BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review - Reliability and safety

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer offers good safety credentials, although Driver Power owner feedback suggests reliability could be better.

The 2 Series Gran Tourer did not feature in the 2021 Driver Power Survey, but BMW itself finished 21st overall out of 29 manufacturers. Its MINI-based underpinnings should prove reliable, but our survey revealed that a significant percentage of owners report problems with their cars. 

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 per cent adult occupant rating. BMW has fitted all models with a pedestrian warning with city braking function which not only warns 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 pay-monthly servicing plan for the 2 Series Gran Tourer to help spread the cost of maintenance, with £20 a month over three years unlocking two services plus fluid top-ups, an MOT and sat-nav map updates, among other things. Expect this to work out more expensive than it would to service an equivalent offering from the class below.

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