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2018 BMW X3 runs at just right the temperature

The third-generation crossover doesn't change it up much, and that's a good thing.

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Emme Hall

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The 2018 BMW X3 is the third generation of the popular crossover, but it's pretty much the same as last year.

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While it's available as a six-cylinder M40i edition, our tester here is the base 30i with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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This engine makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, going to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The X3 can scoot to 60 miles per hour in a BMW-estimated six seconds flat. 

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Behind the spacious second row seat is 28.7 cubic feet of space, which expands to  62.7 cubes when those rear seats are flipped down.

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Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping functionality and traffic jam assist are all part of BMW's $1,700 Driving Assistant Plus package.

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Lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, daytime pedestrian detection and forward collision warning with emergency braking aren't standard, but are bundled in the $900 Driving Assistance package.

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The interior is spacious and well laid out, with controls in easy reach.

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BMW's iDrive 6.0 system can be controlled via the 10-inch touchscreen or the rotary controller between the seats. Gesture control is also on hand, but it's more of a gimmick than anything else.

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The 2018 BMW X3 starts at $42,650, not including $995 for destination. Keep scrolling for more photos of this classic crossover.

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