2019 BMW X3 SUV

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What’s new

  • The BMW X3 carries over unchanged for 2019
  • This is the second year for the third X3 generation introduced in 2018

Pros & Cons

  • Both available engines are fuel-efficient and powerful
  • Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
  • Plenty of room for front and rear passengers
  • Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list
MSRP Starting at
$41,000

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Which X3 does Edmunds recommend?

While the siren song of the M40i's extra performance is hard to resist, we think most people should stick with the rear-wheel-drive sDrive30i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive30i. It's sufficiently powerful and helps keep the X3's price reasonable. As for options, consider getting the Driving Assistance Plus package to bolster the X3's safety. It offers blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, front and rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.8 / 10

Fifteen years ago, it might have been difficult to foresee the success of the X3. Back then, BMW's 3 Series wagon set the standard for the class and offered all the practicality you could want in a vehicle that size. Why get something that didn't handle as well and got worse fuel economy? But that original 2004 X3 helped pioneer the entry-level luxury SUV class, and the 2019 X3 is now a hugely important staple in the BMW lineup.

BMW redesigned the X3 just last year. Honestly, it's not very different from the generation before it. Even those only familiar with the second-generation X3 won't find too many differences in this 2019 model, which is the second year of the third generation. BMW has focused on finessing and massaging the X3 into its current form rather than making any dramatic changes.

The X3 still offers broad appeal. There are rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive variants available with the four-cylinder engine and a big list of options to choose from to further bolster the X3's luxury appeal. If extra speed is desired, the all-wheel-drive M40i is one of the best-performing vehicles in the class thanks to its potent six-cylinder engine. Whichever one interests you, know that the BMW X3 is one of our top picks for the segment.

2019 BMW X3 models

The 2019 BMW X3 is a five-passenger crossover sold in three trim levels: sDrive30i, xDrive30i and M40i. The sDrive30i and the xDrive30i are identically equipped, save for the sDrive being rear-wheel-drive and the xDrive being all-wheel-drive. The M40i has a more powerful engine and a few more standard features.

Under the hood of the sDrive30i and xDrive30i is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard exterior features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and foglights, automatic wipers, roof rails, a power tailgate, a rearview camera, and power-folding, auto-dimming and heated mirrors.

Inside, you'll find an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, keyless ignition, adjustable driving modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front sport seats, a 40/20/40-split rear seat with individual seat recline, simulated-leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings, a 6.5-inch central display, BMW's iDrive infotainment interface, a USB port and a 12-speaker audio system.

There are multiple option packages available for the sDrive30i and the xDrive30i. The Convenience package adds LED headlights, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, satellite radio, and four-way power lumbar adjustment for the front seats. The M Sport package adds the contents of the Convenience package, plus 19-inch wheels, more aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers, a sport steering wheel and a simulated-leather-covered dashboard. Selecting either of these opens the gates to the Dynamic Handling package, which includes adaptive suspension dampers, upgraded brakes and variable-ratio steering.

The M40i gets the content of those optional packages as standard. It also has a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (355 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque), adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, a sport exhaust, a sport-tuned suspension, front and rear parking sensors, a launch control feature, and the contents of the above three packages.

Whichever X3 you get, consider adding the Driving Assistance package, which has forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert. There's also the Driving Assistance Plus package (Driving Assistance package, adaptive cruise control, front cross-traffic alert and lane keeping assist) and the Parking Assistance package (front and rear parking sensors, an automated parking system and a 360-degree parking camera).

Then there are the big-ticket Premium and Executive packages that either require some of the previous packages or bundle features from them. Notably, the Premium package adds features such as heated front seats, a navigation system, a larger 10.3-inch central touchscreen, a digital gauge cluster, and Apple CarPlay.

Some of the above features can be ordered as stand-alone options. Additional extras, depending on packages selected, include 20- and 21-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, manual side window shades, wireless phone charging a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and a trailer hitch.

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 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Scorecard

Overall7.8 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort8.0
Interior8.0
Utility8.0
Technology7.5

Driving

7.5
Around town, the eight-speed transmission smartly keeps the 2.0-liter engine right in the heart of power delivery, returning smooth drivability and respectable acceleration. Capable brakes, accurate steering (depending on the drive mode), and enjoyable handling round out a solid driving SUV.

