The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is spacious, well finished and good to drive, if a little expensiveread the full model review
Luxury cars add plusher trim pieces, 17in wheels, a sliding rear bench and electric folding rear seats over SE. You also get leather seats, which are nice but do push the price up over similarly specced Sport models.
This entry-level petrol engine is shared with the Mini Cooper. Although it’s small, a turbo means there’s enough power if you’re prepared to work it hard. If you’re doing mostly town driving with the odd bit of motorway, it’ll be fine, although you might want more power if you regularly have a full car.