2019 BMW 2-Series vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW 2-Series
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi A3 convertible is the closest competitor to the BMW 2-Series and offers a similarly potent turbo-4 that we like.

The M240i has a leg up for performance, but Audi’s infotainment system is easier to use.

The Cadillac ATS isn’t long for lots.

The automaker will discontinue it soon in favor of another model.

Discounts should be plentiful.

The CLA-Class is a four-door, although like the 2-Series, we only consider two seats to be fully useful.

The Cascada may be discontinued next year and is a better pick if your convertible needs only to be a boulevardier.

The Toyota 86 is far less expensive and less luxurious, but offers the same rear-drive layout that makes the 2-Series compelling.

2019 BMW 2-Series2019 BMW 2-Series
2019 Audi A32019 Audi A3
2019 Buick Cascada2019 Buick Cascada2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
#15 in Coupes
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition2019 Toyota 86
Quick Specs
6.2
The 2019 2-Series coupe or convertible is proof that the formula BMW helped create still works.
6.7
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
4.8
The 2019 Buick Cascada convertible means retirement like a gold watch. It’s stylish, small, and reasonably priced, but not very spacious.
6.4
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
5.8
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact luxury car with finesse. Its low price is justified in its small footprint and interior, but it still looks great.
5.2
If you value driving fun over pure power, there’s hardly a vehicle more up to the task than the 2019 Toyota 86.
MSRP From     
$35,300$32,500$33,070$38,995$33,100$26,655
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarCompactSubcompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
230i CoupeTitanium Premium 40 TFSI2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWDCLA 250 CoupeManual (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
454454
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A22N/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeSedanConvertibleCoupeSedanCoupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 BMW 2-Series vs. 2019 Audi A32019 BMW 2-Series vs. 2019 Buick Cascada2019 BMW 2-Series vs. 2019 Cadillac ATS2019 BMW 2-Series vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class2019 BMW 2-Series vs. 2019 Toyota 86