2013 X3 Owner Reviews (2)
AOL user Jan 14, 2013
Hybrid Like Technology 4 Cyl Turbo Charged
AOL user Jun 10, 2012
Purchased the X3 (with no intention) and truly loved it over the Q5 which WAS my first car of choice. The X3 has three driving modes, ECO, Sport and both with the ECO shut off/on button. In the ECO mode the car turns off at stops to save gas and I have been averaging 21 mpg combined city/hwy with the AC running. Uses 89 gas, 91 while is preferred, but I have had no issues with the 89 gas. Nav system, bluetooth is fantastic and maps very accurate and updated. The screen is much improved over the past years in that the info can be seen between the speedometer and tachometer which can also be controlled via steering wheel. The main Nav screen has a split screen function and does not turn off while driving. Not sure if that is a good thing though. The lift gates picks up from afar and rear parking views include the side of the car with three options: 1-with guidelines, 2-no guidelines, 3-animated version with top view. The car does hesitate just a bit when taking off, but I gets up to 60 within seconds, while I am not realizing the speed. Has great pickup when passing, and brakes are fabulous. There is also an auto/stop button which can be used during traffic so that you don't have to constantly step on the brake, the car will do it for you. My only complaint is not enough storage, no unlock button in the side door (or I haven't found it yet) standard radio (should have upgraded it). The best part is that a fully loaded X3 (minus my upgrade radio) was much cheaper than the Q5 with 1/2 options which I wasn't willing to pay for. Also, BMW seemed to have an ample supply of the 2013, while 2012 Audi did not. I also liked the Acura 2013 RDX but the Nav system cannot find a street not digitized, a deal breaker for me.