2018 BMW X2 vs. Its Competition

2018 BMW X2
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Like many of its rivals, the BMW X2 prioritizes style over substance.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class has a tighter back seat and a firmer ride, but it also offers the high-performance GLA45 that is simply a blast.

BMW’s own X1 isn’t as fun to drive or attractive, but it has more space.

The Audi Q3 is aging and more cramped than the X2, and it’s time for a redesign.

Some new models are strong contenders as well.

The Jaguar E-Pace is sporty but not very upscale inside, while the Volvo XC40 offers a stylish interior with smart features.

2018 BMW X22018 BMW X2
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2018 Audi Q32018 Audi Q3
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2018 BMW X12018 BMW X1
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace2018 Jaguar E-Pace
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA200d (Euro-spec)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2018 BMW X2 has agile handling to match its sleek looks, and while it gives up some interior space for the low roofline, it still retains some crossover utility.
6.7
The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
6.3
The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.
6.3
The 2018 BMW X1 is a compelling crossover pick for a budget BMW buyer who can’t do without a roundel.
6.8
Coming soon to a Pepperdine parking lot near you: the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace.
5.6
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.
MSRP From     
$36,400$33,700$32,900$33,900$38,600$33,400
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleT4 FWD Momentum2.0 TFSI Premium FWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleP250 AWDGLA 250 SUV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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