2012 BMW X3

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2012 BMW X3 Ratings


Consumer Rating

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

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium SUV of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Premium SUV
#2 BMW X3

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 BMW X3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 BMW X3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Styling of the dashboard

Performance Specs

MPG City



25 - 26


258 - 306


8 speed, Automatic


Gas I6, Turbocharged Gas I6


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 BMW X3 Review

The 2012 BMW X3 – a vehicular escape. With it’s upright architecture and standard all-wheel-drive the X3 not only provides you with a responsive get-around-town card but an equally enjoyable get-out-of-town card. The X3 xDrive28i offers a 3.0 liter six cylinder engine boasting 268 horsepower while the xDrive35i powers up with a turbocharged engine and a 0 to 60 time of 5.5 seconds. The 2012 X3 is predictable in both steering and traction. And the xDrive All-Wheel-Drive System reacts quickly to changes in vehicle dynamics. Innovative features keep you and your X3 joined at the hip. The ConnectedDrive System includes Mobile Office enhanced music Functions and Bluetooth wireless. The improved on-road composure combined with capable off-road cred the X3 may just be your new best friend. The 2012 BMW X3 – your companion on and off the road.

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