2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

Test Vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

MSRP: $38,400, Price as Tested: $50,920

Overall NHTSA Rating: New, Not Yet Rated

MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2018 BMW X2 Review

Pros & Cons What’s New
It offers a very refined european driving experience. It’s zippy around town and fun to drive. All new model for 2018.
I’m 6’3″ and I didn’t feel cramped in the front seat. Of course that meant there was no room for someone to comfortably sit behind me. I like that the cargo door raises high and isn’t in the way when loading & unloading.
Considering this is an SUV the driving position isn’t as high as I’d like it to be.
The BMW roundel badge on the C pillar does not look high-end or luxurious.

The BMW X2 is a brand new crossover SUV (they call it an SAV for sports activity vehicle) from BMW. It’s a subcompact luxury SUV offering traditional BMW sporty driving characteristics. Oddly the X2 is actually slightly smaller and offers a little less room inside than the BMW X1.

Our test car was the AWD xDrive28i  version. There is a front wheel drive version which BMW names the sDrive which is a little slower to 60mph even though it’s lighter and costs about $2K less.

Q. Should I put the X2 on my car shopping list?
A. It’s a pretty average crossover SUV.  I’d say if you’re a BMW enthusiast or really want a subcompact european crossover then sure why not add it to your list but generally speaking I’d say there are better options for a short car shopping list, including BMWs own X1.

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Features & Specs: BMW X2
Vehicle Type: luxury subcompact SUV
Seating: 2 rows, 5 passengers
Gas Mileage: 21 city / 31 hwy
Drivetrain: sDrive28i, front wheel drive
xDrive28i, all wheel drive
Horsepower: 228 @ 5,000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb·ft @ 1,250 – 4,500 rpm
Engine: Inline 4 cylinder, 2.0 litres, gasoline, turbocharged
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH 6.4 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph
Warranty: 4 yr/50,000 mi basic
4 yr/50,000 mi powertrain

To help with your car shopping here’s a copy of the window sticker for our BMW X2 test vehicle. Click the following link to download a PDF of the 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i window sticker.

2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i Window Sticker
2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i Window Sticker
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Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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