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BMW X3 Reviews from Consumer Reports

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BMW X3 Reviews

The BMW X3 is a 4-door SUV offered in a AWD 4dr 35i and AWD 4dr 28i. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp) engines, and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 28 mpg highway. The X3 uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Volvo XC60.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed BMW X3s from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 4-cyl
  • 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 6-cyl
  • 2007 BMW X3 3.0si 6-cyl
  • 2004 BMW X3 2.5i 6-cyl

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