The BMW X2 takes the crossover SUV craze in another direction, one that puts more emphasis on style and less emphasis on utility. It makes the case that a tall, all-wheel-drive vehicle doesn’t have to look utilitarian and truck-like. Instead, it can be as attractive and expressive as a European coupe.
It might be a niche of a niche, or it might be a market that will continue to build. But either way, several manufacturers don’t have a direct answer to the X2. At the same time, they offer very attractive subcompact and compact crossovers that could fill the bill in providing a stylish taller vehicle that offers all-wheel-drive capabilities and at least a middling degree of pure utility. Most of the vehicles on this list are from luxury manufacturers, but a couple come from manufacturers whose vehicles offer a logical alternative. Here are 10 BMW X2 competitors to consider.