2019 BMW X2

Interior


MSRP
$36,400
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2019 BMW X2 Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.0

The 2019 BMW X2 has an upscale interior with mostly high-end materials, though a few hard plastic surfaces are noticeable. Passenger accommodations are comfortable and spacious in the front row, but the back seat feels cramped. Features are user-friendly, and there’s a respectable amount of cargo space for the class.

  • "Inside, it's high-quality, with interior choices of gloss black, wood, or aluminum." -- Forbes (2018)
  • "I generally like the X2's interior -- the design is both upscale and modern, and all switchgear is logically arranged. … Most of the leather and fabrics used through the interior are fine, but upon closer inspection, you'll find hard plastics on the lower door panels, steering column and center console." -- CNET (2018)
  • "Inside, soft-touch materials, exposed stitching, and trim in high-gloss black, aluminum, or wood await. Standard ambient cabin lighting comes in six different colors, and the X2 features sophisticated black panel instrumentation. The M Sport X adds unique hexagonal aluminum interior trim with pearl gloss accents, and contour lighting for the door panels." -- New York Daily News (2018)

Seating

The BMW X2 seats five on standard leatherette upholstery, with eight-way power-adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Options include leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, M Sport front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The X2's front seats provide decent comfort and support, and the cabin feels open and spacious around them. Both head- and legroom are lacking in the second row, even for average-sized adult passengers.

The X2 has two complete sets of LATCH connections, as well as a tether anchor for the rear middle seat. The lower anchors are easy to locate, but there's not much room to maneuver your hands and attach the car seat straps.

  • "Although it borrows the same dash, iDrive display, interior bits and pieces as well as seats from the X1, the 2019 BMW X2 lacks the interior volume and high roofline many SUV buyers require. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, with plenty of headroom and legroom for tall occupants. Move to the rear, however, and both commodities are in short supply. In fairness, neither the Mercedes-Benz GLA nor Infiniti QX30 is much better." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The seats are narrow and hard, the ride is firm, and the cabin lets in noticeable amounts of road and tire noise. That said, these issues are common among bargain-price luxury SUVs. … A wide range of adjustments for front-seat passengers makes it easy to set up a comfortable driving position. … The rear headroom is good in the X1, but the X2's sloping roofline reduces that by a few inches." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "The raked dash is not only visually appealing, it opens up the cabin and genuinely makes the front compartment feel vast. … As open and airy as the front seats are, back seat riders don't get the same experience. The high, sloping beltline makes for a decidedly small rear glass area, and there's more egregious material on the doors. Rear legroom takes a small hit compared to the X1, while headroom is down by a full 2.4 inches. I'm on the shorter side of average and still have a hard time getting comfortable in the back of the X2. Sorry 'bout your tall friends." -- CNET (2018)

Interior Features

The standard iDrive infotainment system features a 6.5-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay. Automatic climate control and a rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors are also standard.

Options include a panoramic moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding side mirrors, satellite radio, navigation, an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo. There are also several available advanced safety feature, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic parking assistant, and a head-up display.

The iDrive interface might take a little time to get used to. For 2019, shoppers have the choice between touch-screen capability or the central control knob to operate the infotainment system.

See 2019 BMW X2 specs »

  • "As for onboard tech, every X2 gets a freestanding 6.5-inch color display in the middle of the dash, with BMW's basic iDrive infotainment interface. Selecting the Premium Tier within either the Standard or M Sport X model lines gets you a larger 8.8-inch display with built-in navigation, though perhaps the best part about this upgrade is that BMW now uses touchscreen tech. Yes, you can avoid the rotary iDrive knob altogether and greasy-fingerprint your way through myriad menus and displays." -- CNET (2018)
  • If you're familiar with BMWs, you'll quickly acclimate to the X2's controls. If you're not, then there is a learning curve. However, the addition of a touchscreen infotainment display certainly helps to reduce frustration. … BMW includes the latest version of its iDrive infotainment system in the new X2. Called iDrive 6.0, the system includes a 6.5-inch or an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, which goes a long way toward making the system easy to use. Personally, I prefer to use the knob and shortcut buttons on the center console, but this is reflective of years of experience using iDrive. If you're new to BMW, you'll appreciate the touchscreen. And if you're a member of the target demographic, you'll probably use the voice recognition system to execute lots of commands." -- New York Daily News (2018)

Cargo

The BMW X2 has 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and there’s 50.1 cubic feet of space with the back seats folded. Those values are decent compared to the rest of the class. A power liftgate is standard.  

  • "Cargo room is good for this class, with additional storage space under the rear deck." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "For storage space, it's a little tricky - there isn't as much room back there as in other vehicles on sale for similar pricing, but it's bigger than, say, a luxury car." -- Forbes (2018)
  • "Cargo space takes the biggest hit in the X2. While the X1 delivers 27.1 cubic feet of trunk space with the folding rear seats in place, the X2's total volume shrinks to 21.6 cubic feet, BMW says. If you want to carry a bunch of stuff, the X1 has the edge." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
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