2017 BMW 2 Series  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#6 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#26 of all 2017 vehicles


The 2 Series, introduced by BMW in 2014, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The BMW 2 Series has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 BMW 2 Series is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 BMW 2 Series has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.032%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 BMW 2 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0331% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7808%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0331% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7808% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 BMW 2 Series is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 BMW 2 Series is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 BMW 2 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9364Subaru WRXAcura ILXAcura TLXVolkswagen CCBMW X1Cadillac ATSBMW 2 SeriesAudi Q3M.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Lexus ISComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 BMW 2 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 93. The 2017 BMW 2 Series is safer than the 2017 Subaru WRX, the 2017 Acura ILX, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, the 2017 BMW X1, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, the 2017 Lexus IS, the 2017 Audi A4, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. It is about as safe as the 2017 Audi Q3.

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