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2008 BMW X3 vs. Its Competition

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2008 BMW X3-Series 3.0si
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
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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 X3-Series 3.0si2008 BMW X32009 Audi Q52009 Audi Q52008 Acura RDX 4WD 4-door Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Acura RDX2008 Land Rover LR2 AWD 4-door SE Angular Front Exterior View2008 Land Rover LR2
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8.2
/ 10
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The 2008 BMW X3 gets much-needed improvements to its ride and its interior, but it's still more rugged--though not as refined--as the Acura RDX.
8.4
/ 10
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The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
8.8
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The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
8.0
/ 10
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The 2008 Land Rover LR2 splices the ruggedly stylish look that draws people to the legendary British brand with honest practicality, without the gas-guzzling and clumsy handling.
MSRP From   
$38,600Browse Used Listings$37,200Browse Used Listings$33,195Browse Used Listings$33,985Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I6Gas V6Gas I4Inline 6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Style Name   
AWD 4-Door 3.0siquattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige4WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door SE
Drivetrain   
AWDAll wheel drive4 Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4dr SUV4 Door4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
 
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