What Is the 2021 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. Available powertrains are a 288-hp plug-in hybrid; 382-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six; and 473-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six for the X3 M. All X3s have an eight-speed automatic transmission, and competitors include the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Volvo XC60.
What’s New on the 2021 BMW X3?
Android Auto smartphone connectivity joins Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio is also now standard. Newly standard active safety features include blind spot warning and lane departure warning.
What Features in the 2021 BMW X3 Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Forward collision warning
- Low-speed automatic emergency braking
- Navigation with a 10.25-inch touchscreen
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
- Power liftgate
Available features include:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Panoramic moonroof
- Wireless device charging
- Harman Kardon surround-sound system
- 360-degree camera system
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
Should I Buy the 2021 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. If you’re considering an X3, we’d recommend taking a look at BMW’s less expensive X1, too. It’s nearly as nice and has a roomy interior.