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Updated on: June 4, 2021

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The BMW X3 ranks near the top of its class, due in part to its great safety ratings, pleasant ride and handling, and robust engine performance. The 2013 BMW X3 is the latest member of the Bavarian brand to lose its naturally aspirated inline-6 base engine in favor of a high-tech, turbocharged four-cylinder that produces equal power and more torque, yet returns significantly improved fuel economy. However ludicrous it may sound, this BMW crossover SUV just got better. While the previous X3 was a little harsh, a little plasticky inside, and just too much like an ill-tuned 3-Series wagon on stilts, the 2013 X3 hits all the right marks, satisfying luxury buyers with its badge and its suave styling, giving enthusiasts more to cheer about with its brisk acceleration and handling, and making more room for all its passengers while boosting its gas-mileage numbers.

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Pros

Brisk acceleration

Good fuel economy ratings

Athletic handling

Cons

IDrive infotainment system can be confusing

What's New?

Turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaced standard six-cylinder

Lane departure warning available

Power liftgate became standard


2013 BMW X3 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.1

based on 84 ratings


7.3/10 Features
7.5/10 Interiors
7.4/10 Design
7.3/10 Safety
6.9/10 Reliability
7.0/10 Deal Value

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2013 BMW X3 Overall Reviews


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Harold

2013 BMW X3

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

3

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 4, 2021

Utterly disappointed!

Pros - Looks good. Stylish interiors.

Cons - Pathetic build quality. Expensive cost of repairs.

Worst experience, BMW! This X3 happened to be my first luxury vehice that I had bought in early-2020. The X3 had about 74K miles on the odo and a clean history propmpting me to buy it even though it was listed a little over $4K above the market price. But having driven the SUV for only 10K miles, the engine suffered a scary failure while on the highway. The timing chain guide broke which caused damage to the timing chain and also consoderable damage to the engine. Thankfully, I noticed the clunking sound and pulled over quickly to turn off the engine. The whole saga left me with a $9K repair bill which was just frustrating as I had only driven the SUV for a little over year! Didn't really expect this shoddy engine from BMW! Chris from the service was really helpful. He helped tow the vehicle and made sure I was kept updated about the repair status.

4/10
Features
6/10
Interior
6/10
Design
4/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

SS

Sandra

2013 BMW X3

xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

1

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 2, 2021

Worst with BMW X3

Pros - Features, interiors and handling

Cons - Unreliable engine

Need to visit the dealership often and drains the pocket The price of $ 43950 gave me headache and i spent countless hours in the service networks. This Engine is the least reliable engine as the whole lot of heat trapped and could not dissipates and made all the other additional problems that need to be addressed. This is the reason that lead to oil consumption issue too. The engine completely became a mess now and i became a constant visiter of the service centre and making things work better and they costs $1000 to $ 2500 for every visit. For the next time, If i find any other issue , i will definitely going to trade it. The worst problem to face.

1/10
Features
1/10
Interior
1/10
Design
1/10
Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
6/10
Dealer Review

GG

Gail

2013 BMW X3

xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 25, 2021

A couple thing to keep in mind before diving into this.

Pros - Peppy engine, premium cabin, good gas mileage

Cons - High pricing, high ownership and maintanance costs

OG Beemer, Love the way this SUV picks speed, feels as quick as my Mini S. This tiny turbo 4 does have the punch- 24mpg avegarge gas mileage to wrap it all off! Thought the $37,850 asking price was a bit too steep, but after owning it for quite some time, I feel its well worth it. That said, the nearly $800 predicted yearly maintenace cost just seems unfair considering this an entry level car from the brand. Last month I had to replace the rear wheel sensors for which had to shell out nearly $170 a piece. Maintanance costs are something to keep in mind when buying this car. Superbly maintained dealership. Great inventory! They have a nice lounge area were they served me coffee. A professsional experince indeed.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38850

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

240 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 1250 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

110.6 in.

length

183 in.

width

74.1 in.

height

65.4 in.

curb weight

4112 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

90.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

904 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

495.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

28i $38,850 onwards

240 hp @ 5000 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | premium unleaded

  • 12-Speaker Premium Sound System
  • 18 inch Wheel
  • 60/40 Split Flip-Up Rear Seat
  • 8-way Power Driver Seat
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Power Liftgate
  • Rainsense Automatic Wipers
  • Rear Privacy Glass

35i $43,950 onwards

300 hp @ 5800 rpm | 3 L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded

  • 40/20/40 Split Fold Rear Seat
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Multiview back-up camera
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.6

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.4

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.3

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


The BMW X3 is among the best in its segment owing to its top-notch performance, ride quality, and handling along with an excellent cabin with adequate features. Even though the SUV does fail to impress with its base motor, the powerful motors higher up the trim levels deliver some impressive performance and refinement levels. Also for the 2013 model year, the SUV just got better and forgoes all the plasticky interior bits from the previous year.


