Live Making of BMW X2 2018
BMW X2 2018 Review
OverviewBoldly styled on the outside, the X2 shares its underpinnings with the already excellent X1. A 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission with front- or all-wheel drive. The fun-to-drive X2 went from 0–60 in 6.4 seconds in our testing. Connectivity options include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay. Available safety tech includes lane-departure warning, automatic high-beams, forward-collision warning, and low-speed automated emergency braking.
BMW X2 Generations ExplainedMajor redesigns occur every five years or so; not much changes in between. Dividing them into generations provides more meaningful distinctions in the shopping process.
How Much Does the BMW X2 Cost?The new-for-2018 X2 carries a base price of $36,400, which is above average for the class. If you want the M Sport package, you're looking at a starting price of around $41,000. With many other optional features to pick from, a fully loaded X2's price can climb into the high $40,000s or low $50,000s.
BMW X2 Interior
How Many People Does the X2 Seat?The X2 seats five. Front-seat passengers will find a comfortable space, and drivers can see well in all directions, though rearward visibility is limited when people are in the back seats. The rear seats are short on legroom, but they're supportive.
X2 and Car SeatsThere are two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats.
X2 Interior QualityThis BMW provides a quiet interior that uses plenty of premium materials. However, there are some spots where you'll find hard plastics instead of top-notch finishes.
X2 Cargo SpaceThe BMW X2 has OK cargo space for a luxury compact SUV. With more than 21 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, you have enough room for the family golden retriever or a weekend's worth of luggage. Fold the rear seats down, and you get about 50 cubic feet of space, letting you haul some larger items, such as outdoor gear.
X2 Infotainment, Bluetooth, and NavigationStandard features in the X2 include automatic climate control, a seven-speaker audio system, a USB port, Bluetooth, and the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, satellite radio, and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touch screen and navigation.
The infotainment system is user-friendly once you get past the initial learning curve. The available touch screen lets you avoid the touchpad controller for many functions, making it a worthwhile upgrade. The X2 offers Apple CarPlay but not Android Auto.