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.
|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|
|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.