Packed - 2012 BMW X3 Long-Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: Packed

October 4, 2012

My family of four (two grown-ups and two kids under age 7) recently took our long-term X3 on a weekend trip up the California coast for some pool and beach time. We did our best to pare down what we brought (both to save space and because my husband is a minimalist). Here is an exhaustive list of what we crammed into the BMW's cargo space:

-- medium soft-sided suitcase

-- large messenger bag

-- large hard-sided cooler

-- medium kid's duffle bag

-- Ikea bag full to the brim of soft items

-- laptop bag

-- medium promotional backpack

-- pail of sand toys

-- pool noodle

-- large kite still in its package

-- hat

We had to put the kids' other toys in the cabin with them (which they preferred anyway), and it all felt fairly tight, but it wasn't uncomfortable.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor,, @ 17,119 miles

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