2021 BMW X2

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  • Unique exterior design among small SUVs
  • Excellent interior materials and build quality
  • Strong overall performance


  • Firm ride quality
  • Reduced interior space compared to X1

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 30 highway, 26 combined

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The 2021 BMW X2 is the sporty and stylish alternative

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.

All BMW X2 years

New for 2021

  • X2 trims have been upgraded with Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • Tow Hitch and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The XDrive28i trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SDrive28i trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Explore BMW X2 details

SDrive28i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40.3"/R 36.7"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 37.1"

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 BMW X2

What We Like

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.

What Needs Improvement

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.

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2021 BMW X2 trims

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  • 228-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Parking Sensors
  • Smart Key
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
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