2017 BMW X3

Rating7.7

Ranked #6 in Compact Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP $40,050 - $48,950
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Key Spec of 2017 BMW X3
fuel economy

21/24/28

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

240 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Strong engines

No standard driver-assist features

Upgraded iDrive interface

Sporty driving dynamics

Expensive options

Wireless charging and Wi-Fi hotspot are optional

Impressive cargo room

Diesel model discontinued

Spacious rear seating

Intuitive infotainment system

Good reliability

2017 BMW X3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 15, 2022

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The 2017 BMW X3 sits comfortably between the smaller X1 and the larger X5. The 2017 BMW X3 price starts at $40,050 and an additional $995 is levied as destination fee. For the 2017 model year, BMW offers new exterior color options and the iDrive infotainment system is updated to the latest version. The 2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i offers keyless ignition, SiriusXM satellite radio and power lumbar support as standard. Also, features like wireless charging and WiFi hotspot are available.

Featuring a 4-trim lineup of sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i, the 2017 BMW X3 MSRP can be an expense of $41,045-$49,945 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2017 X3 xDrive35i will cost you $8,900 more than the base sDrive28i for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

sDrive28i

$37,745 $41,045
xDrive28i $39,605 $43,045
xDrive28d $40,260 $43,745
xDrive35i $46,025 $49,945

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2017 BMW X3 For Sale 

The 2017 BMW X3 sDrive28i can be leased for a term of 36 months and $549/month. The amount due is $4,265 and the annual mileage is limited to 10,000 miles. The same model can also be financed for as low as 2.99% APR for a term of 60 months and $700/month. The down payment amount is $4,105. The final APR will depend on the credit score profile.


For budget-oriented buyers, the used 2017 BMW X3 can be availed of with a base price of $12,750. Going for older model years like the 2016 BMW X3 could be a matter of $11,304 and BMW X3 2015 can cost as much as $10,300 along with a listing of up to 5,653 in total.

Model Year

Starting Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 BMW X3 (Check Now!) $39,980 250
2021 BMW X3 $30,800 452
2020 BMW X3 $18,500 593
2019 BMW X3 $23,900 1370
2018 BMW X3 $27,500 73
2017 BMW X3 $12,750 817
2016 BMW X3 $ 11,304 426
2015 BMW X3 $10,300 250
2014 BMW X3l $8,950 508
2013 BMW X3 $5,900 519
2012 BMW X3 $6,750 163
2011 BMW X3 $6,989 232

We Recommend 

Considering the specs and an msrp of $43,045, the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive28i makes the most sense to us. It offers an AWD system for mild off-road usage. 


The 2017 BMW X3 offers a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 240 horsepower as standard. Also, there is an option for a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with 180 horsepower with the xDrive28d trim. The diesel powertrain is good for 30 mpg combined, while the gas engine is good for 24 mpg combined. However, for enthusiasts we recommend the 3.0-liter turbo inline-six engine with 300 hp on tap. The X3 2017 can tow a maximum of up to 3,500 pounds. The 2017 X3 xDrive35i does a 0-60 sprint in 5.7 seconds, much quicker than its rivals like the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Volvo XC60 in their standard guise. The 2017 BMW X3’s interior is impressive and a cargo capacity of 27.6 cubic feet is decent but not the best in the segment. 


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)$37745$40050328 Listings
xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)$39605$42050621 Listings
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Over All Rating

7.7Out of 10

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8.20
6.90
8.00
8.30
6.70
7.00
Notable Rankings

#6 in Compact Luxury Suv

#9 in Compact Suv

#12 in Luxury Suv

#14 in Suv


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Trims

28i$40,050 onwards
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  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • A-Spec Sport Seats
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-Prep
  • Front and rear Fog/driving lights
  • Leatherette Seat trim
  • Remote keyless entry
35i$48,950 onwards
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  • Driver and passenger Lumbar support
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Used BMW X3 For Sale

