Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 BMW X3. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 BMW X3 is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you can get the 2020 BMW X3 with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 BMW X3 is comfortable and compliant. 2020 BMW X3 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 BMW X3 with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 BMW X3 offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are many of options to select from along the way.
The 2020 BMW X3 is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 BMW X3 might you should be the sedan for you.
The 2020 BMW X3 is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 BMW X3 Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels may be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 BMW X3 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is simple to fold down to fit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 BMW X3 includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.