2020 BMW X3

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2020 BMW X3
2020 BMW X3

Key specs

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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

3 trims

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Our 2020 BMW X3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2020 BMW X3 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews



Love the X3! Comfortable and pretty good on gas.., smoot ride and so far been great with commuting. Will most likely purchase the x5 for a little more space for traveling.


Sporty car

Meets my needs it is sporty, fast and comfortable and fun to drive. It handles well, the suspension is firm, it adjusts with the settings one chooses.


Absolutely LOVE this luxury SUV!

I've always driven sedans and was hesitant to test drive an SUV... until I found the X3. I'm obsessed with the luxury look, the wonderful and smooth drive and the attention to detail. Heated seats and steering wheel are amazing, the cameras are super helpful and I feel incredibly safe!

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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
36 months/36,000 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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