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The BMW X3 offers everything you'd expect from what has become the mainstay of the German marque's SUV range. While the latest version doesn't push the brand's styling into unfamiliar territory, it excels in those areas that BMW has traditionally been hard to beat, namely handling, ride and driver enjoyment. It's a great car for passengers, too, with a comfortable, high-quality interior and generous helping of standard equipment. The BMW X3 doesn't come cheap – the latest model has a higher starting price than its predecessor – but it comes close to leading the pack for all-round appeal.

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    • La Porta D
      La Porta D

      I don't want the car I want her coat lol. Nice. But in green or black.

      about 17 days ago
    • Lisa Black Cat
      Lisa Black Cat

      i have an X3 but after seating in my friend's GLC, I now think the GLC feels more solid and is a much more comfortable car than the X3.

      about 3 months ago
    • AllanteA4

      Top of the class indeed 💥

      about 4 months ago
    • Charles41

      Why are there sometimes these plastic half circles around the digital display and sometimes not ? What affects it ?

      about 6 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      BMW X3 is at the top of it's class. They have much more space and better safety features than the MB GLC. Drives better and more luxury than the Audi Q5 & Volvo XC60. It might not be the best looking exterior and interior, but it is the most well rounded.

      about 10 months ago
    • MasterOzgun

      BMW interior looks always too busy, unlike AUDI.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael  Foreman
      Michael Foreman

      Good review Ginny. Why wouldn't you choose the 3.0 D though?

      about 1 year ago

      It is the best suv of its size. Period.

      about 1 year ago
    • jan haugen
      jan haugen

      can you guys please review a lotus elise???
      i am considering buying one. and it would be great help!

      about 1 year ago
    • Karolis Design
      Karolis Design

      Omg same interior again...

      about 1 year ago
    • MBADaruma Genki
      MBADaruma Genki

      I just came here to see Ginny. She's a hottie.

      about 1 year ago
    • Oleo Plays
      Oleo Plays In reply to MBADaruma Genki

      She's married but ok

      about 6 months ago
    • Praetorius

      Hate every review she does - she's too static, doesn't talk about things that normal people care about like comfort and not high speed cornering, and her voice is just so dull!

      about 1 year ago
    • Christiaan Botes
      Christiaan Botes

      Made in South Africa

      about 1 year ago
    • C S
      C S

      Boot lips are good for stopping loose items falling out of the boot when you open it. The obsession with “flat boot lips” is just non issue always being picked on by all car reviewers.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Smith
      Zach Smith

      Boring car. Interior has dated quickly, looks horrendous as all BMW SUVS do, no diesel clatter. All other BMW reviews they moan about the 187hp 2.0d being clattery when cold or at idle, buy a Volvo XC60 or Audi Q5. Way better cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • NETnews

      horrible SUV, beautiful mom

      about 1 year ago
    • rabit818

      Why lower an suv? Then get the regular m3 series wagon

      about 1 year ago
    • Stuart groves
      Stuart groves

      I find BMW interiors very boring and all models look the same. Not worth the money in my opinion.

      about 1 year ago
    • dulsaf2630
      dulsaf2630 In reply to Stuart groves

      amelia groves so does benz & audi

      about 1 year ago
    • o Mak
      o Mak

      Disappointing, boring design from BMW. Interior looks very dated. Volvo XC60 is far more elegant, and modern.

      about 1 year ago
    • porquetequejes

      Man wanna fill holes 👉🏽👌🏻

      about 1 year ago
    • Mini Eggs
      Mini Eggs

      For gods sake give Ginny something with 500+ hp and two seats. Poor woman has been stuck in suv sheds for months

      about 1 year ago
    • Nigel Old & Grey
      Nigel Old & Grey

      a proper review instead of that crap they pulled with the Subaru recently

      about 1 year ago
    • Arsen Sarkissian
      Arsen Sarkissian In reply to Nigel Old & Grey

      Nigel Old & Grey with those God awful actors! Oh my god it’s just horrific to watch. Instantly turns me off Subaru’s

      about 1 year ago
    • Aoyagi

      Refined? I'm 100% sure I could easily tell it's a diesel from the outside, and from just minuscule focus from the inside. The fact that the sound's massively dampened inside doesn't mean it's "refined". Especially a bloody four-pot diesel.

      about 1 year ago
    • marco marcob
      marco marcob

      Ugly car!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jonny Jones
      Jonny Jones

      Stop putting scuff plates on Fckin black plastic the need to be on the bumpers paint scratches black plastic doesn't Fckin cockwombles.

      about 1 year ago
    • fabian78

      Whilst Ginny is always delightfully pleasant to watch, the car is just evolutionally dull and ugly....

      about 1 year ago
    • Krum Petachki
      Krum Petachki

      Ginny, the car is as beautiful as you are!

      about 1 year ago
    • Aniket Sonavane
      Aniket Sonavane

      please make a video of bmw 6 gt 2018 model

      about 1 year ago
    • Kelvo 69
      Kelvo 69 In reply to Aniket Sonavane

      Aniket Sonavane there's one on Carwow

      about 1 year ago
    • David

      What do we think of this compared to the Hyundai or Kia suvs ?

      about 1 year ago
    • ShroomWalrus

      Probably should've mentioned that not only does it not have android auto, the apple carplay costs 235£ for 3 years and then you have to buy more time?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ernest Cummings
      Ernest Cummings In reply to ShroomWalrus

      She does at 2:13

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrew W
      Andrew W In reply to ShroomWalrus

      ShroomWalrus really? Wow thats greed

      about 1 year ago