2021 BMW 2 Series  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#14 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#49 of all 2021 vehicles


The 2 Series, introduced by BMW in 2014, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 4. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2021 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 2021 BMW 2 Series has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2021 BMW 2 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0352% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0191%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0352% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0191% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 BMW 2 Series is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 BMW 2 Series is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 BMW 2 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9273BMW X1BMW X2Lexus UXM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAlfa Romeo GiuliaVolvo XC40BMW 2 SeriesHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 BMW 2 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2021 BMW 2 Series is safer than the 2021 BMW X1, the 2021 BMW X2, the 2021 Lexus UX, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and less safe than the 2021 Volvo XC40 and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 BMW 3 Series, the 2021 Audi A5, the 2021 Volvo S60, and the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70.

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