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It puts a strong emphasis on the "sport" in "sport/utility vehicle."

With the BMW X3, owners get to enjoy the driving dynamics of BMW's sports sedans, with the added functionality of

a SUV. The X3 has less cargo-carrying ability than many other SUVs, but it'll provide all-season performance that resembles its sedan siblings.

Driving It

In our full review of the 2016 BMW X3, we noted that "the BMW X3 SUV is a quiet, comfortable and feature-laden luxury SUV, and you might look forward to your commute, instead of dreading it."

Diesel Option

The X3 is available with a diesel engine that puts out loads of torque, gives the X3 a range of a whopping 531 miles and EPA-rated fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. That's comparable to what you would get with some compact hatchbacks.

Build and Price

The 2016 BMW X3 starts at over $39,000 and can cost upwards of $64,000. Build and price your own 2016 BMW X3 to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Consumer Opinions

Mike J offered an extensive list of pros and cons for the X3. Here are some key points: "Pros: 1.) The inline six is perfected and has way more power than is needed, while getting 28 MPG on mostly highway driving. 2.) The X3 handles and performs exceptionally. The transmission is perfect - it is always in the right gear. Cons: 1.) The standard seats are very uncomfortable (no lumbar support on a $50K car?). For short trips it is fine, but after 45 minutes, it's better to rent a Kia. 2.) There is always a lot of wind noise in the car." See more consumer reviews of the BMW X3.

More Small Luxury SUVs

This popular segment has grown to more than 10 vehicles strong, with each of the entries appealing on a variety of levels. Visit our Luxury Compact SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.

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