The 2019 BMW X3 is an athletic five-passenger sports-luxury crossover that is delightful to drive. In a crowded field of highly competent European crossover suvs, the X3 stands tall based on its ability to deliver a driving experience that more than satisfies. Occupying a footprint similar to Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, Audi Q5, and Porsche Macan, the X3 brings traditional BMW styling and engaging road manners to the competition.
Like its brethren, the X3 looks the part of a small SUV with upright styling, but it is honed for on-road driving rather than bashing through the brush. If off-road is a primary goal, you should look to Jeep or Land Rover as wise alternatives. In the overall scheme of crossover SUVs, the X3 has compact exterior dimensions, which translates to limited interior space. Still, its interior cargo volume bests its most logical competitors in the segment. If your desires are for a taller, easier-to-get-into sports sedan, the X3 is worthy of strong consideration.