Acceleration

7.5
With 248 horsepower, the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine packs a strong midrange that doesn't peter out. It responds quickly and smoothly, so it feels as if you have a little more power than you need. The high 6-second 0-60 mph result we recorded should be quick enough for most people.

Braking

7.0
The light, linear pedal is easy to modulate, and the optional performance braking system easily withstood the abuse of repeated simulated-panic stops. The sensation of tires skittering on pavement can make distances feel a little longer, but not enough to impede the overall results.

Steering

7.5
It's too easy to turn the wheel in the Comfort setting, making it a little imprecise. The Sport mode's additional heft and quickness make it fun and predictable to guide the X3 around. We prefer this X3's thin-rimmed wheel to the chunky one in the sportier M40i.

Handling

8.0
This is an enjoyable, composed compact SUV. The optional driver-adjustable adaptive dampers make appreciable differences between settings, though we question the real-world value of the sport settings. Despite its all-season tires, this X3 has the agility and cornering speeds often associated with BMW.

Drivability

8.0
The automatic transmission is an excellent match to the engine, serving up appropriate gear ratios and nearly seamless shifts between them. The engine stop-start system can be a bit clumsy, adding a thunk when the engine turns off. Cruise control uses downshifting and brake application to hold speed going downhill.

Off-road

7.0
All-wheel drive and hill descent control come standard. The approach and departure angles are more generous than in the previous generation, and ground clearance is 8 inches. The X3 may not be able to tackle a difficult trail but should be fine on an unpaved road on the way to the campground.

Comfort

8.0
The X3 offers all-day driving comfort. It has supportive seats with wide-ranging adjustments and a hushed interior, particularly at a stop. The ride quality is on the busy side, though the suspension soaks up big impacts well. The climate control microadjustments can be overkill.

Seat comfort

8.0
The front seats deliver the comfort and support needed for long stints at the wheel. A wide range of adjustments includes lumbar, side bolsters and thigh extensions, ensuring a good fit for everyone. The rear seats feel somewhat flat and firm by comparison, but they do recline.

Ride comfort

8.0
The ride falls on the busier side of the spectrum, in part due to the Dynamic Handling package outfitted on our test vehicle. The solid level of control means you feel impacts, but they don't reverberate through the cabin or bounce your head around. The X3 is an adept-riding SUV.

Noise & vibration

7.5
At idle, the silence is such that you'll want to check the tachometer to see if the engine is running. There's a little bit of wind noise from the driver-side window at freeway speeds. Engine noise is pronounced under moderate to hard acceleration, but it's not unpleasant.

Climate control

7.5
The standard three-zone climate control is quiet and effective, and the optional seat and steering wheel heating act quickly. You can adjust the intensity of the auto setting and the temperature of the front panel vents independently if you dive deep enough into the menus, which seems excessive.

Interior

8.0
The X3's cabin is spacious and smartly arranged. Most controls are immediately understandable, and BMW's shifter makes sense once you get used to it. The driver has a good view outward and of the instrumentation. Strangely, the vanity mirrors are tiny, and the light placement is unflattering.

Ease of use

7.5
The primary controls sit right where you'd expect. It takes time to get used to the shifter, but you'll love it once you learn it. The same goes with the dense infotainment system. We can't figure out why the stereo sometimes shuts off with the engine and other times waits until you lock the car.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The large doors make big openings and aren't too heavy to close. The sills are low enough so you don't have to step up into the cabin, while the seat height feels just right. The generous front and rear head clearances mean you don't have to duck while getting in or out.

Driving position

7.5
Various seat adjustment and a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel ensure all instrumentation falls easily into view. The available head-up display sports multiple configurations but disappears when you wear polarized sunglasses. A digital speedometer is only visible in Sport mode.

Roominess

8.0
While the interior measurements mirror those of its competitors, the X3's elevated cabin gives a strong sense of space. There's plenty of headroom for all passengers, while foot- and legroom are adequate for even tall folks. Three full-size adults can fit in the rear, though they might be uncomfortable.

