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2017 BMW X3 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway
  • Available 300-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine
  • M Sport Package includes aerodynamic kit, sport seats, and M steering wheel
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.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 0 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 0 - 28 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

60 of 63 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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