8.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.6/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.3/10
Safety


2013 BMW X3 Pricing and Features

8.0/10

BMW offers the 2013 X3 in two trims: xDrive28i and xDrive35i. The base BMW X3 xDrive28i model comes equipped with a 6.5-inch iDrive infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, AM/FM/Satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB input, a power liftgate, cruise control, keyless entry, and leatherette upholstery. The BMW X3 xDrive35i adds adaptive headlights and a moonroof.

Available features for both models include a larger 8.8-inch infotainment screen and navigation system, a rear-seat DVD player, a rearview camera, a head-up display, lane departure warning, parking sensors, heated leather seats (front and rear), and an adaptive suspension.

Trim

xDrive28i

xDrive35i

MSRP

$38,850

$43,950

Key Features

Aluminum wheels

Aluminum wheels & tire pressure monitoring system

 

Backup camera

Alarm and backup camera

 

Auto-off headlights

Auto-off headlights and fog lamps

 

Keyless entry

Keyless entry and start

 

Power Door Locks

Remote trunk release

 

Cruise control

Heated mirrors

 

Wireless cell phone hookup

Climate control

 

Adjustable Steering Wheel

Dual-zone A/C

 

2nd Row Bench Seat

Leather seats

 

Privacy Glass

Sun/Moonroof

 

Power Liftgate

HID headlights

 

Mirror Memory

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

The Premium package includes keyless ignition/entry, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, rear manual side sunshades and cargo-area nets and tie-down points. The Cold Weather package includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats. The Cold Weather II package adds heated rear seats and headlight washers.The Technology package gets front and rear parking sensors, rear- and top-view parking cameras, a navigation system, real-time traffic information and the BMW Assist emergency communications system.

The Premium Sound package adds a 16-speaker surround-sound audio system and satellite radio. The Driver Assistance package adds automatic high beams, a lane-departure warning system and, on the 35i, a head-up display. The xDrive28i is eligible for the Convenience package, which adds keyless ignition/entry, manual rear side sunshades and adaptive bi-xenon headlights.

The Sport Activity package is largely cosmetic, featuring sport seats, a sport steering wheel, transmission shift paddles (35i only), special exterior trim, and on the 35i, 19-inch wheels. The Dynamic Handling package adds enhanced speed-adjustable power steering and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. The M Sport package essentially combines the two, adding on adjustable suspension dampers (available separately on 35i), M division 19-inch wheels, an M division sport steering wheel and its own special exterior trim.

We Recommend

In 2013 BMW X3, the base model - xDrive28i has almost all the features standardised, hence the base model itself is a good catch if you are looking for something within your budget. There are plenty of add on features and packages to choose from as well.

2013 BMW X3 Engine and Performance

8.6/10

BMW has gone all-turbo with its sedans already, and for 2013 it happens for the X3. What had essentially been the unthinkable just a few years ago is now reality: Instead of the sweet, much-loved normally aspirated in-line six-cylinder engines, there's a 2.0-liter TwinPower four in the X3 xDrive28i and a 300-hp turbo six in the xDrive35i. Essentially, it's the same 2.0-liter 'N20' TwinPower four that's offered in those other cars--making 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. That's the same power, but 39 pound-feet more torque than last year's engine.

Model

BMW X3

Audi Q5

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

MSRP

$38,850

$35,900

$37,090

Engine

Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD -

Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121

Gas V6 3.5L/213

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

240hp@5000rpm

211hp@6000rpm

302hp@6500rpm

Torque

260lb-ft@4800rpm

258lb-ft@1500rpm

273lb-ft@5250rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

6.5

6.5

6.5

Quarter-mile (mph)

14.8

14.1

14.4

Top Speed (mph)

130

139

130

The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are both top picks in the luxury compact SUV class, and it may come down to personal preference when deciding between these two. Both SUVs offer potent engine performance and comparable ride and handling. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class tops the X3 in a few key areas. The GLK does have its trade-offs, though. It’s not as fun to drive as the X3, but has recorded a better quarter mile time which is marginally better than the X3 but not as good as the Q5.

2013 BMW X3 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Change has come to the X3 lineup for 2013--with a turbocharged four-cylinder replacing the outgoing normally-aspirated six in the X3 xDrive28i. The new xDrive28i is rated by the EPA at an impressive 21 mpg city, 28 highway, while the 300-hp xDrive35i earns 19/26-mpg ratings. Both versions get the benefit of an eight-speed automatic.

Model

BMW X3

Audi Q5

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

MPG (City) (mpg)

21

20

19

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

28

28

25

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

24

23

21

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

17.7

19.8

17.4

U.S. versions now also get the Auto Start-Stop system, which wisely stops the engine at stoplights, with your foot on the brake, then restarts the engine when you start to lift off the brake pedal. Unfortunately in the X3, with the four-cylinder engine, it's a little rough in the way that it shuts the engine off. Out of the featured SUVs above, the X3 has the best fuel economy with 24 combined mpg.

