2023 BMW X3

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Key Spec of 2023 BMW X3
fuel economy

21/24/28

fuel type

Gasoline Direct Injection

horsepower

443 hp @ 5750 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Even the base engine feels potent

Low luxury quotient

Parking assistance feature

Strikes the right ride and handling balance

Expensive optional equipment

Lavish cargo area

Sporty models have high base prices

Lots of standard safety equipment

2023 BMW X3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 26, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2023 BMW X3 is here with no exterior design changes as it received a styling refresh just last year. The 2023 BMW X3 price starts at $45,400 and an additional $995 is levied as destination fee. BMW also offers keyless proximity keyless entry as standard across the entire trim lineup. The 2023 BMW xDrive30i and sDrive30i gets a new Skyscraper Gray Metallic exterior paint. However, there has been a deletion of gesture controls from the available Premium Package. 

Featuring a 3-trim lineup of X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, and X3 M40i, the 2023 BMW X3 MSRP can be an expense of $46,395-$60,945 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2023 BMW X3 M40i will cost you $14,550 more than the base sDrive30i trim for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

sDrive30i

$43,715 $46,395

xDrive30i

$45,575

$48,395

M40i $57,250 $60,945

2023 BMW X3 Latest Updates

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2023 BMW X3 For Sale 

The X3 2023 can be leased at $599/month and $4,591 down payment. The acquisition fee is $925 with $6,115 due at signing. BMW’s 3-Series crossover can also be financed at 4.29% APR for a term of 60 months with $774 / month.


For budget-oriented buyers, the used BMW X3 can be availed of with a base price of $39,980. Going for older model years like the 2021 BMW X3 could be a matter of $33,798 and BMW X3 2020 can cost as much as $21,498 along with a listing of up to 5,653 in total. 

Model Year

Starting Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 BMW X3 $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 list of features and an msrp of $46,395, the base 2023 BMW X3 sDrive30i seems to be the best deal. Despite being the base trim it offers many standard features and multiple optional packages are on offer as well. 


The standard 2023 BMW X3 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, producing 248 horsepower. The X3 M40i is equipped with a bigger 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine, producing 382 hp. The track-ready 2023 X3 M offers 473 hp. The 2023 X3 sDrive30i/xDrive30i and M40i 0-60 mph times of 6.0 seconds and 4.4 seconds respectively, beating Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The X3 is now officially available to build and can tow up to 4,400 pounds with proper equipment. The 2023 X3 interior is very elegant, while offering a cargo capacity of 28.7 cubic-feet, much better than the Volvo XC60. Sadly, the 2023 BMW X3 plug-in hybrid does not exist but BMW does offer a range of exterior and interior color combinations. 


Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Suv


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Trims

30i$49,195 Est. onwards


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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

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$47,245
Est. $641/mo
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$3,445 Below market
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2022 BMW X3 30i

sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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$45,245
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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

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$47,388
Est. $643/mo
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$3,302 Below market
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MSRP $49,285
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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

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$47,410
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$3,280 Below market
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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

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$47,621
Est. $646/mo
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2022 BMW X3 30i

sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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$45,665
Est. $619/mo
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2022 BMW X3 30i

sDrive30i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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$45,665
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$2,875 Below market
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Monrovia, CA
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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

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$47,715
Est. $647/mo
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$2,975 Below market
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Seattle, WA
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2022 BMW X3 30i

xDrive30i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$47,780
Est. $648/mo
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$2,910 Below market
RMV: $50,690
Suitland, MD
MSRP $48,880
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Colors and Styles

2023 BMW X3 in Arctic Grey Metallic color
Arctic Grey Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

As for the lineup, you still get to choose from RWD and AWD configurations with the models sDrive 30i and xDrive 30i models. If performance is a requirement, you could go for the sportier version like the X3 M40i or even the balls-out X3M albeit at significantly higher base prices. The standard 30i models get to do with a 2.0L forced induction motor that is good for around 250hp and is plenty fast for regular street and highway use sharing a similar 8-speed automatic transmission. The base price for the 2023 BMW X3 starts at $46,400 while the AWD trim pushes that to over $48,500. At this price range, the new X3 will be going against the likes of other popular options like the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60, and the Mercedes Benz GLC 300.


