2018 BMW X2 review: Practical and posh but pricey

Introduction

If there was ever a company capable of finding a niche within a niche, and turning it into a gold mine, it’s BMW. Welcome to the BMW X2 – actually a more obvious car than you might think, being ultimately a sportier-looking and driving version of the BMW X1. Offered in front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive variants, it takes on rivals like the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, Jaguar E-Pace, Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40 in the posh-but-small sports-SUV stakes.

Body Style: 5 door SUV

Seats: 5

 MRP from £29,990-£38,330 

2018 BMW X2

Did you know? The X2 is the first BMW X model to feature the BMW roundel on its rear pillar  

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

The BMW X2 is resolutely fit for purpose. It’s got top-notch infotainment (even as standard), an interior that’ll cater well enough to a small family yet feels posh enough to impress your mates, and it drives with a sense of purpose that’ll satisfy the side of you that wants to feel like a hero on a fast open road. However, it’s not the last word in dynamic flair, ride comfort is quite questionable on M Sport models, and it’s not cheap, either. 

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