Comparison - Subaru Viziv 7 Concept Ascent 2018 - vs - BMW X2 xDrive 35i 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

--

Also called:

--

Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
SUBARU VIZIV FUTURE CONCEPT THE INTERVIEW
2018 BMW X2 Review and Live Walkround
BMW X2 SUV 2019 in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews
Batch & Ginny: BMW X2 vs Jaguar E-Pace vs Volvo XC40 | Small SUVs tested
BMW X2 vs Volvo XC40 vs Jaguar E-Pace - which is the best small SUV?
BMW X2 vs Volvo XC40 vs Jaguar E-Pace - which is the best small SUV?
BMW X2 2018 NEW FULL Test Drive Review Interior Exterior Infotainment
BMW X2 SUV 2019 in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews
BMW X2 FULL REVIEW all-new F39 M Sport X - Autogefühl
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
30 Mar 2017
38,400
Updated: 
21 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#F4F4F4
Black Sapphire Metallic
#1E1E1E
Dark Olive Metallic
#524C3D
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#1F2C4F
Misano Blue Metallic
#1B77C8
Galvanic Gold Mettallic
#C9B65A
Sunset Orange Metallic
#B34222

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Does the Viziv name sound familiar to you? Well, it should because that’s the name Subaru has used for a large SUV concept not once, not twice, but now three times. It started back in 2013 with the Subaru Viziv Concept that debuted with a funky set of side doors at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A couple of years later, Subaru showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the 2015 Subaru Viziv Future Concept. That second iteration was more toned down that then first – the funky doors were gone – but the interior was still heavily futuristic. Fast forward to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru was back at it again with the Viziv-7 Concept, a model that showcases what a large, three-row SUV from Subaru will look like when it makes its debut in 2018. To date, we have yet to see the inside of the concept – the doors were even locked at the show, with the interior hidden away by tinted windows – but as far as the exterior goes, this baby is ready to go into production.

As far as SUV’s and crossovers go, Subaru doesn’t have much. There’s the Compact Subaru Outback, which isn’t really as much a crossover or SUV as it is a wagon with jacked up suspension. Then there’s the Crosstrek, which is an Impreza with a raised roof and suspension, and then there’s the Forester, which in every sense of the word is an SUV, but it’s still in the compact segment. That means that Subaru has some room to grow if it really wants to compete in the world of gas guzzlers that is the American SUV Market. The production model derived from the Viziv-7 will fit more in the large-SUV category and will compete against the likes of models like the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition, to name a small handful.

Needless to say,Subaru has its work cut out for it if it expects its newest SUV to gain any traction at all in the market. The competition is stiff, and for folks buying in this segment, fuel economy isn’t as important as the number of passengers something can haul or the cargo space available. With that said, let’s take a better look at the Viziv-7 concept and talk about what we can expect from the future model it represents.

By: 
topspeed.com

In early 2018, Subaru will introduce a three-row midsize SUV to the North American market. But until then, we’ll have to make do with the VIZIV-7 SUV concept, which is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it’s quite a good-looking vehicle.

Unfortunately, Subaru says the concept previews the “size direction” of a future three-row SUV, not necessarily the design. So we probably shouldn’t expect to see the bold lighting elements, grille details, and fancy tires make it to production. This has been the case with other concept vehicles Subaru has shown, including the Impreza sedan concept, as they always look much more radical than the final model.

The Subaru VIZIV-7 measures 204.7 inches in length, or more than 6 inches longer than the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, the Subaru concept is longer than the 2017 Highlander (192.5 inches), 2017 Pilot (194.5 inches), and 2016 Durango (199.8 inches). At 79.9 inches, it’s also a bit wider than the competition, and its wheelbase comes in at 117.7 inches, bigger than all the aforementioned competitors but the Durango.

The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president of Fuji Heavy Industries, said in a press release.

With three complete rows of seating, Subaru’s future SUV will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever made. It will be larger than the Tribeca, which ended production after the 2014 model year. We previously reported that the new three-row model will be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 BMW X2 has agile handling to match its sleek looks, and while it gives up some interior space for the low roofline, it still retains some crossover utility.

Pros
Sprightly acceleration
Agile handling
Stylish design
Efficient for a crossover
Good backseat space

Cons
Interior space is compromised
A front-drive BMW?
Pricing creeps up quickly
Most safety features are optional and pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Boldly styled on the outside, the X2 shares its underpinnings with the already excellent X1. A 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission with front- or all-wheel drive. The fun-to-drive X2 went from 0–60 in 6.4 seconds in our testing. Connectivity options include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay. Available safety tech includes lane-departure warning, automatic high-beams, forward-collision warning, and low-speed automated emergency braking.

Pros
Attractive inside and out,
nails the fun-to-drive quotient.

Cons
Stiff ride,
road and suspension noise,
high as-tested price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

One of the nicest-looking BMWs of late also happens to be one of the most affordable, but despite its gorgeous design, it's far from perfect.

Pros
Exterior design
Driving dynamics
Interior fit and finish
Spacious for its size
Very competent powertrain
Great ride comfort (Adaptive Suspension), infotainment system

Cons
Misses out on full autonomous emergency braking
Apple CarPlay optional and an ongoing cost
Interior carry-over from X1 showing its age

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
240hp
228hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.20Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download
keyless ignition
Concierge Service
electric power steering
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
204.70in
172.20in
Width: 
79.90in
71.80in
Height: 
72.00in
60.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.70in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.10cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3662.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
leatherette
height adjustable passenger seat
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
CD player
HiFi Sound System with 7-speakers
205-watt digital amplifier
Pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Tuner
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlights with Cornering Lights
Privacy glass
Chrome exhaust tips with 90 mm diameter
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21''
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Emergency braking assist
remote anti-theft alarm system
cornering lights
brake drying
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Package
Dynamic Handling Package
M SportX Package
Premium Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Moonroof
18" Light Alloy Y-Spoke Wheels w/Non-Runflat All-Season Tires
Rear Spoiler
19" M Light Alloy Double-Spoke M Bicolor Wheels w/Runflat Performance Tires
19" Light Alloy Y-Spoke Wheels w/Runflat All-Season Tires
20" M Light Alloy Double-Spoke M Bicolor Wheels w/Runflat Performance Tires
19" M Light Alloy Double-Spoke M Bicolor Wheels w/Runflat All-Season Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Moonroof Deletion
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
Navigation Business
Wireless Charging

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Sensatec Oyster/Black
#D8D5D0
Black SensaTec
#686868
#AE5B3B
Magma Red Dakota Leather
Mocha Dakota Leather
#655C57
Black with Blue Highlight Dakota Leather
#373737