Features

The standard model of the 2023 BMW X3 will be available in a single trim, which is the 30i and can be opted either with a sDrive rear-wheel-drive configuration or an xDrive all-wheel-drive configuration. Both setups would share a common 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 motor which is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Both drive train configurations are rated for similar straight performance, but the xDrive has been rated to consume more fuel if you are concerned about that specific aspect, even though the fuel tank sizes remain the same.

Coming to equipment, the 2023 BMW X3 has been loaded pretty nice for its segment, and can’t stop but praise BMW for including an Active blind-spot detection system as a part of the standard safety suite. Apart from that, the insides of the 2023 BMW X3 will greet you with two full-size screens for the infotainment and driver instrument cluster, a sport 3-spoke steering wheel, and a powered driver seat with memory functions (no standard heating function, unfortunately). The seats are finished in SensaTec upholstery, with an anthracite headliner and contrasting dark Oakwood cabin inserts. You also get multi-zone climate control and fancy ambient lighting. As for the exterior, powered mirrors, full LED headlamps, 19-inch wheels, an active kidney grille, and a hands-free tailgate are the most noticeable features.

Trims

sDrive 30i/ xDrive 30i

MSRP (FWD)

$46,395/ $48,395

Key Features

BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster

 

10.25-inch BMW iDrive 7.0 Infotainment system w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto/ remote software update capability/navigation/Enhanced Bluetooth

 

12-Speaker 205-watt Hifi premium audio system

 

SensaTec upholstery with Anthracite headliner and Dark oak wood interior trim

 

Power front sports seats with driver-side memory function

 

Multi-zone climate control system

 

Dynamic cruise control

 

Power tailgate

 

Power-folding heated side mirrors with driver-side auto tilt-down function

 

19-inch Y-Spoke Ferric Grey wheels

Apart from the standard equipment mentioned above, BMW also offers a bunch of optional packages on the 2023 BMW X3. To start with you get the exterior design M Sport package for $4,100, a premium package that includes a sunroof for $1,000, a Dynamic handling package for $1,400, and a Shadowline exterior package for $400.

We Recommend

The base sDrive 40i trim should be sufficient for the vast majority and also feels like the more fun-to-drive vehicle compared to the xDrive trim, which also is less fuel efficient. As for the options, we would go for the Shadowline exterior package that adds a bit of sportiness and also the premium package that adds front heated seats, steering wheel, panoramic glass moon roof, and power driver seat lumbar adjustments

Release Date

Given that we have been seeing a lot of spy shots of the hotter X3M flying around circuits, we expect BMW to drop in the regular variants at the start of fall. Deliveries should also follow close given that the SUV has not undergone any major changes.

Engine and Performance

Though the 2023 BMW X3 in the 30i trim is actually made to be more of a family-friendly compact, it is pretty much super quick on its feet, probably more than what your neighborhood Karen, who generally buys one of these, would even ask for. The tiny turbo-4 churns about 248hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque from RPMs as low as 1,500, making it surprisingly poky off the line. BMW says that it can do a 0-60mph run in a flat 6 seconds and we believe them. The quarter-mile comes up in just under 15 seconds and the top speed is limited to 130mph if anyone’s interested in these figures.

Coming to general use, the motor feels more than adequate. The 8-speed ZF transmission finds its way around pretty nice no matter the speed, the kick down feels decently quick for the segment. You also have some nice metal-finished paddle shifters should you decide to take control. Highway cursing is rather effortless and the engine feels more refined than some big V6 units we have seen in this segment at comparable paces. The engine never felt like it run out of air thanks to the efficient gearbox and there is lots of juice on offer at any given moment. The tow rating stands at around 4,400 pounds which is pretty high for this class of SUVs.

Model

2023 BMW X3

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

MSRP

$46,395

$44,695

$43,745

$44,900

Engine

2.0l turbocharged inline-4

2.0l turbocharged inline-4/Electric

2.0l turbocharged inline-4

2.0l turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD/AWD

AWD

FWD

RWD/AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power (hp)

248 hp @ 5600 rpm

201 hp @ 5000 rpm

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

258 lb.-ft. @1450 rpm

236 lb.-ft. @1600 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @1800 rpm

273 lb.-ft. @1800 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.0 seconds

6.8 seconds

6.6 seconds

6.3 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

14.9 seconds

NA seconds

15.2 seconds

14.8 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

130 mph

130 mph

112 mph

130 mph

Although the Mercedes GLC 300 is the SUV with the best figures on paper here, it slightly falls back to the BMW X3 owing to the slightly long geared G-Tronic transmission. However, it gains background in the quarter-mile runs posting the shortest time of 14.8 seconds, given its higher torque figure and low curb weight. The Volvo XC60 on the other hand, despite putting out the same power as the BMW and weighing less, only manages to hit 60 in 6.6 seconds given its lazy transmission setup. The Audi Q5, with the least powerful base engine and high curb weight, comes out as the slowest with a 0-60 mile timing of over 6.8 seconds.

