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Updated on: October 4, 2020

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BMW defines its coupe-styled X2 as a sports activity vehicle (SAV). The German automaker has filled its “X” lineup with a new X2 which is a kind of taller hatch but competes in a premium subcompact crossover SUV category. The pattern followed by BMW remains clear with the automaker launching extensions of its crossovers in pairs like X6 is s sleek version based on X5 and further. The 2020 X2 comes with slight changes in the infotainment system, rest it carries over from 2019 X2.

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Pros

Great Start-stop acceleration

Agile Handling

Refined and Powerful engine

Drives through the corners like a sedan than a crossover

Cons

Poor outward visibility

Overpriced as compared with rivals

What's New?

The 2020 BMW X2 now comes with a standard 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen. Also, in-built navigation comes standard.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

61.6 in.

width

71.8 in.

height

60.1 in.

curb weight

3519 lbs.

ground clearance

7.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

50.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

899 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/32/26 mpg

highway range

515.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


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Colors and Styles

2020 BMW X2 in Alpine White color 2020 BMW X2 in Black Sapphire Metallic color 2020 BMW X2 in Dark Olive Metallic color 2020 BMW X2 in Glacier White Metallic color 2020 BMW X2 in Mineral Gray Metallic color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.2

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

7.1

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 BMW X2 28i

28i

power
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$36,400 - $38,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $36,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 228 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $38,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 228 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2020 BMW X2 is a sportier derivation of the BMW X1 premium crossover SUV. The X2 sDrive28i starts at MSRP of $36,400 for front-wheel-drive and X2 xDrive28i an all-wheel variant starts at $38,400 sharing similar turbo 2.0L engine mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. BMW M35i is also a part of X2 lineup, a sports-tuned version starting at $46,450.

The X2 is a premium subcompact crossover with an appeal complemented by its styling, powerful engine, and handling agility. Overcrowded crossover segment, mostly dominated by the german automakers offer ample options for the buyers. The X2 competes with the likes of Audi Q3, Volvo XC40 and GLA 250.

2020 BMW X2 SUV front view
2020 BMW X2 SUV rear view

7.5/10
Pricing and Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.2/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2020 BMW X2 Pricing and Features

7.5/10

The all-new BMW X2 is a stylish compact-crossover SUV flaunting a coupe-like design. The X2 is available in two trims: sDrive28i (standard drive), a front-wheel-drive and xDrive28i, an all-wheel-drive version priced relatively higher at $36,400 and $38,400 respectively. Both share a similar turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, to mention both the variants are identical in terms of standard and available features. Although, for performance or off-roading enthusiasts BMW introduced a sport-tuned variant of X2: M35i.

The sub-compact luxury SUV’s have become the first choice for families in the US for its practicality and utility. Though X2 is a good car but rivaling against the likes of the Audi Q3, Volvo XC40, and Mercedes-Benz GLA is an uphill task.

Trims

sDrive28i

xDrive28i

MSRP (FWD)

$36,400

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

$38,400

Key Features

18-in alloy wheels

Similar to the Base Trim

 

LED exterior lighting with automatic high beams

 
 

Tilt-and-telescopic/leather-wrapped steering wheel

 
 

Front/rear parking sensors

 
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

Ambient cabin lighting

 
 

8.8-in infotainment touchscreen

 
 

navigation with real-time traffic information

 

The BMW provides a lot of customization options with all sets of available packages but everything comes at a cost. The optional packages include M sport X package for $4,650 adding Active Driving Assistant, Navigation Business, Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera, Standard Suspension, Sport Automatic Transmission, Shadowline exterior trim, M Sport X Exterior Package, M steering wheel, LED Headlights with Cornering Lights, LED Fog Lights, and Ambient Lighting.

What do we recommend?

The BMW X2 is a good luxury subcompact SUV but is a bit overpriced comparatively. The base sDrive28i is a front-wheel-drive priced at $36,400 will be the value pick, offering athletic performance, agile handling, comfort and adequate space for the city limits.