2013 BMW X3 Interior

8.4/10

The X3's interior will be familiar to anyone who has spent time in a BMW product. Classic analog gauges, sensible ergonomics and a restrained overall aesthetic combine to create a pleasant driving environment. Occupants will feel cocooned within the high-quality materials covering the seats, consoles and dash. BMW's iDrive electronics interface gives you the opportunity to control things you never could before, though it can come off as rather complicated. Most rival systems are easier to use.

Model

BMW X3

Audi Q5

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7/57.3/39.9

39.4/57.7/41.0

39.2/55.2/41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/56.0/39.1

39.0/56.4/37.4

39.7/55.4/35.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

19.4

29.1

23.3

While still considered a small crossover, the current-generation X3 has swelled to proportions similar to the previous-generation X5. As such, room for front passengers is more than ample, while rear legroom is downright generous and pairs with a truly comfortable seat. Indeed, this is one of the most family-friendly vehicles in the class. Total cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is 63.3 cubic feet, which makes it one of the larger small crossovers.

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Adjustable steering wheel column
  • Optional Heated steering wheel
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Steering Wheel Controls

2013 BMW X3 SUV Infotainment System

The 2013 BMW X3 comes with no lack of standard features; but just as with other BMW models, if you want some of the best infotainment, luxury, or performance items, you'll need to pay extra. All models have standard power front seats; automatic climate control; Bluetooth; and an audio system with 205 watts of power, 12 speakers, a USB port, HD and satellite radio. BMW's iDrive system is standard, too, but if you add navigation you also get a large 8.8-inch LCD screen that displays information from the audio, phone, and navigation systems, and comes bundled with real-time traffic information and full iPod integration.

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio (Optional)
  • Premium Sound System
  • Navigation System (Optional)
  • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System (Optional)
  • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup

2013 BMW X3 Exterior

8.5/10

Rugged and blocky are out, insofar as the X3 is concerned, while the X3's look, if we had to sum it up, would be lean, pert, and graceful. The sweeping character lines that distinguish its doors now wouldn't be out of place on a 3-Series wagon. The nose tapers low, gently, avoiding the tall, blocky trap set by some other compact crossovers as they attempt to ape "real SUV" lines. LED taillamps like the ones on the 3-Series sedan cap the tail.

Model

BMW X3

Audi Q5

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Curb Weight (lbs)

4112

4079

4012

Length (in.)

183.0

182.6

178.3

Width (in.)

74.1

74.7

74.25

Height (in.)

65.4

65.2

66.9

Wheelbase (in.)

110.6

110.5

108.5

The X3 was completely redesigned for 2011, to become longer, wider, and more physically impressive than before. It also found more in common visually with other BMW vehicles, in addition to the larger X5. All of it, and the key to the X3's high-class look--is infused with more attention to detail and surfacing than before, without going overboard on functionless style, as BMW's seen in its recent past. When compared to the other SUVs, the X3 has almost the same figures as its competitors, being the heaviest of them all.

  • Aluminum wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Fog Lamps (optional)
  • Auto-Off Headlights
  • Reverse camera
  • Sunroof/moonroof

2013 BMW X3 Safety

9.3/10

The 2013 BMW X3 manages, like many offerings from high-end German luxury makers, to satisfy both a need for tried-and-true occupant safety, as well as some innovative advanced-tech safety features.

Standard safety features on the X3 include all the usual airbags, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes, and stability systems. In Sport mode, drivers of a navigation-and-iDrive-equipped X3 can customize that Sport mode for differing levels of stability control. A stability-control mode with a higher threshold of intervention also aids traction and confidence in snow. A head-up system is also on offer and might help reduce driver distraction.

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights (Optional)
  • Lane Departure Warning (Optional)

2013 BMW X3 Final Verdict

The BMW X3 is a great option if you’re shopping for a luxury compact SUV. It features the generous seating space, crisp interior, and comfortable ride that shoppers expect of a luxury SUV. It distances itself from the competition thanks to its athletic handling and muscular engines. In fact, it drives more like a sports sedan than an SUV.

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Top User Reviews

3

User Overall Rating

Utterly disappointed!

Worst experience, BMW!

by Harold

1

User Overall Rating

Worst with BMW X3

Need to visit the dealership often and drains the pocket

by Sandra

6

User Overall Rating

A couple thing to keep in mind before diving into this.

OG Beemer,

by Gail

5

User Overall Rating

BMW is aware of engine problems!!!

Engaging luxurious car but very very dissapointing failure.!!

by James

7

User Overall Rating

2013 BMW X3

A decent mid-size X3!

by Blair A. Schafer

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