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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 BMW X3

BMW X5 vs. BMW X3
2021 BMW X5

vs.

2021 BMW X3
$59,400 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,000 MSRP
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers
33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Seats Upright)

28.7 cubic feet
335 hp 3.0L I-6 engine

Base Engine

248 hp 2.0L I-4 engine
523 hp 4.4L V8 engine

Top Engine

382 hp 3.0L I-6 engine
RWD or AWD

Drivetrain Options

RWD or AWD
Yes

Available as Plug-In Hybrid

Yes

For Watkinsville drivers that are shopping for a luxury SUV and want to compare BMW models, the popular2021 BMW X3and 2021 BMW X5are a good place to start. In this BMW X3 vs. X5 comparison of space, power, and features, Athens BMW will help you settle on which new BMW model is the right for you.

2021 BMW X3 vs. X5: Interior Space

When you compare BMW SUV models, you’ll find both the BMW X3 and the BMW X5 are more than capable of taking on the Jefferson roads. Will you prefer the compact X3 or the midsize X5?

  • The BMW X3 offers 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats upright, or up to 62.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. It seats five passengers as standard, and includes 40/20/40 split-fold seats.
  • The BMW X5 offers a whopping 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the optional third-row seats flat, or with all seats upright in the standard five-passenger configuration. Fold down the rear rows of seating to access up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

2021 BMW X3 vs. X5: Performance

When you compare BMW models, you should note that the X5 has a serious performance advantage compared to the X3. Even so, the agile and potent X3 is great for those who spend most of their time in city traffic around Athens.

Compare these BMW SUV models with regard to powertrain options, horsepower, and torque below:

2021 BMW X3 Engine Options

  • 2.0L I-4 engine – 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L M Performance I-6 engine – 382 hp and 382 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L I-4 engine with eDrive Electric Motor – 288 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Offered with sDrive RWD or xDrive AWD on the base trim
  • Offered with xDrive AWD as standard on other models 

2021 BMW X5 Engine Options

  • 3.0L I-6 engine – 335-hp and 330 lb-ft of torque
  • 523-hp 4.4L M Performance V8 engine – 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L I-6 engine with eDrive Electric Motor – 282 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque
  • Offered with sDrive RWD or xDrive AWD on the base trim
  • Offered with xDrive AWD as standard on other models

The X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds on Greensboro roads. Meanwhile, the X3 can only tow 4,400 pounds.

2021 BMW X3 vs. X5: Features

When you compare BMW models in terms of features, you’ll find a long list of high-end, high-tech comforts and conveniences no matter which model you choose. Voice-activated navigation, 10-way power front seats, and leatherette upholstery are just a few of the standard features that you’ll find in both BMW SUV models. BMW X3 vs. X5 features are included below:

  • Heated Front Seats: Three-stage heated front seats are standard in the X5, but require an upgrade in the X3.
  • Audio & Connectivity: The X3 gives you 12 standard speakers, while the X5 has 10 speakers in its base trim. However, only the X5 gives you Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ standard. The X3 simply offers Apple CarPlay™.
  • Cargo Accessibility: The X3 comes standard with a liftgate that you can open using your key fob, and offers a convenient hands-free liftgate as an optional upgrade. The X5 comes standard with Comfort Access keyless entry with the hands-free-access trunk.

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