2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: Why SUVs are Popular

June 27, 2012


I'm reminded of this every time I load up this X3 with random stuff like groceries. SUVs are easy. Most of the time, there's no "packing" involved, you just throw stuff in and it fits. And on small SUVs like the X3, the liftover height is minimal so most stuff can be slid in without a hitch.

Personally, I would always rather have a sedan because of the handling characteristics, but modern small SUVs like this X3 are hard to beat if you can live without that extra level of handling and control. In other words, 99% of most car buyers.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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