BMW X2 review - Reliability and safety

The X2 gets all of BMW's latest safety tech, and shares its top Euro NCAP score with the X1

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.5 out of 5

Reliability and Safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

£29,790 to £45,900
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Because it shares so much of its structure and safety equipment with the BMW X1, the X2 has the same Euro NCAP rating of five stars. Euro NCAP did partially test the X2 to ensure that its safety credentials stack up with the X1, which it does, so it gets the same 90 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupants, 74 per cent for pedestrian safety and 77 per cent for its safety assist systems

That latter score is courtesy of the raft of safety kit that BMW gives the X2, with all models featuring the Active Guard system that monitors potential hazards and will autonomously apply the brakes in certain instances where an emergency stop situation is required.

The Driving Assistance Plus pack builds on this, with semi-autonomous driving functions enabled by camera-based cruise control technology. This adds acceleration, braking and steering support in stop-start traffic or in a single lane on motorways.

BMW as a brand finished 21st out of 29 manufacturers in our 2021 Driver Power survey, up from 27th spot in 2020. As the X2 uses the same running gear as the X1, as well as the MINI Countryman, there's no new tech on board to gamble with, although BMW's Driver Power rankings mean the X2 ownership experience may not be as good as it is for some rival models.


BMW’s standard UK warranty lasts for three years with unlimited mileage. Various warranty extension plans are available, too.


BMW offers its Pay Monthly service plan which covers two services and allows you to spread the cost of scheduled maintenance.

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