2020 BMW X2 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2020 BMW X2 carries forward its powertrain from 2019 X2, also shared by the boxier X1. Under the hood of sportier luxury subcompact SUV lies a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine pumping 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Making most out it, the BMW X2 comfortably catches the wind, enlightened by the athletic notes from the exhaust. This eager run machine drives the front wheels in sDrive28i and for wet weather conditions, xDrive28i is placed with an all-wheel-drive. Both share smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.

2020 BMW X2 SUV engine

The engine is refined and feels more assertive. The X2 receives strong passing power while in the city or on the highway. The gear ratios are precise and switching gears up or down is smooth as silk. The engine doesn’t keep you waiting from stop-start and is punchier.

Models

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250*

MSRP

$36,400

$34,700

$33,700

$33,950

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 7-Speed Automated Manual

Power

228hp@5,000rpm 228hp@5,000rpm 187hp@4,700rpm 208hp@5,500rpm

Torque

258lb-ft@1,450rpm 258lb-ft@1,700rpm 221lb-ft@1,400rpm 258lb-ft@1,250rpm

* used for model year 2019 for reference purposes

The German focus on the performance is clearly highlighted with the BMW X2 powerhouse. This bimmer shares the power figures with Audi Q3 but offers 258 lb-ft of torque at much lower rpm, enabling the X2 a better stop-start throttle. The likes of GLA 250 and Volvo XC40 offer a similar powertrain but with a lesser punch.

How fast is the BMW X2?

Plenty gutsy 2.0L turbo pulls the X2 sDrive28i from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 sec. The xDrive28i advantages from its all-wheel drivetrain by being 0.3 seconds faster than its counterpart. At low rpm the high-performance engine lets you slip past with ease and is quick to react. Though at high-rpm, the engine tends to lose its vigor. The top speed of BMW X2 is 131 mph as per company claims.

2020 BMW X2 SUV 0-60 mph in 6.6 sec

The eight-speed automatic transmission is attentive and switches smoothly without being lost. To keep things under your control and enjoy the athleticism, the shift paddle behind the steering wheels allow for manual shifting. 

Models

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

7 sec

6.2 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.1 sec

16.5 sec

N/A

N/A

Top Speed 137 MPH 128 MPH 130 MPH N/A

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

All said, Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is still quicker and takes only 5.8 seconds. The XC40 shares the podium with the X2 in terms of 0-60 mph time. For BMW enthusiasts, the automaker ensured a sportier sport luxury subcompact in the form of X2 M35i taking less than 5 seconds for 0-60 mph.

How is the ride and handling of the BMW X2?

Expecting a glitch on this part from a German creation? Surely, one needs to think twice as bimmer’s obsession with power and precision has been its hallmark, that too with no compromise. The X2 does not disappoint with its on-point handling. The X2 cruises swiftly and smoothly through the city turns without losing any confidence. The light-weighted and sharp steering makes the most of its all-wheel-drive setup. 

Need to find driving satisfaction in cities without any utility trade-off, X2 offers a comfortable ride maintaining its composed behavior. The athletic nature of X2 suspension is appreciable while passing through quick turns with poise but on the other side it might annoy a few with its stiffness and low-appetite of shock absorption.

2020 BMW X2 SUV front view

The default 18-inch wheels are perfect for the city circuit supplementing the comfort and control. The BMW X2 can also be equipped with larger 19- or 20- inch wheels but that might compromise the ride quality. Also, the available different driving modes with Dynamic Damper Control option, allow you to change the suspension stiffness.

Hoe do brakes perform on the X2?

If we call the BMW X2 a performance-oriented crossover, talking of its braking performance should not be forgotten. With heavy curb weight and higher center of gravity, on high-speed braking X2 may exhibit a nose-dive or body-roll. But that are just hypothetical instances as BMW has not published any official response. Also, BMX X2 is a safe car.

