BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review - Reliability and Safety
Reliability and safety should not be a concern, but servicing costs are higher than average
The 2 Series Gran Tourer did not feature in the 2019 Driver Power Survey, but BMW itself finished 25th overall out of 20 manufacturers. Its MINI-based underpinnings should prove reliable, but our survey revealed that owners find insurance and servicing to be expensive.
Euro NCAP has yet to crash test the 2 Series Gran Tourer, but the smaller, very similar 2 Series Active Tourer achieved a full complement of five stars, with an 84% adult occupant rating. BMW has fitted all models with a pedestrian warning with city braking function which can not only warn the driver of a potential accident but will automatically apply the brakes to minimise the severity of any collision or even prevent one entirely.
BMW offers an unlimited-mileage, three-year warranty on all its cars. This can be extended at extra cost if required.
BMW offers a number of fixed-price servicing plans to help spread the cost of maintenance, along with 'fast-lane' servicing options if you're in a hurry. Expect to pay more to service your BMW MPV than you would for an equivalent offering from the class below.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the car growing families looking for a premium badge have been waiting for
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is one of the best seven-seaters for keen drivers
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsIt's expensive to buy, but insurance and fuel costs should be reasonable
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Gran Tourer isn't the best-looking BMW, but it's well-built
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceIt's not quite as flexible as some cheaper rivals, but the Gran Tourer is still a spacious family car
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingReliability and safety should not be a concern, but servicing costs are higher than average