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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.8 - 7.5 mpp
Diesel engines 7.7 - 9.5 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
  • Very reasonable costs across the board
  • X2 sDrive18d the hero of the range
  • Popular xDrive20d a good all-rounder

In terms of claimed fuel economy the BMW X2’s running costs are much of a muchness – the sDrive18d is the best performer with a official combined figure of 62.8mpg (NEDC) on offer, while the worst is the sDrive20i with 51.4mpg. Pitched right down the middle is the bestselling xDrive20d – this claims 60.1mpg is possible, and is actually a more frugal unit than the less powerful all-wheel drive xDrive18d. You can find out how these fuel figures are calculated by reading our handy guide to NEDC and WLTP standards.

Inevitably the X2’s excellent fuel economy is reflected by the amount of CO2 it emits in its various forms, whether petrol, diesel, two- or all-wheel drive. The best car again is the diesel-powered sDrive18d, with 119g/km of CO2, while the best all-wheel drive model is the xDrive20d – its 124g/km bettering the lower powered xDrive18d’s 128g/km.

Petrol-powered sDrive20i cars are equally impressive, with 126g/km of CO2, making them a viable alternative to diesel for the ecologically minded, especially when talking in terms of price.

BMW X2 xDrive 20d, blue, on the road

Is it reliable?

  • Underpinnings shared with X1
  • Engines used across the range
  • Reliability isn't as good as it should be

On one hand it’s far too early to tell whether the BMW X2 is going to give you any specific reliability bother – on the other, it’s based on tried-and-tested mechanicals from a renowned manufacturer. But, according to Parkers Owner Reviews, the MINI Countryman, which the X2 is so closely based upon, scores an unimpressive average of 3.0 to 3.5 out of five, depending on generation.

There are some concerns that are worth noting. BMW's performance in the 2019 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study was poor, coming bottom in a list of 24 vehicle manufacturers - including traditional problem child, Fiat. According to JD Power, BMWs encountered 181 problems per 100 vehicles. That compares with Volvo (106), Mercedes-Benz (136) and Audi (167).

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145 - £465
Insurance group 22 - 42
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