Following a similar approach to the larger X4 and X6, albeit with a more conservative (read less sloping) roofline, the X2 is the latest addition in BMW’s growing crossover range.
It’s based on the X1 and targets those who wouldn’t mind sacrificing some interior space and visibility in the name of a more dynamic styling.
Despite sharing its architecture with the X1, the BMW X2 is actually more engaging to drive, says Consumer Reports in their review. The small crossover feels at home on twisty roads and has a quick steering that provides good feedback to the driver. All in all, the X2 feels more like a sporty hatchback on the go rather than an SUV, in the reviewer’s own words.
On the flip side, once the road starts to get bumpy, occupants will be shaken due to the suspension that’s on the firmer side.
Inside, everything is well put together, with comfortable and supportive front seats, a user-friendly infotainment system, and lots of buttons that allow the person driving to operate the simplest of functions without having to access different sub-menus.
Due to the sporty profile of the car, taller passengers will struggle for headroom in the back seat, and the boot space isn’t as big as the one in the X1.
So, if you want more of the ‘utility’ from your SUV, then perhaps you’re better off with the more practical and less expensive X1 instead.