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Price Drop, $4500
Earlier Price: $21000
15 Jul 2022
Marietta, GA

2017 BMW X3 28i

sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$16,500
Est. $224/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,226 Below market
RMV: $20,726
Mileage 106,719 mi.
Listed On 13 Jan 2022 (377 Days)
9
6
Ocala, FL

2017 BMW X3 28i

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$17,798
Est. $241/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,464 Below market
RMV: $22,262
Mileage 97,320 mi.
Listed On 14 Jun 2022 (225 Days)
16
41
Streamwood, IL

2017 BMW X3 28i

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$19,995
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,611 Below market
RMV: $24,606
Mileage 88,984 mi.
Listed On 02 Apr 2022 (298 Days)
18
8New
Jamaica, NY

2017 BMW X3 28i

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$17,495
Est. $237/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,007 Below market
RMV: $21,502
Mileage 74,557 mi.
Listed On 10 Dec 2022 (46 Days)
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38
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $21398
29 Sep 2022
Orlando, FL

2016 BMW X3 35i

xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$20,398
Est. $276/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,673 Below market
RMV: $25,071
Mileage 61,509 mi.
Listed On 12 Apr 2022 (288 Days)
7
36
Price Drop, $97
Earlier Price: $24997
22 Sep 2021
Amityville, NY

2017 BMW X3 SUV

xDrive35i AWD

$24,900
Est. $338/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,703 Below market
RMV: $30,603
Mileage 38,450 mi.
Listed On 22 Aug 2021 (521 Days)
14
35
Price Drop, $1005
Earlier Price: $21000
15 Oct 2022
Falls Church, VA

2017 BMW X3 28i

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$19,995
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,414 Below market
RMV: $24,409
Mileage 70,524 mi.
Listed On 23 Jun 2022 (216 Days)
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29
Price Drop, $400
Earlier Price: $17991
12 Oct 2022
Corpus Christi, TX

2017 BMW X3 28i

sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$17,591
Est. $238/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,850 Below market
RMV: $21,441
Mileage 87,833 mi.
Listed On 17 Jun 2022 (222 Days)
7
8
West Babylon, NY

2017 BMW X3 28i

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$17,990
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,902 Below market
RMV: $21,892
Mileage 77,827 mi.
Listed On 01 Nov 2022 (85 Days)

Colors and Styles

Build Car
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For a premium small SUV, the 2017 BMW X3 makes for a smart choice- Cnet

BMW has a wide range of AWD cars and the X3 is one of the smallest and cheapest. But like its siblings, it's more of a high-rise hatchback than a full-on off-roader. It's a perfect example of a sports utility vehicle, a car for families that combines the practicality of a regular hatchback with the go-anywhere ability of an off-roader. Moreover, it also offers excellent safety to the passengers as well. 

Owning a BMW X3 is not an easy task as its maintenance and repair costs are more than its rivals. Thanks to its great fuel efficiency its fuel costs are less. On that note, the average cost per mile is $0.74. The true cost to own the X3 is $11,000 every year. But one of the reasons for buying this vehicle is its excellent reliability. It scored 81 out of 100, according to J.D. Power, and ranks third on the list. 


Features

7.0/10

There’s also a horde of standalone options and packages, which can get pricey in a hurry- CarGurus

Only two trims are available for the 2017 BMW X3. The base 28i model has a starting price of $40,050 and is available in both RWD and AWD configurations. The more powerful 35i is priced at $48,950 and comes standard in AWD drivetrain. The aforementioned price excludes a $995 destination fee. The X3 comes with a good amount of standard features but there is a lot of optional equipment and package choices.

Some standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, power front seats, leatherette upholstery, etc. The X Line package adds a leather steering wheel, 19-inch alloy wheels, and wood interior trim that sets you back $1,500. Standalone options include $500 Parking Assistance, $300 for Apple CarPlay, and $400 for wireless charging. 

