BMW's bred one of the most carlike crossovers, and the X3 has good passenger space, too.
All of its competition suffers in one way or the other: the Acura RDX feels tight on room, and its interior doesn't meet most other luxury crossovers head-on.
The Audi Q5's cabin does, but a stiff ride upsets its pleasant demeanor.
The Benz GLK is a great choice for steering and ride, and for acceleration, but its cargo space is smaller than the X3's--and the same is true for the Land Rover LR2.
Of all the luxury crossovers, the Volvo XC60 has one of the best combinations of on-road handling, space, and fit and finish--and it's rated tops for safety, too.
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|19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|AWD 4-Door 28i||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door HSE LUX||RWD 4-Door GLK350||FWD 4-Door 3.2L|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||5 Door Wagon|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift|