2018 BMW X2
- The X2 is an all-new vehicle
- It's based on BMW's X1
- Unique styling differentiates the X2 from the more traditional X1
- Materials quality and build quality are top-notch
- Costs more than the nearly identical X1 crossover
- Less rear headroom and cargo space than the X1
Which X2 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
When the BMW X6 first launched for the 2008 model year, we were quick to scoff at a high-riding four-door SUV that the Bavarian automaker had the nerve to call a coupe. Who would want a vehicle that was, after all, a less practical and more expensive version of the venerable X5? Time has proven us (kind of) wrong. While the X6 was never a major hit, it's been successful enough that it's still around and has spawned spinoffs: the X4 (based on the X3) and now the new 2018 BMW X2.
Like all of its even-numbered siblings, the X2 shares its underpinnings with an existing SUV; in this case, it's the X1 subcompact crossover SUV. A slight reduction in overall height and length makes the X2 look like a tall hatchback, in contrast to the X1's traditional crossover profile. The X2 also has less headroom and cargo capacity than the X1, and it costs significantly more.
As such, our advice is similar to what we've said about those other stylized BMWs: There's little rational reason for buying an X2. The X1 and rivals such as the Audi Q3, the Jaguar E-Pace and the Volvo XC40 are all more practical and still plenty stylish.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 BMW X2 is a subcompact luxury crossover with seating for five. It comes in two versions: the front-wheel-drive sDrive28i and the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i. Both are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (228 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Most optional extras are grouped into packages, which include additional safety, luxury and performance features. A number of stand-alone add-ons include leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Both trims share the same level of standard features, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and foglights, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, a power liftgate, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, power-adjustable front seats (with adjustable bolsters and thigh extension), a 40/20/40-split rear seat, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, Bluetooth, BMW's ConnectedDrive services, the iDrive infotainment interface, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a seven-speaker audio system with HD radio, a CD player and a USB port.
A number of packages are available, centering on additional luxury, performance and safety features. Those who enjoy the finer things will want to consider the Convenience and Premium packages. The Convenience package adds power-folding mirrors, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors, satellite radio and adjustable lumbar support for the front seats. The Premium package includes a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a head-up display, an 8.8-inch touchscreen and a navigation system.
The comprehensive M SportX package starts with the Convenience package and adds sporty upgrades, including 19-inch wheels, aerodynamic enhancements, a sport-tuned automatic transmission, and an M Sport steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles. A sport-tuned suspension is optional. The Dynamic Handling package further adds adaptive dampers.
On the safety front, the Driving Assistance package includes additional driver aids, such as automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking.
Stand-alone options include 19- and 20-inch wheels, different interior appliques, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, Apple CarPlay integration, a wireless charging pad and a rear spoiler.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite X2 safety features:
- Park Distance Control
- Alerts the driver as the X2 approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle when parking.
- ACC Stop & Go
- Maintains a set distance between the X2 and the vehicle in front. Can bring the X2 to a complete stop.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Sounds an alarm if a forward collision is deemed imminent. Can automatically apply the brakes at low speeds.
BMW X2 vs. the competition
2018 BMW X2
2018 BMW X1
BMW X2 vs. BMW X1
The BMW X2 is the newest entry in the luxury subcompact crossover class, but it's not as original as you might think. That's because it's actually based on BMW's existing X1 SUV. Unless you absolutely must have the X2 for its unique design, the X1 will give you a similar driving experience with more rear-seat headroom and a larger cargo area for a lower price.
BMW X2 vs. BMW X3
The X1 and X2 play in the subcompact space, while the BMW X3 is a bit larger and is classified as a compact crossover. That means more passenger and cargo room all around, a more luxurious interior, a greater number of amenities and a more refined driving experience. All, of course, in exchange for the X3's higher price tag.
BMW X2 vs. Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 brings a little value to the small luxury SUV segment, with a greater number of luxury features in its base form than many competitors. Unfortunately, the Q3 hasn't been kept up-to-date with the latest advanced safety features and tech amenities. Also, acceleration is below average, and it's not as fuel-efficient as many rivals.
2018 BMW X2 for Sale
The 2018 BMW X2 is a new small crossover that slots just above the X1 subcompact SUV in terms of price, although they are essentially the same vehicle. The X2 offers less passenger and cargo room than its traditionally styled sibling, but some will find the haute design outweighs the diminished practicality and higher price tag.
As with many BMWs, the trim levels are tied to the powertrains, with a number of distinct packages and stand-alone options available across trims. Both X2 trims, the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i, are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (228 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The only difference between the two models is that the four-cylinder powers the front wheels in sDrive28i guise, while the xDrive28i is all-wheel-drive.
The X2's standard features include LED headlights, a power liftgate, faux leather upholstery and a seven-speaker audio system. Option packages are split into three groupings that focus on adding extra luxury, safety and performance upgrades.
Give the X2 a more upscale feel with the Convenience package, which adds keyless entry, auto-dimming mirrors and a panoramic sunroof, and the Premium package, which brings heated front seats and steering wheel, navigation and a larger touchscreen. If a sporty feel is what you're after, consider the M SportX package, which adds larger wheels, an aerodynamic body kit and an M Sport steering wheel, and the Dynamic Handling package, which brings adaptive suspension dampers. Finally, the Driving Assistance package adds automatic high beams, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking. Leather upholstery, a premium sound system, adaptive cruise control and Apple CarPlay are all optional.
Pricing is higher for the 2018 BMW X2 than for most vehicles in the subcompact luxury crossover class, and that's because it's marketed as a stylish alternative to the more traditional-looking X1. That vehicle is priced closer to the segment norm, so it's really up to buyers to choose whether they're willing to pay extra for the X2's revised exterior. Be forewarned: The X2 has less backseat and cargo room than the X1, so think twice if you frequently carry passengers and their luggage. If you decide the 2018 BMW X2 fits your lifestyle, be sure to use Edmunds' set of research and data tools to find the perfect X2 in your area.
2018 BMW X2 Overview
The 2018 BMW X2 is offered in the following submodels: X2 SUV. Available styles include xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 BMW X2?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 BMW X2 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 X2 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 X2.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 BMW X2 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 X2 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 BMW X2?
2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,395. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $7,424 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,424 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,971.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is19.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 21 2018 BMW X2 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,395. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $8,994 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,994 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,401.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is22.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 122 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 BMW X2?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.