Consumer Reports Says BMW X2 Is More Hatch Than SUV

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.

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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.


  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Isn’t that the case with most crossovers? Most of them are lifted hatchbacks. Q30 had to become a QX30 Sport “crossover” in the US, and it’s sold elsewhere as a hatchback.

    Frankly even the GLA looks more hatch than crossover.

  • roy

    What else we’re you expecting?

    • Bo Hanan

      I know, right?! I saw one the other day and I wanted to slap the owner at a red light. LOL.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Did we really need CR to tell us what our eyes already know.

  • Anthony Paonita

    Is English your second language? “A quicker steering”? “A more dynamic styling”? You don’t need the “a”–take it from an editor.

    • supermanuel

      I don’t think many people are here for the ‘editorial’ Anthony.

    • dumblikeyou2

      The internet has afforded commoners titles they don’t deserve. “Influencer” “celebrity” “entrepreneur” “author” “editor”. And here we are. Godspeed.

  • HDS
    • fabri99

      They actually look identical, umbelievable.

  • Sébastien

    It’s based on a X1 which was already based on Mini Countryman…

    • Six_Tymes

      is that true???

      • dumblikeyou2

        This generation X1 went on sale before the Countryman actually.

  • Bullitt2605

    Falls into the TUV class, Totally Useless Vehicle.

  • Bash

    Will this is kinda DUH!. Its definitely not an SUV, its not even a CUV; in my mind!
    There should be a standard and clear limit of which when a raised car starts to fall into the SUV category.

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