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Used BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2014-present review

Used BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2014-present
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12 Sep 2017 07:40 | Last updated: 13 Jun 2018 18:55

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 2 Series estate?

The Mercedes B-Class does have some classy touches to its interior – such as the metal air vents – and there is plenty of usable interior space. But it doesn’t drive as well as the BMW and big wheels ruin the ride and create quite a lot of road roar. Plus the engines are rather vocal when you need strong acceleration.

The stylish Citroen C4 Picasso is actually quite good value; it doesn’t pretend to be a sporty drive, instead erring more towards comfort and practicality. The infotainment is nowhere near as good as it is in the BMW, however.

The Volkswagen Golf SV is a quiet and good-handling MPV; it is based on the standard Golf, after all. It's quite expensive compared with rivals and its interior isn’t quite as practical, or as nicely finished, as the BMW's.

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What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 2 Series estate?

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Verdict

With a high-quality, practical interior plus a good balance of comfort and handling, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a fine five-seater MPV.

  • Plenty of rear seat space
  • High-quality interior
  • Good balance of ride & handling
  • There are more versatile five-seat MPV’s
  • 218d engine feels a bit flat at low revs
  • Expensive, especially top-end models