Excellent handling; powerful and smooth engine; distinctive styling; well-made interior
Pricey; M Sport ride may be too rough for some; low seating height for a crossover; so-so cargo capacity
The BMW X2 is an all-new model.
If you're looking for an SUV for a "commanding view of the road" or extra cargo capacity, the X2 probably isn't for you. We suggest the mechanically related X1 instead. Also, if you're considering the M Sport X Design version, it's worth test-driving both it and the regular version. The M Sport suspension may be too rough for your liking.
The BMW X2 is a 5-passenger compact crossover available in sDrive28i and xDrive28i models. These only indicate whether the X2 in question has front- or all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, run-flat tires, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, cruise control, 8-way power front seats with power side bolsters and manual thigh adjustment, driver memory settings, SensaTec simulated leather upholstery, BMW eAssist emergency communications, the iDrive electronics interface, a USB port and a 7-speaker sound system with HD radio, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface.
The Convenience Tier adds a panoramic sunroof, proximity entry and push-button start, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, power-adjustable lumbar support, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and satellite radio. The Premium Tier adds all of those items plus a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, integrated navigation and various smartphone connectivity apps.
The M Sport X Design package also includes the Convenience Tier along with 19-in wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, special styling elements that include gray fender flares, silver exterior trim and a sport steering wheel. The Premium Tier can be added to it. An adaptive M Sport Suspension option can also be added.
To any X2, the Driving Assistance package adds forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning. The Dynamic Handling package adds active roll stabilization and sportier steering.
Standalone options include a space-saver spare tire, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a decontented integrated navigation system, wireless smartphone charging and in-car Wi-Fi (bundled together), Apple CarPlay and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2018 BMW X1 -- Like everything about the X2, but wish it was more practical and/or cheaper? Well, you're in luck, because the X1 is literally an X2 that's more practical and cheaper. Its styling isn't as distinctive, but there has to be a trade-off somewhere.
2019 Volvo XC40 -- The stylish XC40 is another new member of this smallest luxury SUV segment. We think it compares quite favorably with the X2.
2019 Mini Countryman -- It may not look like it, or even drive like it, but Mini's little SUV is actually mechanically related to the X2 as well. It, too, is a bit more practical (despite the Mini name) and arguably a bit more fun to drive. Its many design quirks can have some drawbacks, however.
Used BMW X3 -- If the new X3 is out of your price range, the previous-generation model should be a great alternative as a used or certified pre-owned choice.