From A seven-year life cycle is an eternity in car years, especially when the vehicle in question is a member of the very popular luxury compact crossover class. But even with a new version arriving for 2018, the 2017 BMW X3 still holds its own against newer rivals. Much of that is because of a comprehensive refresh in 2015, which updated the X3's exterior and interior styling, among other enhancements. This year's revisions to the iDrive infotainment system and new standard features to the xDrive35i trim only add to its appeal. We've always considered the X3 one of the top choices in the segment, and the 2017 model is no different. In terms of the rear seat and cargo area, the X3 boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the class. That's massively important if you have visions of taking your friends camping for the weekend and don't want to upgrade to the larger (and more expensive) X5. That recent refresh also means all the latest and greatest tech and safety toys are on the options list, from a 360-degree camera to adaptive cruise control and a head-up display. On the downside, the X3 is more expensive than most in this class. A rearview camera, which comes standard on nearly every economy car these days, is an optional extra. If you can stomach the high price tag, the 2017 BMW X3 remains a class leader amid an array of newer competitors. 2017 BMW X3 models The 2017 BMW X3 is offered in four trim levels: sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i. These trims are primarily differentiated by their powertrains, rather than their features. The sDrive28i (rear-wheel drive) and xDrive28i (all-wheel drive) are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, while the xDrive28d uses a diesel. All three of these cost roughly the same. The xDrive35i is driven by a significantly more powerful turbo six-cylinder engine, but it's much pricier. This is partially because it includes the Premium package, which is optional on the others. - INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration: active charcoal, Front air conditioning zones: dual, Front air conditioning: automatic climate control, Rear vents: second row, Airbag deactivation: occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags: dual, Knee airbags: driver, Side airbags: front, Side curtain airbags: front, Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor, Antenna type: diversity, Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, Digital Sound Processing, In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback, Premium brand: harman/kardon, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM, Speed sensitive volume control, Subwoofer: 2, Surround sound: 5.1, Total speakers: 14, Watts: 600, ABS: 4-wheel, Brake drying, Braking assist, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Electronic parking brake: auto off, Emergency braking preparation, Front brake diameter: 12.9, Front brake type: ventilated disc, Power brakes, Rear brake diameter: 13.0, Rear brake type: ventilated disc, Regenerative braking system, Armrests: rear center with cupholders, Center console trim: leatherette, Dash trim: leatherette, Door trim: leatherette, Floor mat material: carpet, Floor material: carpet, Floor mats: front, Interior accents: chrome, Shift knob trim: alloy, Steering wheel trim: leather, Ambient lighting, Assist handle: front, Cargo area light, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Courtesy lights: door, Cruise control, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: auto, Footwell lights, Memorized settings: 2 driver, Multi-function remote: panic alarm, One-touch windows: 4, Power outlet(s): 12V cargo area, Power steering: variable/speed-proportional, Power windows: lockout button, Push-button start, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic, Storage: accessory hook, Touch-sensitive controls, Universal remote transmitter: garage door opener, Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, Liftgate window: fixed, Rear door type: power liftgate, 4WD type: full time, Axle ratio: 3.39, Center differential: mechanical, Drive mode selector, Alternator: 210 amps, Auto start/stop, Battery saver, Battery: maintenance-free, Door handle color: body-color, Exhaust tip color: chrome, Exhaust: dual tip, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: chrome surround, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Rear spoiler color: body-color, Rear spoiler: roofline, Window trim: black, Clock, Digital odometer, Driver information system, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Multi-function display, Trip computer, Trip odometer, Warnings and reminders: lamp failure low fuel engine oil coolant, Daytime running lights, Front fog lights: LED, Headlights: HID/Xenon, Taillights: LED, Side mirror adjustments: power, Side mirrors: driver side auto-dimming, Moonroof / Sunroof wind deflector, Moonroof / Sunroof: anti-trapping, Roof rails, Roof rails color: aluminum, Active head restraints: dual front, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors: LATCH system, Crumple zones: front, Energy absorbing steering column, Impact sensor: alert system, Emergency locking retractors: front, Front seatbelts: 3-point, Rear seatbelts: 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters: front, Seatbelt pretensioners: front, Seatbelt warning sensor: front, Driver seat power adjustments: 4-way power lumbar, Front headrests: adjustable, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat power adjustments: 4-way power lumbar, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: flat, Rear seat type: 40-20-40 split bench, Upholstery: leatherette, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: alarm with remote, Power door locks: anti-lockout, Hill descent control, Hill holder control, Stability control, Traction control, Steering ratio: 17.8, Front shock type: gas, Front spring type: coil, Front stabilizer bar, Front struts: MacPherson, Front suspension classification: independent, Front suspension type: double ball joint, Rear shock type: gas, Rear spring type: coil, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear suspension classification: independent, Rear suspension type: multi-link, Driver assistance app: roadside assistance, Phone: hands free, Satellite communications: BMW Assist, Smart device app function: maintenance status, Wireless data link: Bluetooth, Run flat tires, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheels: alloy, Trailer hitch: ready, Front wipers: rain sensing, Power windows: safety reverse, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper: intermittent, Window defogger: rear
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