12 reviews
2005 BMW X3
2005 BMW X3
Available Price Range $4,574-$10,702 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 BMW X3

Our Take

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

When we first reviewed the BMW X3 back in December 2003, we found it deficient in several respects, notably in its dull, monochromatic black cabin, which we described as "unrelentingly Spartan."Twenty months later, our view has softened considerably -- thanks in no small part to a sexy new $1,450 interior trim package.We tested a well-equipped 2005 BMW X3 3.0i with nearly $5,000 worth of extra ... Read full review for the 2005 BMW X 3

Consumer Reviews


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Sold on the X3

by Snowdog from St. Paul, MN on January 21, 2009

We have owned a '05 X3 3.0i for about 7 months. Overall in one simple word, WOW. If you are considering this on your list, then drive one. This drives like a sports car with regards to confidence, bal... Read Full Review


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