2004 BMW X3

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22 reviews
Available Price Range $3,762-$11,046 Trims2 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 5

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... 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 was fou... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 22 reviews

SUV with sports car handling!

by Walt from Baton Rouge on February 9, 2008

I would rec'd the 3.0 liter with the 6 speed manual for optimal performance. I got mine as CPO and nothing I have driven has been so much fun to drive with the cargo room. You can fly past most cars a... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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