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2014 BMW X3

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

183” x 65.4”


All-wheel drive



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

2 trims

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Notable features

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

2014 BMW X3 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


The suspension is rigid the car bobbles side to side

The suspension is rigid the car bobbles side to side pretty bad. The brakes bump when stopping. But it is really fast. The front end toggles side to side from about 50 to 70 mph.


Glad I spent the extra dollars!

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 repairs have been moderate and frankly expected given the high number of miles (150,000 so far) on it. I expect to keep it for another year and a half.


Its the most annoying car I've ever owned

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 the seats and driving position as if they are.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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