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2013 BMW X3 Review

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Vehicle Overview

The 2013 BMW X3 crossover enters the new model year with a new engine, more standard features, and a fourth driving mode. Thanks to the new four-cylinder engine, fuel economy has been increased to 21/28 mpg city/highway. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 240 horsepower, and has a range of 425 miles. To help further fuel economy, all new X3s have standard start/stop technology and Eco Pro mode.

Compared to its competitors, the 2013 BMW X3 boasts larger cargo room and sportier features. Although priced closer to midsized SUVs, the X3 offers a more engaging driving experience, as well as an array of standard and optional features. The interior is wrapped in leatherette upholstery, with a silver matte trim, with optional wood trim. Legroom has increased in the second row, and when rear seats are folded, cargo room increases to 63.3 cubic feet.

Optional features for the 2013 BMW X3 include the Premium package that offers keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, rear manual side sunshades, and auto dimming mirrors. The Cold Weather package includes heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Driver Assistance package includes automatic high beams, lane departure warning system, and a heads-up display. The Sport Activity package, which is mainly cosmetic, offers sports seats, a sport steering wheel, and paddle shifters.

New for 2013

For the 2013 model year, BMW has replaced the X3's previous base-model six-cylinder engine with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, added a standard power liftgate, as well as automatic start/stop technology.

You'll Like:

  • Performance
  • Fuel economy
  • Cargo room

You Won't Like:

  • Price
  • Auto start/stop feature

Key Competitors:

  • Infiniti EX37
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • Volvo XC90

See the New 2015 X3.

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