BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV - Reliability & safety
The 2 Series Active Tourer shares many of its parts with other BMWs
The latest version of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV has only recently hit the road, so it’ll be a little while before we can gather information on how reliable it is. But initial signs are reasonably promising, considering that the 2 Series is loosely based on the BMW 1 Series hatchback. The 1 Series boasts good safety and decent owner satisfaction data, so hopefully the 2 Series Active Tourer will follow suit or maybe even improve on it.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer reliability
In our 2023 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, the Active Tourer didn’t feature in the top 75 cars, but the closely related 1 Series did - just - featuring in 71st place overall, down from its ranking of 54th the year before. It placed slightly better for reliability, ranking 65th.
As a brand, BMW finished 21st out of 29 manufacturers in 2023. Just over one in five owners reported a fault in the first year of ownership, which is a little higher than average.
The 2 Series Active Tourer managed a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, with impressive scores for adult and child occupant safety, although it only managed a 76% score in the pedestrian safety category. The BMW’s safety assistance technology was also deemed to be particularly strong, thanks to standard equipment including autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist, plus the usual array of airbags and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points.