Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
No X2 is exactly what you exactly a bargain and the M35i costs a rather hefty chunky more dosh still, with its price beginning with a four. That means it’s a few thousand more than the admittedly smaller Audi SQ2, but the Cupra Ateca is cheaper still and far bigger inside.
Like its competitors, it won’t be particularly cheap to run, either. Official economy figures suggest it’ll do 34mpg combined, but expect that to drop deep into the twenties whenever you decide to exercise all of the 302 horses under the bonnet. Then there’s the additional car tax for it costing over £40,000 and, of course, it’s in a high insurance group (40 to be exact).