BMW X2
BMW X2
BMW X2

2019 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; more expensive than BMW X1, and options further drive up the bottom line

CG Says: The 2019 BMW X2 gains a new M35i model. The M35i has a more powerful, 302-horsepower version of the X2’s 2.0-liter turbo, sport suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. BMW introduced this subcompact 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 base 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 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 $1500 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 Subcompact Crossover
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
AWD xDrive28i: $39,395
AWD M35i: $47,445

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (28i)
Horsepower
228
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (M35i)
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

BMW X2
2019 BMW X3 M35i
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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