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BMW X2 (2018 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

62
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

72
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

57
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

62
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

59
%
C

Eco Rating:

72
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

57
%
D

Summary


The first-generation BMW X2 was a small SUV/crossover that sat alongside the mechanically-identical BMW X1. It was launched in early 2018, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain joining the range in early 2020. Production of this model ended in 2023 ahead of an all-new X2 arriving in the UK in early 2024.

The X2 was lower and sportier than the more practical X1, aiming at a narrow niche for those who wanted a sportier vehicle than an X1 but a higher-riding vehicle than the 1 Series hatchback. As such, it had relatively few direct rivals but a wide range of indirect competitors. However, this segment grew in popularity throughout the X2’s short life as more car manufacturers jumped on the coupé-SUV bandwagon.

The X2 was praised for being better to drive than the sister X1, but was criticised for its compromised practicality, firm ride and high price tag.

As of January 2024, the BMW X2 holds a Used Car Expert Rating of C, based on a score of 62%. It’s relatively cheap to run as used car, although the petrol engines are not particularly economical. CO2 emissions are also low, which helps its eco score in our Expert Rating calculations.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price when new: From £36,000 on-road

Launched: Spring 2018
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: Spring 2024


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 90%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 74%
Safety assist: 77%

Notes on safety rating

The BMW X2 shares its safety rating with the mechanically-identical X1 SUV, which was originally assessed by Euro NCAP back in 2015 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used X2 to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the BMW X2 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the BMW X2 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the X2, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models42 mpgD34 – 46 mpgC – D
Diesel models52 mpgB49 – 57 mpgB – C
Plug-in hybrid models162 mpgA157 – 166 mpgA – A
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models155 g/kmB140 – 187 g/kmB – C
Diesel models142 g/kmB130 – 153 g/kmA – B
Plug-in hybrid models39 g/kmA38 – 40 g/kmA – A
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models31 milesE30 – 32 milesE – E
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models29C19 – 42A – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£256B
Year 2£572B
Year 3£966B
Year 4£1,243B
Year 5£1,670C
Overall£4,707B

Running costs for the BMW X2 range are a mixed bag, according to data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our commercial partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel economy is disappointing for petrol models but good for diesel-engined versions. The plug-in hybrid models look amazing on paper, but this is largely thanks to ridiculous EU/UK government lab tests that are completely inadequate for plug-in hybrids. There is no way you will ever travel for 162 miles on a single gallon (4.5 litres) of fuel and some electricity…

The battery range of the plug-in hybrid model is pretty low compared to most rivals and, compared to the rest of the compact SUV sector, the car’s service and maintenance costs are pretty average. Insurance costs are fairly average too, based on data from the UK’s insurance group assessor, Thatcham Research.

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The BMW X2's Expert Rating places it firmly in the small SUV midfield. It's good to drive but not as practical as most rivals.BMW X2 (2018 to 2023)