2018 BMW X3 Review: The Lux CUV Segment Gets Deeper

Verdict 7.0 / 10

– Detroit, Michigan

BMW brings a completely new version of its popular compact SUV to market this year, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Not only are U.S. buyers hot-on-fire for anything vaguely SUV or crossover shaped these days, but German rivals Mercedes-Benz and Audi also have new, and very good, products in this class (as does Volvo).


My X3 xDrive30i represents much of what BMW is doing very well these days, meaning a full-fat complement of tech and safety features, along with a compelling powertrain and nippy driving dynamics. You can buy still sportier small utility vehicles than this X3, but only just (and for more money).

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