2013 BMW X3 X-drive 2.8i 2.0 turbo from North America
Comfortable, reliable and surprisingly economical on long trips
At 14,000 miles the oil level sensor failed.
At 43,000 miles I had a return oil line for the turbocharger replaced.
Service after the maintenance plan expired has cost much less than expected.
While tires (run flats) are expensive, my original set lasted 48,000 miles; more than acceptable for OEM performance tires.
It's very comfortable on long drives. On pure highway trips, it's possible to get more than 32 miles per gallon using premium gasoline.
Acceleration is brisk. Interior noise levels are quite low for an SUV. My car has the winter package, which includes a heated steering wheel - perfect on cold mornings.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2016
19th Jun 2019, 00:24
The review was made in 2016. BMW has had BIG problems with the n20 and n25 engines. Defective timing chain guide. Do some research on the internet. My daughter said the price of an engine replacement mentioned was CAN $25000. She did not have to pay as BMW repaired for free - keep those maintenance receipts! Strange that this defect is not in the news. I read that this has cost BMW half a billion dollars for repairs. I believe the 2014 X3 does not have this problem.