22 reviews
2004 BMW X3
2004 BMW X3
Available Price Range $3,055-$10,863 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2004 BMW X3

Our Take

BMW brought serious sportiness into the sport utility vehicle field when it rolled out its midsize X5 for the 2000 model year. Now, BMW is preparing to launch a smaller version of the “sports activity vehicle,” called the X3. As its model designation suggests, the X3 is roughly relate... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Odometer readability
  • Climate-control layout
  • Navigation-system readability
  • Engine noise at high rpm
  • Limited offroad capability

Notable Features

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  • xDrive AWD
  • Two inline-six-cylinder engines
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Youthful BMW styling
  • Low center of gravity


Our Expert Reviews

Excellence continued The BMW X3 is slightly smaller than the popular X5. When BMW announced plans to build a sport utility vehicle, it was assailed by critics who feared that the German builder of highly regarded sport sedans was caving to market forces and diluting the brand. But the X5 lived up to BMW's reputation for performance and prestige, and has been highly successful. That w... Read full review for the 2004 BMW X 3

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Consumer Reviews


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Good driving esp. on rains, hugs the road

by garagegrl from Honolulu on May 15, 2010

We love our X3 2.5i, contrary to other owners, this car has power. Can race with other big SUVs. Hugs the road even on bad weather condition like rainy days. The pull is superb. The moonroof never had... Read Full Review


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