BMW 2 Series Active Tourer review

Category: MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 front tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 boot open
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 front tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer seems expensive compared with its closest rivals, although in most cases it comes with more standard equipment so it’s actually not bad value.

Its engines are more efficient than those in many other MPVs. The 225xe is the obvious company car choice, and could feasibly be run very cheaply if you keep it in electric mode – something you’ll only manage on short journeys.

The main addition to Luxury models is the leather seats, so unless you must have hide, we’d avoid this trim. At the top of the range is M Sport, but you’re mainly paying for sporty styling and leather seats. Realistically, it’s too pricey to recommend.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

BMW finished ninth out of 31 manufacturers in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, and the 2 Series Active Tourer (along with the 2 Series Gran Tourer) was the most reliable car in the MPV category. It comes with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty for added peace of mind.

Safety and security

Overview

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a spacious MPV with a robust high-quality interior that includes the best infotainment system in the class. It’s good to drive, too, with a broad range of impressive engines and decent plug-in hybrid option. You’ll pay a lot for one, though, even if you stick to the less powerful engines in cheaper trims.

  • Plenty of rear space
  • Good balance of ride and handling
  • Class-leading infotainment system
  • Firm ride for an MPV
  • Tyre roar on coarse surfaces
  • Expensive, especially top-end models