2017 BMW X3

Original MSRP Range
$40,050 - $48,950
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
19 - 21 MPG City / 26 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2017 BMW X3

What We Like

Refined and powerful engines; excellent 8-speed transmission; satisfying ride/handling balance; high-quality cabin; adult-sized back seat

What We Don't

Desirable options push the price up quickly

How Much?



Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2017 BMW X3?

Wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot are now on the options list. There's a new design of optional 19-in alloy wheels. The navigation system has been updated. The M Sport package has a new leather-wrapped steering wheel. And "Comfort Access" keyless entry/ignition becomes standard in the xDrive35i. Instead of having you click a key fob, enter and press the start button, this system detects the key's presence and the user only has to pull the door handle. The xDrive35i also has a 12-months subscription to satellite radio as standard. See the 2017 BMW X3 models for sale near you

Which X3 is the Best?

It speaks volumes that this X3 remains a top choice even as it's about to be updated. The chassis can certainly handle the wonderful power of the xDrive35i, but the xDrive28i hardly means having to settle. Might as well go for the all-wheel-drive version and enjoy the extra surefootedness, since fuel consumption is no worse than with the sDrive28i. Find a BMW X3 for sale


How Much Does a 2017 BMW X3 Cost?

The 2017 BMW X3 is available in sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i versions, with different drivetrains and levels of equipment.

The sDrive28i ($39,945) comes standard with 18-in alloy wheels, LED fog lights, roof rails, a power lift gate, keyless entry with push-button start, auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a universal garage-door opener, leatherette upholstery, 8-way power front seats with driver memory settings, a tilt-telescopic sport leather steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient cabin lighting, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a 12-speaker audio system with HD Radio and an auxiliary input, and a basic iDrive infotainment system.

Both the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i ($41,945) and the diesel-powered xDrive28d ($43,445) are similarly equipped.

The xDrive35i ($48,645) adds adaptive xenon headlamps, LED brake lights, "Comfort Access" keyless entry/ignition, satellite radio, the Harman Kardon Surround Sound audio system (optional in other versions) and a panoramic sunroof (also optional elsewhere).

Perhaps the most notable option is the navigation system, which changes the iDrive system, replacing the standard screen with an 8.8-in widescreen display. There are many other options, including LED headlights, sport seats, adaptive dampers, 19-in wheels (available via the M Sport package), parking sensors at both ends and a rearview camera.

The rear seats are at the same level as those up front, yet headroom is generous, so even tall passengers will have plenty of space. There's a respectable 27.6 cu ft. of cargo space behind the second row and 63.3 cu ft. with the rear seats folded down.

X3 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
X3 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle$40,050 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo24021 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
X3 xDrive28d Sports Activity Vehicle$42,750 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo180N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle$42,050 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo24021 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle$48,950 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo30019 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
BMW X3 Safety

Is the 2017 BMW X3 a Safe Car?

The X3 comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and six airbags (front, front-side and full-length side-curtain). Numerous available safety technologies are bundled into the Driver Assistance Plus package, including active blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, a surround-view parking camera system and an automatic collision-preparation system.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the X3 its top score of five stars overall, with perfect marks for front- and side-impact protection. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the X3 its highest rating of Good in every category.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Cold Weather Pkg
  • Driver Assistance Pkg
  • Driver Assistance Plus
  • Dynamic Handling Pkg
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • M Sport
  • Parking Assistant
  • Technology Pkg
  • xLine


2017 BMW X3 vs the competition

2017 Acura MDX -- Good value and decent power and space.

2017 Audi Q5 -- Feels nearly as athletic as the X3. Try the optional supercharged V6.

2017 Lexus NX -- Nice interior full of high tech. Pleasant driving manners.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 -- Based on the C-Class. Not as driver-focused as the X3, but well-equipped and has a superb cabin.

2017 Volvo XC60 -- Underrated from a fun point of view, the XC60's sensible, well-rounded nature is a winner. This model is also due for replacement soon.

Used Porsche Macan -- Handles more like a sport sedan than a crossover, and its styling is decidedly upscale. See if a certified pre-owned (CPO) model fits your budget.

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