The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is spacious, well finished and good to drive, if a little expensiveread the full model review
Sport models aren’t massively more expensive and do add useful features such as a sliding rear bench, electric folding rear seats and sports front seats. Factor in 17in wheels and it could be worth considering if you like its looks.
We haven’t driven this entry-level three-cylinder diesel, but the performance figures suggest it’ll struggle with a heavy load on board. On the plus side, it’s the most efficient engine in the range.