The drawcard of a performance SUV is that, for all its sportiness, it remains practical when the need to carry people and luggage arises. The X3 M Competition has a spacious cabin, rear seats with backrest adjustment, and both front and rear rows have seat heating as standard.
Head and legroom are among the best in class, and the 550 litres of boot space matches the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, while being significantly better than the Porsche Macan and edging out the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio as well. There is an additional storage area beneath the boot floor unless you opt for the spacesaver spare tyre.
The rear seats fold down flat, increasing the loading capacity to 1600 litres, which is enough for a mountain bike, tent and enough baggage for a week away. In terms of storage space, you get 4 cupholders, 4 decent door pockets, a wireless phone charging pad as well as additional USB ports. The centre-console armrest is more than big enough to accommodate wallets and small handbags.