BMW X3

Used BMW X3 2018 - present review

Alternatives

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What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW X3 4x4?

The best alternative to the BMW X3 is the Audi Q5, which has an even swankier interior and can be had with Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel – a configurable 12.3in display that provides the driver with lots of information. It’s also very nice to drive, if less involving than X3.

If you think your large SUV ought to have some serious off-road pedigree, take a look at the Land Rover Discovery Sport, because it should allow you to travel farther from the beaten path than any other car in its class. You do have to put up with a less luxurious interior, but it can be had with seven seats and there’s lots of room for people travelling in the middle row.   

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Verdict

Thanks to tidy handling and a highly-practical, high-quality interior, the BMW X3 is one of the best large SUVs you can buy

  • Sharp handling
  • Class-leading infotainment
  • Strong engines
  • Firm ride in M Sport trim
  • Popular 20d engine sounds gruff
  • High tax costs