2008 BMW X3

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2008 BMW X3 Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Compact Premium SUV of 2008

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Compact Premium SUV
#2 BMW X3
Compact Premium SUV

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 BMW X3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 BMW X3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Transmission smoothness
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City







6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I6



Available Trims

2008 BMW X3 Review

The 2008 X3 Sports Activity Vehicle delivers more of the exhilarating performance and agility you’d expect from a BMW – and none of the big gas-guzzling bulkiness of some SUVs. The X3 SAV is the perfect size. It provides ample cargo space without getting carried away. And with 260 horses that sip a mere 26 miles per gallon it’s the ideal combination of fun efficiency and convenience. The X3 provides a choice of three modes: Drive which incorporates BMW's Adaptive Transmission Control; Sport automatic for a more dynamic shift pattern; and STEPTRONIC automatic for the hands-on control of a manual without using a clutch. Xdrive is an intelligent all-wheel drive system that helps provide optimum performance in virtually all driving situations-on slippery roads up or down hills while cornering. Inside and out there are two words that best describe the new BMW X3 SAV: Just right.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2008 BMW X3 JD Power Award Winner
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