BMW X3 vs. BMW X5 - How Do These New Luxury SUVs Compare?

New BMW X3

New BMW X5

If you're looking for a luxury compact SUV then you've most likely come across the stunning collection of BMW SAVs. Both the BMW X3 and BMW X5 are popular among the Wayne NJ, Paterson, and Little Falls crowd due to their luxurious cabins, high-performance options, and modernized technological features. If you've made the decision that a new BMW SAV is right for you, but you aren't sure which one, we encourage you to take a closer look at our BMW X3 versus BMW X5 comparison.

2021 BMW X3 2021 BMW X5
Standard Engine 2.0-liter I-4 engine 3.0-liter I-6 engine
Horsepower Up to 382-horsepower Up to 523-horsepower
Available As Plug-In Hybrid Yes Yes
Passenger Seats Five Passengers Five to Seven Passengers
Cargo Space (Seats Upright) 28.7 cubic feet 33.9 cubic feet

BMW X3 Vs. BMW X5  - Performance

Both the BMW X3 and BWM X5 are impressive under the hood. The BMW X5 offers more overall power with its available 4.4-liter M Performance V8 engine, but the BMW X3 isn't that far behind with its available 3.0-liter M Performance I-6 engine. Both models also have either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive as an option and will make every drive throughout Totowa as smooth as possible.

BMW X3 Vs. BMW X5 - Space

The other major difference between these two stunning SAVs is the interior space included. The BMW X3 is a truly compact SAV, while the BMW X5 is considered more of a midsize SAV. The BMW X3 comes with five passenger seats as well as up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo room when the rear seats are folded flat. The BMW X5 comes with up to seven passenger seats as well as up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo room when the rear seats are folded flat. Which is better? That all depends on how much space your family requires.


BMW X3 Vs. BMW X5 - Notable Features

As both models are part of the BMW brand, they contain many of the same technological features and comfort amenities. That being said, there are a few differences that our Caldwell area drivers should know.

  • Heated Front Seats - Standard in the BMW X5, these three-stage heated front seats are only available for extra in the BMW X3.
  • Audio System - The BMW X3 comes with 12-speakers as standard, and the BMW X5 comes with only 10-speakers.
  • Cargo Liftgate - The BMW X3 includes a standard liftgate that can open with the key fob and offers available hands-free liftgate as an option. The BMW X5 includes Comfort Access keyless entry with hands-free access as standard.

Contact Paul Miller BMW To Test Out The BMW X3 And BMW X5

To get a closer look at the new BMW X3 and BMW X5 models, we suggest contacting our Paul Miller BMW dealership. We'd love to offer you a test drive on both SAVs, are available to answer any questions, and can help you with your new BMW X3 or BMW X5 lease or loan. To learn more, take the short drive from Paterson, Little Falls, or beyond to our Wayne, NJ, dealership today!

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