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BMW X3 MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.53 See details
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2014 2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 31.8 See details
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2013 2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.68 See details
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.8 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.59 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.75 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 260-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.75 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 260-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.1 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.06 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.33 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.27 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 184-hp 2.5L I6 6-sp manual AWD 22.5 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.18 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.62 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.05 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 While the boosted four has a clear performance advantage, the swap was motivated primarily by the push for better fuel economy. EPA ratings are 21 mpg city, 28 highway, vs. the 2012 six's 19/25. An Audi Q5 comes close, 20/28, but with 211 horsepower isn't as strong. Despite weighing about 400 pounds less than the X3's 4,112, a Ford Escape with a similarly spec'd engine does no better. A Mercedes GLK350? 19/24. The Volvo is even worse. Compared to cars, the X3 doesn't fare as well. The roomier, nearly as heavy 528i rates 22/33. The crossover's larger frontal area and higher ground clearance take their toll as speed climbs. In our real-world sub-freezing suburban driving, the trip computer usually reported about 21 once the engine was warmed up, matching the EPA rating and quite good for a powerful, two-ton, all-wheel-drive vehicle. Engage an aggressive Eco Pro mode for a Prius-like throttle response and ultra-low rpm shifts, and mid-20s are easily achievable while high 20s are possible. I even observed 32 over one short trip where the lights were in my favor. But the cars behind you won't be happy. Conversely, enjoy the turbo at every opportunity and fuel economy will fall into the teens. A defeatable standard auto start/stop system operates a little more smoothly than in last year's 3-Series, but not as smoothly as it ought to. see full BMW X3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We get 22.5 mpg consistently in overall averaging and 26 to 27 on open road trips. see full BMW X3 review
BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed 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. see full BMW X3 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed 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. see full BMW X3 review
 

BMW X3 Gas Mileage (MPG)

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