Trims

28i

35i

MSRP (RWD)

$41,045

N/A

MSRP (AWD) $43,045 $49,945
Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Adds/ Upgrades to 28i trim

  6.5-inch touchscreen display Panoramic moonroof
  8-way power front seats with driver-seat memory functions 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system
  Dual-zone automatic climate control Satellite radio
  Leatherette upholstery  
  9-speaker sound system  
  Auto-dimming rearview mirror  
  Power tailgate  
  Ambient lighting  

We Recommend

We recommend you to buy the BMW X3 xDrive28i model as it is more value for money. Although it adds an AWD system, the fuel ratings remain the same as the RWD models. We also suggest buying the $1,700 Driving Assistance Plus package for additional driver aids and the $1,300 Dynamic Handling package for improved driving dynamics. 


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Engine and Performance

8.2/10

The 4-cylinder engine in the sDrive28i and xDrive28i is a star- Autotrader

2017 BMW X3 Engine and Transmission

Two engines are on offer for the BMW X3. The standard engine in the 28i is a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine that makes 240 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque. The more powerful 35i model receives a 3.0L turbo six-cylinder engine that churns out 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. of torque. Regardless of the engine choice, all models will be paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. 

The base 28i trim comes with both RWD and AWD configurations while the 35i model gets a standard AWD system. This engine gives you more power for everyday use and is more refined. Not only is the automatic transmission smoother in use but it also gives better fuel economy at lower speeds. The engine has a soft rumble but gets quiet once you're cruising at speed. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

MSRP

$41,045

$40,145

$41,850

$41,945

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4
Drivetrain RWD RWD AWD FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

240 hp @ 5,000 RPM 241 hp @ 5,500 RPM 220 hp @ 4,450 RPM 240 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft. @ 1,450 RPM 273 lb-ft. @ 1,300 RPM 258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM 258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a cheaper option and also makes similar power as the X3. Unlike the X3, the Volvo XC60 is an FWD car and aims for fuel economy instead of performance. The Audi Q5 is the Holy car here that comes with a standard AWD system but makes the least power as well. 

2017 BMW X3 Acceleration

The BMW X3 accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds, which is above average in its segment. It further finishes the quarter-mile run in 15 seconds and tops at 139 MPH. If you are looking for quicker acceleration, the 35i model with the six-cylinder engine takes just 5.7 seconds to complete the acceleration test.

Acceleration is Sport mode but a little lacking in Eco mode. One of the main reasons for its quick acceleration is the quick-shifting gearbox. The automatic gearbox holds gear ratios when needed to passing other cars quickly on the freeway. The base engine is best suitable for city driving whereas the inline-6 engine has a sharper throttle response with almost zero turbo lag. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.1 sec

7.5 sec

7.0 sec

Quarter Mile

15.0 sec

14.6 sec

15.8 sec

16.0 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L 2.0L 2.0L

Top Speed

139 MPH

139 MPH

135 MPH

137 MPH

Thanks to its low curb weight, the acceleration of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is one of the best in this segment. The engine in the Audi Q5 isn't particularly powerful and hence, it has slower agility. Being a FWD car, the Volvo XC60 doesn't have the best performance stats but it isn't bad either. 

2017 BMW X3 Handling and Steering

The BMW X3 is a heavy car but you wouldn't know it in behind the wheel because it feels light and smooth with its suspension soaking up potholes and bumps in the road. The steering isn't the best around the town at lower speeds but head out onto a nice stretch of country roads and it feels sharp and extremely composed. One thing you must choose from the options list is the variable damper control.

Without it, the ride isn't really that great but with it, not only the ride is more comfortable, the handling is sharper too. Despite its size, the X3 feels balanced through the corners with minimal body roll. For most buyers, the ability to handle off-road terrains isn't at the top of the list of priorities but if it is then the X3 is very impressive. The xDrive AWD system is capable of handling wet muddy fields, boat ramps, and snow roads. 

2017 BMW X3 Braking

Unlike its on-road performance, the braking performance of the BMW X3 is not that impressive. Ventilated discs are fitted in the wheels of the X3 that measures 13 inches in the front and 12.9 inches at the back. In the brake test, the X3 took 122 feet when stopping from 60-0 MPH.

The brakes of the X3 aren't that responsive. The pedal is firm while the pedal travel is less. The X3 also comes with a Brake Assist feature that applies brakes immediately when required. This safety feature also helps to reduce the braking distance, therefore, ensuring the safety of the passengers. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

Brake Front 

13.0 in

13.5 in

12.6 in

12.9 in

Brake Rear

12.9 in

12.6 in

11.8 in

11.9 in

Curb Weight

4,030 lbs

3,891 lbs 4,090 lbs 4,092 lbs

60-0 MPH

122 ft.

126 ft.

114 ft.

117 ft.

The Audi Q5 amazes with its braking capabilities. It took just 114 feet to complete the brake test. Next in line is the Volvo XC60 that takes 117 feet to do the same job. However, the brakes in the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are weak. Despite being the lightest vehicle, it takes the longest distance in this competition. 

2017 BMW X3 Towing Capacity

The BMW X3 has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when equipped with the optional towing package. For a compact SUV, the towing capacity is good but there are other SUVs in its segment that offer a better towing capacity. However, the X3 is capable of towing a camping trailer or a ski boat. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs

Once again, the Audi Q5 excels in this field with maximum tow ratings of 4,400 pounds. The Volvo XC60 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class also have their tow ratings same as the X3. Therefore, people looking for excellent towing capacity should look for the Q5.


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Fuel Economy

6.9/10

The 2017 BMW X3 is a relatively good performer for its class- The Car Connection

The BMW X3 does it right in terms of fuel economy. According to the EPA, the base 28i returns 21 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on a highway, and 24 MPG combined. Even the AWD models have the same ratings, which is pretty impressive. The more powerful 35i model deops down the fuel ratings by 2 MPG each. 

Comparatively, the X3 has one of the best MPG figures in this segment. A smaller 17.4-gallon fuel tank is available in the X3. In mixed driving conditions, this SUV can drive up to 434 miles, which is quite less due to its small fuel tank. On the flip side, the 35i models deliver only 425 miles, which is still not that bad.

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

MPG (City)

21

22 20 23

MPG (Highway)

28

28 27 30

MPG (Combined)

24

24 22 26
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 17.7 17.4 19.8 18.5
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 372/496/434 383/487/435 396/535/465 426/555/490

The MPG figures and the driving range of the Volvo XC60 are the best here but its efficiency is the same as the X3. Even the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is on the same page in terms of efficiency and ratings. The Audi Q5 is less fuel-efficient but its large fuel tank helps deliver a better range than the X3. 


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Interior

8.0/10

The X3's interior is classic BMW, from its traditional analog gauges to its sensible ergonomics and restrained sense of style- Edmunds

2017 BMW X3 Seating and Comfort

Inside the X3, the dashboard design and the interior layout are pure BMW. The seats have leatherette accents and are comfortable. Both the front seats are 8-way power-adjustable. As you'd expect from a premium vehicle, it's easy to find a comfortable driving position. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake and once you've figured out the controls, you can put the seat into the desired position. 

Features such as heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, panoramic moonroof are add-ons. Even taller adults will have no complaints about space in the X3. There is plenty of head and legroom to stretch out. At the back, the legroom is less than the front row but it's adequate for adults. It's worth noting that the rear seats do not slide or recline. The central transmission tunnel in the floor restricts the room for the middle passenger

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7/58.3/39.9

37.8/57.3/40.8

39.4/57.7/41.0

38.0/56.7/41.2

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/56.0/36.8

38.5/56.5/37.3

39.0/56.4./37.4

38.1/55.2/36.4

This section is quite competitive as all the rivals offer a spacious cabin. But, the Volvo XC60 offers good seating comfort to the rear passengers due to the absence of the transmission tunnel. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, just like the X3, has a transmission tunnel as it is an RWD car. On the other hand, the Audi Q5 seats 3 people comfortably at the back.

