Even the most refined vehicle in this class, the Acura RDX, suffers a bit from a choppy ride and a slightly off-base, zippy turbocharged engine.
The Land Rover LR2 has a more subdued V-6 engine, more rear-seat room, and more off-road credibility, along with a busy interior.
The Mercedes-Benz GLK and Audi Q5 are unknown quantities, but they're worth a look later this year when they go on sale for the first time.
|2008 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2009 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2008 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2008 Land Rover LR2Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Inline 6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|AWD 4-Door 3.0si||quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige||4WD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door SE|
|AWD||All wheel drive||4 Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4dr SUV||4 Door||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|