Skip advert
Advertisement

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer MPV (2015-2022) - Reliability & safety

BMW’s solid build quality and the Active Tourer’s five-star crash safety rating put the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer in a good position

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.6 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The 2 Series Gran Tourer and its smaller Active Tourer sister were something of a departure for BMW. A front-wheel-drive layout hadn’t been used by the brand before, but you can be reassured that all the car’s mechanical parts have been tried and tested in the MINI range.

While the Gran Tourer hasn’t been independently crash-tested yet, the smaller Active Tourer has, and its ratings apply to the larger model. Both have plenty of standard safety equipment to protect you and your family.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer reliability

While the rear-wheel-drive BMW 2 Series placed 50th in our 2018 Driver Power survey, the Gran Tourer should be regarded separately and have yet to feature in the rankings. However, its mechanical package is shared with the MINI hatchback, and that was rated as above average for reliability.

Advertisement - Article continues below

BMW didn't rate especially well as a brand, though – it came 21st out of 26. Among disappointments mentioned by owners were build quality and interior comfort, as well as ride and handling – perhaps surprisingly. Of more concern, though, is the fact that 28.2% of owners reported experiencing at least one fault in the first year of ownership.

Safety

The smaller 2 Series Active Tourer secured the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP, which praised it for offering excellent child occupant protection. It scored 85% in this regard, and 84% for adult occupant protection. Owing to its mechanical and structural similarities, it's safe to assume that the larger Gran Tourer will perform very similarly.

A lot of safety kit comes as standard on the Gran Tourer. A vast number of airbags are featured, including full curtain ones, along with the usual electronic stability and traction control systems. Additional safety features like the Driving Assistant, which includes city braking, lane departure warning, a speed limit detector and 'Forward Collision Warning" which uses a fleet of sensors to apply the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to a potential front collision.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed
Alpine A290 front quarter
News
13 Jun 2024

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
14 Jun 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024