2020 BMW X2 SUV brake rotors

Model

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Brake Rotors Front

N/A

13.4"

N/A

12.6"

Brake Rotors Rear

N/A

12.2"

N/A

11.6"

Curb Weight

3519 lbs

3905 lbs

3574 lbs

3296 lbs

60-0 MPH

122 ft

125 ft

N/A

110 ft

Though one can opt for the M Sport braking system with fixed calipers in Dark Blue metallic and 18-inch steel discs at the front (17-inch at the rear), guarantees consistently short braking distances even under the highest loads. Also, 2020 BMW X2 comes equipped with standard low-speed automatic emergency braking.

2020 BMW X2 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The X2 sDrive28i ranks on-par with the competitors in the sport subcompact SUV with average MPG ratings. Thought the xDrive28i, an all-wheel-drive setup suffers from a dip in highway MPG ratings by one. 

Model

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

MPG (City)

24

19

23

24

MPG (Highway)

32

27

33

33

MPG (Combined)

27

22

27

27

Fuel Capacity

16.1 gallons

15.9 gallons

14.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

386/515/434 miles

302/429/349 miles

327/469/383 miles

317/436/356 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

6.5

8

N/A

6.3

Only Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 betters the fuel efficiency ratings that to limited to the highway MPG. Though the range offered by the bimmer is superior to the Merc.

2020 BMW X2 Interior

7.2/10

The BMW X2 is a five-seater subcompact SUV. The front seats are comfortable and cozy with adequate all-round space, even for adults. Though the sloping roofline trade-off with the sub-par rear room which may itch taller adults. Also, outward visibility is a bit constrained, but that is the case with almost every crossover in the segment.

2020 BMW X2 SUV front seats

The X2 is BMW’s intelligent answer to balance the performance and pricing. The interior quality of X2 earns a fiar score which flaunts attractive upholstery and soft-touch plastics along with metallic accents. BMW provides an option to choose from gloss black, wooden or aluminum interior. The logically arranged controls and all switchgear adds to the convenience and looks upscale. 

Model

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/55.6/40.3

39.6/56.7/40.0

39.0/56.7/40.9

38.4/56.0/40.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.9/37.7

37.6/55.1/36.1

39.1/56.3/36.1

35.4/53.2/27.1

Key Interior Features:

  • Power-adjustable front sport seats,
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats

How intuitive is the Infotainment system of BMW X2?

The BMW X2 features its most comprehensive and intuitive iDrive infotainment system. The 2020 model year X2 now comes standard with 8.8 infotainment touch, replacing the 6.5-inch screen. The operational flexibility for accessing the infotainment system is facilitated by the available touchpad, buttons or knobs and swiping options. The controls are placed logically for easy driver access. 

2020 BMW X2 SUV has 8.8 infotainment display

To enhance the convenience, the X2 comes with plenty of technology, including automatic climate control and remote keyless entry. To stay connected the X2 includes Apple and Google supported mirroring technology guided by the Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity. Available features include a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a wireless charging pad, power-folding side mirrors, adaptive cruise control, parallel parking assist, and a head-up display.

Key Infotainment and Convenience Features

  • Standard seven-speaker stereo
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8.8-inch iDrive touchscreen
  • HD radio
  • Available12-speaker Harman Kardon Stereo
  • Automatic Climate Control

How spacious is the cargo of BMW X2?

A better cargo capacity holds a lot more weight for a crossover or an SUV buyer, significant in terms of utility and practicality. The BMW X2 design isn’t accommodative and results in average storage space. The full capacity of cargo may be accessible if one does not opt for a spare tire hidden under the rear floor.

Model

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Cargo Capacity (with rear seats up)

21.6 cu.ft.

23.7 cu.ft.

20.7 cu.ft.

17.2 cu.ft.

Cargo Capacity (with rear seats folded)

50.1 cu.ft.

48 cu.ft.

47.2 cu.ft.

N/A

A standard power liftgate and low lift-over height make it for convenient loading or unloading of bulkier cargo. Also, the split-folding rear seats provide for ample storage incase one is planning to shift locations.

