2016 BMW X3

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2016 BMW X3
2016 BMW X3

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Affordable rear-wheel-drive model
  • Attractive design
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Rear-wheel drive not available for six-cylinder version

4 trims

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Our 2016 BMW X3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Turbo four- or six-cylinder gas engine
  • Turbo-diesel four-cylinder available
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Motion-activated power liftgate

2016 BMW X3 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The BMW X3 compact SUV received some visual changes, especially on the dashboard’s center controls, last year. A turbo-diesel xDrive28d version is available in addition to gas-powered models. The five-seat X3 competes with the Audi Q5, Acura RDX and Volvo XC60.
New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Wood interior trim
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound system
  • Navigation system
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive suspension

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Great vehicle platform

The most practical car we ever bought, combination of luxury and performance is the best we ever had. The X3 has great traction for winter and the 6 cylinder turbo has plenty of power and super smooth even in comfort mode.


Reliable car

Its a diesel and I had to add DEF within a couple of days of purchase because someone changed the oil but didn't add DEF per the manual. Otherwise, all great.


A Great Used Car Purchase

We love our BMW X3. It is quick and comfortable but still sporty to drive. The technology features are amazing. We are looking forward to the next 100,000 miles on this SUV. It is rated as reliable and recommended by Consumer Reports.

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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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