2022 BMW X3

MSRP $43,700 - $45,700

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2022 BMW X3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 BMW X3 has been released and is available for sale at a starting MSRP of $43,700. There is a refreshed exterior with new bumpers, lights, and grille. It continues with the same powertrain- a 248 hp turbo-4 engine. If you are seeking more performance, the X3 M40i and X3 M are available with more powerful engines are better straight-line acceleration. 

Even the X3's interior received a reworked center console and an option of a larger 12.3-inch infotainment display. At 62.7 cu-ft., the X3 is among the largest cargo haulers in the segment. Safety-wise, the X3 is bindles with top driver-assist features for a safe driving experience. That said, it would come into competition with the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the Audi Q5, and the Volvo XC60.

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Pros

Luxurious interior feel

Precise handling

Great passenger space & cargo capacity

Best in class fuel efficiency

Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

Gets expensive with options

High starting price

What's New?

New front and rear fascia with new wheel designs

Reworked interior design

Bigger optional infotainment screen


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43700

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

112.8 in.

length

185.9 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

66 in.

ground clearance

7.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

62.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

904 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/25/29 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

30i$43,700 onwards

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Auto-Dimming mirrors
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW X3 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.5

Engine and Performace

6.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


While delivering luxury and practicality, the 2022 BMW X3 SUV also channels sports sedans from BMW's past to blend driving fun into the equation - CarAndDriver

The X3 has always been BMW's top-selling product. To keep it more enticing, the X3 was facelifted to give a new look on the outside while the interior was lightly refreshed to bring it up to date with new BMW models. The rest of the specs and features remain the same. With more safety systems, technology, and standard equipment, the X3 stands among the top luxury crossover in its class. 

You can lease a 2022 BMW X3 for $529 per month for 36 months with a mileage cap of 12,000 miles. It requires a downpayment of $4,499 at the time of purchase. Or else, it can be financed for $738 for 60 months at an APR of 1.9%. Coming to ownership costs, it is estimated to be $10,100 every year for its fuel, repair, insurance, maintenance, etc, which is on par with its class rivals. 

2022 BMW X3 SUV front angle view
2022 BMW X3 SUV rear angle view

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW X3 Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $43,700 we recommend getting the BMW X3 sDrive30i which is the RWD version. We say this because you will not be taking the X3 off-roading and will be using it as a daily driver. Additionally, we would recommend getting the optional Premium package. However, if you do live in an area where the climate involves snow, do select the AWD xDrive30i version.

2022 BMW X3 Features

The 2022 BMW X3 can be a budget buster if you’re not careful- The Car Connection

The BMW X3 is available in a single well-equipped trim. The prices for the 2022 X3 have been released and it starts from $43,700 for the sDrive30i and $45,700 for the xDrive30i. Add to that a $995 destination fee. Except for the reworked exterior and interior, the only new feature upgrade is the optional 12.3-inch touchscreen to match the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.

For a luxury SUV that starts at $43,700, the X3 is nicely equipped with lots of comfort and technological features. BMW also gives an option to buyers of upgrading certain features through optional packages. The $3,450 Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, head-up display, gesture controls, and proximity keyless entry. 

Trims

X3

MSRP (RWD)

$43,700

MSRP (AWD)

$45,700

Key Features

Tri-zone automatic climate control

  12-speaker sound system
 

10.25-inch infotainment display w/ wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

  10-way power front seats
  Synthetic leather upholstery
  LED headlights
  Satellite radio
  Power liftgate
  Wi-Fi hotspot

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2022 BMW X3 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The basic 248-horsepower X3 has agility and poise, as well as an eager engine- Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 BMW X3 carries forward the same 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine that makes 248 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that will direct the power to the rear wheels or all four wheels through the optional xDrive AWD drivetrain. With the optional towing package, it can tow up to 4,400 lbs, which is great for a crossover. 

2022 BMW X3 engine

Driving the X3 will put a wide smile on your face. The X3 does a pretty good job of handling around the corners and you could feel the sporty intentions beneath it. Its AWD system helps it to be stable while taking tight turns in speed. Even the standard suspension smooths out bumpy roads nicely and offers a comfortable ride. The X3 further impresses with its light and accurate steering. 

2022 BMW X3 front driving view

In terms of performance, BMW claims that the X3 does the 0-60 MPH sprint in 6 seconds. It sets a quarter-mile time of 14.9 seconds and has a top speed of 130 MPH. The gearbox does a good job of holding gears so that you can have torque available at all times. Just like its on-road performance, the X3's brakes also inspire confidence. It records 112 feet of braking distance, which is really good. 

