If you’re in the market for a sub-compact SUV that’s not necessarily all about practicality, the BMW X2 definitely fits that mold.
Despite being slightly smaller than the X1, it’s also more expensive. Of course, that makes perfect sense to BMW, who are in the business of charging you more when it comes to style-focused models such as the X2, X4, X6 and even the 4-Series Gran Coupe, compared to a regular 3-Series sedan.
Still, it’s not like your stuff won’t fit inside an X2. In fact, the boot is of a decent size according to Carwow, and aside from the rather high load lip, you should be able to slide pretty much anything in there, especially if you also fold the rear seats.
Sitting in the back is also a pleasant experience, with plenty of knee room and decent headroom for somebody around 6 feet tall (1,83 m) – anyone taller than that might have some issues though.
As for how it drives, apparently the answer to that is “quite sporty for a small SUV”. It has sharp and appropriately heavy steering, excellent grip and a punchy 2.0-liter diesel engine. On the downside, the X2 also has a rough suspension and an annoying amount of tire noise at high speed.