.


2014 BMW X1
Base Engine 2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-23/27-34 mpg
0-60 mph 5.3-6.4 sec
Tow/Payload N/A/900 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BSM: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*Estimated


2014 BMW X3

Base Price: $40,525-$45,625

Body Type: Luxury Midsize

UNCHANGED: For 2014, the X3’s standard equipment list has grown and iDrive has been updated with a new rotary controller and integrated touch pad. Newly standard equipment includes a universal garage door opener, auto dimming exterior lights, auto dimming interior mirror, 40/20/40-split folding seats, ambient lighting, storage compartment package, BMW Assist eCall, and TeleService.

Driver’s Choice: X3 xDrive35i if the X1 xDrive35i is too small.

Sum Up: Best all-around SUV in BMW’s fleet


2014 BMW X3
Base Engine 2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19-21/26-28 mpg
0-60 mph 5.3-6.7 sec*
Tow/Payload 3500/900 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BSM: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*Estimated


2015 BMW X4

Base Price: $44,000*

Body Type: Luxury Compact

ALL-NEW: If the actual X4 is anything like the concept (shown above), expect an X3 with less room but a sportier look. The X4 is just a scaled-down version of the X6, much like the X3 is a scaled-down version of the X5. But where the X3 and X5 both have usable interior space, the X6 and presumably the X4 lose a great deal of that space to a swooping rear roofline. The X4 is a niche vehicle, but so is the X6, and it's still around.

Best Buy: 4 Series coupe with AWD.

Sum Up: Like a cheaper, more efficient X6.


2015 BMW X4
Base Engine 2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19-21/26-28 mpg*
0-60 mph 5.3-6.7 sec*
Tow/Payload N/A
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BSM: N/A
*Estimated


2014 BMW X5

Base Price: $53,725-$69,125

Body Type: Luxury Full-size

ALL-NEW: For 2014, BMW’s new X5 enters its third generation. The big news for the X5 is the sDrive35i, which marks the first time an X5 has been offered with RWD. The 3.0L I-6 engine carries over from 2013, but the new 4.4L V-8 in the X5 gets more power and torque with improved fuel efficiency. The diesel engine is back with nearly as much power and torque as before, but with significant improvements in fuel efficiency.

Look For: The 2015 X5 M with about 600 hp.

Sum Up: The original BMW SUV returns for a third generation.


2014 BMW X5
Base Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine 3.0L/255-hp/413-lb-ft t-diesel I-6; 4.4L/445-hp/480-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 14-20/22-27 mpg*
0-60 mph 4.9-6.8 sec*
Tow/Payload 6000/1300 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BSM: O
*Estimated


2014 BMW X6

Base Price: $60,725-$93,825

Body Type: Luxury Midsize

UNCHANGED: The X6 was refreshed last year with a revised grille and available full LED headlights. On the X6 xDrive 50i model, BMW has added a universal garage door opener and an interior mirror with integrated compass. An M Performance package brings power and torque to the basic six- and eight-cylinder engine models.

Cool Fact: The BMW X6 M remains one of the quickest SUVs we have ever tested.

Sum Up: More expensive X5 with less room.


2014 BMW X6
Base Engine 3.0L/300-315-hp/300-330-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine 4.4L/400-440-hp/450-480-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
4.4L/555-hp/500-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 13-17/17-24 mpg
0-60 mph 4.0-5.9 sec
Tow/Payload 6000/950 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BSM: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*Estimated


2014 Buick Enclave

Base Price: $39,665-$41,665

Body Type: Luxury Full-size

UNCHANGED: After a thorough refresh for the 2013 model year, the Buick Enclave soldiers on much the same for 2014, but with a few minor safety and convenience updates. Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are now optional, while Buick’s IntelliLink user interface now includes text-to-voice operations. Two USB charging ports are added to the rear of the center console.

Cool Fact: 3M technology makes the LED taillights look better and cost less.

Sum Up: Lots of luxury SUV for the money.


2014 Buick Enclave
Base Engine 3.6L/288-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/22-24 mpg
0-60 mph 8.2-8.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 4500/1650 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 45%
*Estimated


2014 Buick Encore

Base Price: $25,085-$27,300

Body Type Luxury Subcompact

UNCHANGED: The Buick Encore debuted for 2013 and offers much of the Enclave’s attractive package in a smaller size. The Encore is available with front or all-wheel drive and is powered by GM’s turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine, paired to a six-speed automatic. New for 2014, the Encore receives optional side blind zone and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

Cool Fact: The Encore’s platform is a revised version of the Chevy Sonic’s.

Sum Up: Buick’s take on luxury, downsized.

2014 Buick Encore
Base Engine 1.4L/138-hp/148-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 23-25/30-33 mpg
0-60 mph 8.7-9.5 sec*
Tow/Payload N/A/1100 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 10; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 42%
*Estimated