Despite its smaller-scale crossover size, the BMW X2 offers great luxury, features, and performance that’s comparable to most full-sized SUV models in the market. At an MSRP of $42,250, it’s one of the most smartly-priced BMW models in the lineup. When compared to most full-sized SUVs, such as the most upscale trim-level of the Toyota Highlander, the BMW X2 still retains a lower price point even after making additional upgrades to make the two vehicles comparably equipped.
While the Toyota Highlander offers bigger space and heftier performance, the X2 offers comparable utility and sporty driving dynamics for its smaller vehicle class. Browse the chart below to see how else the BMW X2 measures up against the full-sized Toyota Highlander, here at Edmonton BMW.
The BMW X2 Advantage
|2018 BMW X2||2018 Toyota Highlander XLE V6 AWD|
|Comparably equipped price||$44,635||$46,760|
|Engine||3.5L V6||2.0L I-4|
|Torque (lb.-ft.)||258 @ 1,250RPM||263 @ 4,700RPM|
|Leather finishes||M Leather steering wheel, Dakota Leather Sport seats with perforations||Heated Leather Front Captain’s Chairs,|
|Fuel economy – combined (L/100 km)||9.5||10.6|
Better Fuel Efficiency
Thanks to its smaller size and sporty four cylinder engine, the BMW X2 maintains an adequate fuel efficiency of 11.0L/100 kms in the city and 7.7L/100 kms on the highway. For those looking for a more efficient road-trip vehicle, the X2 makes for an excellent choice.
The main value you get from the X2 is the same thing you get with any other BMW: incomparable luxury. With standard features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-seat memory programming, power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, and more, the experience of driving a BMW is unlike any other.
While it may not match the Highlander’s 295 horsepower, the BMW X2 manages to closely match its torque at 258 lb-ft, which is just 5 lb-ft short from the former. Given its evenly sized dimensions and weight distribution, it’s no surprise that the X2 has better suspension equipped for better handling on tighter turns and corners along the road.
These are only just a few of the points and areas where the X2 offers better value as a crossover vehicle when compared to a full-size SUV. If you’re interested in learning more about the BMW X2, make sure to let us know at Edmonton BMW.