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BMW X3 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW X3's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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BMW X3 Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 0 85 70 25.5
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 0 85 70 25.5  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 0 85 70 25.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 15 45 20 20 55 19.1
  hills med none 15 45 20 20 55 19.8
  hills med none 15 45 20 20 55 20.4
  hills med light 15 55 20 10 55 18.8
  hills med none 15 45 20 20 55 20.8
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 15 47 20 18 55 19.8  
  Averages hills med none 15 47 20 18 55 19.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 BMW X3 has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2013 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 20 3 75 70 26.8
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 20 3 75 70 26.8  
  Averages flat light light 2 20 3 75 70 26.8
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 BMW X3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2012 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.6
  flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.9
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 50 25 25 75 20.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 25.4
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 25.5
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 75 25.9
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 25 13 63 75 24.2  
  Averages flat med none 0 25 13 63 75 24.2
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW X3 has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 50 30 75 21.0
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 50 30 75 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 50 30 75 21.0
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW X3 gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 10 20 70 65 21.0
  hills med none 0 10 20 70 65 21.0
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 10 20 70 65 21.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 10 20 70 65 21.0
With the 260-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 60 13 13 13 60 18.2
  flat light light 0 40 20 40 70 22.0
  flat med light 0 5 70 25 62 17.4
  flat light light 0 15 35 50 70 21.1
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 25.2
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 12 15 28 46 67 20.8  
  Averages flat med light 12 15 28 46 67 20.8
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW X3 has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 20 50 0 30 60 20.1
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 20 50 0 30 60 20.1  
  Averages hills light light 20 50 0 30 60 20.1
With the 260-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW X3 gas mileage has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 8 30 60 75 18.0
  flat med light 15 40 10 35 65 18.6
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 75 18.5
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 25.0
  flat light light 5 15 0 80 60 21.2
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 6 15 18 61 67 20.3  
  Averages flat med light 6 15 18 61 67 20.3
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 20 10 55 70 20.6
  flat med none 15 20 10 55 70 20.6
  flat light light 15 20 10 55 70 22.0
  flat light none 0 0 65 35 70 21.1
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.3
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 9 12 39 40 70 20.5  
  Averages flat light none 9 12 39 40 70 20.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW X3 has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (39 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 74 25.6
  flat med none 30 20 0 50 68 19.0
  flat med light 15 20 0 65 74 18.7
  flat med light 20 10 50 20 68 17.4
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 16 13 13 59 71 20.2  
  Averages flat med none 16 13 13 59 71 20.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW X3 gas mileage has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 80 10 9 75 15.0
  flat med none 10 60 20 10 60 15.0
  flat med hvy 5 2 5 88 75 21.8
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 47 12 36 70 17.3  
  Averages flat med light 5 47 12 36 70 17.3
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 17.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 44 0 0 56 60 22.5
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 44 0 0 56 60 22.5  
  Averages hills light light 44 0 0 56 60 22.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW X3 has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (44 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills v.lt light 0 10 10 80 70 24.0
  hills v.lt light 15 25 50 10 70 21.4
  flat v.lt none 0 0 15 85 75 27.8
  flat med light 0 0 80 20 70 19.0
2004 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 4 9 39 49 71 23.1  
  Averages hills light light 4 9 39 49 71 23.1
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW X3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (39 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 65 20.0
  flat lead hvy 0 10 40 50 70 20.1
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 25.0
  hills med light 5 30 25 40 65 18.5
  flat lead hvy 0 10 40 50 70 20.2
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 12 27 58 66 20.8  
  Averages flat med light 3 12 27 58 66 20.8
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW X3 fuel economy has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW X3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW X3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real BMW X3 MPG

BMW X3 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2007 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD We get 22.5 mpg consistently in overall averaging and 26 to 27 on open road trips.
BMW X3 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD Have noticed as low as 10 mpg in start and stop city driving. Average for daily driving is 14 mpg. It uses premium fuel so driving this car is already very expensive.
2006 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD City driving fuel economy is not bad for an SUV. I average around 16MPG battling heavy traffic and my need for “enjoying using the accelerator”. Highway mileage is not so great. Cruising at 70-80MPH returns around 22MPG.