Used 2017 BMW X3 SUV

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Pros & Cons

  • Pretty good performance and fuel economy from all available engines
  • Generous passenger and cargo room for the segment
  • High-quality cabin feels luxurious
  • Interior is well-isolated from wind and tire noise
  • Costs more than similarly equipped competitors
  • Isn't much fun to drive without the sport-themed upgrade packages
  • Tech interface has a steep learning curve
  • Adaptive cruise control doesn't perform as well as some rivals
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$19,790 - $38,015

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2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0L I4 TwinPower Turbo Certified.Reviews: * Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its available engines; high-quality cabin feels luxurious; generous passenger and cargo room for the segment; responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals; top-notch crash-test scores. Source: EdmundsClean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. ****UNLIMITED MILEAGE CPO WARRANTY!!!!****, Automatic, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, BMW Connected App Compatibility, BMW Online & BMW Apps, Cold Weather Package 2, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Instrument Cluster w/Extended Contents, Lumbar Support, Navigation System, Panoramic Moonroof, Power Liftgate, Premium Package 3, Rear-View Camera, Remote Services, Retractable Headlight Washers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Technology Package. 21/28 City/Highway MPG
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Only 22,125 Miles! Scores 28 Highway MPG and 21 City MPG! This BMW X3 delivers a Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 engine powering this Automatic transmission.*Options:*Turbocharged, Rear Wheel Drive, Power Steering, ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, Aluminum Wheels, Tires - Front Performance, Tires - Rear Performance, Power Mirror(s), Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, Power Folding Mirrors, Rear Defrost, Privacy Glass, Intermittent Wipers, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, Rain Sensing Wipers, Rear Spoiler, Remote Trunk Release, Power Liftgate, Power Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Automatic Headlights, Fog Lamps, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, MP3 Player, HD Radio, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Auxiliary Audio Input, HD Radio, HD Radio, HD Radio, MP3 Player, Bluetooth Connection, Auxiliary Audio Input, Power Driver Seat, Power Passenger Seat, Bucket Seats, Pass-Through Rear Seat, Rear Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Trip Computer, Power Windows, Leather Steering Wheel, Keyless Entry, Power Door Locks, Universal Garage Door Opener, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Multi-Zone A/C, A/C, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Premium Synthetic Seats, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Driver Vanity Mirror, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror, Floor Mats, Cargo Shade, Mirror Memory, Seat Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Trip Computer, Security System, Engine Immobilizer, Traction Control, Stability Control, Traction Control, Front Side Air Bag, Telematics, Requires Subscription, Tire Pressure Monitor, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Front Head Air Bag, Rear Head Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag Sensor, Child Safety Locks*This vehicle may be transferred to any Easterns location or delivered to you home.*Locations are: Sterling, VA | Alexandria, VA | Frederick, MD | Temple HIlls, MD | Hyattsville, MD | Laurel, MD | Glen Burnie, MD | Baltimore, MD. Our Open Inventory means you are empowered to shop the entire Easterns inventory. The Easterns express processed allows you to build your deal online with our online concierge service. Easterns Automotive Group is a family owned dealership with over 30 years of history serving the hard-working men and women of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. See what we do to give back to our community at easterns.com/community.
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2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i Carbon Black Metallic **NAVIGATION**, **2 KEYS AND KEY FOBS INCLUDED**, **AWD**, Panoramic Roof, PANORAMIC ROOF, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, Adaptive Light Control, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Aerodynamic Kit, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Anthracite Headliner, Anti-Theft AM/FM Stereo CD/MP3 Player, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, BMW Online BMW Apps, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Brushed Aluminum Trim, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cold Weather Package, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Driving Assistance Package, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front reading lights, Garage door transmitter, Genuine wood console insert, Hands-Free Bluetooth USB Audio Connection, HD Radio, Heated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, High-Gloss Roof Rails, Illuminated entry, Increased Top Speed Limiter, Leather steering wheel, Lighting Package, Low tire pressure warning, Lumbar Support, M Sport, M Sport Package, M Steering Wheel, Memory seat, MP3 decoder, Navigation System, Nevada Leather Upholstery, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Panoramic Moonroof, Passenger vanity mirror, Performance Control, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Front Bucket Seats, Power Liftgate, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium Package 3, Radio BMW Professional, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear-View Camera, Remote keyless entry, Remote Services, Retractable Headlight Washers, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery, Shadowline Exterior Trim, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Sport Seats, Sport steering wheel, Standard Suspension, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Wheels: 19' x 8.5' M Double Spoke (Style 622M), Without Lines Designation Outside, Xenon Headlights. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 21/28 City/Highway MPG Servicing Tysons Corner, Bethesda, Washington DC, Maryland, Fairfax,Chantilly, Vienna, Annandale, Alexandria, Woodbridge and many more.
Dealer Notes
2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i Melbourne Red Metallic 8-Speed Automatic, 9 Speakers, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Automatic temperature control, BMW Online BMW Apps, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, CD player, Dual front impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Low tire pressure warning, Navigation System, Panoramic Moonroof, Power Front Bucket Seats, Power Liftgate, Rain sensing wipers, Rear fog lights, Rear window wiper, Remote Services, Speed-sensing steering. Recent Arrival! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
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8-Speed Automatic. 8-Speed Automatic, 3.39 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio, Anti-Theft AM/FM Stereo CD/MP3 Player, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Genuine wood console insert, Hands-Free Bluetooth & USB Audio Connection, HD Radio, Illuminated entry, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Front Bucket Seats, Power Liftgate, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio BMW Professional, Radio data system, Rain sensing wipers, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear fog lights, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Sport steering wheel, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, and Variably intermittent wipers.Alpine White 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 TwinPower Turbo21/28 City/Highway MPGFarrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!!Reviews: * Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its available engines; high-quality cabin feels luxurious; generous passenger and cargo room for the segment; responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals; top-notch crash-test scores. Source: Edmunds
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2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i Alpine White **BLUETOOTH**, **SIRIUS/XM RADIO**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **HEATED SEATS**, **LEATHER**, **ONE OWNER**, **POWER MOONROOF**, **CLEAN CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**, 2.0L I4 TwinPower Turbo, 8-Speed Automatic, AWD.CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 21/28 City/Highway MPGReviews: * Strong performance and fuel economy from any of its available engines; high-quality cabin feels luxurious; generous passenger and cargo room for the segment; responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals; top-notch crash-test scores. Source: EdmundsMD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $500 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.
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**GRIPPY ALL WHEEL DRIVE X3 equipped with following OPTIONS**PREMIUM PACKAGE ($3200)**TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE ($2750) includes HEADS UP DISPLAY**DRIVING ASSISTANCE ($950)**LIGHTING PACKAGE ($900)**ORIGINAL MSRP was $50995.00**FACTORY WARRANTY till FEBRUARY 2021**OFF LEASE from BMW**1 OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 27 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers. We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
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**CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED** $47,145.00 MSRP, NAVIGATION, HANDS-FREE BLUETOOTH, HEATED FRONT SEATS, DRIVERS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE, BACKUP CAMERA, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, DYNAMIC CRUISE CONTROL, AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, POWER TAILGATE, LED FOG LIGHTS AND MUCH MORE!The car is in great shape with a Clean CarFAX. The car has been inspected by our BMW Factory Trained Technicians and passed BMWs Certified Pre-Owned Inspection and Virginia State Inspection. This car has an extensive service history, and full maintenance records. The Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty is in effect until 07/2022 and Unlimited Miles. Call Today for an Appointment.
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***1-OWNER CLEAN, NAVI, APPLECARPLAY, REAR VIEW CAMERA, BMW WARRANTY*** 1-Owner Carfax Certified Clean History, Low Mileage, Well Maintained, Comes with All Remaining BMW Factory Warranty, Driver Assistance Package, Navigation, Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, Apple CarPlay (Navigation, Text, Pandora), USB, Bluetooth, Burl Walnut Wood Trim, Heated Seats, and Much More
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BMW Certified. NAV, Sunroof, Heated Seats, CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Turbo, Power Liftgate, All Wheel Drive, Alloy Wheels, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, POWER FRONT BUCKET SEATS, TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTO... PREMIUM PACKAGE 3SHOP WITH CONFIDENCEAdditional plans are available to extend coverage, if desired, Every vehicle is thoroughly inspected and reconditioned by BMW-Certified technicians, 1-Year/Unlimited Miles plus balance of original new vehicle limited warranty (4-Year/50,000-miles), Roadside Assistance includes jump starts, tire changes, lock out service, and fuel/fluid delivery, 24/7 Roadside Assistance (even if someone else is driving your vehicle), Trip interruption benefits are included, Service loaner and/or alternate transport are included for the duration of your protection planKEY FEATURES INCLUDEAll Wheel Drive, Power Liftgate, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum WheelsOPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE 3 Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, 1 year All Access subscription, NAVIGATION SYSTEM BMW Online & BMW Apps, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Remote Services, DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE 2 Heated Steering Wheel, Retractable Headlight Washers, Heated Front Seats, TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC (STD), POWER FRONT BUCKET SEATS 8-way power adjustable front seats w/2-way manual headrests (STD). BMW xDrive28i with Glacier Silver Metallic exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 240 HP at 5000 RPM*.EXPERTS CONCLUDEEdmunds.com explains "It's one of the most spacious compact luxury SUVs for people and their stuff, yet it's also one of the most fun to drive. The performance of its three available engines are among the class bestHorsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
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We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our Certified vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. Original MSRP $49,595.00, Driving Assistance PKG, Technology PKG, Panoramic Moonroof, Heated Front Seats, Apple CarPlay, Head-Up Display, Navigation System, Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, & so much more............... 2017 BMW X3 xDrive 28i *Space Gray Metallic ($700) on Black SensaTec *Only 48,184 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $49,595.00 *Technology PKG ($2,750): -Head-Up Display -Instrument Cluster w/Extended Contents -BMW Connected App Compatibility -Navigation System -BMW Online & BMW Apps -Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information -Remote Services *Driving Assistance PKG ($950): -Rear View Camera -Park Distance Control *Panoramic Moonroof ($1,350) *Heated Front Seats ($500) *Apple CarPlay ($300) *18" Alloy V Spoke Wheels *STEPTRONIC Automatic Trans *Sport Leather Steering Wheel *Fineline Anthracite Wood Trim *Power Front Seats *LED Fog Lights *Automatic Climate Control *Ambient Lighting *Enhanced USB and Bluetooth *Still Under Full Factory Warranty up until 06/17/2021 or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. *We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our Certified vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. *Several more to choose from as well. We can arrange to ship your car Nationwide. Please contact us for more details. 1-877-971-9100 sales@selectautoimports.com Select Auto Imports, 5630 South Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22310 -RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov All prices are subject to change without prior notice and are exclusive of any State or County fees and taxes for all buyers, in state and out. There will be fees applied to your final purchase price along with a Processing Fee of $699.00. (Not required by law).

