CR seems to be selectively choosing different brands to downgrade each year to possibly prove their objectivity. I've driven the vehicle for nearly 6 months without a single problem. I've read numerous online comments without significant problems.
As for US Today the ratings seem strange. Q5 and Evoque is debatable, but can you seriously believe EX30 and X1 operates in the same class or even better?
I believe the haters would be the most vocal, but their silence is probably a truer reflection the X3 is a wonderfully built vehicle. If you keep the vehicle long term or lease, it makes little difference. Do your own review and buy a car you'll enjoy for the next few years.
Last edited by slambmw; 11-12-2012 at 10:46 AM.