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).

Update:

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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