2005 BMW X3

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12 reviews
Available Price Range $3,012-$12,808 Trims2 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 5

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

Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 12 reviews


by Drewzer from Cape Coral, Florida on April 18, 2009

It is hard to say what I like best about the X3. I love the performance and handling.The all wheel drive system makes for a very confident driving experience. The comfort is great compared to the othe... 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 are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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