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We like the diesel engine that powers the xDrive28d. It'll save you money on fuel over the long haul, yet it delivers strong performance on the open road. You'll get exceptional range, too, so you'll spend less time fueling up. Unless you're truly keen on maximum performance, it's the savvy way to go for most shoppers in this segment. There are some packages you should consider adding no matter which trim you choose. The Cold Weather, Driving Assistance and Premium packages add features that a luxury SUV should have

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

A seven-year life cycle is an eternity in car years, especially when the vehicle in question is a member of the very popular luxury compact crossover class. But even with a new version arriving for 2018, the 2017 BMW X3 still holds its own against newer rivals. Much of that is because of a comprehensive refresh in 2015, which updated the X3's exterior and interior styling, among other enhancements. This year's revisions to the iDrive infotainment system and new standard features to the xDrive35i trim only add to its appeal.

We've always considered the X3 one of the top choices in the segment, and the 2017 model is no different. In terms of the rear seat and cargo area, the X3 boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the class. That's massively important if you have visions of taking your friends camping for the weekend and don't want to upgrade to the larger (and more expensive) X5. That recent refresh also means all the latest and greatest tech and safety toys are on the options list, from a 360-degree camera to adaptive cruise control and a head-up display.

On the downside, the X3 is more expensive than most in this class. A rearview camera, which comes standard on nearly every economy car these days, is an optional extra. If you can stomach the high price tag, the 2017 BMW X3 remains a class leader amid an array of newer competitors.

2017 BMW X3 models

The 2017 BMW X3 is offered in four trim levels: sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i. These trims are primarily differentiated by their powertrains, rather than their features. The sDrive28i (rear-wheel drive) and xDrive28i (all-wheel drive) are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, while the xDrive28d uses a diesel. All three of these cost roughly the same. The xDrive35i is driven by a significantly more powerful turbo six-cylinder engine, but it's much pricier. This is partially because it includes the Premium package, which is optional on the others.