Models

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5 

2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

MSRP

$43,700

$44,100

$42,650

$43,200

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power

248 hp @ 5,200 RPM

261 hp @ 5,000 RPM

247 hp @ 5,500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

258 lb-ft. @ 1,450 RPM

273 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

258 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

273 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.0 sec

5.7 sec

6.2 sec

6.1 sec

Quarter-Mile

14.9 sec

14.3 sec

14.9 sec

14.8 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

130 MPH

112 MPH

130 MPH

Towing Capacity

4,400 lbs

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

The Audi Q5 is the most powerful and the quickest of the above thanks to its powerful engine. The Volvo XC60 comes standard with an FWD drivetrain, meaning you may experience a lot of torque steer. But both the XC60 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class have the least towing capacity here. 


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2022 BMW X3 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

In RWD configuration, the BMW X3 SUV is one of the most fuel-efficient in its class- Carbuzz

The BMW X3 is a perfect car for those who prioritize fuel economy over other parameters as it is the most frugal SUV in its segment. The EPA-estimated fuel economy figures are 23 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on a highway, and 25 MPG combined. Opting for the AWD system reduced combined fuel economy by 1 MPG. 

2022 BMW X3 side driving view

The auto start/stop feature is one of the main reasons for its excellent fuel economy. It works seamlessly in operation. The X3 comes with a 17.2-gallon fuel tank which will give a combined range of 430 miles while the AWD X3 can drive up to 413 miles. Its competition delivers much better ranges as they all have bigger fuel tanks. 

Models

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5 

2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

MPG (City)

23

23

22

22

MPG (Highway)

29

28

28

29

MPG (Combined)

25

25

24

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.2 

18.5

18.8

17.4 

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

396/499/430

426/518/462

414/545/451

383/505/435

The fuel estimates of all rivals are almost similar to the X3 but in terms of efficiency, the X3 is the true winner. Keeping in mind that the Audi Q5 comes standard with the Quattro AWD system, its fuel economy is impressive. The Volvo XC60 offers the best highway range owing to its large fuel tank. 


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2022 BMW X3 Interior

8.5/10

The X3's stylish interior comes well equipped before you check a single option box - CarAndDriver

The 2022 BMW X3 comes with a revised interior. The center console is all new and is straight away taken from the 4 Series sedan. The rest of the interior is the same as the outgoing model. The materials used are fairly German and generic. It doesn't stand out but keeps the cabin classy and does the job there. The build quality is pretty solid and there's nothing to complain about. The leather steering wheel fills the hands nicely and makes the paddle shifters easier to reach. 

The seats are wrapped in synthetic leather and the seats themselves are comfortable and well-cushioned. Adding to the front-seat comfort are 10-way power front seats with adjustable side bolsters. Creature comforts such as heated front seats and steering wheel are optional. Upfront, there is lots of head and legroom for six-footers. The second row has a reasonable amount of room for adults and it can fit two adults comfortably. Comparatively, the legroom is slightly behind the competition. 

2022 BMW X3 infotainment system

A 10.25-inch iDrive 7 infotainment system sits atop the dashboard. This screen can be upgraded to 12.3 inches, which is new for this year. It features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with an in-built navigation system. It is one of the best in the business. The touchscreen response is very quick and the graphics quality is vivid. The menu structure is logically prepared and hence, anyone can operate ie easily. The placement of some physicals controls has been changed this year. 

Models

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5 

2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

41.1/57.6/40.3

39.6/57.7/40.9

38.0/58.2/41.5

37.8/57.3/40.8

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

38.5/56.0/36.4

39.3/56.5/38.0

38.0/56.3/38.0

39.6/56.5/37.3

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

28.7

25.8

29.7

19.4

The X3 has one of the largest cargo areas in the segment. Behind the second row, you get 28.7 cu-ft., which is decent storage space for three suitcases. Fold the rear seats and you get 62.7 cu-ft., which is nearly more than any other luxury crossover. Furthermore, a flat loading lip and square-shaped trunk make it easy to store more items easily. Some interior features are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power liftgate
  • Wood & leatherette trim on the dash, center console, and door panels
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Navigation system
  • 12-speaker sound system

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2022 BMW X3 Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 X3 is unmistakably a BMW, which is possibly a good thing, depending on an individual’s taste - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 BMW X3 has been given a refresh or life cycle impulse ( that's what BMW calls) to the exterior. Starting with the front, you will notice a revised front bumper and new LED headlights. These headlights are slimmer and sleeker than the previous version and BMW has given a dynamic 3D shape to the headlights. The front bumper is a single-piece frame and features triangular vents. It retains the same kidney grille with active grille shutters. The X3  has a ground clearance of 8 inches which is good enough for exploring rough terrains. 