2017 BMW X3 Interior Features

The BMW X3 offers a feature-filled cabin for its price. Some of them include:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel 
  • 8-way power front leatherette seats 
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Push-button start
  • Sensor-activated power tailgate
  • Ambient lighting & footwell lights
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen 
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • Wireless charging

2017 BMW X3 Infotainment System

Every X3 comes with BMW's own iDrive infotainment and navigation system. It includes a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. Every car comes with Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, satellite navigation and is all controlled via a rotary dial on the center console. Below the screen, you may find some high-quality preset buttons and a CD player. 

A 9-speaker sound system is standard but audiophiles should upgrade to a 15-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system. Put bluntly, the iDrive interface is one of the best around. It's fast and fairly easy to use once you get used to it. It's easy to navigate through the menus while the widescreen mounted on the dashboard has good visibility too.

2017 BMW X3 Cargo Capacity

The BMW X3's boot is larger on paper than many of its rivals. A dedicated cargo capacity of 27.6 cubic feet is available in the X3. If you need more space, you can fold the rear seats down which also split, expanding the cargo area to 63.3 cubic feet. The only problem here is they fold completely flat.

No matter what activity you fill your weekends with, you can be pretty certain that you can carry all the necessary kit with you. It's easy to load bulky items thanks to the wide opening and load lip. All models come with a power tailgate which is a great feature and if you go for extended storage, you get useful nets and a secret storage compartment. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

27.6

19.4

29.1 30.8

The X3's boot volume is good but the Volvo XC60 is great in this area. It offers a maximum cargo space of 67.4 cubic feet, which is impressive for a compact SUV. The Audi Q5 offers good trunk volume but with the rear seats folded, its overall cargo space is still less than the X3. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the least practical vehicle here. 


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Exterior

8.3/10

The X3’s design has matured over the years and, while its suit isn’t as fresh as the newer competitors, it’s still sharp- Kelly Blue Book

2017 BMW X3 Dimensions and Weight

That famous kidney grille sits proudly on the nose flanked by the twin circular headlights. Note that the base model comes with halogen headlamps while the 35i model replaces it with HID headlamps. Additionally, all models have LED fog lamps and headlamps washers too. Upgrade from the base 28i to 35i trim, the X3 is also topped off by an aluminum effect grille and extra underbody guards. With a ground clearance of 8 inches, the X3 can be used as a mild off-roader. 

The wheelbase in the X3 is short but it's spacious inside. A set of 18-inch alloy wheels are standard while 19-inch wheels are optional. There are many different wheel designs available too. The optional M Sport package turns the X3 into an accent firmly on the sport. Not only does it come with a sports suspension and larger alloy wheels, but it also has its own bespoke body kit. The rear has a typical BMW design. The taillights are LED and adaptive while the lower fascia gets chrome-tipped dual exhausts. 

Models

2017 BMW X3

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,030 lbs

3,891 lbs 4,090 lbs 4,092 lbs

Length (in)

183.6

183.3 182.6 182.8

Width (in)

74.1

74.4 74.7

74.4

Height (in)

66.1

64.5 65.2 67.4

Ground Clearance (in)

8.0

5.9

7.9 9.1

Wheelbase (in)

110.6

113.1 110.5 109.2

Track Width(in) F/R

62.8/63.4

63.9/63.7 63.7/63.5 64.3/62.4

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a wide wheelbase among its rivals that helps to offer better stability and deliver a comfortable ride. The Volvo XC60 sits 11.1 inches higher than the X3 but bear in mind that it's not an off-roader. Although, it can be driven on rough terrains without any issue. The overall dimensions of the Audi Q5 are almost the same as the X3. 

