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2014 BMW X3 KBB Expert Review

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MSRP $40,750

Fair Purchase Price $36,234
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Invoice $37,565

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By Editors - Updated Date: 5/3/2013

BMW doesn't really want you to think of its X3 as an SUV. The German automaker calls its 5-passenger compact sport-utility vehicle a "sports-activity vehicle." You may sneer at the marketing-speak, but there is substance behind the hype. In a segment that has grown since the X3's introduction in 2004 with an onslaught of luxury rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLK, Audi Q5, Acura RDX, Cadillac SRX and Infiniti EX, the X3 stands out with a dynamic nature that makes it feel more like a sports sedan than a cumbersome SUV. The 2014 X3 is also fuel-efficient thanks to the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine standard in the xDrive28i model. For those who want more power, a turbo 6-cylinder comes in the xDrive35i.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a premium carryall that truly puts the "sport" in sport-utility vehicle, the 2014 X3 is hard to beat. If you need extra traction in inclement weather, the X3 comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Aesthetically, the 2014 X3 isn't as viscerally exciting as some competitors. The iDrive command module and gearshift lever may confuse some drivers, and when optioned up the X3 can approach $60,000. Even paint colors cost extra unless you're okay with non-metallic black or white.

What's New for 2014

After the introduction of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the xDrive28i last year, there is little change in the line for 2014. The Technology Package now includes USB connectivity and Bluetooth with smartphone integration. The Navigation/iDrive system gets some further refinements. Some packages and availability are shuffled.

Driving It Driving Impressions

Take off up the road in a 2014 BMW X3 and the first thing you'll notice is that it's quick. And it doesn't matter which model and engine you have. Even the base turbocharged 4-cylinder can propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in the mid-6-second range. Step up to the more powerful turbo 6-cylinder, put the transmission into the second of two "sport" modes, and you're looking at the same sprint taking place in the 5-second range, quicker than many quite sporty sports cars. This translates to effortless on-ramp sprints and prodigious passing power. But speed and agility in corners aren't the only high points here. The X3 is also a comfortable, quiet vehicle that eases the rigors of long commutes. Purists may decry the lack of a manual-transmission option, but we're happy with the standard, buttery smooth 8-speed automatic.

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With the turbo 4-cylinder engine, performance and fuel economy are not mutually exclusive. This bulldog of a powerplant easily boots the X3 around, yet still attains 28 mpg on the highway.

From the metallic, sliding cargo hooks in the hold to the available wood-grain trim up front, the 2014 X3 is one polished vehicle.

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