BMW’s sleek new X2 is the smallest model in the brand’s vast "Sport Activity Vehicle" lineup, yet it doesn’t look small. An extended nose with a larger BMW twin-kidney grille, a low-slung roofline, and an abbreviated rear end combine to give the X2 an attractive sport wagon profile. The X2 is more than a foot shorter than the next-size-larger X3 and even 3 inches shorter than the entry-level X1 but manages to avoid looking truncated. That’s because unlike the X3 and larger BMW SUVs, the X2 springs from a different part of BMW’s product portfolio — sharing structural its underpinnings and basic layout with the front-drive X1 and the Mini brand’s largest offering, the Countryman.
Not to worry, though: You’d be hard pressed to confuse the BMW X2 with any Mini product, inside or out. Except perhaps you’ll notice that the X2 is easier to park, maneuver around tight spaces, and generally live with than larger offerings in an urban environment. The 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i starts at (reasonable for a BMW) $38,400 plus a $995 destination charge. However, option packages can quickly raise the tally to north of $50K. The standard bumper-to-bumper warranty spans four years or 50,000 miles and includes roadside assistance.