BMW X2 SUV (2018 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Tim Pollard on
The onward march of the crossover shows no sign of abating, with the BMW X2 filling a gap within the German firm’s range that few appreciated even existed. BMW refers to the X2 as a Sports Activity Coupe, essentially a more rakish version of the popular X1 SUV aimed at those who are less likely to have outright practicality at the top of their priority list, although it does remain a five-door.

4.9 out of 5



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  • BMW X2 tested by Euro NCAP alongside X1 
  • Full five star rating achieved by both cars
  • Good amount of standard kit, options too

The BMW X1 and X2 were tested by Euro NCAP and received a coveted five-star rating, so you should be in safe hands with this latest SUV.

That’s bolstered by a range of standard safety kit, including:

  • Forward vehicle collision warning
  • Autonomous city brake up to 30mph
  • BMW Emergency Call
  • Attentiveness assistant
  • Misfuelling system

Spec the optional Driver Pack and you get the following additions:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Park assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • High-beam assist
  • City collision mitigation
  • Preventive pedestrian protection

4.5 out of 5


  • Underpinnings shared with X1
  • Engines used across the range
  • Reliability shouldn’t be a problem

BMW X2: will it be reliable?

On one hand it’s far too early to tell whether the BMW X2 is going to give you any reliability bother – on the other, it’s based on tried-and-tested mechanicals from a renowned manufacturer. We reckon you’ll be fine.  

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