BMW X3 SUV
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KBB.com Expert Review
You'll Like This Car If...
If you enjoy the connectivity supplied by BMW's platform team, but need, in your daily commute or weekend driving, a measure of utility, the 2012 BMW X3 SUV appropriately fills the bill. Its upright architecture and (relatively) generous greenhouse can stow or tow, while a choice of two responsive sixes and a dynamic platform inject some "sport" into any "activity."
You May Not Like This Car If...
With its all-wheel drive (AWD) built on RWD architecture, this isn't the best cargo carrier on a compact footprint. And when compared to alternatives – notably, Subaru's Forester and Acura's RDX – BMW prospects pay a premium for a German car assembled in South Carolina. Finally, the lack of an optional manual transmission might be an issue for the True B(MW)elievers.
What's New for 2012
With an all-new X3 in 2011, the changes for the
2012 BMW X3 are little more than tweaks to an already well-received SUV redesign.
Based on 81 ratings for the 2011 - 2017 models.
March 06, 2018
Best all around vehicle I have owned
It has the 6 cylinder 300 HP engine, very fast, excellent torque. The handling is great but the ride is not good with run flat tires.
February 01, 2017
First SUV and BMW - Impressed
Having liked traditional station wagons and no interest in SUVs, my choices in replacing a 2012 Jetta Sportwagen Diesel (recalled by VW)...
September 14, 2016
BMW X3 Xdrive 3.5i A wonderful car to drive!
This is the 14th BMW I have owned, from a 3 series convertible, to an M3, to a 740IL. They are all great. This car is the most...
May 17, 2016
Sporty, Comfortable, Quiet
I was tired of filling an Acura MDX over and over with premium fuel, so I looked around for a higher mileage SUV. I just happened on...
March 23, 2016
Have owned BMW's for 20 years and the 2016 X3 does not disappoint! Safe, responsive, luxurious and fun to drive. What more could you...
January 17, 2016
20,000 miles & loving it!!!!!
I love this suv. its truly amazing. it drives great, handles great & great gas mileage. very comfortable for long trips. the base stereo...
December 31, 2015
Surprised at how much I enjoy this car
I never thought I would get a crossover or SUV but some how I was talked into looking at them. So far I am pleasantly surprised at how...
October 07, 2015
best car i ever owned
20 mpg around town. nearly 30 on highway. comfortable to drive.
john raleigh, nc
August 04, 2015
Better than 2012 Audi Q5 2.0T
Traded my 2012 Q5 2.0T for BMW X3. Transmission is smooth and no jerking like the Q5. No issues at all. Run flat tires still have life...
July 23, 2015
Superb driving experience...long or short drives.
I've been driving BMW's for 33 years, beginning with a wonderful 320, continuing with 5-series and now my second X3. What surprised me...