Under the hood of the sDrive28i and xDrive28i is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (240 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque), while the xDrive28d uses a diesel engine of the same displacement (180 hp, 280 lb-ft). An eight-speed automatic is standard across the board.

Apart from their powertrains, the sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive28d are equipped equally. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, roof rails, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, LED foglights, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats with driver-seat memory functions, SensaTec simulated leather upholstery, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ambient lighting, Bluetooth, the iDrive electronics interface, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.

A Premium package is available for these trims, adding keyless ignition and entry, front seat power lumbar adjustment, a panoramic sunroof and satellite radio. This package is standard on the xDrive35i, along with the six-cylinder engine (300 hp, 300 lb-ft), adaptive xenon headlights and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system (available on the other models as a stand-alone option).

The optional Technology package gets you a head-up display, a navigation system (includes a larger central iDrive screen and an upgraded controller that accepts handwritten inputs), an enhanced driver information display in the gauge cluster, smartphone app integration and BMW Remote Services.

The Dynamic Handling package adds a driver-adjustable suspension, variable-ratio steering and an enhanced version of the all-wheel-drive system (sDrive28i excluded). The M Sport package features 19-inch wheels, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, an enhanced body kit, sport front seats, special interior trim and a sport steering wheel. Also, all trims except the xDrive28d get an eight-speed sport transmission with shift paddles, while the xDrive28d gets the shift paddles minus the transmission upgrade.

A Driver Assistance package is also offered that bundles front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, while the Driver Assistance Plus package throws in a surround-view camera system, an active blind-spot monitor, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and a lane departure warning system. Adaptive cruise control is available with the Driver Assistance Plus package at additional cost. The Lighting package adds adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams to the xDrive35i, while the lesser trims get xenon headlights included, or LED headlights for an extra fee.

Some of the above items (e.g., the panoramic sunroof and the navigation system) are available as stand-alone options, and the xDrive35i's Harman Kardon audio system is optional on other X3 models. You may also encounter X3 models with an optional Mobile Assistance package that combines certain features from the Premium, Cold Weather and Technology packages.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i (turbo 3.0L inline-6 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Driving

2.5
The X3's performance is good by universal measures, but it doesn't stack up favorably compared to newer rivals. Its turbocharged six remains plenty powerful, but it belongs to an outgoing engine generation that isn't ideally matched to the transmission. The steering is the biggest letdown.

Acceleration

3.5
The X3 complies when you want to move, needing only 5.5 seconds to hit 60 mph. But among the newest crop of luxury compact SUVs, it is about middle of the pack. Shifts are crisp and rapid at full throttle, and the 300-horsepower engine pulls hard from low speeds, happily revving to 7,000 rpm.

Braking

3.0
Its stopping distance at 119 feet from 60 mph is comparable to others in the class with all-season tires. We witnessed minimal, if any, instability at maximum braking, though we felt the brake pedal required a little more pressure than average.

Steering

2.0
The X3's steering is light and direct, but feedback is minimal and the assist feels unnatural because it doesn't readily return to center. This creates a vague on-center feel and requires more effort to maintain a smooth arc through any road with a degree of bend. An odd shortfall for BMW.

Handling

2.5
Without the dynamic handling options, this X3 isn't as adept at tackling curves as we were expecting. It can still be driven with moderate enthusiasm and retain its composure, but with its all-season run-flat tires, this BMW SUV leans more "utility" than "sport."

Drivability

2.0
Throttle response is a bit touchy even in Comfort mode, and there's a short delay before the turbos kick in. This delay is exacerbated when the automatic engine stop-start is on. The eight-speed transmission feels overly shifty when you aren't accelerating hard and isn't as smooth as in other BMWs.

Comfort

3.5
The X3 is a mixed bag when it comes to comfort. The climate control system operates well, and the cabin does a good job of insulating against wind and road noise. But its busy ride quality is a real shortcoming.

Seat comfort

3.0
The front seat cushions feel a little flat and firm, and there isn't much lateral support for the upper torso or thighs. But the dense padding on the armrest is welcome, and the material is comfortable. The rear seats sit closer to the floor and may compromise comfort for long-legged passengers.