2023 BMW X3 Ride and Handling 

The 2023 BMW X3, as always, strikes the best amalgamation of agility and comfort. Given that it is one of the smallest SUVs that BMW rolls out, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear this. The compact dimensions make it real ‘darty’ and you almost feel driving around in a hatchback, minus the ride height. The steering, though not the most responsive unit out there by BMW standards, still feels confidence-inspiring. The nose is pointy and there is a bit of playfulness from the rear if you have the sDrive configuration. The xDrive trim is also similarly enjoyable but lacks the slight playfulness of the RWD setup. However, if you reside in a place with bad winters, the xDrive would be the one to go for without a doubt. The overall ride quality is also pretty good. It might not be GLC level pliant but does keep most of the undulations from being felt in the cabin. You do get sporty dampers and variable-ratio steering with the Dynamic handling package, but if we were the ones to pick, we would opt out of that for better daily usability and comfort.

2023 BMW X3 Braking Performance 

BMW usually offers the best braking performance be it any class it competes in. the same goes for the 2023 BMW X3 as well. Though the 13-inch cast iron rotors at all four corners might seem a bit underwhelming, these are enough to bring this 4080-pound SUV to a complete halt in just 109ft. The bite feels adequate and there is enough feel from the brake to judge the braking distances, even on emergency braking from highway speeds. The SUV feels super stable and apart from the nose dive, it stays in its line. In addition, you get equipment like auto emergency braking and forward collision braking as standard, which should further improve the overall experience.

Model

2023 BMW X3

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Brake Rotors (front) (in.)

13

13.3

13.6

13.5

Brake Rotors (front) (in.)

13

13

12.6

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4079 lbs

4079 lbs

4008 lbs

3889 lbs

60-0 (ft)

109 feet

NA

NA

110 feet

The 2023 BMW X3, despite being one of the heavier SUVs here, manages to stop the quickest. The Mercedes Benz GLC 300 on the other hand, with one of the class-biggest hardware and low curb weight, comes pretty close, registering a complete stop in just 110 feet. Both the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60 have some decent-sized hardware on offer, so we expect them to perform similarly and post a figure that is under 115 feet as their predecessors, which is a pretty acceptable figure for this class.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is a prime factor in this segment and we are happy to say that the 2023 BMW X3 covers that aspect rather well. With an EPA-rated combined efficiency of around 25mpg and a highway efficiency of close to 30mpg, the X3 is one compact SUV that could be tagged frugal. But the fly in the ointment here is the small 17.2-gallon fuel tank which is one of the smallest we have come across in this class. Even though the individual economy figures look impressive, the small tank prevents it from hitting the magic 500-mile range, which we think is a real bummer.

Model

2023 BMW X3

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

MPG (city)

23

23

23

22

MPG (highway)

29

29

30

27

MPG (combined)

25

25

26

24

Fuel capacity (gallons)

17.2

18.5

18.8

17.4

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

395.6/498.8/430

425.5/536.5/462.5

432.4/564/489

383/470/417.6

The Volvo XC60 offers the best fuel economy in combined and highway driving cycles. This coupled with the fact that it gets the biggest-in-class fuel tank, helps this compact squeeze out an excellent highway range of over 560 miles, which is the best in class. The Audi Q5, sporting the least powered engine, unsurprisingly gets economies similar to the BMW X3 but pulls ahead in rate, thanks to its bigger 18.5-gallon fuel tank. Churning out the most power and torque, the tiny 4-pot on the Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is a bit thirsty compared to most SUVs in this class. This along with the small fuel tank makes it the least performing SUV in this department.

Interior

BMW just gave the interiors of the X3 a major uplift with the previous model year and has brought it up in times with the layout that we have been seeing on many high-end cars from their line-up. This means that the decade-old design has been ditched for a newer, cleaner, and functional layout that we have been loving in their new and updated cars. You get a fully digital instrument cluster and the 10.25-inch updated iDrive system standard now. There is a decent use of brushed metal elements and dark Oakwood inserts in the cabin that certainly helps uplift the overall premium vibe. However, the lower part of the dashboard, center console, and the doors have scratchy plastic that has gone through a cost cut, but we don’t know if we should be complaining.

