Top notch driving dynamics, high-tech, and luxury, the 2018 BMW X3 looks promising. But we are not too excited about the lack of advanced standard safety gear.


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Comments

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      My 2018 G01 X3's hood won't close properly on the 5th day of delivery. Kudos BMW USA

      about 8 months ago
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      2:13 The safety features are standard in Canada sold X3 (with base price CAD $48,000).

      about 8 months ago
    • TooLooze
      TooLooze

      I would have bought one, but the interior door handle touched my leg and made it uncomfortable. It was not a 2018 model, however.

      about 10 months ago
    • Alim Felix
      Alim Felix

      Blind spot monitoring should be standard I actually. I actually was in a severe accident with my 3 series... after I moved to Lexus is350 which comes standard with blind spot 😂

      about 1 year ago
    • Thomas Keets
      Thomas Keets

      The BMW X1 test drive was AWfUL!

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Thomas Keets

      Neighbor just got an X1 and the silver trim is majorly misaligned

      about 9 months ago
    • Bautista Prea
      Bautista Prea

      does anyone know the difference between these 248hp engine and the 252hp one like in the 330i? Why wouldn´t they use the higher hp engine?

      about 1 year ago
    • Spencer Reed
      Spencer Reed In reply to Bautista Prea

      exclusivity for the more premium models and regulations

      about 9 months ago
    • colinf1951
      colinf1951

      Good video, the BMW sounds an excellent all rounder, but please when you do a direct comparison test in the future, do try and make sure you spec each car the same, or at least as near as possible, this way the consumer can decide which car offers the best REAL value for there buck !!
      There is more to buying a car than measuring which one goes round a corner the fastest, we all know BMW have always been king here ! if that's your priority then you will buy a BMW regardless of value for money, but if you are looking for other aspects, such as Massage seats, Heated steering wheel, Driver Assist, Active LED Headlights, and other such luxuries, then I would think BMW would be at the bottom of this sector !! Volvo XC60 for example include many of these features as standard, whereas most German car makers make you pay a lot more for the same spec.

      about 1 year ago
    • whiteliketar
      whiteliketar

      BMW should quit this bullshit of gouging customers on the optional extras especially the safety ones. It is tiring - thinking of switching back to Lexus over this issue.

      about 1 year ago
    • B Robertson
      B Robertson

      Sorry but over priced garbage... The last one I owned was expensive to repair and unreliable.. Never again.

      about 1 year ago
    • Laurie MacPherson
      Laurie MacPherson In reply to B Robertson

      B. Robertson i

      about 9 months ago
    • LivingLife
      LivingLife

      I bought a PURE LEMON 2015 BMW X3 Ordered it Brand New, and it's still at the dealership for 8 MONTHS NOW . DEFECTIVE SINCE NEW! Dealership Manager admitted it being a lemon and Dangerous to drive but they won't replace the car and BMW Canada won't do anything about it. Major Steering issues can't keep the car straight, never buy a car at BMW Dealership in Mississauga. I Guess BMW CANADA and the Dealership DON'T CARE ABOUT COSTUMERS .

      about 1 year ago
    • Pun Jab I
      Pun Jab I

      Please. It is a German car. Stop whining about options already. They will option you to death forever. Do not expect standard equipments already.

      about 1 year ago
    • Leed Capetown
      Leed Capetown

      over priced.....go for AUDI

      about 1 year ago
    • The God of Truth
      The God of Truth In reply to Leed Capetown

      Audi Q5 is now assembled in Mexico. No thanks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacky Zhang
      Jacky Zhang In reply to Leed Capetown

      Leed Capetown Audi q5 more conservative than this although I do like Audi LEDS.both r similar price

      about 1 year ago
    • Mpulsive Minds
      Mpulsive Minds

      We just bought a 2018 for my wife very very nice truck. I was not a fan of the previous generation and would have never considered it. But the 2018 model is a different beast interior, exterior and all the tech is great.

       It's the perfect size truck, I think BMW nailed it with this one for people who don't need a X5 and if you choose the X3 you don't feel like you downgraded so to say.

      about 1 year ago
    • HiPlains1
      HiPlains1 In reply to Mpulsive Minds

      Why you call this a truck? Not a body on frame. Basically its building on a 3 series sedan with elevated suspension and using Xdrive.

      about 5 months ago
    • Cesar Pareja
      Cesar Pareja

      Finally !!!! BMW got rid of of the ugly
      Orange lighting that makes the dashboard so ugly

      about 1 year ago
    • Lisa Black Cat
      Lisa Black Cat

      which trim version is this demo car?

      about 1 year ago
    • sadick SAERT
      sadick SAERT

      Nice vehicle seating absolutely not comfortable accept if you slender 😬

      about 1 year ago
    • fahmi ardiansah
      fahmi ardiansah

      BMW very good

      about 1 year ago
    • Bimmer
      Bimmer

      Proudly South Carolina built❤️

      about 1 year ago
    • dan dinhofer
      dan dinhofer

      In as much as I enjoy watching CR episodes, I'm surprised by how high most European derived vehicles score. Why? Because they're well known and historically documented money pits. The cost of parts, labor and repairs in general are financially tolerated by the rich or mechanically inclined. Install of plastic water pumps and other critical components leaves me shaking my head...

