2021 BMW X2

2021 BMW X2

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X2 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40


The 2021 BMW X2 is a superb SUV that is designed to deliver a sporty performance when needed while at the same time being perfect for everyday motoring. The 2021 X2 comes with a generous trunk space making those long family trips easier. It also has a spacious cabin with enough legroom at the back for an adult to fit comfortably. Despite this functionality, the X2 is a sports SUV at heart, delivering thrilling rides every time. When it comes to the 2021 Volvo XC40, you get a robust SUV that is superbly engineered. Like all Volvos, performance takes a backseat to functionality. Let us compare these two cars and see how they stack up against each other.

Design & Style

When it comes to the 2021 BMW X2, you get a retouched grille that helps enhance its sporty looks. With a road-hugging design and an aggressive stance, this SUV has stunningly good looks. The cabin is even better with a redesigned interior. Controls are exactly where you would expect them to be. As for the 2021 Volvo XC 40, the SUV comes with a bold new design although the boxy shape that we associate with Volvo SUVs is not entirely eliminated. Still, this is a good-looking SUV with a conservatively designed interior. Space is plentiful both in the cabin and in the trunk.

Technology & Safety

Featuring an 8.8-inch infotainment display, the X2 comes with a host of impressive tech. The infotainment system is controlled by touch and voice, making it easier to operate while on the road. It is also powered by BMW’s superb iDrive software. Other features include blind-spot monitoring as well as smartphone integration. On the XC40, you get an impressive 9-inch infotainment display with clear graphics. The only downer to this is the fact that the system is rather sluggish and can be difficult to use unless the car is at a standstill.


Under the hood, the BMW X2 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that gives this sporty SUV incredible power. The BMW X2 comes with a finely tuned suspension that makes for a smooth ride. This is further enhanced by excellent cabin insulation meaning that the X2 delivers a quiet ride regardless of how fast it is going. All in all, the X2 is engineered to deliver thrills and comfort to the driver. On the other hand, the 2021 XC40 is a bit lackluster when it comes to performance. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, acceleration is sluggish and handling is terrible. For such bad performance, it is surprising how uneconomical this SUV is on gas.

The Bottom Line

It would be easy to cast the comparison between the Volvo XC40 and the BMW X2 as that of a functional SUV and a true sports SUV. However, it goes further than that. The 2021 BMW X2 not only delivers a sterling performance but it does so while looking better and being more economical on fuel. This makes it streets ahead of the 2021 Volvo XC40.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X2 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.


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