7. 2013 BMW X1
The ignorant masses might look at the diminutive size of the X1 and smirk, but driving enthusiasts are quickly catching on that the compact crossover SUV is special. BMW offers the same engines as what you find in the heavier and larger X3, making the vehicle accelerate faster. Put the BMW X1 on a twisting road and you will be impressed with its finely tuned suspension that is in line with BMW’s motorsports heritage as well as the low center of gravity that helps the vehicle handle with the finesse of a cat.