      about 1 year ago
    • HiPlains1
      HiPlains1 In reply to dan dinhofer

      +Christian W Really depends on the model. The X3's used a cheap plastic for the guild and a timing chain that would fail. Replacement was not cheap. And if it took out the engine it is such an expensive repair that you most likely will just junk the entire car. Unfortunately, it took them way too long to finally fix the guild and timing chain so you want to avoid Anything from 2014 or earlier. The guild was changed in 2013 and they finally used a better chain in 2015. So no, not all bimmers are equal. The problem listed above is documented online at nauseam. I believe BMW even extended the warranty on this issue because they were getting allot of heat from their customers. But the extended warranty only went to 7 years or 70K miles. So there were still allot of folks that got burned. Being the X3's are probably the most popular SSUV from BMW I would strongly suggest avoiding anything built before 2015. I just bought a 2018 X3 xdrive 3.0i and love it so far. I plan to do all the service on time at BMW. Really the only thing that can get expensive on these cars are electronic/sensor failures that are not tied to good maintenance etc.. The the amount of computers/eletronic/sensors on the X3 is insane. That is what concerns me over time. I'm not too worried about the basics engine/transmission. But when things do fail, parts are indeed very expensive. At least in the US. Engine/transmission is imported.

      about 5 months ago
    • Christian W
      Christian W In reply to dan dinhofer

      Hilarious comment.

      If these cars were so terrible people wouldn’t buy them. Money pits? My 2007 BMW still works great despite daily abuse on the Autobahn. It’s a high mileage, reliable daily driver. In fact none of the European cars that I have owned have given me much trouble.

      But since Americans seem to be so CHEAP I suppose you try to save a buck and you don’t maintain these cars well. Well don’t expect these cars to run properly if you give it a cheaper oil or bring it to a local UNQUALIFIED mechanic who will do more damage and then blame it on the car.

      about 1 year ago
    • buzman1985
      buzman1985

      Kids Bop, huh?

      about 1 year ago
    • Tyus Robinson
      Tyus Robinson

      imo the safety features are so unnecessary 🙄🙄

      about 1 year ago
    • Lucas Peruzzo
      Lucas Peruzzo

      0:32 with a car at that "level" you would expect it to have at least a hood insulation.

      about 1 year ago
    • Emmett
      Emmett

      On what planet is the X3 a compact SUV?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dani Timnev
      Dani Timnev In reply to Emmett

      America planet

      about 1 year ago
    • albert7139
      albert7139

      I'd rather save some money and buy a loaded Mazda CX-9 Signature.

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to albert7139

      Pffft! CX-9 is the slowest and the not the best handling compared to v6's in the class that it has the most torque and the smallest crossover.

      about 9 months ago
    • Steve Schultz
      Steve Schultz In reply to albert7139

      albert7139 Right but hope u like 0-60 in over 9 seconds!

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Wise
      Steve Wise

      BMW nickel and dimes you one cut at time (I should say 1-10k per option). Negotiating is like playing whack a mole...”Oh, you want that option package, well you’ll lose this option if you pick this one.” Even if it’s a higher level package!?

      70 percent of BMW’s are leased, so consumers are only negotiating on monthly lease payments and let the options add up.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jamie William
      Jamie William In reply to Steve Wise

      I had that very same experience months ago at my local BMW dealership. It was so frustrating, I just walked away. smh. i went to Audi instead lol

      about 1 year ago
    • BCGTR
      BCGTR

      Kids bop!

      about 1 year ago
    • Vallecaucanisimo
      Vallecaucanisimo

      Too bad I can't afford one. Maybe when it is four years old.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous In reply to Vallecaucanisimo

      I had a CPO 535GT and the repair sucks. yes it's free but my time is wasted.

      about 9 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Vallecaucanisimo

      Wassha 09 Buick Envision 2.0T is $13,00] less than NX300t AWD and still offers more features like leather, heated seats(all four not just the.front) and steering wheel, vented front seats, tri-zone climate control. The Envision 2.0T has Active Twin Clutch AWD with torque vectoring not brake based vectoring like NX and RX.

      about 9 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Vallecaucanisimo

      Look at a Buick Emvision 2.0T for $32K, discounted. It'll have heat front and rear seats and front ventilated seats, heated steering, reclining and sliding rear seat, hands free lift gate.

      about 9 months ago
    • Wassha 09
      Wassha 09 In reply to Vallecaucanisimo

      Check out a Lexus NX.

      about 1 year ago
    • Clint W
      Clint W In reply to Vallecaucanisimo

      Bruno TaTa in the end, is it worth the problems despite the CPO? Was wondering about going down that route myself.

      about 1 year ago
    • pete
      pete

      1:00 Kidz Bop: The official testing soundtrack of CR Cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani
      Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani

      Yours seems to be running on Run Flat Tires. Whats your comment on that and the lack of spare tire?

      about 1 year ago
    • Debbie Kurth
      Debbie Kurth In reply to Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani

      You can get a spare tire for $150

      about 11 months ago
    • Recovering New Yorker
      Recovering New Yorker

      Eurotrash! O.U.Y.J. Overpriced Useless Yuppie Junk.

      about 1 year ago
    • japanwatchconnection
      japanwatchconnection In reply to Recovering New Yorker

      Lies

      about 8 months ago
    • Noor Ghani
      Noor Ghani In reply to Recovering New Yorker

      It is not trash.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jo B
      Jo B In reply to Recovering New Yorker

      The X1 is not produced there.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Gualvez
      Joseph Gualvez In reply to Recovering New Yorker

      TOTALLY AGREE!!

      about 1 year ago
    • BananaChipzzz
      BananaChipzzz In reply to Recovering New Yorker

      Y.C.H.T.P.T.U.C? You came here to post this useless comment?

      about 1 year ago