The 2017 BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover that somehow stands out in a sea of competition. This segment is one of the fastest-growing in the US and the X3, despite having some age compared to its rivals, continues to set benchmarks that others strive to achieve.
The 2017 X3 is marked with a luxurious design, excellent and sporty handling, smart engine choices, and a thoroughly lovable nature. For 2017 a few changes were made to the popular crossover, starting with an update to the latest iDrive interface for infotainment, some option shuffling and standardization of amenities in many trims and packages.
Now seven years old in this generation, the 2017 BMW X3 remains spacious, fun to drive and practical, while keeping that signature BMW driver-centric appeal. As it's always been, the only Achilles heel for the X3 is in its price tag versus some competitors. Though an overview of the vehicle shows that the bang for the buck is definitely there, if your priorities are in line with the X3's offerings.
The 2017 BMW X3 is a five-passenger compact luxury SUV that comes in four trim levels, each with a different powertrain setup. Both front-wheel (sDrive) and all-wheel (xDrive) drive are available.