4 reviews
Best Bet
2009 BMW X3
2009 BMW X3
Available Price Range $8,506-$17,274 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 BMW X3

Our Take

BMW's compact all-wheel-drive X3 SUV seats five and is smaller than BMW's X5. The X3 fits into the growing luxury SUV segment that also includes the Acura RDX, Infiniti EX35 and Land Rover LR2.There are no significant changes to the X3 for 2009.The X3's styling is similar to that o... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic transmission operation
  • Navigation system
  • Price with options
  • Some controls oddly placed

Notable Features

  • 260-hp six-cylinder
  • Improved gas mileage
  • All-wheel drive


Our Expert Reviews

There is very little about the 2009 BMW X3 that hasn't already been covered by Cars.com; the 2007 model that Kelsey Mays reviewed is essentially the same vehicle that's offered for 2009. What has changed, however, is the X3's competition, as a number of new luxury SUVs have debuted in the intervening years that BMW now has to contend with. While the car's pros and cons haven... Read full review for the 2009 BMW X 3

Read All Expert Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

Write a Review

Most Versatile Car I've Owned.

by Bravo from Newark, Delaware on June 29, 2011

Awesome would be a one-word description of my BMW x3. It's like owning three cars in one. It's compact and small enough to provide easy handling, yet large enough to accommodate three passengers in th... Read Full Review


Estimate your monthly loan payment.
Asking Price Range
$39,700 - $39,700
Calculate Monthly Payments


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2009 BMW X3