The BMW X2 is designed to appeal to style-conscious customers who want a sporty-looking SUV but don't mind sacrificing interior space.
Based on the X1, the lower, shorter X2 feels more like driving a car than an SUV.
Its power comes from a gutsy 228-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's mated to a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission.
Front- and all-wheel drive are available.
The ride is a bit stiff, but handling is sharp and engaging, making the X2 enjoyable to drive.
The cabin is well made if a bit austere, with comfortable front seats and logical controls.
Outward visibility is hurt by the sleek styling.
BMW's available Driver Assistance package includes safety features such as forward-collision warning, city-speed automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.
The 2019 model year brought a sporty M35i version with 302 horsepower and standard all-wheel-drive. For 2020, the X2 got a new electronic gear selector.