2020 BMW X3 Hybrid

MSRP range: $48,550
Edmunds suggests you pay$50,733

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2020 BMW X3 Hybrid Review

  • Smooth ride and comfortable seats
  • Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
  • Roomy interior for both front and rear passengers
  • Limited real-world EV range
  • Lower fuel economy than the gas-only X3
  • Questionable value proposition of the plug-in hybrid
  • New plug-in hybrid variant of the X3
  • 18 miles of EV range before you tap into the gas engine
  • Part of the third X3 generation introduced for 2018

Quiet, spacious and engaging to drive, the BMW X3 has long been a desirable small luxury SUV. The X3 boasts an upscale interior and the top-notch construction we've come to expect from BMW. While we like the four- and six-cylinder engines in the standard 2020 BMW X3, we're intrigued by the plug-in hybrid version that debuts this year.

This new X3 xDrive30i model produces 288 horsepower — 40 hp more than the standard four-cylinder. On top of that, the xDrive30e powertrain offers an EPA-estimated 18 miles of all-electric range before the gas engine kicks on. If you can plug in and recharge it frequently, the xDrive30i can make a big difference in reducing your gas use. After the electricity is expended, however, the hybrid is actually a little thirstier than its non-hybrid sibling.

The plug-in hybrid's questionable value is unfortunate, but that's pretty much where the drawbacks end. Options are plentiful, and the interior is big enough to seat adults in all the major seating positions. Overall, the 2020 BMW X3 is an impressive SUV that's easy to recommend if you're shopping in the small luxury SUV category.

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The BMW X3 plug-in hybrid is a bit of an odd duck. On one hand, it's more expensive on paper and thirstier than the gas-only X3, and observed EV-only range falls short of EPA estimates. Conversely, the hybrid is quicker and might cost less if you qualify for all the available tax rebates. The hybrid's value proposition is questionable, but the underlying X3 platform ensures the xDrive30e's excellence compared to other plug-in hybrid SUVs.
Even though its gasoline engine has less horsepower than the gas-only X3's engine, the plug-in hybrid's electric motor provides extra boost for an improved 0-60 mph time. The sprint comes in just 6.1 seconds, nearly a second quicker than the standard xDrive30i. Our tester was equipped with the M Sport and Dynamic Handling packages, plus summer performance tires — an unusual combination for a hybrid, but one that transforms the X3 from mild-mannered SUV to adept canyon-carver at the press of a button.

The brake pedal is light and easy to operate, with an imperceptible hand-off from regenerative to friction brakes. The summer tires help deliver an exceptional 110-foot distance in our simulated-panic stop from 60 mph. The steering is a little too light in Comfort mode, with Sport firming it up nicely.
The front seats deliver the comfort and support needed for long stints at the wheel. A wide range of adjustments ensure a good fit for almost everyone. On bumpy roads, our test X3 had a fairly busy ride quality, which we partially attribute to the optional 20-inch wheels. The solid level of control means you feel impacts, but they don't reverberate through the cabin or bounce your head around.

The X3 PHEV is silent in EV mode, with only a modest amount of tire noise to keep you company. The engine isn't loud when it kicks on, but putting it into Sport mode makes the exhaust a little more boisterous. It sounds great for a four-cylinder.
The X3's cabin is spacious and smartly arranged. The large doors translate to big openings, and the sills are low enough so that you don't have to step up into the cabin. Various driver's seat and steering wheel adjustments ensure all instrumentation falls easily into view. There's plenty of headroom for all passengers, while foot- and legroom are adequate for even tall passengers. Visibility is fantastic all around.

There are no usability concerns since most buttons are within easy reach. The iDrive 7 infotainment system is complex, but only because of the breadth of its customizability. Of note are the preset buttons below the front air vents. They can be programmed to store radio presets, destinations or even oft-visited menus. That's a nifty feature.
All the latest tech offerings are present on the X3, but they're often on the optional features list. That's especially true of the advanced driving aids — only forward collision warning is standard. You'll have to pay extra for equipment such as lane departure mitigation and blind-spot monitoring, but once you do, you'll find that most systems work well.

The X3 excels in other areas too. The optional Harman Kardon audio system doesn't cost very much, but it delivers clear, punchy sound and features an equalizer for customizing your sound preferences. Plug in using one of four USB ports (one USB-A and three USB-C) sprinkled throughout the cabin. Or don't, since Apple CarPlay operates wirelessly. Android Auto is not supported yet, but BMW says it's coming later in the model year.
The X3 xDrive30e has less cargo space than the non-hybrid model — 27.2 cubic feet versus 28.7 cubes — due to its raised cargo floor. Still, there's more room in the back than most small crossovers. The seats fold flat, though you might have to fold the headrests to clear the front seatback. Front storage is plentiful, with a decent-size bin underneath the armrest and large door pockets. The rear door pockets are similarly accommodating. Car seat anchors are clearly marked, though you will have to remove the cargo cover to attach the tethers.

As with the standard X3, the xDrive30e is rated to tow up to 4,400 pounds when properly equipped. Rival plug-ins are rated at 3,500 pounds.
The EPA estimates the xDrive30e can travel up to 18 miles in EV-only mode before the four-cylinder motor kicks on. We were only able to travel 13.8 miles on our 115-mile driving loop before running out of electricity. In gas-only mode, the X3 is estimated to earn 24 mpg combined. Curiously, this is 2 mpg lower than the non-hybrid xDrive30i. The hybrid's smaller gas tank means you also get about 100 fewer miles of range before you have to fill up.

That said, on our driving loop, we achieved a gas-only average of 28.4 mpg, compared to the 27.7 mpg earned on a previously tested xDrive30i. Fuel economy gains versus the xDrive30i are partially attributable to individual driving style and traffic patterns since our xDrive30e test was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic with less traffic than usual. Our conclusion is that upgrading to the xDrive30e offers minute financial benefits, if any.
With a starting price of $49,545, the xDrive30e is $4,600 more expensive than the non-hybrid xDrive30i. Here's the rub, though: If you qualify for them, federal and state rebates might make the plug-in slightly less expensive. It's hard to say which version makes more financial sense — especially once you start weighing the hybrid's lower fuel efficiency against charging costs. Other benefits, such as HOV stickers, might tip the scales in the plug-in's favor.

Basic and powertrain warranties line up with those for other luxury crossovers at four years/50,000 miles. BMW covers the first three scheduled maintenance services up to 36,000 miles, which is more generous than other automakers.
Despite being a compact SUV, the X3 relays driving excitement through its steering, handling and engine sound. These attributes make it a bit more entertaining to snake up a mountain road or barrel through a freeway on-ramp than other vehicles in the segment. We appreciate that BMW extends its performance upgrades to its plug-in hybrid; Volvo and Mercedes do not offer sporty enhancements for their PHEVs.

The X3 is a well-appointed and nicely constructed SUV that should live up to anyone's expectations for a luxury crossover. It also gets points for being one of the few small luxury crossover PHEVs. Bringing down this score are the hybrid's dubious fuel-cost savings.

Which X3 does Edmunds recommend?

The X3 plug-in is sold only in the xDrive30e trim level, but the BMW options list is a gauntlet that can quickly rocket the cost skyward. That said, we think a small luxury SUV should at least have the same features as a nicely equipped Honda CR-V. With that in mind, we'd opt for the Convenience and Driving Assistant Plus packages. If you want extra luxury features, keep in mind you'll have to upgrade to add the Premium package first.

BMW X3 models

The 2020 BMW X3 plug-in hybrid comes in only one trim, dubbed xDrive30e. It is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a plug-in hybrid system. Total output stands at 288 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to BMW, fully charging the 12-kWh battery pack using a standard 120-volt outlet takes 11.5 hours. It only requires 3.5 hours at a Level 2 charging station.

The X3 plug-in's sole trim packs a ton of features. These include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Power tailgate
  • Heated and power-folding mirrors
  • Auto-dimming interior and driver's side exterior mirrors
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Sport seats with adjustable side bolsters
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen display
  • 12-speaker audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

As with all BMWs, a healthy list of optional packages are available, such as:

  • Convenience package
    • Four-way lumbar adjustment for front seats
    • Keyless entry
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Satellite radio
  • Premium package
    • Convenience package
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
  • Parking Assistance package
    • Front and rear parking sensors (alerts you to obstacles that may not be visible behind or in front of the vehicle when parking)
    • 360-degree camera (gives you a bird's-eye view of the car for tight parking situations)
    • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with no driver intervention)
  • Executive package
    • Premium package
    • Parking Assistance package
    • Hands-free cargo opener
    • Gesture control (allows you to control certain aspects of the infotainment system by gesturing in the air)
    • Adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)
  • Driving Assistance package
    • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
    • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Driving Assistance Plus package
    • Driving Assistance package
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the X3 M and the car in front)
    • A more advanced version of the forward collision mitigation system
  • Dynamic Handling package
    • Variable-ratio steering
    • Upgraded brakes
    • Adaptive suspension dampers

Some of the features included in the packages above can be ordered as stand-alone options. There are other options, but note that some require packages before they can be added. These include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • Wireless charging pad (paired with a Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Sound-reducing windshield and side windows
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • Trailer hitch

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 BMW X3.

Average user rating: 3.4 stars
33 total reviews
5 star reviews: 46%
4 star reviews: 9%
3 star reviews: 12%
2 star reviews: 9%
1 star reviews: 24%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

1/5 stars, Run, do not walk from BMW's new X3 hybrid!
xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE! I bought a 2020 BMW X3 30e because I wanted a good-looking hybrid and liked my previous conventional X3. With less than 1,000 miles on the new vehicle, they have slapped a high voltage battery recall on the model. So, I can't charge the vehicle and there is no estimated timeline for a fix! And I'm driving around in a car that is now prone to a battery fire, not to mention expensive to maintain and an environmental hazard! This is what happens when a company gets fat on their reputation and rushes out a flawed product with poor safety protocols. Bye-bye BMW. Never again.
4/5 stars, X3 30e 6 month review, so far no recall
Bodyshop Boy,
xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
Pros: my VIN number did not hit a NTSB recall for the battery issue (Phew!) so the review is not tainted by the emotions and experience of others on this site. After 8,000 miles it has been solidly reliable and the tech has worked well, for the most part Charging the car every night and in the afternoon prior to commuting home means most of my day-to-day driving is electric. The Hybrid system eliminates any range anxiety for long trips It is quiet and serene; handles well and is very fun to drive. The Harman Kardon stereo is well worth the upgrade (though I certainly wish it was included given the base price). The Adaptive Hybrid mode is quite clever - when you put a destination in the navi the software decides where best to deploy the battery, or will route you for the most efficient drive Overall efficiency is excellent. I typically get 35+ mpg when driving 150 miles of rural roads and highway; often closer to 40 mpg. Cons: Electric range is too low, it is roughly 15 miles when driven mostly on the highway, 20 miles if driven around town. The range has declined about 20% now that the temperatures are in the 20 and 30 degree range, necessitating a route with less highway driving to make my commute on all-electric. Charging at the office is a must if I want my return trip to be battery powered as well. The phone connection can be a bit fussy. While the wireless Apple Car Play connection is terrific, it will sometimes drop the connection and take a while to reconnect and has required the phone to be re-paired once or twice. BMW options sheet means that you pay for options, like leather and an upgraded stereo that are included on many less expensive vehicles. Verdict: Highly satisfied so far and look forward to driving it. It makes my commute peaceful and longer trips a blast.

2020 BMW X3 video

SPEAKER 1: Even if you don't consider yourself a car person, you know what a BMW is. And you probably associate the brand with the build quality of a luxury car and the driving experience of a performance car. And maybe with the last person who cut you off in traffic, but that is between you and them. We're not here about that. We're here because I'm driving the latest addition to the X3 lineup, the BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid. That's a mouthful for a little SUV. Does it deserve this long name? How does it fit in with the rest of the X3 lineup? Is the X3 in general is fun and glamorous as a BMW should be? Let's find out. The X3 was last redesigned in 2018, and remains mostly unchanged for 2020. It's available as a rear wheel drive four cylinder, an all wheel drive four cylinder, an all wheel drive six cylinder, and now is a plug-in hybrid, combining the two liter four cylinder engine with an electric motor. Both price and performance wise, the new hybrid slots in between the xDrive30i and the M40i. All right, we all on the same page here? Can I stop with actual facts and trying to remember BMW's complicated model names? Because that stuff is hard, and I don't like doing things that are hard. I want to talk about the experience, of this car starting with what it looks like. Would you be pleased to open your garage door and see the staring back at you? I think it's kind of got a good thing going. BMW's kidney grills have been growing on the cars. But they remain a manageable size on the SUV. And I think that this front angle is the most distinctively BMW on the X3. If you took all the badging off, I'm not sure you would know from the side or the back that this was a BMW and not a Ford Edge. It's not quite as distinctive looking as, say, the Porsche Macan. I guess it looks like a smaller X5, if you know what an X5 looks like. But hey, that's what the badging is for. This is clearly a BMW. Let's go see how it drives. We don't have time to get deep into the cult of BMW. But there is a reason why it has a reputation for being a driver's car. And that's what his BMW has always focused on three of the elements that make driving really fun for someone who likes driving. One, obviously, is handling. How does a car go down the road? And another is comfort. I mean, if is going to be a luxury car, if is going to be a high end, brand you shouldn't be uncomfortable in it. And the third, which BMW has always been so good at, is. Communication the car talks to you. I mean, not literally. Although in these modern cars, it does that, too. But with the feedback in the pedals, with the feedback from the tires, with the feedback in the steering. And I would say that the X3 manages to out of the three. It handles really nice. It's a fun car to drive on mountain roads. And it is very comfortable. The seats are comfortable. The space in the cabin is comfortable. And it's easy to use everything around you. The only place where I don't love BMW is in the steering. Right now, I have it in the sport mode. And the steering is fairly weighted. It doesn't give me a whole lot of feedback. But it's not bad. I don't mind the way that it feels. It's just not fun. But if I put it in the comfort mode, it's like so light, like a toy car. And it feels really weird, driving at slow speeds, like around parking lots and stuff. I just-- I don't like the way it feels. It's not that the car doesn't go where you turn the wheel. It just doesn't feel good while you do it. So sport mode it is. You can hear that sport mode gives you a little more engine sound. And it also makes the throttle more responsive. There are so many modes in the X3. You're really going to have to spend some time with your owner's manual. Because there's sport, comfort, eco, pro, adaptive, and e-drive. And then within each of those modes, there are additional options that you can choose. And you can set them up to be your default. You can individualize them. It's actually very cool. But it isn't something that you should figure out while you're driving the car. So spend some time in your driveway. Read the owner's manual, and you will have a much better time in your X3. We're driving the hybrid, which is the four cylinder with an electric motor. And it is quite zippy. It's not exactly what I would call performance car fast. But that's what the M is for. The Edmunds test team has driven several of the other models. And we don't have a complaint about any of the engines. They're all good. It just depends on what you're looking for. And they're all backed for the same speed automatic transmission. So there's not a whole lot of choice to be had there, which is OK. Because it's a really the transmission. At idle, it's so quiet, you're going to want to check to make sure the engine's even running. And of course, if you're in the hybrid, sometimes it isn't. That's the whole point. When you're driving, there is a little bit of wind noise. And when you're on the throttle and the gas engine is kind of revved up, it does make a noticeable grumble. But it's not unpleasant. Hybrid and electric cars have to make a pedestrian warning sound, a kind of hum or whir. And in some of the cars that I've been in, that sound has been so loud inside the car that it kind of gets in your head and melts your brain, and makes you go crazy and commit murders. And this car does not do that. I can not even hear the pedestrian warning sound from inside the car, which is excellent. Hopefully, the pedestrians can hear it outside. For the most part, the layout is pretty straightforward in the cockpit. But there are a lot of buttons and a lot of displays. It's a little busy in the gauge cluster. It's a little busy on the touch screen. And there are a lot of different options to get to the same places. So you're going to want to spend some time in the driveway before you really get going in this car. Otherwise, you're going to be frantically waiting for a stop sign so you can figure out how to turn off the speed warnings-- several clicks in on the menu. Big doors mean big door openings. So it is easy to get in and out of the X3. Once you're inside, there is plenty of room for driver and passenger. You guys won't be touching, even though it's a small SUV. That's good. No touching these days. There is plenty of headroom. I have the seat pretty high up. You know I'm short. I'm like 5-3, if you've ever wondered. Yeah, I have a seat way up. And I could be really tall. And the seat goes way far down. So, no problem. Let's talk about small parts storage. Small storage space is so good. There are huge door pockets. I mean, you could fit several water bottles, even the reusable kind. There's this little roll-up cover here, and you can fit a cell phone. That's where the USB port is, cup holders. And then there is another console here which isn't great. It has a USB-C port, and a little light, which is nice. But it's not super deep. You cannot fit a purse in it. I'm a little disappointed by that. Great news for pretty much all of you, except for my husband, who still uses a flip phone. X3 has wireless Apple CarPlay, which is very cool. And even better news is that Apple CarPlay is no longer a subscription as of December 2019. So BMW has finally seen the light. I've always hated it when luxury brands charge for things that entry level brands give you for free. So very good, BMW. Free Apple CarPlay. And Android Auto is coming in July of 2020, so maybe by the time you're watching this. Just good all around. It is still an extra option for a wireless charging pad, which is a little bit stingy. Because if you're doing wireless connecting, then you need wireless charging, right? I mean, come on. Step it up, BMW! This is a good backseat. You know, people buy SUVs because they're talking about how they need to carry a lot of people. And even so, especially in the smaller SUVs, a lot of times, the backseat feels like an afterthought. You know, it'll be just like a really hard bench. It's not very comfortable, and it's not very roomy. It is not the case here. There is a ton of room, both headroom and leg room. So if you have adult people in the back seat, they're going to be comfortable. And the seats are comfortable. They're soft. And if you're carrying babies, children, people in car seats, that's not a problem. Either it's really easy to get to the latches. And there is plenty of room to move folks in and out of their seats and pick up any toys that they drop. In the gasoline only models, you've got 28.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats. And if you put them down, which you can do very easily, there is 62.7 cubic feet, which is more than enough for, I'd say like two bicycles, if you need to picture it. It's also six more than the Mercedes GLC offers and almost exactly equal with the Volvo XC60, both of which our competitors and highly rated by the Edmunds test team. So the X3 is in good company. Now in the hybrid, you lose 3 and 1/2 cubic feet. And that is because the battery makes the floor higher in the back cargo area. You probably won't notice the loss of three feet. But you will notice the higher floor, especially when you're loading things. It's about that much higher off the bumper. And I noticed it even just putting this small suitcase in. So you will definitely notice it if you're loading in a large piece of furniture. The X3 is a useful, small SUV that delivers on driving enjoyment and build quality, though it isn't quite as elegant inside as rivals from Mercedes or Audi. Pricing can be as reasonable or as extravagant as you desire. But the good thing is that there isn't really a bad version of this machine. So pick your must haves, whether that's all wheel drive or electric motors or both, and then enjoy the drive. If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to our channel! It makes us feel so good. And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

2020 BMW X3 Review: What You Should Know About Price, Performance and the Plug-in Hybrid

Elana Scherr explains what you should know about buying the BMW X3, explaining the highlights and differences between models. The new BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid is featured in this video, but we also cover the sDrive30i, xDrive30i and M40i models.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / 24 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 288 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 185.9 in. / Height: 66.0 in. / Width: 74.4 in.
Curb Weight: 4586 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 27.2 cu.ft.
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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 5 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
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
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

BMW X3 vs. the competition

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi Q5

BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5

The BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 are smart competitors. They're similarly equipped, similarly sized and similarly priced. The Audi is a bit more expensive to start, but it comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is an option on the X3. Both deliver impressive driving experiences with lots of available modern features, so for some buyers it may come down to a styling preference.

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BMW X3 vs. BMW X5

If you like the X3's style, available features and general vibe but want a bit more space, then take a look at its big brother, the X5. The BMW X5 is, unsurprisingly, more expensive, but it offers significantly more interior space and higher-quality materials even at the base trim level. Horsepower enthusiasts also have the option of going for the twin-turbo V8 that's now available in the BMW X5 M50i.

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BMW X3 vs. BMW X1

Are the X5 and the X3 too big (or too expensive), but you still want a BMW-badged SUV? There's always the X1. As you'd expect, it's less expensive than the X3 and doesn't have as many available options, but it does have nimble handling and an upscale interior. And what it makes up for in sheer power, the X1 offers in abundant interior space for passengers.

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Is the BMW X3 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 X3 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about BMW X3 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X3 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X3 has 27.2 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 2020 BMW X3?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW X3:

  • New plug-in hybrid variant of the X3
  • 18 miles of EV range before you tap into the gas engine
  • Part of the third X3 generation introduced for 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 2020 BMW X3 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW X3 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 X3 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 X3 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW X3?

The least-expensive 2020 BMW X3 is the 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $48,550.

Other versions include:

  • xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $48,550
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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 xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of X3 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3 Hybrid Overview

The 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 X3 Hybrid 3.4 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 2020 X3 Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 X3 Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including xDrive30e, 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 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid?

2020 BMW X3 Hybrid xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,160. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $5,427 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,427 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50,733.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 9.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid xDrive30e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on new cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which 2020 BMW X3 Hybrids are available in my area?

2020 BMW X3 Hybrid Listings and Inventory

There are currently 2 new 2020 BMW X3 Hybrids listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $54,285 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $3,000 on a new, used or CPO 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid available from a dealership near you.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid for sale near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid and all available trim types: xDrive30e. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 BMW X3 Hybrid 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 2020 BMW X3?

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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