2018 BMW X2

Pros: Peppy acceleration with decent fuel economy; high-quality interior materials; eye-catching looks

Cons: Sporty styling takes a toll on passenger/cargo room; significantly more expensive than BMW X1, and options further drive up the bottom line

CG Says: BMW introduces a new compact crossover SUV for 2018. The X2 shares its basic platform with BMW’s X1, but wears a sleeker body that is 3.2 inches shorter and 2.8 inches lower than its sibling. In terms of BMW’s crossover lineup, the X2 is to the X1 as the fastback-roof X4 and X6 are to their respective X3 and X5 counterparts. Though the X2 doesn’t have a true fastback rear roofline, it has less headroom and cargo room than the X1 as result of its shorter overall length and more rakish styling. The X2’s sole powertrain is a 228-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. An “M Sport X” special trim package includes racier bodywork, a quicker-shifting transmission, and performance options such as 20-inch wheels and sport suspension. Available features include front collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning, park assist, Apple CarPlay functionality, WiFi hotspot, wireless device charging, adaptive suspension, and a panoramic sunroof. The 2018 BMW X2 is essentially a sexier version of its X1 sibling; if the X2’s swoopier design appeals to you—and you’re willing to pay about $2500 more than the cost of a comparable X1 to get it—you’ll have a head-turning premium compact SUV with an engaging driving personality and excellent build quality. However, the BMW X1 is a mechanical twin to the X2, and it’s more affordable and a bit more practical as well.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices sDrive 28i: $37,395
xDrive 28i: $39,395

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2018 BMW X2
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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