BMW 2 Series Active Tourer review

Category: MPV

Section: Passenger & boot space

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

There’s masses of room up front, so even very tall drivers will be well accommodated in the wide, high-roofed interior.

You can fit an ice scraper and the car handbook in the glovebox and there’s a hidden cubby that’s good for keeping car park change next to the driver’s right knee. Your phone sits neatly in a recessed area in the upright dash and there’s a storage area beneath the central armrest big enough to accommodate a 500ml bottle. The door pockets are a fair size but too narrow for a litre bottle.

Access is very good, with the high roofline making it easy to duck in for access to child seats. But bear in mind that the 225xe’s battery pack raises the height of the rear bench slightly, reducing head room.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2021 rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The 2 Series Active Tourer may be a little behind the VW Touran on outright passenger space, but it’s better for flexibility. In all variants except the 225xe (where they’re not available at all), the rear seats slide easily in a 60/40 split if you pay a reasonable amount extra on the options list. That allows you to increase luggage space or rear leg room depending on your needs. The seatback is split 40/20/40 and the sections fold down to leave a smooth, virtually flat load bay.

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