2020 BMW X2 front seat
2020 BMW X2 interior
2020 BMW X2 steering Wheel
2020 BMW X2 center console

2020 BMW X2 Exterior

6.0/10

The 2020 BMW X2 is built-in Germany. The design is a subjective matter to comment upon but anyways X2 standout in the crowd with its appearance and attitude. Unlike anything else on the road, the bold design of X2 has a high head-turning quotient. The low roofline seems to be inspired by the coupe design and along with an inverted kidney grille, that gives a much sportier and energetic appearance.

2020 BMW X2 SUV side view

How can one overlook the c-pillar roundel? which set up a sporty and aggressive reputation for the German automaker. The cladding towards the bottom explains the relatively low pricing. Also, when compared with its X1 sibling, the X2 features a lower roofline giving it a sleek look. Though spending more on M sport version or M35i smartens the sides and replaces the black cladding with body-colored panels.

Model

BMW X2

Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Curb Weight

3519 lbs

3905 lbs

3574 lbs

3296 lbs

Length

172.2"

176.6"

174.2"

173.9"

Width

71.8"

72.8"

75.2"

71"

Height

60.1"

64.1"

65.3"

60"

Ground Clearance

7.2"

6.6"

8.3"

5.3"

Wheelbase

105.1"

105.5"

106.4"

106.3"

Key Exterior Features

  • Rear Spoiler
  • Optional Panoramic sunroof
  • LED headlights and foglights, 
  • Power liftgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
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2020 BMW X2 Safety

7.0/10

For the premium luxury sub-compact SUV, the aggressive attitude must meet the safety standards. Obediently, the BMW X2 last year included a lot of standard active safety features like rearview camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, road sign recognition, and automatic high-beam headlights.

None of the federal safety rating agencies including NHTSA or IIHs has crash-tested the 2020 X2. Taking inference from the identical 2019 X2 which was Top Safety Pick by IIHS. this year’s X2 can be placed in a safe family car category. The only drawback is the poor outward visibility and un-availability of the blind-spot monitoring system.

Key active and passive safety features include:

  • Rear Door Child Safety Locks
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Traction Control
  • Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensor
  • Rear View Camera

2020 BMW X2 Competition

8.0/10

BMW X2 Vs Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 comes at $33,700 almost about $2,700 lower than the BMW X2. Factually, Volvo XC40 is one of the best in the segment appealing its audience with utmost practicality and utility. Comparatively, both XC40 and X2 have composed handling, similar cargo capacity, and reasonable fuel efficiency. But when it comes to the reliability and standard active safety features, blindly Volvo wins the race. Here, Volvo XC40 is the first choice.

2020 Volvo XC40

BMW X2 Vs Audi Q3

Audi Q3 has a lot on offer with ample interior and active safety features. Both X2 and Q3 share identical turbocharged engine producing a great punch. The Audi Q3 has overall bigger dimensions but offers relatively lesser interior space. The BMW X2 comes expensive and lacks the high-end interior quality and luxury on offer by the Audi.

2020 Audi Q3

BMW X2 Vs Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

The crossover craze has been at an all-time high in the American market, resulting in stiff competition between the premium luxury brands. The Mercedes-Benz GLA sees a dip in its popularity with the newer arrivals including BMW X2. The BMW X2 is punchier, roomier, upscale and offers a much comfortable ride and handling than the GLA. the Mercedes-Benz dropped the price for its GLA 250 taking it to $33,950, still, BMW X2 will be a better option.

2020 Mercedes Benz GLA 250

2020 BMW X2 Final Verdict

The BMW X2 enters 2020 adorning a similar skin and attitude with a slight upgrade to the infotainment system. With the ever-growing crossover market, the variety is also expanding. 2020 BMW X2 is priced on the higher side and does not match the practicality or utility of its rivals. It is fun-to-drive and is power-packed but wouldn’t be the first choice anyway.

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xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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10 /10 Overall Rating

An suv straight from bmw which means it knows how to pass those big rigs on highways at good speeds and handle itself calmly around a corner

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Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
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Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
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