BMW X2 (2018-present)

A small SUV with a muscular design, the BMW X2 is sporty and relatively practical

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Sporty to drive
Big boot
Curvy design

Weaknesses 

Expensive
Limited rear legroom
Low driving position for an SUV
Best finance deal

BMW X2 Hatchback sdrive 18i se 5dr

Finance price £260 per month

Cash price £19,851

BMW X2 prices from £19,551   Finance from £260 per month

BMW’s X2 is what we could all look like if we spent a bit more time in the gym. It’s based on the same design as the tall and boxier BMW X1 sport utility vehicle (SUV), but has been made leaner and less bulky.

The muscular look is created by the car’s sculpted, bulging panels, lower stance and swept-back look, while the curvier design makes it look lighter.

And with a little less podge, the X2 is sportier to drive than the X1 too. In reality that's down to a difference in engineering because the car weighs the same as the X1.

Its steering responds sharply when you turn the wheel, so the car feels agile. As you continue turning and gaining speed in corners, the steering wheel becomes heavier with increased resistance, making it easier to judge when it's running out of grip.

None of the cars feel underpowered, thanks to petrol and diesel engines that pack some punch when it comes to acceleration. Next year will see an extremely rapid M35i version that an accelerate from 0-62mph in under five seconds, whihc is faster than the standard Porsche 718 Boxster.

Surprisingly, given its design focus, the the pumped-up X2 isn't a great deal less practical than the X1. Despite its sportier feel, it remains comfortable at higher speeds as it rolls smoothly over bumpy roads. There's a bit more jolting on slower urban roads, but it's not too intrusive.

Boot space is reasonable too: the 470 litre area is only 35 litres less than the X1, and passenger legroom is similar too, which is to say that it's perfectly adequate for a young family, but tall teenagers and adults will feel restricted in the back. The car's curved roof cuts headroom too, which further dents the car's appeal for tall passengers.

But the X2 is likely to sell on its design, which won't find unanimous appeal. The rear, in particular, looks bulky and the BMW badges between the rear windows and back screen could be seen as brash.

There are plenty of other options too, including the similarly swoopy Mercedes GLA, Range Rover Evoque and new Audi Q3. Prices for these cars start at around £31,000 when new - before discounts. Used prices for the BMW X2 aren't a great deal cheaper, as the model is so recent. Current BuyaCar prices start at £19,551, with monthly finance payments from £260.

It's a high price to pay, especially when you consider that you could spend less on a more spacious, high-specification SUV such as the Peugeot 3008 or Mazda CX-5. The Volvo XC40 is a similar size to the X2 and arguably more stylish.

Last Updated 

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 21:15

Key facts 

Warranty: 
Boot size: 
470 litres
Width: 
1821mm
Length: 
4439mm
Height: 
1598mm
Tax: 
£165-£205 in first year, £140 thereafter

BMW X2 Prices

BMW X2 M Sport

sdrive 18d m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £31,264

You could save up to: £5236

sdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,363

You could save up to: £5412

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,671

You could save up to: £5039

sdrive 18i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,872

You could save up to: £5188

sdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 47.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,858

You could save up to: £6152

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £32,274

You could save up to: £5401

xdrive 18d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,698

You could save up to: £5577

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,480

You could save up to: £6435

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,637

You could save up to: £6578

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,601

You could save up to: £6574

xdrive 20d m sport 5dr step auto [tech/plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,758

You could save up to: £6717

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,193

You could save up to: £6317

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,350

You could save up to: £6460

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,314

You could save up to: £6456

xdrive 20i m sport 5dr step auto [tech/plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,471

You could save up to: £6599

BMW X2 M Sport X

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £31,264

You could save up to: £5236

sdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,688

You could save up to: £5412

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,671

You could save up to: £5039

sdrive 18i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,872

You could save up to: £5188

sdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 47.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,858

You could save up to: £6152

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £32,599

You could save up to: £5401

xdrive 18d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,023

You could save up to: £5577

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,150

You could save up to: £6435

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,307

You could save up to: £6578

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,271

You could save up to: £6574

xdrive 20d m sport x 5dr step auto [tech/plus pk]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,428

You could save up to: £6717

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,193

You could save up to: £6317

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [plus pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,350

You could save up to: £6460

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,314

You could save up to: £6456

xdrive 20i m sport x 5dr step auto [tech/plus pk]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,471

You could save up to: £6599

BMW X2 M35i

m35i 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,623

You could save up to: £7707

BMW X2 SE

sdrive 18d se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,731

You could save up to: £4799

sdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 62.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,155

You could save up to: £4975

sdrive 18i se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,813

You could save up to: £4602

sdrive 18i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,339

You could save up to: £4751

sdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,325

You could save up to: £5715

xdrive 18d se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,066

You could save up to: £4964

xdrive 18d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,165

You could save up to: £5140

xdrive 20d se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 60.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,291

You could save up to: £5999

xdrive 20i se 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,660

You could save up to: £5880

BMW X2 Sport

sdrive 18d sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £28,207

You could save up to: £4898

sdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,956

You could save up to: £5074

sdrive 18i sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,614

You could save up to: £4701

sdrive 18i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,140

You could save up to: £4850

sdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,126

You could save up to: £5814

xdrive 18d sport 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,542

You could save up to: £5063

xdrive 18d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,966

You could save up to: £5239

xdrive 20d sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 58.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,092

You could save up to: £6098

xdrive 20i sport 5dr step auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,461

You could save up to: £5979