2017 BMW X3 - Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2017 BMW X3


City 19 - 21 MPG Hwy 26 - 28 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Great Car So Far!

by NickiRari from Catonsville, MD | July 28, 2020

Test drove multiple x5's and a couple x3's. In the end I felt that the x3 was the most value for the money. Mine was x3 28i with the M Package among other packages in Carbon Black Metallic with Oyster Nevada interior. I really felt like it was a solid drive, the pickup with the twin turbo is great and no lag, feels ultra luxurious inside with lots of convenience and safety features, and Certified Pre-Owned I got a great deal with peace of mind. Only bummers that the x3 doesn't provide that would have been nice to have that the x5 has are the V6 engine, slightly roomier/higher, and 3rd row seating. I felt that at this time I didn't need the extra... so maybe down the road I'll upgrade to the x5 or even x7. I just bought it so I can't attest just yet to the reliability so that's why I only gave it 4 stars... but with the really great warranty I got with it and overall great reliability ratings in general for the brand...I feel like I don't have to worry much!

Most reliable car I have owned.

by jackmyke from Ellicott City MD | July 01, 2020

The car met all my needs. Especially like the safety features and the power of the 4 cylinder motor. The wireless Apple CarPlay is outstanding.

Vehicle is beautiful and has all the features

by Romeo & Bailey’s Mom from Fishkill NY | June 27, 2020

The X3 interior doesn’t disappoint and is beautifully apportioned! Plus the driver assist plus package gives me a secure feeling while driving. Very pleased with this vehicle

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2017 BMW X3 Overview


The 2017 BMW X3 is a compact luxury SUV that seats up to 5 passengers across two rows. It sits between the X1 and X5 in the lineup. It offers a sporty driving experience with its high performance engine options and stiff suspension. It competes with the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC-Class, and Lexus RX 350.

Four trims are available: the sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d, and xDrive35i.

Overall, the X3 has a lean, rugged appearance. The hood and body feature sharp creases. The skid plate and wheel wells are clad in black. The front-end of the X3 is distinguished by its outstretch headlights, which join the trademark dual-kidney front grille. Standard features include Xenon HID headlights, LED fog lights, power/heated side mirrors, and a power liftgate. An available M Sport aerodynamic kit makes the X3 appear more aggressive. Other optional features include adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, and adaptive suspension.

Powering the X3 is a standard 240-hp, twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with sport and manual shift modes and rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). A 180-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 300-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder are also available. Fuel efficiency for the 4-cylinder/RWD model is an EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway. With the 6-cylinder/AWD configuration, it drops to a 19/26 mpg rating.

Inside, the X3 features an upscale interior with a various selection of colors. It has a maximum 63.3 cubic feet of rear cargo space. A power adjustable seat, a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and adaptive cruise control come standard. The available M Sport package includes sport seats and an M Sport steering wheel. Other optional features include full leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, a heads up display, an integrated navigation system, a wireless charging station, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system.

Standard safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, park distance control, and a backup camera. Available features include surround view, a blind spot monitoring system, a parking assistant, and remote emergency services.