Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi gets behind the wheel of the fully redesigned 2018 BMW X3. In this review, he covers all of the areas most important to car buyers in the small luxury SUV class: comfort, refinement, technology, performance and utility. Is it the new class leader? Watch the video to find out for yourself.

Q: What engines are available?
A: The 2018 BMW xDrive30i has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 horsepower, while the M40i gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with 355 hp.

Q: How much does the 2018 BMW X3 cost?
A: Prices start at an MSRP of $43,645 for the base xDrive30i and an MSRP of $55,495 for the M40i, including destination fees.

Q: What kind of features come standard?
A: All 2018 BMW X3 models come with a power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery and a 6.5-inch center display.

Q: How much cargo can the 2018 BMW X3 hold?
A: The X3 offers 28.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 62.7 cubic feet with them folded. That's more than the competition.

Q: What does the 2018 BMW X3 compete against?
A: The Audi Q5, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and the Jaguar E-Pace or F-Pace.

Read our review of the 2018 BMW X3 here: www.edmunds.com/bmw/x3/2018/suv/review/

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Comments

    • Gautam V V
      Gautam V V

      How about child seat for infants

      about 29 days ago
    • Peter
      Peter

      vs glc300?

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Broadwell
      Robert Broadwell

      My wife is a big fan of the X3. We bought a 2018 X3 3.0. I couldn’t believe how sluggish this car is...especially compared to the 2014 model we had leased. When getting on the interstate this vehicle we have is a real laggard...and scary slow to accelerate. Dealer admits is a pig. The 2014 had a twin scroll turbo that really had some punch when you floored it. This newer one is like “Driving Miss Daisy.”

      about 4 months ago
    • Korean mtn biker in U.S.  미국 자연 생할
      Korean mtn biker in U.S. 미국 자연 생할

      Hi. Only thing I am worried about is the turbo engine. How good is the turbo? How long will it last? How much to replace? How reliable is it? (turbo)

      about 6 months ago
    • ThisNoName
      ThisNoName

      How can a guy doing car review gathering 140K following without even knowing what's under the trunk? Is he stupid, or are we stupider

      about 7 months ago
    • Pod
      Pod

      love the car but why did BMW cheap out with incandescent yellow turn signals?!

      about 8 months ago
    • findingmycenter
      findingmycenter

      Put it in sport mode and driver like a maniac. Don't be a pussy!

      about 8 months ago
    • Gautam Vishwanatham
      Gautam Vishwanatham

      Is there room for a child seat in the backseat

      about 8 months ago
    • muse 77
      muse 77

      YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! You need a can opener to get in, and its the size of a car not an SUV....Paaaleeeze...

      about 11 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      Extremely knowledgeable. Presentation just seemed bland. Trunk is higher due to the inclusion of the spare tire option. Digital display is only partial and looks better full. The exterior is about the same for the last 7 years, interior is still boring even though it's much improved. Still a great vehicle with more features, but the new model just looks the same every year...

      about 1 year ago
    • OGZON
      OGZON

      “I’m 5 foot 10, an average size adult “ ??
      Ok I am from Europe, but I thought that Americans are taller that THAT?? Average American 5,1 ???
      Really I’m just wondering if someone can tell me?

      about 1 year ago
    • Rich X
      Rich X

      One of the most appealing things about BMWs is the consistency of the cabin between vehicles. The lay out in the X3 is classic and functional. The cabin is a very comfortable place. The X3 is a really well rounded vehicle and the 30i engine is quiet and smooth and torque is excellent. More than enough power for everyday drivers both in the city or on the open road. If you have run flat tyres the load space is completely flat.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruno TaTa
      Bruno TaTa

      I think you need the m sport pkg , .81 g isn't great for a sporty crossover.

      about 1 year ago
    • MesseJesse2
      MesseJesse2

      Charging ports in the back?

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Viduya
      Mark Viduya

      spare tire?

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruno TaTa
      Bruno TaTa

      Some say 6.1 to 60, this says 7.0. Quite a spread. You need to get down to around 6 seconds to feel really sporty, I think. 5.0 is exilarating.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruno TaTa
      Bruno TaTa

      Not a lot of reason to go for the much more expensive X5 unless you absolutely have to have the small amount of added space. The lighter chassis and better fuel economy and better handling, plus the fact you can get a faster X3 for the same price as a slower X5.

      about 1 year ago
    • Juelle Mcamer
      Juelle Mcamer

      interior is look like a cheap car all the time

      about 1 year ago
    • drew4021
      drew4021

      great review -I appreciate the emphasis on the interior features

      about 1 year ago
    • The_HBK_23
      The_HBK_23

      The way the wood trim stops makes it look gay

      about 1 year ago
    • Cecil L
      Cecil L

      “X3’s legacy.... plenty of refinement on the inside”

      Lol ok. If we’re talking refinement a loaded CX-5 can make an X3 blush. With the exception of the 5 and 7 Series, BMW as a while have very dull and uninspiring interiors. And on models like the 3, X1, and 2 Series, the material quality isn’t always there. But hey! You’re driving a BMW right? Enjoy

      about 1 year ago
    • kokobasha7778
      kokobasha7778

      no android auto? that's a deal breaker for me, if i had the money!

      about 1 year ago
    • Melvin Johnson
      Melvin Johnson

      Way overpriced.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jeniffer Collins
      Jeniffer Collins

      Premium brand of Vehicles doesn't need to change their designs over and over.. what more important is the quality that they can give to its user.. thats why its so funny to read some annoying bad comments about thos SUV 😂 they even can't afford it.. anyway.

      about 1 year ago
    • Vasily Kravtsov
      Vasily Kravtsov

      Nice review! I like x3

      about 1 year ago
    • Dave Hicks
      Dave Hicks

      Many have stated this car is bland or boring in its appearance. While it’s not as aggressive as an RX 350 in terms of styling, IMHO, it is refined. Classic. But when you step up to the X3 M40i, you have a sleeper(I plan on removing the X3 M40i badging when my car is delivered to make it even more of a sleeper). This will be my last gas powered car. In 5-10 years, the electric cars will be amazing.

      about 1 year ago
    • montydesijokes
      montydesijokes

      Same boring interior. For the same money I rather get the Q5. Much better.

      about 1 year ago
    • CH Lim
      CH Lim

      Asian

      about 1 year ago
    • Irena Facelli
      Irena Facelli

      For some reason, it looks bland and dated. I'll take the new Mazda CX-5 over this any day of the week and save myself tens of thousands of dollars.

      about 1 year ago
    • curseknight5
      curseknight5

      This X3 was equipped with sport suspension ?

      about 1 year ago