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2022 BMW X2 vs. 2023 Subaru Ascent Review

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2022 BMW
X2

MSRP*: $36,600 to $46,450
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2023 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $33,895 to $48,195
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MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 50.1 ft3 72.8 - 75.6 ft3
Engine
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 301-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 - 301 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.2 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 71.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 40.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Ascent than in the BMW X2, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X2.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X2 as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X2 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X2 is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X2, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The BMW X2 has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X2 has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X2 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The BMW X2 has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X2 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X2 than that of the Subaru Ascent.