Ride comfort

3.0
Though we wouldn't classify the X3 as stiff-riding, it is busy, likely because of the unyielding sidewalls of its run-flat tires. Small undulations and road imperfections reach occupants, but larger bumps are decently dispatched. The optional adjustable dampers may help.

Noise & vibration

4.0
The X3 is no longer the quietest in the segment; that honor goes to the Mercedes-Benz GLC. But its cruising noise level is still excellent, and it isolates its occupants effectively from tire and wind noise. The interior is also entirely free of squeaks and rattles.

Climate control

4.0
The dual-zone climate controls are prominent, making them easy to comprehend and adjust. There is plenty of heating and cooling capacity, and the auto temperature settings maintain a comfortable cabin environment. Seat heaters get toasty very quickly.

Interior

3.5
The X3 scores well when it comes to accommodating drivers of all sizes and making it easy to climb in and out. There's a good amount of room available front and rear, though some could find the lower height of the rear bench off-putting. The new iDrive system is a step back.

Ease of use

3.0
Compared to the previous system, BMW's latest iDrive menu interface is less intuitive. The multifunctional rotary knob controls are fundamentally still good, but we had difficulty locating things such as the driver assist functions, which are accessed through a button on the dash and not in a menu.

Getting in/getting out

4.0
The seat height allows easy access to folks of average height (5-foot-10). The front and rear doors open wide, and rear-door head clearance is pretty generous. The door hinge's detents are pretty strong, so children or short occupants might have a hard time closing a fully open door once seated.

Driving position

5.0
BMW does a good job of ensuring drivers can find a comfortable position. There's enough adjustability to sit high for a good road view, or low to feel more ensconced in the cockpit. Furthermore, the steering column's tilt and reach adjustment ranges are generous.

Roominess

3.5
The front and rear seats offer ample leg- and headroom, though long-legged rear occupants might dislike the low seating position. In the back seat, even those taller than 6 feet will find adequate headroom. Rear footroom is sufficient for large passengers.

Visibility

3.0
Front-quarter visibility is good, but the rear-quarter view is hampered somewhat by large roof supports and small quarter-windows. Still, visibility is similar to that of most competitors. A rearview or surround-view camera system and parking sensors are optional.

Quality

4.0
BMW interiors are often executed in beautiful minimalism. All of the switches have a nice substantial feel, the knobs have nice, soft notches, and panel gaps are minimal. The only nit to pick is that the leather appears a bit mediocre for this price point, especially around the steering wheel.

Utility

3.5
With a max of 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the X3 is at the top of the segment. You can stow bicycles with the rear seats down, and the split seats fold completely flat. The door pockets are a good size but are not optimally shaped for large water bottles. The LATCH anchors are hard to access.

Small-item storage

3.0
The center armrest bin is modestly sized, as are the door pockets (though the pockets are shaped to hold a lot of little items rather than larger ones). All four cupholders — two in front, two in the rear armrest — feature anti-tip tabs.

Cargo space

5.0
The X3's rear seats are easy to fold forward and lie flat for a smooth cargo area floor. With 27.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, and 63.3 cubic feet with them folded, the X3 offers a useful amount of utility for its class. A bit of extra storage space under the rear cargo area floor.

Child safety seat accommodation

2.0
The LATCH anchors are buried in the crevices of the seat cushions and not easy to access.

Towing

2.5
At 3,000 pounds, the X3's tow rating is below average for the segment.

Technology

3.0
BMW's navigation system remains easy to use even if the rest of the iDrive system has taken a step back in user friendliness. We weren't wowed by the access and level of control to our phone's media library, but we appreciated the Wi-Fi hotspot browsing speeds and most of the advanced driving aids.

Audio & navigation

4.0
Aside from the less intuitive menu structure of iDrive 5.0, the navigation system is far better to use than most. There's a split-screen mode, real-time traffic info and pinch-zoom function when using the rotary dial touchpad. The standard Harmon Kardon surround-sound system doesn't disappoint.

Smartphone integration

2.0
Apple CarPlay is optional and highly recommended. Using iDrive to navigate through an iPhone playlist is extremely cumbersome, and there's no access to podcasts or audiobooks. Android Auto is not available.

