2022 BMW X3

MSRP $43,000 Est.

Ranked #7 in Compact Suv

6.9

Overall Rating

2022 BMW X3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 BMW X3 has been released and is available for sale, priced at a starting MSRP of $43,700. There are a few changes for the 2022 model year which includes the hybrid (PHEV) model has been discontinued for the 2022 model year but is offering the X3 M and M40i models with the updates. There is a refreshed exterior with new bumpers, lights, and grille with a new interior design featuring an improved infotainment unit with an option for a larger 12.3-inch unit and a new M Sport appearance package. 

The 2022 BMW X4 will continue with the same powertrain - a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 making 248 hp and with continue with the option of RWD and AWD. The interior will continue to offer power-adjustable seats, tri-zone climate control, and SanzaTech upholstery. The exterior which has been updated comes in 9 exterior colors with a first-time offering of BMW Individual's Tanzanite Blue II metallic. That said, it would come into competition with Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60.

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Pros

Luxurious interior feel

Precise handling

Great passenger space

Best in class city mileage

Cons

Gets expensive with options

Moody Start/Stop feature

What's New?

New front and rear fascia with new wheel designs

Reworked interior design

New infotainment system with bigger optional system

M Sport appearance package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

30i$43,000 Est. onwards

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

7.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.9

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 - Car And Driver

The 2022 BMW X3 will be offered in a single well-equipped trim and prices start at an MSRP of $43,700, before the $995 destination charges. BMW Finance do offer financing and leasing services. You can lease a 2022 BMW X3 for $578 per month for 36 months with a mileage cap of 12,000 miles. It can be financed for $738 for 60 months at an APR of 1.9%. Both require a down-payment of $2,500 and high credit scores. 

New for 2022 MY is a new exterior part and a revised interior bringing it up to date with the new BMW models. It continues with the same mechanical parts which include a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 with the choice of RWD or AWD. The interior features power-adjustable seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and leatherette upholstery. The 10.25-inch infotainment system is new and will come with new tech functions on the infotainment as well.

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

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW X3 Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $43,700 we recommend getting the BMW X3 sDrivei30 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, remote engine start, and spare space saver wheel, just in case. However, if you do live in an area where the climate involves snow, do select the AWD version.

 

2022 BMW X3 Features

The 2022 BMW X3 is available in a single well-equipped trim called the X3, there are changes to the X3 with a mid-cycle refresh and it does receive a good number of updates that are cosmetic in the form of a reworked exterior and a lightly redesigned interior with some new optional features.

The 2022 X3 comes with the same mechanical parts as the 2021 model year which will get you a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine and RWD as standard with the option of AWD for an additional $2,000 more. There are also the X3 M40i model and X3 M models (both reviewed separately) for those who seek more power.

Trims

X3

MSRP (sDrive30i)

$43,700

MSRP (xDrive30i)

$45,700

Features

Tri-zone automatic climate control

 

Auto Start/Stop function

 

10.25-inch infotainment display

 

Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel

 

Anthracite headliner

 

Advanced Vehicle and Key memory function

 

Satin Aluminum roof rails and exterior trims

As far as optional extras and packages go, the 2022 model comes with a new M Sport Package which comes with 19-inch M design wheels, M steering wheel, M aerodynamic kit, and Shadowline exterior trim. The rest of the packages like Convenience, Premium, Shadowline, parking assistance, and individual options all carry over from the 2021 model. 


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2022 BMW X3 Engine and Performance

the basic 248-horsepower X3 has agility and poise, as well as an eager engine - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

The 2022 BMW X3 carries forward the same 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine as the 2021 model year. The engine makes 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to an 8-speed sport automatic transmission that will direct the power to the rear wheels or the optional xDrive AWD drivetrain. 

The BMW X3 continues with the same performance as 2021 model i.e. it will do 0-60 in 6.0 seconds and set a quarter-mile time of 14.9-seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. With the optional towing package it can tow up to 4,400 lbs. However, if you are seeking better performance, the updated X3 M40i and X3 M models are available.

Models

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5 

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

MSRP

$43,700

$43,300

$41,700

$43,200

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

248 hp @ 5,200 RPM

261 hp @ 5,000 RPM

250hp@5,500RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

258lb-ft@1,450RPM

273lb-ft@1,600RPM

258lb-ft@1,500RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

0-60

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 of the above making 261 hp and also sets the fastest 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds. Following this is the Mercedes-Benz GLC making 255 hp and the Volvo XC60 which makes 250 hp, but both are slower than the BMW X3 in 0-60 sprint and even offer a lesser towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

2022 BMW X3 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2022 BMW X3 gives EPA estimated fuel economy figures of 23 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and a combined 25 mpg. This is a reduction of 2 mpg in the city and combined compared to the 2021 model year. The 2022 xDrive X3 (AWD) gives 21/28/24 mpg in the city, highway, and combined, respectively.

Models

2022 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5 

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

MPG (City)

23

23

22

22

MPG (Highway)

29

28

29

29

MPG (Combined)

25

25

25

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.2 gallons

18.5 gallons

18.8 gallons

17.4 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

396 / 499 / 430

423 / 518 / 462

414 / 545 / 470

383 / 505 / 442

The BMW X3 comes with a 17.2-gallon fuel tank which will give a combined mpg of 430 miles, which is the least range offered among the competition as they all have bigger fuel tanks and offer the same combined of 25 mpg. The competition also offers more range in the city and on the highway.


