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BMW X2 review - Practicality & boot space

While many coupe SUVs heavily compromise on practicality, the BMW X2 is still very usable

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3.9 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

The BMW X2 has grown in size slightly compared with the old model, but that extra space has been put to good use. Rear legroom isn’t as cramped as you might expect, although the downside is that the coupe roofline of the latest model does rob the car of a little headroom, which might be an issue for taller occupants.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

BMW X2

4,554mm

1,845mm

1,575mm

Audi Q3 Sportback

4,500mm

1,856mm

1,567mm

Range Rover Evoque

4,371mm

1,904mm

1,649mm

Cupra Formentor

4,450mm

1,839mm

1,528mm

Does the BMW X2 have a big boot?

The BMW X2 boasts a fairly large boot at 560 litres, beating that of the Audi Q3 Sportback by 30 litres with its seats up, while the Cupra Formentor trails far behind with just 450 litres of boot space. Fold the seats down and the BMW X2 even frees up a total of 1,470 litres of space, so it should be fairly usable if you need to transport the occasional larger item. There are some useful hooks for shopping bags at the sides of the boot, as well as a false floor which creates a flat load space to easily place heavier items when you need it, or can be lowered to free up additional capacity if necessary.

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

BMW X2

560 litres

Audi Q3 Sportback

530 litres

Cupra Formentor

450 litres

Is the BMW X2 a good tow car?

Despite a lack of diesel models which usually offer the best towing capability, the petrol-powered BMW X2 can haul a reasonable 1,800kg.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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