Talking about comfort, the seats themselves are nicely contoured and accommodating. SensaTec upholstery comes in standard while the sports steering and the door armrests get nice leather wrapping. The front seats get power adjustability and the driver side gets memory function, but front row heating only comes in as a part of the premium package which is surprising at this price. The second row, though comfortable lacks legroom and we would advise you to equip the optional power moonroof to bring in a sense of airiness to the second-row occupants. However, you do get separate climate control buttons and two USB C’s for added convenience. The compromise in rear legroom has however helped excavate a rather generous 28.7 cu-ft. of cargo area, which from our test can pack in most of the stuff you would want to carry on board a weekend trip. The rear seats fold down in 60:40 splits and the SUV makes way for a massive void of about 63 cu-ft.

Model

2023 BMW X3

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

41.1/57.6/40.3

39.6/57.7/40.9

38/58.2/41.5

39.6/57.3/40.8

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.1/56/36.4

39.3/56.5/38

38/56.3/38

39.6/56.5/37.3

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

28.7

25.9

17.8

24.3

The Volvo XC60 is the SUV that offers maximum cabin room for the class. However, this comes as a missive compromise in the cargo room as it measures a measly 17.8 cu-ft. The Audi Q5 and the Mercedes GLC 300 have similar cabin rooms on offer, but the former gets slightly better rear legroom and also gets a slightly larger trunk that measures 25.9 cu-ft. The 2023 BMW X3 on the other hand, as mentioned, gets the biggest cargo area in exchange for limited second-row legroom.

Some standout interior features of the 2023 BMW X3 include:

  • 12.3-inch BMW Live Cockpit Professional
  • SensaTec leather upholstery
  • Oakwood and brushed metal cabin inserts/ anthracite headliner
  • Power-operated front sport seats with driver-side memory functions
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke sports steering wheel
  • Standard multi-zone automatic climate control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Multi-color adjustable ambient lighting

How intuitive is the 2023 BMW X3’s infotainment system?

As already mentioned, the 2023 BMW X3 gets the updated iDrive 7.0 infotainment system that was brought in with the LCI update last year. The user interface has been made leaps better than the one it replaces and the system is also capable of over-the-air updates. However, we have to say that the system still does not feel as intuitive as some of its competitors here and has lots of sub menus and diagnostic/service functions that can get confusing real quick. That said, the system does now support Android Auto and Apple Carplay out of the box so you won’t have to bother with BMW’s proprietary software. Other standard features include enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, navigation with real-time traffic, and a 15-speaker 205-watt Hifi audio system. Though we are delighted with the new system here, BMW is yet to come far in making an intuitive interface.

Standout infotainment features available with the 2023 BMW X3:

  • 10.25-inch BMW iDrive infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity
  • 12-Speaker 205-watt Hifi audio system
  • Enhanced Bluetooth/ SiriusXM/ 4G LTE/ WiFi Hot Spot
  • Navigation with real-time traffic information
Exterior

The 2023 BMW X3 is a carbon copy of the model year it replaces. BMW, having given it a significant facelift with the LCI model in 2022, we don’t expect them to bring in any differentiation for 2023, which they haven’t. It means that you get to keep that regular-sized kidney grille for one more year, which also incorporates the fancy flaps for switching between active cooling and better aerodynamics. The headlights have gotten sleeker with the update and now get the sharper half-hexagonal corona lights which are programmable. The X3 gets full LED exterior lighting and the headlamps get an auto-high beam function. Other notable features include a 19-inch Y-spoke painted alloy wheel, power-heated side mirrors with auto tilt down function, rain-sensing wipers, rear defogger, and keyless entry with courtesy lights and a power tailgate. However, the power panoramic sunroof comes in as a part of the optional Premium package and should be equipped for an additional $1,000 from base pricing.

Model

2023 BMW X3

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Volvo XC60

2022 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

4079

4079

4008

3889

Length (in.)

185.9

184.3

185.4

183.3

Width (in.)

74.4

74.5

74.9

74.4

Height (in.)

66

65.5

65.3

64.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.2

NA

8.5

5.9

Wheelbase (in.)

