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2015 BMW X3

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2015 BMW X3

BMW X3 highlights

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • Agile, engaging handling
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space in the stylish interior


  • Many rivals offer a fuel-saving hybrid option
  • One of the most expensive crossover SUVs

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 34 highway, 30 combined

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Broadly talented 2015 BMW X3 is an excellent all-round premium SUV

The 2015 BMW X3 gets freshened up with some styling and equipment tweaks and adds a third engine to the lineup. The new 2.0-liter turbodiesel, badged xDrive28d, offers a compelling mix of power, ample torque, and strong fuel economy estimates. The gasoline engines remain unchanged and attractive. The sDrive28i and xDrive28i models use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 hp, and the xDrive35i comes with a smooth, powerful 300-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. All models badged xDrive use all-wheel drive, while sDrive signifies rear-wheel drive. Every X3 comes with an automatic transmission, alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, dual-zone climate control, eight-way power seats with memory settings, and BMW's smart iDrive interface for the infotainment system, which includes 12 speakers, HD radio, USB and auxiliary inputs, and Bluetooth® connectivity.

The cabin exemplifies fine build quality, matching materials with a user-friendly design and ample passenger and cargo space. The X3 drives with a sportiness that's right at the top among luxury crossover SUVs, though for 2015 it has some stiff competition from Porsche's Macan. That the X3 still appeals against the agile newcomer underlines how far ahead of the pack it has been for a while. If you want fun-to-drive character mixed with space, for less than the Porsche, the X3 makes a strong case for itself.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

6 customer reviews
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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
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.
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Explore BMW X3 details

SDrive28i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Drive type





240 @ 5000


260 @ 1450

Seating capacity


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