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2014 BMW X3
$11,712 — $22,992 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
21-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • Dynamics
  • Visibility
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • Stops can be jerky
  • Inconsistent materials quality
  • Quality of available leather
  • Limited backseat thigh support
2014 BMW X3 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 BMW X3
  • More standard features for 2014
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Available M Sport Package

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2014 BMW X3 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The BMW X3 compact luxury crossover is available with a choice of turbocharged engines and comes standard with all-wheel drive. The five-seater combines BMW’s signature driving prowess with crossover utility. The X3 competes with the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

New for 2014
New standard features include a universal garage-door opener, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, a 40/20/40-split folding rearseat, more storage compartments and BMW’s Assist eCall emergency communication system with a 10-year subscription. The available navigation system gets the latest version of iDrive, which includes a text-input touchpad on the knob controller.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available headlight washers

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • 40/20/40-split folding rearseat
  • Automatic climate control
  • CD stereo with USB port
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available heated steering wheel and heated seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (xDrive28i)
  • Available 300-hp, turbocharged inline-six-cylinder (xDrive35i)
  • Rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system for balanced feel
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shi...

Vehicle Overview

The BMW X3 compact luxury crossover is available with a choice of turbocharged engines and comes standard with all-wheel drive. The five-seater combines BMW’s signature driving prowess with crossover utility. The X3 competes with the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

New for 2014
New standard features include a universal garage-door opener, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, a 40/20/40-split folding rearseat, more storage compartments and BMW’s Assist eCall emergency communication system with a 10-year subscription. The available navigation system gets the latest version of iDrive, which includes a text-input touchpad on the knob controller.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available headlight washers

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • 40/20/40-split folding rearseat
  • Automatic climate control
  • CD stereo with USB port
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available heated steering wheel and heated seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (xDrive28i)
  • Available 300-hp, turbocharged inline-six-cylinder (xDrive35i)
  • Rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system for balanced feel
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Available backup camera
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available lane departure warning

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
69 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Glad I spent the extra dollars!

by Rick from Novi, MI on March 1, 2021

This vehicle has has taken my wife and me cross-country, as well as several other long distance trips, with a sum total of only one flat tire and no other mechanical, nor electrical issues at all! Any... Read full review

(3.0)

Its the most annoying car I've ever owned

by Linda from Gurnee, IL on November 23, 2020

The car is ok, but it has the most uncomfortable seats on the market. Not sure why BMW can't upgrade the seats and make them more adjustable. Not everyone who drives a BMW is a 6ft guy but they build ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 BMW X3 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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