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2019 BMW X3

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2019 BMW X3

BMW X3 highlights

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • Engines deliver good power and solid EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • Plenty of interior space in the stylish cabin


  • Expensive, and you'll spend more with all the option choices
  • There's no option for Android Auto™, just Apple CarPlay®

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 30 highway, 26 combined

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The 2019 BMW X3 is a compact luxury SUV to beat

The BMW X3 has it all in the compact luxury SUV segment: classy looks inside and out, plenty of passenger and cargo space, powerful but efficient engines, and a driving character that's more sport sedan than compact SUV. It's helped define the space it competes in, and while many rivals get close to it in particular areas—Porsche's Macan betters it outright for driver fun—none offer the broad combination of qualities that make the X3 such an appealing all-rounder. Since BMW introduced this generation X3 in 2018, the 2019 X3 soldiers on unchanged. The sDrive30i and xDrive30i are powered by a 248-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the sDrive signifying rear-wheel-drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive.

Both 30i models feature a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, and all those gear ratios as well as BMW's clever Eco Pro drive mode option help the X3 deliver good EPA-estimated fuel economy if you resist the temptation to enjoy the engine's performance. If you want more power and poise, you might want to consider the M40i model above the 30i models. This X3 gains a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with 355 hp and chassis revisions sharpen it even further. It's more focused but still well rounded and capable in its appeal, which only grows when you consider that it comes with many things that are costly options on the smaller-engine version.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.6 out of 5

8 customer reviews
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4 Stars3
3 Stars0
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1 Star0

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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sDrive30i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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