2011 BMW X3 Review by Mike Hanley

The BMW X3 may have been a pioneer among compact luxury crossovers, but a number of competitors — including the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Volvo XC60 — have entered the fray since its debut as a 2004 model. Now, with the second-generation X3, BMW has new metal to take them on.

The 2011 BMW X3 is still the small luxury crossover of choice for driving enthusiasts, but its substantially more forgiving suspension tuning should make the new version far more appealing.

I tested the base xDrive28i, which starts at $36,750; with options, our test car's sticker price was $43,875. For a side-by-side comparison with the competitors mentioned above, click here.

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What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones. The mobile phone could not be paired or connected. ▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the vehicle ...

Interior rearview mirror
Reducing the blinding effect Reducing the blinding effect From behind when driving at night: turn the knob. ...

Opening the most recent
1. "Navigation" 2. "Stored trips" 3. "Last trip" 4. "Start guidance" ...