2019 BMW X2 vs. 2019 Audi Allroad

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the X2 and the Allroad have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X2 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Audi only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Allroad.

There are over 13 percent more BMW dealers than there are Audi dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the X2’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 25th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 14 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 13th.

Engine

The X2 M35i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 54 more horsepower (302 vs. 248) and 49 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 273) than the Allroad’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

Regenerative brakes improve the X2’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Allroad doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the BMW X2 higher (7 out of 10) than the Audi Allroad (5). This means the X2 produces up to 8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Allroad every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

An eight-speed automatic is standard on the BMW X2, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the Allroad.

Brakes and Stopping

The X2 stops shorter than the Allroad:

 

X2

Allroad

 

60 to 0 MPH

111 feet

119 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the X2 M35i offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Allroad’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the X2 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Allroad doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

The X2 xDrive28i handles at .91 G’s, while the Allroad Prestige pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The X2 sDrive28i xDrive executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Allroad Premium Plus (25.9 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 26.3 seconds @ .69 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the X2’s turning circle is .9 feet tighter than the Allroad’s (37.2 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

For greater off-road capability the X2 has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Allroad (7.2 vs. 6.5 inches), allowing the X2 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The BMW X2 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 350 pounds less than the Audi Allroad.

The X2 is 1 foot, 2.8 inches shorter than the Allroad, making the X2 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The X2 has 2.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Allroad (94.1 vs. 92).

The X2 has .7 inches more front headroom and 1 inch more rear legroom than the Allroad.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X2’s rear seats recline. The Allroad’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the X2’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Allroad doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

If the windows are left open on the X2 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Allroad can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

When the X2 is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Allroad’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The X2’s optional Parking Assistant can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Allroad doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

The X2 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Allroad doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW X2, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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