$36,400–$38,400 MSRP range
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of the 2018 BMW X2. Base trim shown.

2018 BMW X2 First Drive

Brian Wong

CARS.COM — The first time I wrote about the latest model from BMW, the all-new 2018 X2, was after seeing it for the first time at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and I was not that impressed. I chalk up my lukewarm feelings in some part to SUV fatigue. The X2 is the sixth SUV in the BMW lineup and we already know a three-row SUV, the X7, will start production this year.

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Suffice it to say, when I heard that I'd be testing the X2, I was not all that excited. After all, it shares its powertrain, wheelbase and interior design with the X1. But after spending a day with one on the street and the track at the BMW Performance Center in the California desert, I can admit that my lack of enthusiasm was misguided. (Per company policy, Cars.com pays for its airfare and lodging to such automaker events.)

What We Tested: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

Powertrain: 228-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; 258 pounds-feet of torque; eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Fuel economy: 21/31/25 mpg city/highway/combined
Key features: M Sport X Package, Galvanic Gold Metallic paint, LED headlights, power liftgate, M Sport suspension, artificial leather upholstery
As-tested price: $50,920 (including destination charges)

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2018 X2 Video

Another year, another luxury SUV. This time it's the X2, a vehicle based on BMW's X1. The automaker continues to expand its already-large SUV lineup, and the X2 is the newest member. It made its North American debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show.

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caar of my dreams

by sim-golf-5 on June 29, 2018

This car is best to end my buying day's and should last till I can no longer drive or need a car for my wife and myself to get around Read full review

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Sportier than the X1

by Pinotchick from Austin, Texas on June 28, 2018

The X2 delivers a great ride quality, comfort and excellent seating/storage capacity. It's stylish, roomy and responsive - very fun to drive and handles quite well. The stop/start feature also makes ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 BMW X2 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 BMW X2 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X2 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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