• (4.6) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,940$10,068
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2005 BMW X3

Our Take on the 2005 BMW X3

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

2005 BMW X3 Reviews

Cars.com 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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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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2005 BMW X3 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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

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