2018 BMW 2 Series  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#5 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#25 of all 2018 vehicles


The 2 Series, which BMW introduced 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The BMW 2 Series has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 BMW 2 Series has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 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 2018 BMW 2 Series is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 BMW 2 Series is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9469Acura ILXBMW X1INFINITI Q50Volvo V60BMW X2Acura TLXLexus RCBMW 2 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesLexus ISLexus ES-350Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 BMW 2 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2018 BMW 2 Series is safer than the 2018 Acura ILX, the 2018 BMW X1, the 2018 INFINITI Q50, the 2018 Volvo V60, the 2018 BMW X2, the 2018 Acura TLX, the 2018 Lexus ES-350, the 2018 Lexus IS, and the 2018 BMW 3 Series. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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