2019 BMW X3

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2019 BMW X3
2019 BMW X3

Key specs

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The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Refined four-cylinder engine
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Integration of available Apple CarPlay
  • Many ways to customize

The bad:

  • Backseat position
  • Numb steering
  • Modest cargo room
  • No Android Auto
  • Not much nicer than the X1

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Newly standard active safety features
  • New rear-wheel-drive base trim level
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Lane-centering steering available

2019 BMW X3 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 BMW X3?

The BMW X3 is a five-seat compact luxury SUV. It’s offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, and power comes from a standard 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 355-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A new X3 M version debuts for the 2020 model year. X3 competitors include the Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Audi Q5.

What’s New on the 2019 BMW X3?

A new rear-wheel-drive sDrive30i trim level joins the lineup, powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s in the all-wheel-drive xDrive30i trim. New standard active safety features include forward collision warning with daytime pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking. Front and rear parking sensors are also now standard.

What Features in the 2019 BMW X3 Are Most Important?

The X3’s newly standard active safety features are a welcome addition. Available Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity makes using iPhone apps easier and safer, but we don’t like how BMW makes the feature a subscription service – a free one-year trial is included – rather than a feature good for the life of the car. Options include a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, navigation, a panoramic moonroof, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a Harman Kardon premium stereo, a head-up display and a 360-degree camera system.

Should I Buy the 2019 BMW X3?

The BMW X3 rides well and has a refined base four-cylinder engine, but it suffers from numb steering and modest cargo room. New standard features have improved its value proposition, though not to the degree of some of its own stablemates; we’d recommend taking a look at the less expensive X1, too, if you’re considering an X3.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Love my X3 SDrive 30i

Love my X3 SDrive 30i, it has a very smooth ride and a very powerful turbo engine, it’s very spacious and has a very nice interior, I like the infotainment and the touchscreen, and you also have a manual control next to the gearshift. I also like the fact that the map on the Nav system is updated from the cloud and not a disk or chip. This is my first BMW and I am very very pleased with it, I previously had a 2013 Lexus LS460L, I loved that car but I thought it was just too big for me being a single man. The X3 is just right for me


Wow, the X3 x30i M Sport is AMAZING

I've lost count of how many BMWs I've owned, and will never drive anything else. Ride, comfort, experience, feel, quality, workmanship, amazing engineering, quiet, ... on and on. They are precision instruments and a joy to drive, even to just the store and back. Others included 328i, M3, M550i. All equally unbelievable.


2019 X3 - Awesome ride with lots of power!

I love my 2019 X3 but it does not have keyless entry on the door. I do have the pushbutton remote but must open the doors with fob push button. This is a huge negative to me! I assumed keyless entry came on this car. I have a heated steering wheel and heated seats in Florida that I don’t need! No keyless entry on the door! I seriously don’t need heated seats or heated steering wheel! I’m very disappointed in myself for not researching car specs details! However, I do love the look and drive! My fault for not asking about keyless entry. Had I known keyless entry was not included in this model- I would’ve waited or purchased a 2020 X.3.

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48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
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36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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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
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