2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test


2012 BMW X3: 600-Mile Road Trip, Pt. 2

April 13, 2012

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Two snowboards, three occupants, snow gear, bags, beer, food -- everything needed for last weekend's snowboarding trip all fit into our longterm 2012 BMW X3 with ease. We folded down the far-right backseat for the 'boards -- that way, the backseat occupant had as much space as possible. No roof rack. Fine by me since roof racks leave your pricey gear conspicuously on display. (Oh, and pardon the grainy image above, please.)

As for the ride quality, some thoughts -- it's firmly damped. Not harsh. It has very good control. I seems to have limited suspension travel, so on broken, nasty pavement it loses some composure. However, it makes great use of the travel it does have. Within those bounds it's sharp and nimble without being punishing.

Summary: Great roadtrip vehicle. Would drive again.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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