• (4.3) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,555$9,303
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2004 BMW X3

Our Take on the 2004 BMW X3

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

2004 BMW X3 Reviews

Cars.com 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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A fantastic ride even beyond 100K Miles

by LumpyJ from Denver, Colorado on November 5, 2013

I purchased my 2004 X3 3.0 two years ago with 150Kmi and aside from a couple of issues it has been an excellent car. The biggest issue I had was the expansion tank. Apparently its a common problem wit... Read Full Review

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2004 BMW X3 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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