The 2010 BMW X3 has some luxury features in its list of standard equipment, but it's shy of the standard set by some other brands. Mostly, that's because BMW fits all-wheel drive standard and offers an automatic transmission as a no-cost option.
All 2010 BMW X3 crossovers come with automatic climate control; dual front power seats; vinyl upholstery; an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with HD radio and an auxiliary port; 17-inch wheels; a panoramic sunroof; and heated mirrors. Edmunds notes standard features include "automatic headlights," "leatherette (a.k.a. vinyl) upholstery," and "full power accessories (including front seats)." There's also "eight-way power adjustable front seats with two-way manual headrests and driver seat and mirror memory," reports MyRide.
Nifty options include heated front and second-row seats; 18- or 19-inch wheels; a sport suspension and sport seats; a premium audio system; a heated steering wheel; Bluetooth connectivity; Sirius Satellite Radio; and an iPod connectivity kit.
A DVD navigation system is available, but can seem fussy to operate. Cars.com says it is "a bear to use-even without BMW's much-maligned iDrive system." Many drivers will want to skip this option in favor of an aftermarket navigation system.
The BMW X3 is available in only one trim level, but it comes with three major option packages that group together popular options. Edmunds explains the packages include a "Cold Weather package" of heated front and rear seats, headlight washers, and a ski bag; a "Premium package" with leather seating and additional interior and exterior lighting; a "Sport package" with firmer suspension calibrations, 18-inch alloys, sport seats, and body styling accents; and a "Sport Activity package," which includes the 18-inch alloys, running boards, privacy glass, and blackout window frames.