The Enticing 2019 BMW X3


BMW's stellar reputation for luxury and exceptional quality is exemplified in this latest model. The X3 ranks sixth in Luxury Compact SUVs. The practicality of the 2019 BMW X3 also soothes your frugal nature. The X3 gets excellent gas mileage for a luxury SUV and provides a smooth driving experience.

1

How many people does the 2019 X3 seat?

The X3 has two rows of seats and has a seating capacity of five. The X3 also has two complete sets of LATCH connectors, in case you need to install car seats.

2

How does the X3 rate in terms of cargo space?

This SUV is among the class leaders regarding cargo capacity. If the rear seats are up, there are approximately 29 cubic feet of cargo space. When you fold the rear seats down, there are almost 63 cubic feet of space.

3

How reliable is the BMW X3?

The 2019 X3 is a member of the generation that generally earns a predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power of 3.5 out of five. The X3 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

4

How safe is the 2019 BMW X3?

At this time, the 2019 model has not been put through crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It does have several standard features for driver assistance, including a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, monitoring for driver drowsiness, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and traffic sign recognition. There are also many features available, including heads-up display, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, front and rear cross traffic alert, monitoring for blind spot, adaptive cruise control, parallel parking assist, and a surrounding-view camera.

5

What kind of gas mileage does the BMW X3 get?

This BMW gets excellent gas mileage for a small luxury crossover. It earns an EPA estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These numbers rank it among the most fuel-efficient automobiles in its class.

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How does the X3 handle?

The BMW X3 offers agile handling and accurate steering, making this an SUV that is extremely fun to drive. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is an available feature. Beyond its easy handling, it provides a comfortable ride over most road surfaces. It has high ground clearance, meaning it is capable of light off-roading. The X3 has four selectable modes, so each driver can set the driving dynamics to suit his or her preferences.

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How user-friendly is the technology on the X3?

The X3 comes with standard features which include Bluetooth, USB port, 12-speaker audio system, and the iDrive infotainment system, with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. While the iDrive system is user-friendly, the controls have a slight learning curve. The center-stack controls are easily reached by the driver and an optional gesture control feature is available, which allows settings to be adjusted with the wave of a hand. More features are available, including a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, satellite radio, navigation, wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a panoramic moonroof.

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How powerful is the BMW X3?

The X3 has two powertrain options available, both of which provide the kind of power you expect from a BMW. First, there is the 248-horsepower turbo-four base engine, which offers a spirited driving experience of its own. For those who need an extra thrill in their drive, the 355-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder that powers the M40i is for you. It allows your X3 to dart from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds.

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How do I know which X3 model is right for me?

There are two main decisions you must make before choosing your X3: do you want rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and do you want the extra power the high-performance M40i trim provides. Most BMW buyers opt for the sDrive30i or xDrive30i trim. These offer a great deal of driving enjoyment at a price starting in the low $40,000s, while the M40i price begins in the mid-$50,000s. There’s no need to worry about missing out on any of the X3’s features in the lower trims since basically every X3 feature is offered in any trim option.

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