New or used, the BMW X3 is a great option for shoppers who want a premium-brand compact crossover SUV that delivers a truly sporty driving experience, yet still feels as luxurious as anything else in this class. As expected in this segment, the two-row X3 offers a high seating position, all-wheel-drive traction and abundant equipment. However, it goes a few steps further with sweet, performance-bred engines, above-average handling and genuinely upscale interior appointments. In reviews, we've consistently found the BMW X3 to be one of the most appealing luxury crossovers in its class.
While the X3 may be smaller and less expensive than the hefty X5, you won't feel short-changed inside, unless of course you need a third-row seat. The same high-quality materials and construction are present, and the X3 provides a quiet yet comfortable ride, although it typically rides more stiffly than rivals in this class. Ultimately, for those who want an ample dose of driving fun in an elegant utility vehicle, the BMW X3 is very tough to beat.