2017 BMW X3 Exterior Features

Some cool exterior features of the BMW X3 are:

  • HID headlights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Adaptive LED taillights
  • Door courtesy lights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Metallic grille with chrome surround
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Black window trim
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

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Safety

6.7/10

The 2017 BMW X3 has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA- MotorTrend

A perfect 5 stars were given to the BMW X3 by NHTSA for its crashworthiness. On the other hand, IIHS gave 'Good' ratings in some crash tests, a 'Superior' rating for the front crash prevention, and the second-lowest 'Marginal' rating for the headlights. These ratings prove that the X3 is a safe vehicle. 

No advance driver-assist features are standard in the X3. Therefore, you need to upgrade to Driving and Driving Plus packages to get some of the top safety features. Moreover, a suite of six airbags is provided to protect the passengers from injuries. Some of the safety features include:

  • Rearview Camera
  • 360-degree Parking Camera
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Brake Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pedestrian Warning & Collision Mitigation
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Park Distance Control

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Competition

7.0/10

2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is slightly cheaper than the X3. Their power levels are the same and yet, the GLC-Class' performance is better thanks to its low curb weight. Its towing capacity and fuel ratings are more or less the same as the X3. Its cabin is luxurious and spacious but one of the main differences is cargo capacity. The GLC-Class offers nearly 6 cu-ft. less than the X3. It also excels in terms of safety as it earned top safety ratings. 

2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Audi Q5

Similarly priced as the X3, the Audi Q5 makes 20 horses less, and therefore, its performance stats are not impressive. Moreover, this engine sucks more fuel, leading to poor fuel ratings. The Q5's cabin offers decent space levels but loses points due to its practicality. But what's impressive is its 4,400-lb towing capacity. With regards to safety, it won the Top Safety Pick award from IIHS but packs fewer safety features than the X3. 

2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 houses the same engine and makes exactly the same power as the X3 but is not athletic in any form. Owing to its large fuel tank, the fuel ratings of the XC60 are better than the X3 while the towing capacity is the same. The rear-seat space offered in the XC60 is a bit less but it is the only SUV in this competition to beat the X3 in terms of cargo capacity. It is also the safest option due to its excellent ratings and safety features. 


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Final Verdict


The BMW X3 is an excellent package. It feels superb to drive as long as you choose the right options. It's easy to see the appeal of the X3 because it's classy, spacious and the infotainment system is one of the best around. It does have a few foibles but if you are in the market for an upmarket SUV, it definitely deserves to be on your shortlist. 


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Features
vehicle bio
base price

$42050

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

240 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

183.8 in

wheelbase

110.6 in

width

74.1 in

curb weight

4150 lbs

Height

66.1 in

Ground Clearance

8 in

capacity
passenger volume

90.1 cu ft

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

495.60 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


BMW X3 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$50,899
5 Year Cost To Own
$72,121
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $72,121
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,551$5,767$4,782$5,298$4,678$29,076
Insurance$1,333$1,426$1,500$1,531$1,582$7,372
Fuel$1,959$2,005$2,030$2,060$2,160$10,214
Maintenance$-30$-42$934$3,332$3,891$8,085
Repairs$-45$-48$-2$1,141$1,821$2,867
Financing Interest$3,139$2,581$1,939$1,216$433$9,308
Taxes and Fees$4,224$272$325$213$165$5,199
Total Cost-To-Own$19,131$11,961$11,508$14,791$14,730$72,121
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FAQs

How many miles does a 2017 BMW X3 last?The 2017 BMW X3 can last on average between 150,000 to 200,000 miles with proper maintenance.
Is the 2017 BMW X3 a good second hand car?With a proper service record and clear recall history, the 2017 BMW X3 can be decent second hand car.
Is the 2017 BMW X3 a good car?Yes. It is one of the most preferred luxury compact SUVs on the market.
Can you put 89 gas in the 2017 BMW X3?No, it's not recommended. BMW recommends using using only premium unleaded fuel for better operation.

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