• (4.4) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,769$11,489
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2006 BMW X3

Our Take on the 2006 BMW X3

BMW brought serious sportiness into the sport utility vehicle field when it rolled out the midsize X5, which it dubbed a sports activity vehicle. Early in 2004, BMW launched the X3, which is a smaller version of the X5. Powertrains in the X3 were similar to those in 3 Series sedans.Audio systems ... 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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  • Intelligent&quot
  • xDrive AWD
  • 3.0-liter inline-six engine
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Youthful BMW styling
  • Low center of gravity

2006 BMW X3 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

You see them every day: SUVs operated by people who think sitting high behind the wheel of a large vehicle makes them nearly invulnerable, or believe a powerful engine and leather bucket seats mean they are driving a sports car.The BMW X3 may suit both kinds of drivers.It is not big (seating four adults comfortably, five in a pinch). It will tow a small boat or a utility trailer -- not a cabin ... Read full review for the 2006 BMW X 3

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The Ultimate Driving Machine

by Wolfie from Wisconsin on October 27, 2007

"10" "10" "10" I rate this car a solid "10" This is the best vehicle that I have ever owned,I don't know why I haven't owned one sooner. Quality through out the interior and exterior. All controls are... Read Full Review

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2006 BMW X3 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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