Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The X3 is among the best large SUVs for front seat space. Its high roofline ensures that tall adults will have no problems with head room, and leg room is top-notch, too. And with two in the front, the wide interior means you’ll not be invading each other’s personal space.
Each front door has a decent-sized bin and the glovebox is no mere token effort. The front armrest lifts to reveal a generous cubbyhole and there's another cavernous space for your keys or wallet in front of the gear selector.
Seat folding and flexibility
The front passenger seat can be adjusted manually for height, but lumbar adjustment is merely an option on all variants. Electric seat adjustment, with memory settings, is standard on top trim levels.
The X3’s rear seats split in a 40/20/40 configuration and fold flat to open up more space for bulkier items. As we mentioned above, the optional Comfort Package provides reclining rear seatbacks; these come as standard in a Discovery Sport, and the Discovery Sport’s rear seats also slide back and forth. The X3’s don’t.