Top Safety Pick

2018 BMW X2

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention built after July 2018

2018 BMW X2 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd
The BMW X2 was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the BMW X1. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd
The BMW X2 was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the BMW X1. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd
The BMW X2 was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the BMW X1. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd
The BMW X2 was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the BMW X1. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,653 lbs
Peak force 20,137 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.51

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2018-19 models built after July 2018

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2018 models built before August 2018

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • sDrive28i trim
  • xDrive28i trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left curve and fair on the sharp left and both right curves.

Trim level(s)

  • sDrive28i trim equipped with Convenience and Driver Assistance packages
  • sDrive28i trim equipped with Premium and Driver Assistance packages
  • xDrive28i trim equipped with Convenience and Driver Assistance packages
  • xDrive28i trim equipped with Premium and Driver Assistance packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left curve and fair on the sharp left and both right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves and on the sharp right curve.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim xDrive28i
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated