BMW X3 highlights
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- Sharper new look for a favorite compact luxury SUV
- Strong performance mated to solid EPA-estimated fuel economy
- The interior is beginning to feel old compared to rivals
- The X3 M's suspension is on the uncomfortable side
Mileage (EPA estimate)
14 city, 19 highway, 16 combined
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The 2022 BMW is better than ever, thanks to a new look, more standard equipment
For 2022, BMW refreshed the X3, its perennial favorite compact luxury SUV. Styling changes to the front and rear sharpen its looks, while inside there are some detail changes around the center console, touchscreen displays, and instruments. BMW has quietly dropped the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid, but it could return in time with an improved battery-only range and better EPA-estimated fuel economy. The X3 is offered with an automatic transmission only. The lineup starts with the sDrive30i and xDrive30i, the s signifying rear-wheel drive and the x all-wheel drive. These models are powered by a punchy 2.0-liter turbocharged with 248 hp, which is smooth and quick. As long as you're not reveling in the X3's sharp handling and pushing the engine hard, they return good EPA-estimated fuel economy.
If you want your X3 with a bit more grunt, then the M40i is worth seeking out. Its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder packs a more potent 382 hp, making it very quick, and tweaks to its M Sport suspension let you enjoy its greater performance. 2022 changes to the M40i include a mild hybrid system that smooths out the stop-start system in traffic and adds a little bit of boost under punchy acceleration. In the unlikely event that's still not enough, BMW can sell you a full-on X3 M. This Motorsport model sees power swell to 473 hp in standard form or 503 hp in the Competition model. Either one is impressively fast and capable, but, really, the X3 M's stiffer ride only compromises the X3's strengths.
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RepairPal reliability rating**
RepairPal gave the BMW X3 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of
5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks BMW X3 14th out of 15 among Luxury Compact SUVs.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW X3 is $755, compared to an average of $595 for Luxury Compact SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, BMW X3 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an
average of 1.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Luxury Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the BMW X3, compared to an average of 7% for Luxury Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings