With the X3, BMW's bred its most carlike crossover yet.
If you want a higher level of driving engagement, you should go for the BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon, but the X3 is the pick for those who need good passenger space and a little more versatility.
The Acura RDX was completely new this past year, and its new V-6 powertrain and more conventional design aims right at the luxury mainstream.
The Audi Q5's cabin wows, 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.
The Volvo XC60 costs a bit less, and it has one of the best combinations of on-road handling, space, and fit and finish; it's rated tops for safety, too.
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|2013 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2013 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2013 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2013 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Compact Cars||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|AWD 4-Door xDrive28i||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa||RWD 4-Door GLK 350||AWD 4-Door 3.2L|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sedan||Sport Utility Vehicle||Wagon|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2013 BMW X3 vs. 2013 Acura RDX||2013 BMW X3 vs. 2013 Audi Q5||2013 BMW X3 vs. 2013 BMW 3-Series||2013 BMW X3 vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class||2013 BMW X3 vs. 2013 Volvo XC60|