BMW X3

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $38,500
MPG 24.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

TheTruthAboutCars.com

10/03/11
2011-10-03
89
100

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Brendan McAleer Brendan McAleer Score Pending 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

The BMW X# is quick enough to be entertaining, roomy enough to be practical, priced well enough to fit into your driveway at a minor premium, rides well enough to be a good tourer and isn’t even that expensive to keep in high-test.

New York Times

04/01/11
2011-04-01
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

People who buy $30,000 Honda Pilots may ask why anyone would spend more for less real estate. But for people who measure by more than inches, the BMW X3 — roomier, stronger, more deluxe — may justify the penthouse prices.

MotorAuthority.com

11/08/10
2010-11-08
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

Sturdy in feel, amazingly quick on its feet, and finally un-punishing on everyday roads, the X3 gets our nod—and not just because it’s a fellow countryman.

CarReview.com

03/20/12
2012-03-20
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2012 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

The X3 is a bargain in terms of its yield: sports car fun, family practicality, decent (19MPG/26MPG) fuel economy.

MotorAuthority.com

03/08/12
2012-03-08
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

There’s plenty of competition in the compact luxury crossover segment, but the X3’s distinctive styling, brisk acceleration, competent handling and roomy interior make it a stand-out.

Edmunds.com

06/22/12
2012-06-22
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

The 2013 BMW X3 is a fine, but pricey, choice for drivers seeking sport-sedan dynamics in a crossover SUV.

Edmunds.com

12/05/11
2011-12-05
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

The 2012 BMW X3 is a fine (if pricey) choice for drivers seeking sport sedan dynamics in a crossover SUV.

New Car Test Drive

01/10/12
2012-01-10
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Barry Winfield Barry Winfield 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

This latest BMW X3 offers a ride smooth enough to satisfy the strictest critics, and all the latest drivetrain and chassis technologies at BMW’s disposal. Completely redesigned, this latest-generation is roomier than pre-2011 models.

Forbes

01/17/12
2012-01-17
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jason Fogelson Jason Fogelson 6.5 out of 10 2012 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

With its new sharply tailored exterior, high class interior and sporty performance, the 2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i gets my vote for most improved SUV.

Automobile Magazine

06/04/10
2010-06-04
86
100

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Don Sherman Don Sherman 7.3 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

After our brief exposure, we’d say that the new 2011 BMW X3 finally has exactly what it needs to be a strong, possibly dominant player in the expensive compact crossover class.

LeftLane News

10/19/10
2010-10-19
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

The redesigned BMW X3 womps its predecessor in every way, including ride, handling, power, and equipment. It even trumps it in price by lopping around $2,100 off of the old model. For once, BMW appears to have a hit on its hands that will resonate with North American buyers.

Detroit Free Press

09/15/11
2011-09-15
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2011 BMW X3 SUV/Truck

If you want the best all-around luxury SUV, skip the big seven-seaters and their three rows of seats. Ignore the compacts sneaking into the low end of the segment. The midsize BMW X3 xDrive 35i is the best of the bunch.

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