Two fantastic engines to choose from with plenty of acceleration power and impressive fuel-economy.
Rated “Good” in roof, side and frontal-impact crash tests.
Sporty yet sophisticated exterior styling.
Leads the class in cargo space.
High-quality materials are used throughout.
Outstanding technology features.
Long list of safety features standard, plus optional ones like rear parking sensors, lane departure warning system, parking cameras and BMW Assist.
Plenty of leg and head room for all passengers.
Steering is responsive.
No body roll present around corners.
High MSRP will be out of most budgets.
Towing capacity is a maximum of 3,000 pounds. While this certainly is not awful, some consumers will need more.
No cloth seats are available, which will deter some customers.
Gauges and clusters can be pretty overwhelming, if you have never driven a BMW before.
The iDrive interface is challenging to operate, and takes a little getting used to.
BMW Assist is an added option. One would think that BMW would at least include a subscription for a few months to a year to compete with OnStar.
Heated seats are not standard and need to be added as part of a package. This is a feature you would expect to be included in a luxury crossover.