2020 BMW 2-Series vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The 2GC competes most directly with the distinctly styled Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, with the former being more functional and the latter more engaging.

The Audi A3 is offered only as a sedan for 2020 and like the 2GC comes with two 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine choices.

It’s not as potent as BMW’s but Audi’s technology is better.

The Jaguar XE competes more against the 3-Series in size, but offers an alternative to the German way with similarly punchy turbo-4 engines.

One of the few compact sedans with a V-6, the Lexus IS is the sedate choice, even if the styling has more angles than a politician.

The X1 small crossover/tall hatch is the most functional alternative to the 2GC.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2020 2-Series Gran Coupe fills the smallest void in the BMW lineup.
6.8
The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash.
6.0
The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features.
6.4
The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
6.0
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities.
6.6
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class packs sexy tech in a sexy bod, while it throws bargain pricing under the bus.
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Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
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