Starting Price: $43,445 | Price yours

Above Average: Sporty driving dynamics, roomy interior 

Below Average: No Android Auto, few engine options

Consensus: BMW's compact SUV grows up and gets sportier


Putting a strong emphasis on the "sport" in "sport/utility vehicle."

New for 2018, the BMW X3 gives owners the pleasure of the driving dynamics of BMW's sports sedans, with the added functionality of a SUV. Now in its third generation, the X3 is available for the first time as a performance M model, comes standard with all-wheel drive, and has enhanced safety and comfort features. While the new X3 competes in a segment with appealing rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5, its combination of sport sedan attitude and all-season performance keeps BMW's compact luxury SUV competitive.

Driving It

In our full review of the 2018 BMW X3, we noted that the M40i "...is an SUV that likes to pretend it's a sport sedan. The 355-horsepower turbocharged 6-cylinder engine ensures excellent acceleration, going from a standstill to 60 mph in about 4.6 seconds. The suspension lets the X3 M40i take corners like a pro, and the standard all-wheel drive boasts a rearward bias to take the most advantage of the 50:50 weight distribution."

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Build and Price

The 2018 BMW X3 starts at a touch over $43,000 and can cost upwards of $69,000. Build and price your own 2018 BMW X3 to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

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