BMW X2 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

BMW X2 SUV 2018 left front cornering
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  • BMW X2 2019 right rear tracking shot
  • BMW X2 2019 dashboard
  • BMW X2 2019 rear seats
  • BMW X2 2019 infotainment closeup
  • BMW X2 2019 front right cornering
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD right panning
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  • BMW X2 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD boot open
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD infotainment control
  • BMW X2 SUV 2018 left front cornering
  • BMW X2 2019 right rear tracking shot
  • BMW X2 2019 dashboard
  • BMW X2 2019 rear seats
  • BMW X2 2019 infotainment closeup
  • BMW X2 2019 front right cornering
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD right panning
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD left panning
  • BMW X2 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD boot open
  • BMW X2 2018 RHD infotainment control
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Introduction

What Car? says...

How do you stand out from a rapidly growing crowd? One approach is to be individual, in both the way you look and the way you act. The BMW X2 does just this; refusing to be lost in a sea of compact SUVS by channeling the spirit of a sporty coupé.

BMW has trod this course many times, of course, with considerable success. A decade ago, the bigger BMW X6 was born when the BMW X5 was given a coupé makeover, and its smaller BMW X3 sister received a similar treatment, emerging as the svelte BMW X4.

FAQs

  • Yes. The BMW X2 finished joint fourth (with the Dacia Duster) in the family SUV class of our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey with an impressive 97.7% score. However, BMW wasn’t one of the strongest brands for reliability, coming 13th out of 30 car makers and scoring 94.7%. Read more here

  • The BMW X2 is not available as an electric car but it is available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The PHEV produces 217bhp and has an official electric-only range of around 30 miles (the exact figure depends on the trim you choose). That’s on a par with the plug-in versions of the Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA but falls short of the 43-mile official range of the Kia Sportage. Read more here

  • The BMW X2 with the sDrive20i petrol engine offers the best compromise between pace and efficiency, returning 43.5mpg officially, while also embarrassing some junior hot hatches for performance in a straight line. We recommend matching that engine with entry-level Sport trim, which keeps the cost down while still getting you 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, ambient interior lighting and other luxuries. Read more here

  • Sport is the entry point in the BMW X2 line-up, and includes 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights and ambient interior lighting, plus rugged-looking black plastic cladding around the exterior. The more expensive M Sport replaces the cladding with a chunky bodykit and adds 19in alloy wheels plus heated front seats. Read more here

  • The BMW X2 earned the maximum five-star safety rating when it was tested by the independent experts at Euro NCAP in 2015, but this rating has now expired. It was found to be better at protecting adult passengers in a crash than the Jaguar E-Pace but the Volvo XC40 scored even higher. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) – an important modern safety feature – is fitted to the X2 as standard. Read more here

  • The BMW X2 has a boot capacity of 470 litres (or 410 litres for the PHEV version). We were able to fit seven carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf, which is one more than we were able to get into the Jaguar E-Pace. The X2’s boot is a useful square shape and comes with cargo nets, under-floor compartments and elasticated straps, which make it easier to secure loose items. Read more here

At a glance
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Save up to £1,774
Target Price from £32,325
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RRP price range £33,540 - £49,150
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions 156.9 - 56.5
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £912 / £3,563
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,824 / £7,126
Available colours