There’s Only 1 Thing Consumer Reports Hates About the 2022 BMW 2 Series

The BMW 2 Series is among the best entry-level luxury cars on the market. The two models in the 2 Series have different power levels and offer the driver the option of rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive. The 2 Series coupe is affordable, and its standard features aren’t lacking. Consumer Reports finally rated BMW’s smallest car division, and while the vehicle was significantly highly rated, there is one thing CR hated about it.

The BMW 2 Series scored high marks on Consumer Reports

A purple new BMW 2 Series Coupe model produced in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
BMW 2 Series Coupe | BMW Group

The BMW 2 Series coupe is an excellent option for drivers who are in the market for a luxury sedan but are on a budget. The 2 Series has two core models, the 230i and the M240i xDrive. The BMW 230i has a starting MSRP of $36,350, while the BMW M240i xDrive has a starting MSRP of $48,550.

Consumer Reports gave the 2 Series coupe an impressive overall score. The vehicle fared well on-road tests but only received an average score for reliability. However, the car also performed well in owner satisfaction.

Consumer Reports was excited about the car’s handling, braking, acceleration, fuel economy, fit and finish, and front-seat comfort. The vehicle’s ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.4 seconds is impressive. Braking, front-seat comfort, and fuel economy scored high, while interior fit and finish and emergency handling received well.

The one issue CRs had with the BMW 2 Series

While Consumer Reports raved about the BMW 2 Series, there was one particular aspect that didn’t sit right with the outlet. The site gave the vehicle a terrible score for rear seat comfort. The car seats four people, and although it has more in common with the BMW 4 Series, it is more compact.

The issue isn’t noticeable in the front as there’s plenty of headroom, and the seats slide back a long way. However, the shapely sloping roofline of the vehicle cuts into the rear seats’ headroom, and it becomes difficult for someone to sit up straight without finding their heads wedged uncomfortably against the ceiling.

Additionally, while the front seats offer plenty of legroom, the rear seats are cramped, and a tall person may find a ride uncomfortable in the back, not to mention that entry and egress aren’t easy. However, people of short stature and children may fit in just fine. It is important to note that vehicles like the BMW 2 Series aren’t all about back seat space, but it may still have been a great inclusion on the automaker’s part.

Small cargo space may also be an issue

According to Edmunds, the BMW 2 Series can only hold 10 cubic feet of cargo space, a bit more than the BMW 1 Series hatchbacks. However, this is still underwhelming, especially for a small luxury car, and may inconvenience people who would like to place several things in the cargo hold.

The cargo space can hold a set of golf clubs, small suitcases, or groceries, but that’s just about it. Its saloon opening means it’s pretty tiny, so if you were thinking of squeezing a bike in it, you’re in for a rude awakening.

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