2022 BMW X3 three-quarter view 

The side profile is essentially the same, but it gets a set of new 19-inch wheels with options up to 21 inches. The rear features new 3D LED pincer claw-styled taillights and new larger trapezoidal exhaust chrome tips to have a sportier appearance. The lengthy profile of the X3 can be a challenge to par at tight spots. Speaking of appearance, the optional M Sport package adds Shadowline exterior trim, gloss black roof rails, an aerodynamic kit, and 19-inch y-spoke bi-color wheels for $4,100. 

Models

2022 BMW X3

2022 Audi Q5 

2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,079

4,079

4,037

3,889

Length (in)

185.9

184.3

185.4

183.3

Width (in)

74.4

74.5

74.9

74.8

Height (in)

66.0

65.5

65.3

64.7

Ground Clearance (in)

8.0

8.2

8.5

5.0

Wheelbase (in)

112.8

111.0

112.8

113.1

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has the lowest ground clearance in this competition. This helps for easy ingress and egress and also its potential to increase speed on smooth pavements. Although the Audi Q5's wheelbase is short, its rear legroom is more than the X3. The exterior dimensions of the XC60 are almost similar to the X3. Some other cool exterior features are:

  • LED cornering headlights
  • LED adaptive taillights
  • LED fog lamps
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Metallic grille with chrome surround
  • Aluminum bodyside moldings
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Aluminum window trim
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • 18, 19 & 21-inch alloy wheels

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2022 BMW X3 Safety

8.0/10

Driver aids are similarly impressive in scope but not always reliable- Edmunds

NHTSA and IIHS crash ratings are not available for the 2022 BMW X3. Hence, we are considering the 2021 model year's ratings as there are no structural changes. It received a perfect 5-star rating from NHTSA and 'Good' ratings in all six crash ratings conducted by IIHS. It also received a 'Superior' rating for the front crash prevention and a 'Good' rating for its headlights. 

2022 BMW X3 NHTSA crash test

These crash-test ratings suggest that the X3 is bound to be a safe vehicle. BMW is globally known for providing top driver aids in the industry. Several driver assistance technologies are standard in the X3. If you wish for more features, opt for the Driving Assistance Professional Package and Parking Assistance Package for additional safety to your vehicle. Some of them are:

  • Rearview camera
  • 360-degree camera
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning w/ pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Hands-free parallel park assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Head-up display

2022 BMW X3 Competition

8.0/10

2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the truest rival to the X3. It prioritizes comfort over sporty handling by offering a smooth ride. Its cabin also feels more opulent than the X3. The X3 excels with better cargo space and athletic handling. Both the SUVs are fuel-efficient and offer an array of standard features. In the end, the choice depends on what you prefer. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 offers agile acceleration owing to its powerful engine. It also offers sporty handling and smooth ride quality like the X3. Although it comes standard with the AWD system, its fuel economy matches the most fuel-efficient version of the X3. Inside, both SUVs feel luxurious and attractive but the X3 offers a bit more cargo space.

2022 Audi Q5

2022 BMW X3 vs 2022 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 offers better ride quality than the X3 but is slightly slower in performance. Its interior is also one of the finest in the class while its cargo space also exceeds the X3 by a margin. However, its towing capacity is less than the X3. The XC60 also won awards for its safety. Therefore, the XC60 is a good option if you value safety otherwise the X3 is not bad either. 

2022 Volvo XC60

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2022 BMW X3 Final Verdict

The refreshed 2022 BMW X3 strikes a good balance between sportiness and comfort. Where its rivals are a bit are more on the comfort side, the X3 is a good option if you want a bit of that punchy sportiness behind the wheel. The new upgrades in the exterior, interior, and tech aim to boost the sales numbers. Overall, the X3 is an exceptional machine and it is heaps of fun to drive. 

2022 BMW X3 FAQs

Will the 2022 BMW X3 have a remote start?

Yes, remote engine start is optional in the BMW X3. 

How much is a 2022 BMW X3?

The 2022 BMW X3 has a starting price of $43,700. 

Is the BMW X3 the same size as the Audi Q5?

The BMW X3 is a bit longer in length and has a wider wheelbase. 

Is the BMW X3 twin-turbocharged?

No, the BMW X3 gets a 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine. 

Is the BMW X3 being discontinued?

Only the BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid model was discontinued this year. 

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