2010 BMW X3

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2 reviews
Available Price Range $11,292-$20,988 Trims1 Combined MPG 20 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 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 crowded luxury SUV segment that also includes the Acura RDX, Infiniti EX35 and Land Rove... 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
  • All-wheel drive
  • Standard HD radio


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2009 about the 2009 BMW X3. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.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 ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 2 reviews

Found a new friend

by Beemer Fan from Minneapolis, MN on March 15, 2010

I searched for about a month before deciding on my last BMW purchase. This time it is an loaded X3. It has all the bells and whistles - rain sensor wipers, halogen lights, leather seats and a panorami... Read Full Review

1 Trim 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.

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

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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.

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