The 2020 BMW X2 is a beautiful, luxurious sub-compact SUV. The coupe-like BMW X2 2020 has a stylish cabin with high-quality materials. The turbocharged engine provides plenty of power, and the SUV is well-equipped with standard technology and safety features such as Apple CarPlay and forward braking assist with brake assist. On the other hand, the BMW X2 costs a little more than its closest competitors, and its rear seat and cargo space are sufficient by class standards.
The 2020 X2 is definitely worth a look, but there are a few alternatives in this segment that you may want to check out first. For example, the Volvo XC40 and the Audi Q3 both offer similar refinement and practicality, but at a more affordable price point than the BMW. However, the toughest competition of the X2 may come from its own BMW X1 class., not only does the X1 have more seating and boot space than the sleek X2, but it offers similar equipment at a lower starting price.
2020 BMW X2 Interior
The 2020 BMW X2 has five seats. The front seats are comfortable and offer ample head and leg space, even for larger drivers and passengers. The supporting rear seats are also cozy, but the rear headroom is a little tight for adults; three kids just have to fit in nicely. Synthetic leather upholstery and eight-way adjustable front seats are standard, while leather and heated front seats are available.
There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for child seat security in the X2, and it is relatively easy to use. The X2 earns good marks for its interior. The cabin has a minimalist design, and most surfaces are adorned with stylish upholstery, soft-touch of plastic and metallic accents. However, there are some hard plastics in less obvious places. Wind noise is also very noticeable at highway speeds, but the same can be said of other vehicles in this segment.
2020 BMW X2 Engine
The BMW X2 of 2020 has two engines to choose from. The sDrive28i front-wheel drive and the xDrive28i four-wheel drive are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. The four-wheel-drive M35i has an upgraded version of this engine that produces 301 horsepower and a torque of 331 pounds. Both are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This high-performance engine helps to transport the X2 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, and this speed bump is met with sporty snarls and exhaust pipe cracks. It’s too much for daily driving, but definitely enjoyable if you want a performance SUV.
The X2 sDrive28i gets 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is average by class standards. Ratings drop to 24/31 mpg city/highway with the AWD xDrive28i. The sportier M35i returns 23/30 mpg. The most efficient SUV in this class is the Lexus UX Hybrid, which can achieve a high 43/41 mpg.
2020 BMW X2 Safety
Neither the National Highway Administration for Road Safety nor the Highway Safety Institute put the 2020 X2 to the test. However, the IIHS rated the nearly identical 2019 X2 a top safety choice. The 2020 X2 is available as standard with a rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, and the Active Driving Assistant package. This suite includes forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane scatter warning, automatic large beam headlights, and road sign recognition. Optional driver assistance features include customizable cruise control, hands-free parallel parking assistance, and a head screen display.