Driver aids

3.5
Our test car came with lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, a surround-view camera and parking sensors. The lane departure warning was overly sensitive and not adjustable, and thus not very useful. The sensitivity of the forward collision warning is adjustable.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall3.5 / 5
Driving2.5
Comfort3.5
Interior3.5
Utility3.5
Technology3.0

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My first BMW SUV
Rbgamer,05/30/2018
xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
I have had two other BMWs in the past and loved them. This is my first foray into BMWs SUV world. I have to say that I love this vehicle just as much if not more than my others. It is a medium size SUV but is engineered inside to provide maximum storage and comfort. With the upgrade to the 6 cylinder (which is the engine I am use to having), the fun to drive factor and performance is definitely still there. My family had to run from hurricane Irma and this was our vehicle of choice to do so because we could count on its reliability, mpg, and roominess for us to take our two dogs and other essentials. Update: Still loving this vehicle and have had no problems with it. Update: Have had this vehicle for 3 years now with no problems. I still enjoy driving it and being able to haul around whatever I need to in it. I still love it.
Great car at the start, then not so good!
Dale,02/09/2017
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
My initial love for my X3 turned to pure utter disappointment with the car, the dealerships and BMW U.S.A. within six months of ownership. Rides, drives and handles fine but that's about it. Broke down twice before 15,000 miles with fuel injection and electronics problems. Had to be towed out of my garage! They got it running again but wouldn't fix the console control buttons that were sticking because they said I must have spilled something on them. Wrong, I am so careful with this car I won't allow liquid anywhere inside it. Dealer said they'd be glad to fix them for $$841! Decided to cancel my extended warranty as it was clear to me that I wasn't going to keep this car beyond it's factory warranty period, even though the factory warranty turned out to be pretty useless anyway. I followed the cancellation instructions as provided in the booklet and it took seven months to get my money back and they shorted me $350 despite California law prohibiting any deductions if cancelled within the time frame that I did it. Dealers were awful and B.M.W. U.S.A. even worse. Can't wait to get rid of it and buy a Subaru Forester, which I never should have sold in the first place. Happily finally sold it to CarMAx. Cost me $15,000 to own it for 9 months. Horrible experience. Buyer beware!
Buyer Beware
Alison,02/21/2019
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Bought this new and immediately after the warranty expired, it began leaking oil. We have had it worked on several times and it still leaks sporadically. Have replaced the alternator TWICE already. I've been on the side of the road 2x due to the alternator. Not sure what is going on with the gas mileage; it has always gotten 25 mpg and as of the last week that has dropped to 14 mpg. Now, the engine light is on. It sounds today like an airplane landing. I made it to my office, but not sure what to do at this point. I've also had problems with the Bluetooth, as it will not pair with my phone. The heat is either extremely hot or cold--I have to put it on the hottest temp available or it isn't even warm. I am totally disappointed with the quality of this expensive car! On a positive note, the dealership is good--it's just 2 hours away from me (not their fault of course; my fault and I won't make that mistake again). The car handles well, accelerates nicely, and is a pretty vehicle. I would never buy another BMW. Will stick with Toyota or Nissan.
Upgrade from X1 to X3
Jim,03/12/2017
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
This is a wonderful car to drive! I was looking at the X1s first. I did a lot of research, read all kinds of reviews and took several test drives in the X1. I had made up my mind and had an order all written up for the color and options I wanted. The dealer was shooting a commercial on their 2016 service loaners with big markdowns and under 5K miles. I asked its they were leasable.... not the 2016s but they had a couple 2017 service loaners that were..... for the same lease price as the less equipped X1! I took one for a test drive.... so much nicer and more comfortable than the X1. I changed my mind and leased the X3 right then and there! It is a comfortable, quiet and really fun to drive SAV. Plenty of power and good gas milage too.... amazing! Some long trips coming up and this will make them much more enjoyable. Just go drive one! I came off a Ford Escape lease and moved up to the X3. The price difference really isn't that much for the big step up in comfort, quality and drivability.

Features & Specs

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Safety

Our experts like the X3 models:

Park Distance Control
Sounds an alert as the X3 approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.
Active Driving Assistant
Warns the driver if a front collision is deemed imminent and can apply the brakes at low speeds. Also includes lane departure warning.
Surround View
Provides a top-down view of the X3 to aid in parking maneuvers.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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The Used 2017 BMW X3 SUV is offered in the following styles: xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and xDrive28d 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

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