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2020 BMW X2 Interior Review


Interior: 6.7

The 2020 BMW X2 has a mostly impressive interior. The styling is attractive, and most surfaces are trimmed with high-quality materials. There’s a generous amount of seating space up front, and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is user-friendly, though the rear seats are a bit slim on headroom. The X2’s cargo space is about average for the segment.

  • "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)
  • In terms of height, you're bound to notice how short it is from the get-go. It’s one of the few crossovers we can stand next to and see completely over it. This low roof does reduce headroom compared to the X1, but not so much that your head will be touching the headliner. It’s a little awkward getting back there with the small opening, but there’s plenty of space once settled with 36.7 inches of rear legroom." -- Autoblog


The BMW X2 has five seats. The front seats are supportive and nicely cushioned, and they provide sufficient headroom and legroom, even for taller drivers and passengers. The rear seats are also comfortable, but the X2’s sloping roofline leads to pinched rear headroom for adults.

The X2 comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Available features include genuine leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and racing-inspired M Sport front seats.

The rear seats have two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats.

  • "Although it borrows the same dash, iDrive display, interior bits and pieces as well as seats from the X1, the … 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 (2019)
  • "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 X2 comes equipped with a wide variety of tech and safety features. Standard convenience features include automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, an 8.8-inch iDrive touch screen, navigation, HD Radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, road sign recognition, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Available features include satellite radio, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, a smartphone charging pad, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a panoramic moonroof, proximity keyless entry, power-folding side mirrors, adaptive cruise control, parallel parking assist, and a head-up display.

There’s a slight learning curve to the iDrive infotainment system, but overall it’s user-friendly. Drivers have the option of controlling the system with a touchpad or a rotary knob or by tapping and swiping on the screen.

See 2020 BMW X2 specs »

  • "The controls are all laid out logically and easily fall to hand. iDrive keeps buttons to a minimum, and it's nice to see the classic analog gauges in the instrument panel, which remain some of the best in the business." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • 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)


The BMW X2 offers 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats. Fold these seats down and you’ll find 50.1 cubic feet of space. That’s average for a luxury subcompact SUV. A power liftgate is standard. It’s worth noting that the optional spare tire takes a chunk out of this storage space. A small tire repair kit comes standard.

  • “Lifting up the cargo floor reveals the X2's full 21.6-cubic-feet of space, allowing us to fit another pair of roll-aboards and a small duffle bag, too. It basically takes the X2 from average to one of the best in the class. Just know that extra under-floor storage comes at the expense of a spare tire – if you opt for one that space disappears." -- Autoblog
  • Compromised by its styling, the X2 still manages to salvage some practicality thanks to its decent cargo opening and split-folding rear seats." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "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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