2022 BMW X3 vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW X3
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

It’s not easy to pick a favorite luxury crossover, though the Mercedes-Benz GLC range sure does a lot while always looking unflustered.

From docile 300 to snarling AMG 63, the GLC lineup is tough to beat.

The Acura RDX boasts terrific driving dynamics unfortunately paired with a frustrating infotainment setup.

The Audi Q5 comes close with its polished feel and approachable tech, while the polite Volvo XC60 is a serene, soothing machine perfect for any commute.

A surprising highlight is the Lincoln Corsair with its buttoned-up looks, plug-in hybrid edition, and manageable tech—plus it’s a good value, too.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2022 BMW X3 crossover SUV has it all and does it all, from light off-roading to high-speed track scorching.
6.7
The 2022 Acura RDX sports scads of space and strong turbo-4 power to please wagon fans and sport-sedan drivers equally well.
6.7
The 2022 Audi Q5 crossover SUV goes long on everyday virtue—and on nimble road manners in the sporty SQ5 edition.
7.0
The 2022 Lincoln Corsair dresses for success, with great infotainment, a quiet cabin, and a plug-in hybrid edition.
7.3
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class runs the gamut from AMG track star to urbane oasis.
7.7
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
$43,700$40,100$43,300$36,370$43,850$41,700
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleFWDPremium 40 TFSI quattroStandard FWDGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sports Activity VehicleSport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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