Sport utility vehicles are often a study in compromise. You can have your sport, or your utility, but finding something that combines both can be a challenge — especially at the compact end of the segment. Often, but not always; you can find the perfect balance of both at BMW of El Cajon, in the form of the 2019 BMW X3.
2019 BMW X3 Details
The BMW X3 was redesigned last year, so there are fewer changes on tap than usual this year. Aside from some new safety features (see below), the only other major change is the addition of a rear-wheel drive sDrive30i model, which is one of only two RWD models in this segment.
Compact SUVs aren’t as compact as they used to be. The new BMW X3 is about the same size as the first generation BMW X5. However, it’s proportioned well, never feels too big, and — rather importantly — it makes excellent use of its interior volume (besides, we’ve never heard someone complain that they had too much leg or elbow room).
- 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
- 248 horsepower
- 258 lb-ft of torque
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- RWD or xDrive AWD
2019 BMW X3 Safety and Special Features
- Active Guard safety features
- iDrive infotainment
- Apple CarPlay™ (optional)
- BMW Gesture Control (optional)
- Available harman/kardon sound system
If you’re safety-minded, you’ll love the five-star safety rating and the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. You’ll also love the safety features that helped earn those ratings. The Active Guard safety group (AEB, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking) moves to the standard features column along with park distance control.
Standard equipment is robust, including a 12-speaker sound system, 10-way power front seats, iDrive infotainment, and even a universal garage door opener. But that isn’t all. Your BMW dealer serving San Diego will be happy to show you the many tiers of optional features that allow you to add gesture control, keyless entry, navigation, Apple CarPlay™, and much more.
Buying a 2019 BMW X3
Time to visit your El Cajon BMW dealership? We think so! The 2019 BMW X3 offers a formidable mix of luxury, amenities, and performance that’s hard to beat. Test drive a new BMW SUV when you visit BMW of El Cajon and prepare to be amazed!