Visibility

8.0
A tall roof means big windows all around, so there's a good view outside no matter where you look. Cleverly, the rear headrests are short so they don't cut into your view through the rearview mirror. The large side mirrors and optional blind-spot monitoring make lane changes safe and easy.

Quality

7.5
The X3's interior relays the look and feel you'd expect from a luxury vehicle, though the overall design doesn't impress as much as that of German rivals. Gaps are tight and uniform, and the switchgear feels solid. The leather, plastic, wood and other trim look a touch behind the curve.

Utility

8.0
Class-leading cargo space and plentiful interior storage options make the X3 a versatile SUV for family hauling. The door pockets are large and numerous, and we like the small compartment to the left of the steering wheel. Car seat attachments are easy to access, and towing capacity is excellent.

Small-item storage

8.0
Both rows of seats have numerous options. The big door pockets can hold a small handbag and sports bottle, while the center tray takes a phone or two. There's moderate storage under the armrest, and the driver even has a small compartment to the left of the steering wheel.

Cargo space

7.5
The X3 offers a healthy 28.7 cubic feet behind its second row, which can easily be lowered from release handles in the rear, revealing 62.7 cubic feet of space. The standard full-size spare limits underfloor storage and makes for a somewhat tall loading space. A compact spare is available.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.5
The lower LATCH anchors sit behind easily locatable plastic covers that conveniently fold back when you press them. The rear cargo cover blocks your hand while reaching for the seatback anchors, so you'll have to remove it during installation. The spacious interior makes moving a car seat around easy.

Towing

8.5
When equipped with the optional 2-inch receiver that includes seven- and four-pole connectors, the X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds. We laud both the capacity, which is among the best, and the clean integration of a Class III hitch.

Technology

7.5
The mixed digital and analog gauge cluster looks clean and classy, and the entertainment interface is powerful and quick. Driver aids are similarly impressive in scope but not always reliable. While wireless Apple CarPlay works great, you have to pay for it, and Android Auto is not supported.

Smartphone integration

7.0
Apple CarPlay works wirelessly but costs $300. Wireless charging asks more, and Android Auto is not supported. BMW's Connected system integrates a limited set of apps into the vehicle's entertainment system, but none worked with our Android phone. There are two USB ports up front and one 12-volt per row.

Driver aids

6.0
The surround-view camera system activates when it thinks you're parking, but it often turns on when approaching a stoplight. The availability of advanced safety features matches the segment norm, but we experienced an inexplicable false positive that triggered an emergency stop in traffic.

Voice control

8.5
BMW continues to impress us with its voice control system. It has little difficulty understanding natural language, and it provides control over an alarmingly extensive list of features. The button that activates the voice controls even launches Siri when you're using Apple CarPlay.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 BMW X3.

5 star reviews: 64%
4 star reviews: 20%
3 star reviews: 2%
2 star reviews: 5%
1 star reviews: 9%
Average user rating: 4.3 stars based on 44 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Great combination of performance and comfort
Fan,
xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

We cross shopped the X3 against Audi Q5, Lexus NX, and Acura RDX. The X3 wasn’t the best value, but a clear winner in terms of performance, comfort, and technology. We’ve been in the Lexus family for many years, but the new NX was disappointing. The car was Lexus smooth and great value, but the engine was the slowest of the bunch and the 6speed was ancient. The X3 performs much better and iDrive is years ahead of Lexus navigation. The new RDX looked impressive on paper but Acura is playing catch-up in segment. Despite having a powerful engine, great interior materials, and awesome sound system, our tester had loose trim and panel gap issues. The drivetrain also didn’t feel as refined as the BMW. The Audi Q5 was a strong contender, and the car had the best interior and smoothest ride. However, we just couldn’t warm up to the exterior redesign. There has also been many quality complains in the forums since they moved production to Mexico, so we decided to skip.

1 out of 5 stars, So Disappointed
Pam,
sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

First of all, I love driving this car. It handles great and is very comfortable. But this is the second time we have had to have it serviced for major issues that should not be happening with a new car, especially with how little it is driven. The first issue was the fuel pump. Current issue with the fuel line and the radiator. It’s been in the shop for 4 business days and they have had to order parts to replace them. I am in Houston, and the parts come from Dallas. One more issue and I give up. I can’t see keeping this car when it’s out of warranty. And I thought I was buying a BMW for quality. So very disappointed.

4 out of 5 stars, Great SUV ... but a software problem
B Brown,
xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

We're very pleased with the performance, appearance, and cargo capacity of our new X3, but there's apparently a software glitch that's appearing in a few 2019 models. First it was a software induced high-beam malfunction, and now a problem with the software that tracks service due dates. While neither issue is a show-stopper, they've kept our X3 in the shop for the last 10 days, and we've only had it for a month :(

5 out of 5 stars, Stan the Man
Stan Bershad,
xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

This is my 10th BMW that I have owned or leased over the past 36 years. I went from a 5 series to 4 7 series to 4 x-5’s. After 122,000 miles on my 2008 x-5, which was the most reliable BMW I have owned, I decided that I needed more safety features. So, I spent over a year researching my next car. I read literally hundreds of reviews on BMWs , Mercedes , Audi, and Cadillac. A lot of my friends have Cadillac XT5’s. I priced one out but did not test drive one. Nice car but just not my type and with all the safety features, the price was within $100 a month less that a 2019 x-3 with a 3 year lease and 36K miles. After pricing the car at 4 different dealerships, including the one I have dealt with for over 30 years, I was shocked that they were the most expensive for my lease, almost $3,000 more. I did not bother to return to the dealership to try to have the price matched as i was very put off that with my dealership loyalty and USAA number plus loyalty points that they were so disinterested in my new business. So, I took delivery of my x-3 3.0 a few months ago. I will admit that I had a tough time downsizing from an x-5 to an x-3 as I always thought of the x-3 as a car that was marketed for women. Now that I have transitioned to my new computer with a car attached , all I can say is how off base my thinking was. My car has every safety feature you could order. I even refused to take delivery until they switched out the non run flat tires that came with it from Bridgestone Duelers to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires. Tire Rack gave the Bridgestone tires a terrible rating while the Michelin’s got the top rating for all season tires. Shame on BMW for trying to deliver such a great car with lousy tires. Needless to say, my car so far has exceeded my expectations. It is almost as long as my dearly departed x-5, rides better, and has so many unbelievable safety features that I read the manual twice and then had 46 questions to have answered when I went back to the dealership a week later for their suggested driver’s course. I am very happy that I pulled the trigger and went with the x3 over an x5 or any other car. I have ridden in a Cadillac xT 5 and test drove the BMW 330 , 340 and rode in X3 4.0. I know I made a well researched out decision. As an aside, my service rep at my old dealership said he had several of his customers relate the same pricing experience they had recently and as I did, leased or purchased their cars elsewhere. I will continue to service my car at my old dealership as their service and rep are excellent. But, I will no longer refer my friends and associates there other than to give them the same feeling of satisfaction when they see how much they can save by comparison shopping. Talk about customer loyalty. Apparently, it means nothing. The downside. My wife who has a 2009 328xi with 37,000 miles and is in almost showroom condition now wants a new 3 series with all the same safety features. At Is have done enough research to make this a short project. In passing I should note I got an elevated t UCB deck because I got non run flats and wanted a spare tire. No regrets.

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Features & Specs

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$43,000
MPG 22 city / 29 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower248 hp @ 5200 rpm
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sDrive30i 4dr SUV features & specs
sDrive30i 4dr SUV
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$41,000
MPG 23 city / 30 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower248 hp @ 5200 rpm
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M40i 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
M40i 4dr SUV AWD
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$54,650
MPG 20 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower355 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite X3 safety features:

Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Maintains a set distance between the X3 and the car in front. Can bring the X3 to a stop and resume speed when the car in front moves.
Adaptive Brake Lights
Brightens the brake lights to indicate a sudden stop and flashes them to indicate an emergency stop.
Parking Assistant Plus
Guides the X3 into a vacant parallel parking spot with minimal driver intervention.

NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover17.2%

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 TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

BMW X3 vs. the competition

BMW X3 vs. BMW X1

If you like everything about the X3 but want something just a little bit smaller or less expensive, the X1 is right up your alley. The lighter X1 makes similar power to the four-cylinder X3, but it gets better fuel economy and can still fit four adults comfortably. Of course, there's comparatively less cargo capacity, and the X1 lacks the option of a more powerful engine.

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BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 and the X3 go head to head in their segment. The Q5 uses a similarly powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine but comes with standard all-wheel drive. So similar are these two rivals that it's going to come down to personal preferences with regards to styling and minor details. The Audi focuses on a clean, minimal design, while the BMW has a bit more flair.

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BMW X3 vs. BMW X5

The X3's bigger brother offers more than just more cargo space and interior room. You get more engine options as well as more luxurious appointments. Of course, having more of everything costs more. And in the case of the X5, that means spending nearly $15,000 more to get a base-level model.

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FAQ

Is the BMW X3 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 X3 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about BMW X3 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X3 gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X3 has 28.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW X3. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 BMW X3?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 BMW X3:

  • The BMW X3 carries over unchanged for 2019
  • This is the second year for the third X3 generation introduced in 2018
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Is the BMW X3 reliable?
To determine whether the BMW X3 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X3. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X3's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 BMW X3 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 BMW X3 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 X3 and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 X3 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 BMW X3?

The least-expensive 2019 BMW X3 is the 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $41,000.

Other versions include:

  • xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $43,000
  • sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $41,000
  • M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $54,650
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What are the different models of BMW X3?
If you're interested in the BMW X3, the next question is, which X3 model is right for you? X3 variants include xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of X3 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 BMW X3

The second-generation BMW X3 was still selling like gangbusters in 2017, the model's seventh year of production. But increased pressure from new and improved rivals necessitated a rethink of the Bavarian automaker's venerable crossover. Last year BMW redesigned the X3, and for 2019, the company decided not to make any changes.

The chiseled body of the 2019 BMW X3 does a good job of hiding the fact that it provides plenty of space for passengers, especially in the back seat. And there's ample space for cargo, too. Indeed, the X3 ranks near the top of its class in both categories in terms of roominess. Additional kudos go to the X3's luxurious cabin for its high-quality materials and user-friendly controls. The latter in particular includes an intuitive and quick-responding touchscreen infotainment interface.

The sDrive30i and the xDrive30i come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing a healthy 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For speed demons, the turbocharged six-cylinder under the hood of the M40i churns out 355 hp and 369 lb-ft. Don't feel too bad about upgrading to the M40i if you just can't resist the intoxicating thrust delivered by the inline six-cylinder. Fuel economy is reduced only slightly, from 26 mpg combined in the sDrive30i to 23 mpg combined in the M40i. An eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive are standard on all models.

Being a BMW, the X3 expectedly commands a pretty penny, but its list of standard equipment is substantial. The sDrive30i comes equipped with LED headlights, a power tailgate, auto-dimming mirrors, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 12-speaker audio system. Step up to the M40i, and you'll get the more powerful engine, a bevy of performance goodies, and a number of the sDrive30i's optional extras. Honestly, if you want to equip the lower models with the Convenience, M Sport and Dynamic Handling packages, you might as well just grab the M40i (those packages are all standard on that model). Several packages are available for either model, adding more driver aids, leather upholstery and heated seats. As usual, there are plenty of stand-alone options for you to customize the X3 to your heart's desire.

The 2019 BMW X3 offers a winning combination of an engaging and rewarding driving experience paired with a roomy and welcoming interior. When you are in the market, Edmunds is ready to help you find your ideal 2019 BMW X3.

2019 BMW X3 SUV Overview

The 2019 BMW X3 SUV is offered in the following styles: xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and M40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 BMW X3 SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 BMW X3 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 X3 SUV 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 X3 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 BMW X3 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 X3 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including xDrive30i, sDrive30i, M40i, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 BMW X3 SUV here.

Our Review Process

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2019 BMW X3 SUV and all available trim types: M40i, xDrive30i, sDrive30i. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2019 BMW X3 SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2019 BMW X3 SUV?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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