The BMW X3 is a compact luxury SUV that offers a high seating position, all-wheel-drive traction, exemplary performance, solid build quality and the distinctive good looks shoppers in this category are looking for.
Sharing much of its mechanicals with the previous- and current-generation 3 Series, the BMW X3's performance is enabled by its responsive six-cylinder engine, precise steering and a full-time all-wheel-drive system, dubbed xDrive.
With the ability to instantly detect slippage and redirect power to the wheels with the most traction, the xDrive system gives the compact BMW SUV confidence-inspiring handling in both wet and dry conditions.
A commanding view from the X3's driver seat complements this carefree all-weather capability, and ample passenger and cargo room plus numerous storage spaces sprinkled throughout the interior add to its versatility and likability.
The edgy four-door BMW X3 has received a midcycle freshening, with more power and upgraded interior materials to address one of its few shortcomings.
On the style front, a freshened and sleeker exterior combines with better plastics and wood trim inside for an especially enticing new package. Dynamically, the BMW X3 features bundled stability and traction control, combined with braking enhancements to improve emergency responsiveness.
If you prefer a more comfortable ride versus ultimate handling response, we recommend you steer clear of X3s equipped with the Sport Package.