The 2018 BMW X2 impresses with these 8 great traits


Car shoppers have been bingeing on small crossovers for the past couple of years, and automakers are responding by continually expanding their range of choices in this category. This has brought diversity to the segment, and there are now small crossovers out there to suit the needs of many different types of car buyers. If you're looking for a vehicle in this segment that melds luxury with sporty performance, BMW clearly had you in mind when it was crafting the X2.

BMW's X2 is an all-new subcompact crossover that joins the manufacturer's lineup for the 2018 model year. It sits between the X1 and X3 in terms of base price, but it's slightly smaller than the BMW X1. Relative to the X1, it's tuned to deliver sportier handling. Power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and gears are shifted by an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The X2 offers the sterling qualities you expect from the BMW marque. It impresses with superb driving dynamics, upscale feature content, and a premium cabin.

That's great news for car shoppers, and the X2 is undoubtedly an appealing entry in a hotly contested segment. But that doesn't mean this new BMW is free of shortcomings.

Below, we take a look at eight great traits of the 2018 BMW X2... along with a weakness you should be aware of if you're thinking about adding one of these models to your household.

#1: Available all-wheel drive (AWD)
#2: Distinctive sheet metal
#3: Excellent handling
#4: Upmarket cabin
#5: Robust assortment of driver-assistive technology
#6: Small, nimble footprint
#7: Quick acceleration
#8: Good utility

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