2013 BMW X3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,206 - $19,132
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
240-306
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,206 - $19,132
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
240-306
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.8 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2013 BMW X3 is a compact SUV that stands apart from luxury rivals with its sport-oriented nature. Quick yet comfortable, the X3 comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD) for surefootedness in any weather. The X3 is available with a powerful but fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, or a very potent turbo 6-cylinder.

BMW X3 Models & Trims

xDrive28i $15,206 - $17,213*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
xDrive35i $16,787 - $19,132*
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.75

20 Reviews

75% 25% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Luxury Yes, Value Not so Much.

Enough room for my wife and 2 kids and 2 strollers in the back with some groceries. Love the 3 modes of normal, sport, and eco. Panoramic moonroof. GPS sucks and never gets updated so we use our phones. Would rather have a book on car rather than using entertainment system. Rides real smooth even at high speeds. Parking camera works real well. Still think over priced.

- Alfred G

And the car assistant at your fingertips will help you park more comfortably.

The new direct injection technology, fully variable valve control performance control system and a new generation of turbochargers ensure the impressive performance and amazing low fuel consumption and low emissions of all gasoline powered units in the BMW Efficient Power Engine range.

- Tom J

Solid fell when driving, true to the road.

Love the interior leather, open visual window placements, drives really true and has three choices of driving modes. The back trunk area carries a lot and the back seats fold down to slide in large furniture. I love the color light gold/silver. It drives well and handles easily.

- Susan B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,206 - $17,213
$16,787 - $19,132

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
306 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L dual overhead cam (DOHC) 16
3.0L dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45R19
P245/45R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
110.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
39 ft.

Length

Length
183 in.
183 in.

Width

Width
74.1 in.
74.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4112 .lbs
4222 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
306 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
300 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.7 gal.
17.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings