Consumers Reports Test: New BMW X3 Yey, Evoque Ney

Consumer Reports has yet again published its relatively thorough test results on a bunch of new vehicles for the US market. The VW Tiguan and Prius V were well received, but we’ll focus on a couple of unlikely rivals for now, both SUV crossovers, that take different roads to get to the premium market.
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First off, the BMW X3, fitted with the new 2.0-liter turbo (xDrive28i), which was well liked for its interior build and finish, economy and the way it handled on the track. BMW also did a good job at road-proofing it. And so, CR found it fit for the “Recommended” rating.

As for the new Range Rover Evoque, that scored well for looks, acceleration and stopping power. But it fell short in driving fell, cabin noise and the fact that in the avoidance tests the back wheel lifted off.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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