2021 BMW X2 vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW X2
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re going to look at the X2, you should also consider its more conventional X1 sibling.

They’re identical under the skin, and the X1 is a little cheaper.

For style and practicality, we like the Volvo XC40, which offers impressive turbo punch, too.

The newest Mercedes GLA isn’t a bargain, but it’s well-equipped and evocatively styled.

Audi’s Q3 is something of a bargain for its tech and sophistication, so don’t leave it off your list.

The Jaguar E-Pace is pretty and fun to drive, though its interior doesn’t impress.

2021 BMW X22021 BMW X22021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q3
2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
2020 Jaguar E-Pace2020 Jaguar E-Pace
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The 2021 BMW X2 swaps style for utility while retaining many of the virtues that make the related X1 appealing.
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is a city-sized luxury SUV that’s stylish and fun to drive, but not without faults.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
sDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclePremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD MomentumP250 AWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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