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2022 BMW X3 Interior

9.0/10

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

The 2022 BMW X3 comes with a revised interior. The interior features the same center console as the 4-series a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and also sees a new redesigned center island. The rest of it has been carried forward from the 2021 model year which includes the 10-way power-adjustable Sport front row seats with adjustable side bolsters.

 

Other interior features also include tri-zone climate control and new perforated SanzaTec upholstery which will come in 6-color options. Optional features include heating for both rows and ventilation for front row seats, heated steering wheel, new interior ambient lighting, and these can be added with the optional convenience and premium packages if not selected individually. The 2022 X3 comes with 28.7-cu.ft. of trunk space.

Models

2022 BMW X3 

2021 Audi Q5 

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

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 (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.5 / 56 / 36.4

39.3 / 56.5 / 38.0

38.0 / 56.3 / 38.0

39.6 / 56.5 / 37.3

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

28.7

25.8

29.7

19.4

In terms of interior space, it is similar to the competition but offers less legroom compared to the competition. However, only the Volvo XC60 offers more cargo space than the 2022 X3. In terms of infotainment, a new 10.25-inch touchscreen is found above the air-conditioning vents on the center console and is tilted towards the driver for easier access. 

The infotainment system comes with an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen also available. The infotainment system will run the latest iDrive 7.0 interface and will come with in-built navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, and USB port as standard. There is also a 10.3-inch instrument cluster which can be upgraded to a 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Pro version. As a bonus, it also comes with remote engine start as an option.

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 has been given a refresh to the exterior which includes refreshed kidney grille, new LED headlights and LED taillights, new front and rear bumpers, and exhaust trim. You might be wondering how are the headlights new - they are 0.4-inches thinner than the previous set and the front bumper is a single-piece frame and features triangular vents.

2022 BMW X3 SUV 

The side is essentially the same, but the rear features new 3D LED pincer-claw-styled taillights and a new larger rear-exhaust trim to have a sportier appearance and a set of new 19-inch wheels with options up to 21-inches. The exterior options include the new M Sport appearance package giving M body kit parts, Shadowline package, and a panoramic moonroof. For the first time a BMW Individual color is offered - Tanzanite Blue II metallic.

Models

2022 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5 

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4079

4079

4105

3889

Length (inches)

185.9

184.3

184.6

183.3

Width (inches)

74.4

74.5

74.9

74.8

Height (inches)

66.0

65.5

65.3

64.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.0

8.2

8.5

5.0

Wheelbase (inches)

112.8

111.0

112.8

113.1

In terms of exterior dimensions, the BMW X3 measures 185.9-inches in length which is the longest of the above cars. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with the longest wheelbase but is also the lightest weighing 3,889 pounds. The Audi Q5 weighs 4,079 pounds, the same as the X3, but has an AWD system as standard. 


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2022 BMW X3 Safety

6.0/10

The NHTSA crash test ratings are self-explanatory as the 2021 X3 has received 5-stars in every category except for the rollover risk. It is minimal at 17.20% considering we are talking about an SUV. The same story repeats in the IIHS crash tests with a Good rating in every category, including crash avoidance & Mitigation as the X3 has quite a lot of active safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-spot Monitoring, Lane-Departure Warning, Rear-traffic cross alert as standard.

At $1700 more you can get adaptive cruise control. Not to mention the standard airbags. As we are talking about luxury SUVs they are bound to be safe for their respective owners and every SUV in the competition today has scored 5-stars in the crash tests. It is very reassuring to know that no matter which SUV you buy, all of them are perfectly safe. As there are no structural changes in the BMW X3 it is obvious that the 2022 model will replicate these same results in the crash tests.

2022 BMW X3 Competition

6.0/10

2022 BMW X3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with more power and better driving range thanks to a bigger fuel tank. However, the BMW X3 offers better performance, the same fuel economy, more cargo space than the GLC. However, the GLC is $500 lesser than the BMW X3, making it a good option to consider.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2022 BMW X3 vs 2021 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 makes more power and offers better performance. Its fuel economy matches with the most fuel-efficient version of the X3 and offers a better driving range. However, it does offer lesser cargo space than the BMW X3. It is slightly cheaper than the BMW X3 and offers AWD as standard making it a much better option compared to the BMW X3.

2021 Audi Q5

2022 BMW X3 vs 2021 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is slightly more powerful but is slower in performance, but does offer better driving range than the BMW X3. The Volvo XC60 also offers more cargo space than the BMW X3. The Volvo XC60 is more affordable than the BMW X3 and is a good option to it, especially if you value safety. 

2021 Volvo XC60

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2022 BMW X3 Final Verdict

The BMW X3 has a refresh for the 2022 model year and comes with a facelift on the exterior and a revised interior. However, BMW is continuing with the tried and tested mechanical parts as this is not a major upgrade, but it has tweaked the AWD system to improve performance. That said, if you are looking for better performance at a lower price, do consider the Audi Q5. 

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