112.8

111

112.8

113.1

The Mercedes Benz GLC 300, though comes in as the smallest SUV in this comparison, gets the longest wheelbase here. The small size also helps it weigh the least as well. The BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 on the other hand weigh identical and are also the heftiest of the bunch. The X3 however, gets an advantage of size and wheelbase over the Q5, which should come in favor of usable cabin space. The Volvo XC60 has an identical wheelbase as the 2023 BMW X3, gets the best compromise of legroom on each row, but gets the worst trunk space in the comparison.

Some of the standout exterior features on the 2023 BMW X3 include:

  • Full LED automatic headlamps with programmable DRLs
  • LED adaptive tail lamps
  • Heated and power-adjustable outside rear-view mirrors w/ auto tilt-down functions
  • 19–inch Y-spoke Ferric Grey alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Keyless entry and courtesy lights
  • Hands-free tailgate access
Safety

Lately, BMW has been impressing us with the safety packages on its car by offering some advanced driver askance tech as standard fitment across the trim range. The 2023 BMW X3 also follows suit and gets equipped with amenities like Auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, dynamic cruise control, and even blindspot detection as standard over the already impressive array of passive systems. In addition, the 2022 X3, to which the current model year is identical to, has been awarded a ‘5-star’ rating by the NHTSA and an overall ‘Good’ rating by the IIHS for acing their crash safety tests. So it is safe to conclude that the safety department on the 2023 BMW X3 is the least concerning aspect of this SUV.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 BMW X3 include:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Backup camera
  • Speed limit info
Competition

2023 BMW X3 vs 2023 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 has been one of the most favorable SUVs in the midsize luxury segment at a point in time, boasting some exciting fusion of tech, luxury, and performance. But in recent times, Audi, like its elder brother the Q7, has messed with whit what we think was the essential sole of the SUV. Now, apart from the physical dimensions, the Q5 finds it hard to march the BMW be it in performance, fuel economy or the kind of tech injected into each trim. The base 2.0L engine that the Q5 houses isn’t up to the mark and robs the overall experience of the SUV, something which it only had little to offer to start with. Given the fact that the Q5 is also the only Audi to rock the old-generation cabin, does little to help it stand out over the BMW.

2023 BMW X3 vs 2023 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60, in comparison to some of its competitors here, it’s really starting to show its age. Though we love this SUV back in the day for its tech and excellent safety, competition has caught up pretty quick, living this midsize luxury SUV from Volvo with not too many attractive aspects to make it stand out from the crowd. In the company of the BMW X3, it misses out on performance, design, practicality, and fun nature in a big way. The only trait where it outshines the BMW is in economy number thanks to the higher EPA-rated figures and fuel tank size. But does that fact also make it the better choice than the BMW X3? Well, we don’t think so and Volvo needs to up their game here rather than spending more resources on the safety department.

2023 BMW X3 vs 2022 Mercedes GLC Class

The Mercedes Benz GLC might be one of the latest additions to this segment and undeniably the poshest feeling SUV of the bunch as well. When compared to the BMW X3, it also has a higher output engine and gets the longest wheelbase which helps in boosting cabin legroom. However, the X3 hits back with its agile chassis, peppier motor, and better economy numbers. Even though the X3 has slightly more appeal than the GLC 300 as the sportier and better overall balanced package, if you are looking for build quality and fine luxury, it is pretty much hard to beat the Merc. The lower starting prices are also something that works in the favour of the GLC 300. So, picking a winner is a bit hard here and the choice should boil down to brand preferences and requirements.

Final Verdict

Packing in exciting levels of styling, tech, and performance, the BMW X3 is a compact luxury SUV you never say no to. With BMW giving it a fresh lease of life with the LCI update, the X3 has more reasons than ever to become your next purchase from this segment. If you want one of the best-handling sporty compact SUVs with commendable levels of opulence at prices that won't break your bank, the 2023 BMW X3 might be your only option. We are aware of the fact there are more practical, luxurious, and powerful SUVs available at lower asking prices, but none of them gets all the flavors right as the X3 does. Yes, options do get expensive and rear legroom is a noticeable compromise here, but the 2023 BMW X3 just more than makes up for it by bringing in brilliant aspects like performance, agility, safety, and tech to the table.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$49195

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

443 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

258 ft.-lbs. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

185.9 in

wheelbase

112.8 in

width

74.4 in

curb weight

4147 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

7.2 lbs

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

481.60 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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