2018 BMW X2

2018 BMW X2
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MSRP range
$36,400 - $38,400
2018 BMW X2
Save up to $9,522

What’s new

  • 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
BMW X2 years

Which X2 does Edmunds recommend?

There's only one trim available, so the choice comes down to picking either the front-wheel-drive sDrive28i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i. From there, we recommend adding the Convenience package for features that a modern luxury car should be equipped with, including keyless entry, auto-dimming mirrors and satellite radio. We like the Premium package, but tech-savvy drivers can save money and approximate its features by adding the stand-alone Apple CarPlay and the optional heated steering wheel and heated front seats.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

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.

2018 BMW X2 configurations

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.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of this vehicle, though we have driven the mechanically similar BMW X1. Based on our experience with the X1, the following is our first take on what's significant about the X2 and what you can expect.


The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder provides ample power for a vehicle of this size. The steering wheel requires a bit more effort to turn than others in the class, but it's still easy to drive at low speeds. The all-wheel-drive system makes this small crossover feel agile around corners.


The seats are narrow and hard, the ride is firm, and the cabin lets in noticeable amounts of road and tire noise. That said, these issues are common among bargain-price luxury SUVs.


A wide range of adjustments for front-seat passengers makes it easy to set up a comfortable driving position. We also like the X2's high-quality interior materials. The rear headroom is good in the X1, but the X2's sloping roofline reduces that by a few inches.


The cargo space is inferior to that in the X1: 21.6 cubic feet in the X2 compared to the X1's 27.1 cubes. Maximum cargo capacity decreases from 58.7 cubic feet in the X1 to 50.1 cubes in the X2. Child seat anchors are easily accessible behind plastic covers on the seat bottom.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW X2.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Might need a "spotter"
We were thrilled when BMW offered their fantastic X2 lease program at the end of August. It's not as great now but still their best lease incentive especially on the X2 xDrive as per their website. The X2 is a fantastic combination of everything BMW in a very cool package that is very different than most everything else in this segment. The X2 is perfect for empty-nesters who are no longer soccer moms and who no longer need or want 7 passenger seating when it is not needed 95% of the time. We had a first generation X1 which we enjoyed greatly and recently a 320 xDrive with a unique sport package. This X2 combines both but feels like so much more. We did not get the latest X1 because it was SO much more expensive and not as cool. The X2 feels more substantial than the 320 with much better steering feel and much better seats. It is also way more exciting to look at and drive. Two Adults easily fit in the back seat with room to spare. The headlights are "flame-throwers" and WAY better than the 320. In the month we have had it, we've seen only two others here in Northeast NJ. The biggest "con" is the rearward visibility which in a word is DANGEROUS. For example, in my sons VW GTI, the back-up camera is protected inside the rear tailgate swing out handle. Therefore it is always clean. The X2 has a similar swing out tailgate handle, but the camera is not located there. It is totally exposed to the elements and the visibility is greatly diminished when it rains. I'm sure it will be much worse when it gets covered with winter grime. Without that camera you will feel like you need a "spotter" especially in the bad weather when the camera is basically useless. The rear visibility in general is like looking through a periscope. If/when you take one for a test drive, please take the time to test that yourself. My wife hates backing it out of our long driveway when it rains. She also parks it very far away from others in shopping parking lots to ensure she does not have to back it up when there are many cars and pedestrians present. At a minimum, please make sure to purchase the PDC (Park Distance Control) option for $800 which provides very accurate visual and audible warnings during tight maneuvers. We wish we did. The X2 should also include rear cross traffic as well as blind spot warnings since the rearward and rear quarter visibility is that bad. We really like this X2 and were downright surprised when were able to get such a great lease deal. It feels and looks very special and different. We just wish we had gotten the PDC option because it REALLY needs that at a minimum for the safety of the X2 passengers and others behind it. We absolutely say you should consider the X2. If you like the solid and technical feel of the VW GTI, you'll love this. Just remember to test drive it in tight reverse parking and get the PDC option at a minimum.
service on my "14 X3 was due....Sooooogot an 18 X2
2018 t23-dhp is a loaner vehicle supplied by Flemington BMW while my 14 X3 is having service performed. So here is my "drive home" review.. Looks...beautiful metallic gray color, real pretty lines, backseat would create a lot of negative boos from my Grandkids and the "trunk area" received boos from my wife. Ride, engine power, handling, and all of that, compares equally to my beloved X3. Quick bottom line....to small and much to expensive for the market. My X3 was around the same price but my Grandkids loved the backseat and my wife is still very happy with the "trunk". I do have to bring this loaner back today so I am going to have less than 30 miles driving this car, but this review is basically comparing our X3 to your new X2. Overall a very curbside pretty car with the expected BMW performance.. Thank You....John
This is not for everyone
Great looking, head turner, good performance, car like SUV and not a BOX. Critics need to understand different requirements for different people. Not everybody needs to have very spacious rear seats, nor everyone needs BOX design SUV.
FabulsME X2 M Sport
Elisabeth GS,08/14/2018
I recently purchased my X2 M-Sport Edition in the Gorgeous Eye catching M-Blue. I was not looking to buy a car for myself when I stopped at my local BMW dealership. I was car shopping for my Son. He was looking at a used car and I decided to wait in the show room. That is when I first saw the X2. I am a car addict and I knew I was in trouble when I opened the door and sat inside. The interior is perfectly laid out where you can keep your eye on the road and still handle things without having to get a computer science degree to figure out (which I do have). I loved everything from the two toned interior to the bright blue exterior. It seats my family comfortably (I am 5’4” and my husband and kids range from 6’-6’4”). I decided to take a test drive in the fully appointed one with the M-Sport Package. It was a thrill to drive. I am not a fan of a “smooth floating car” and this one did not disappoint me. It drove just like I suspected ... I could feel the road like a gentle massage ... a true BMW. I left the dealership after my Son was done and I kept thinking about that X2 and how many ways it could make my life easier (long story) than my current car. I went back 2 more times to price out various options. I even took a test drive with my husband and he knew from the layout of the controls to the height adjustable tailgate that I found the perfect car for my needs. My husband knew that we were going to be buying the X2. We also looked at the other “X” models. Basically the X1 is the SUV and X2 is a sporty “cousin”. The same goes for the X3/X4 and X5/X6. I liked the height of the X2 better than the others. I loved the X6 since it first came out, but it was impractical for my needs. After several rounds of negotiations I finally saw them take the Blue M-Sport X2 off the showroom floor .... we have a saying in our family “we don’t buy until the sales manager cries”. Our sales person worked hard to score me the best deal (this was the 3rd car she has sold us). I have to say that this car did not disappoint me at all. It is gorgeous and everything from the fine details to the way it handles on the road does not disappoint the BMW enthusiast in me. I have received many compliments on my car and I smile each time I drive it. I am so glad that this car came into my life. It has improved my life 10x over. I am able to drive it without getting frustrated and my service dog loves it too. One last thing: BMW offers a Mobility Program to help defray the cost to modify the car to suit a disabled person’s needs (up to $2500). They will permit changes necessary to meet my needs even further! It was pure fate that I found the X2 and I thank every day the broken road that lead me straight to BMW!
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Features & Specs

21 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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More about the 2018 BMW X2

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.

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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 $7,842 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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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 $9,522 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 BMW X2?

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