Originally Posted by mark12345
...I think what gets me about the current gen X3 is proportion of the front bumper ....While the front end of the X1 and X5 mostly goes straight down (more squarish look).
I think it's the angle on the window over the rear quarter panel that makes the X3 look less sophisticated and makes its odd proportion issue worse. Note the straight line of the X5, Q5 and many other luxury crossovers. The cheap end of the crossover market usually has the curved up window. This is also a design feature ridiculed by Jeremy Clarkson.