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2020 BMW X2 vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 BMW X2

2020 BMW
X2

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$36,400 to $46,450
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $34,350 to $43,700 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 23 - 24 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X2 will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the BMW X2 seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Ascent. 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.