The BMW X3 is a good SUV. It's one of the most athletic vehicles in our luxury compact SUV rankings, thanks in part to its lineup of hearty engines and its sharp handling.
The BMW X3 ramps up the rolling refinement and interior quality significantly when compared to its immediate predecessor, without sacrificing any of the brilliant chassis engineering that makes this German mid-sized premium SUV so good to drive. It's powered by a range of impressive, relatively efficient TwinPower Turbo engines and here’s a decent, albeit not ground-breaking, spread of petrol and diesel options to choose from.
The overall technology count is high, yet a lot of the most spectacular equipment is on the cost options list, rather than being standard fit. It’s also a shame the styling of the third-generation X3 isn’t a million miles removed from the MkII and it’s one of the pricier SUVs of this size out there, but the overall package is so accomplished that the BMW simply has to be on your potential shopping list if you’re in the market for this sort of vehicle.