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BMW is known for combining luxury and performance and that certainly applies to the 2021 X2, a subcompact SUV that shares a lot in common with the more conventional BMW X1. The X2 leans into the sporty side of the equation with a sleeker profile and tapering rear roofline and backs it up with legitimate performance. The base engine is more than adequate, while the available 301-horsepower upgrade is the pick for performance-minded drivers. Either will deliver sharp handling too, and the optional M Sport X package will further liven things up.
For 2021, little changed on the X2. Satellite radio was added to the standard features list and the optional Dynamic Handling package was discontinued along with LED foglights. A new appearance package was added and included a new mesh grille.
The X2's sporty silhouette results in less interior space than rivals, so if practicality is your priority, you may want to check out the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and Audi Q3.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 40.3"/R 36.7"
F 39.8"/R 37.1"
Unique styling: The X2 straddles the line between SUV and hatchback, drawing on the advantages of each. The slightly elevated ride height delivers the kind of higher-perch driver's view that SUV owners enjoy, but the smaller footprint gives it the agility of a hatchback. The tapering rear hatch with BMW badges on the roof pillar (a nod to the historically prominent BMW M1 and Z8) add even more sporty character.
Refined interior: The X2's interior meets the expectations for an entry-level luxury SUV with liberal use of excellent materials and smart design. The synthetic leather upholstery is very convincing in terms of appearance and feel. There are hard plastics in some places, but they're typically placed out of the way and even those materials have a satisfying sturdiness to them.
Sporty performance: The X2 is a standout among other small SUVs for its potent performance. Even with the base engine, there's plenty of power and the sharp handling makes it as fun to drive as a sporty hatchback. If this appeals to you, you may consider stepping up to the more powerful M235i trim with 301 horsepower, upgraded brakes, and a limited-slip differential for better traction.
Compromised practicality: A byproduct of the X2's sleek styling is a reduction in interior space. Compared to the related BMW X1, the X2's sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom by 2 inches and cargo capacity is limited to 21.6 cubic feet. (The X1 offers 27.1 cubic feet.) The thick rear roof pillars also affect outward visibility and are responsible for some rather significant blind spots.
5 out of 51 customer reviews
The 2021 BMW X2 is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The 2021 BMW X2 has received an average 5.0 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2021 BMW X2, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2021 BMW X2 Reviews.
Here is what's new for the 2021 BMW X2: