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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
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
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 2018-20 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1803
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1803
Head
HIC-15 160
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.84
Right 0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 115
Right 71

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-20 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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1811
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 14
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 7
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 12
Right lower dash (cm) 12

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1811
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 3.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.48
Right 0.39
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.9
Right 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 65

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1811
Head
HIC-15 67
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.27
Right 0.30
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 49
Right 65

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-20 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1805
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1805
Head
HIC-15 209
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.30
Maximum tibia index - right 0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 168

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-20 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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1810
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1810
Head HIC-15 209
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 48
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1810
Head HIC-15 139
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.28
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.8
L-M moment (Nm) 223
A-P moment (Nm) 41

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-20 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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 22
Distance below top of head (mm) 16
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 294

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 11
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 15.6
Head contact time (ms) 71
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 4
Max neck tension (N) 499

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-19 models

Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment
  • 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.

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 116.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 65.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.5 m 15.0 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 120.5 m
Straightaway left edge 74.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 75.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.0 m

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 116.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 65.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.5 m 15.0 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 120.5 m
Straightaway left edge 74.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 75.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-20 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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim xDrive28i
Seat type leatherette
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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 4
Clearance angle (degrees) 37
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 4
Clearance angle (degrees) 39
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 33
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 38
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated