BMW 2 Series Active Tourer review

Category: MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front left static
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear right static
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 headlight detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 boot open
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front cornering
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear right tracking
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 front left static
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear right static
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 headlight detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior detail
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 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 will be quite tempting as a cash buy because it matches the price of an equivalent Mercedes B-Class and is cheaper than the Ford S-Max. It is, however, more expensive than small SUVs including the Mini Countryman and Volkswagen Taigo, and costs a lot more than the Dacia Jogger.

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants are the obvious choice for company car drivers that want to keep their benefit-in-kind tax payments low, so it’s worth waiting for those to arrive before taking the plunge. If you keep their batteries charged, the official electric-only range of over 50 miles will keep running costs incredibly low.

Interestingly, the 2 Series Active Tourer comes with the added ability of letting you buy upgrades directly through the infotainment system, without heading back to a dealership. That means you could go for the entry-level Sport version and add a heated steering wheel or heated seats at a later date while sitting in the driver’s seat on your driveway.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

When it comes to reliability, BMW finished 13th out of the 30 manufacturers included in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – above Volkswagen, Mercedes and Ford, in 20th, joint 22nd and joint 27th place respectively. 

Overview

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a spacious MPV with a robust, high-quality interior. What’s more, it’s good to drive and offers impressive engines (including two plug-in hybrid options). If you’re looking for an alternative to the plethora of small SUVs out there but don’t want an MPV that looks like a box, the 2 Series Active Tourer might be the car for you.

  • 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
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