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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|2020 BMW 2-Series||2020 Audi A3|
#5 in Luxury Small Sedans
|2020 BMW X1||2020 Jaguar XE|
#8 in Luxury Small Sedans
|2020 Lexus IS||2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class|
|18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Large Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|230i Coupe||Premium 40 TFSI||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||S RWD||IS 300 F SPORT RWD||CLA 250 Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Coupe||Sedan||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2020 BMW 2-Series vs. 2020 Audi A3||2020 BMW 2-Series vs. 2020 BMW X1||2020 BMW 2-Series vs. 2020 Jaguar XE||2020 BMW 2-Series vs. 2020 Lexus IS||2020 BMW 2-Series vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class|