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

    • 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Pod
      Pod

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

      about 2 months ago
    • findingmycenter
      findingmycenter

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Gautam Vishwanatham
      Gautam Vishwanatham

      Is there room for a child seat in the backseat

      about 3 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 5 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 9 months ago
    • Bruno TaTa
      Bruno TaTa

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

      about 9 months ago
    • MesseJesse2
      MesseJesse2

      Charging ports in the back?

      about 10 months ago
    • Mark Viduya
      Mark Viduya

      spare tire?

      about 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
    • Juelle Mcamer
      Juelle Mcamer

      interior is look like a cheap car all the time

      about 11 months ago
    • drew4021
      drew4021

      great review -I appreciate the emphasis on the interior features

      about 11 months ago
    • The_HBK_23
      The_HBK_23

      The way the wood trim stops makes it look gay

      about 11 months 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
    • Vassiliy Kravtsov
      Vassiliy 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
    • Dean Cade
      Dean Cade

      This is a horrible review and  I always smile when an asian driver does car reviews.

      about 1 year ago
    • richard h
      richard h

      The new x3 isn't something I'd lust after or stare at on the street. But it just seems to do everything so well, that its the new car I'd most like to live with. BMW seems content with quiet evolution and refinement, and for a car that I actually have to drive every day, I think I prefer that approach.

      about 1 year ago
    • kzsnow
      kzsnow

      They really need to change the style of the vents imo.

      about 1 year ago