View Local Inventory
Save

2020 BMW X3
$41,950 — $55,900 MSRP
36
Photos
SUV
5 Seats
23-27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
 — 
Compare 3 trims

Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Backseat comfort
  • Numb steering
  • Modest cargo room
  • No Android Auto
  • Not much nicer than the X1
2020 BMW X3 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 BMW X3
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Lane-centering steering available
  • New high-performance X3 M available

We’re looking for the best deals on a BMW near you…

Are you looking for more listings?

Change location

Please enter a valid 5-digit ZIP code.

Search Again

— OR —

Sign up for listing notifications

Sign Up

2020 BMW X3 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 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 382-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. X3 competitors include the Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Audi Q5.

What’s New on the 2020 BMW X3?

LED headlights with cornering lights, navigation and a digital instrument cluster are now standard. A new high-performance X3 M also joins the lineup.

What Features in the 2020 BMW X3 Are Most Important?

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with daytime pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking. Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity makes using iPhone apps easier and safer. Options include a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, 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 2020 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. The 2020 X3’s new standard features are welcome, but if you’re considering an X3, we’d recommend taking a look at BMW’s less expensive X1, too.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
44 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Beautiful, reliable car that is fun to drive.

by Krissy from Kildeer, IL on November 26, 2020

Nice tight handling with power. Handles extremely well. Technological options are amazing. Went with glacier silver and it is beautiful. Cannot wait to drive it again. Read full review

(5.0)

BMW X3 a great car

by Frank C from Niceville, FL on October 15, 2020

Car has all the tech you could ask for and it provides you with accurate timely information. Additionally is easy to setup to your needs and is easy to use. The car itself is very stylish and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 BMW X3 currently has 10 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 BMW X3 has not been tested.

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

  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2020 X3 Stories

See all 2020 BMW X3 articles

Change Year or Vehicle

0 Photos
0 / 0

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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker

What's your location?

To find the best deals near you, please enter your ZIP code.

Get your new car price quote

Select the car you want

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.