2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X5

2020 BMW X5

2020 BMW X3


2020 BMW X5
$41,950 MSRP


$58,900 MSRP

Max Seating

7 with optional 3rd row
62.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo

72.3 cubic feet
248-hp 2.0L I-4 engine

Base Engine

335-hp 3.0L I-6 engine

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 BMW X5

Are you in the market for a powerful, luxurious SUV? If you’re comparing the BMW X3 vs. X5, you’re well on your way to a more invigorating daily drive. But which is the right choice for your Pekin and Normal adventures? Both the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 BMW X5 are bringing exciting new features to the roads near you, but only one will be the perfect fit.

BMW X3 vs. X5: Seating Space, Cargo Capacity, and Dimensions

The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover, and although it’s comfortable for up to five passengers, it’s exact interior dimensions are, in most cases, slightly smaller than those of the midsize X5. More importantly, the X5 is available with a third row, and that means it can seat up to seven passengers. So, if you’re comparing BMW SUV models, and you need room for larger groups, you’ll probably find that the X5 is a better option.

Taking a closer look at each model’s interior, it becomes clear that the X5 offers more room for your cargo. Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re comparing the BMW X3 to the X5 with two rows:

Standard Cargo Volume

  • BMW X3: 28.7 cubic feet
  • BMW X5: 33.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

  • BMW X3: 62.7 cubic feet
  • BMW X5: 72.3 cubic feet

If you opt for the third row in the X5, you won’t enjoy as much space with all the seats upright. But, your maximum capacities will still be greater. Looking for even more space? Compare the BMW X5 vs. X7.

BMW X3 vs. X5: Performance Specs

When you compare BMW models, you’ll enjoy a smooth and satisfying drive no matter which option you settle on. However, since these models offer different available engines, we’re sure you’ll want to take a closer look before you move forward.

The X5 offers a stronger starting engine, and its array of upgrade options provides more power for the performance enthusiast to get excited about:

Starting Engines

  • BMW X3: 2.0L I-4 with 248 hp
  • BMW X5: 3.0L I-6 with 335 hp

Available Engines

  • BMW X3: 3.0L Turbocharged I-6 with 382-hp
  • BMW X5: 4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8 with 456 hp or 4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8 with 523 hp

New for this year, the BMW X5 is also available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) 394 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

In their base configurations, the X3 gets 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Although official 2020 BMW X5 fuel economy numbers haven’t been released, the 2019 model got 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. So, unless you’re planning to upgrade with the new PHEV X5, the efficiency-conscious drive will probably be happiest behind the wheel of the X3.

Compare BMW SUV Models in Person with BMW of Bloomington!

Are you ready to start an adventure that you’ll never forget? Before you make a final decision, come into BMW of Bloomington and compare the BMW models you love in person! Once you’ve gotten behind the wheel of the new X3 or a used X3, and the new X5, you’ll know for sure which SUV is right for you.

Want to see how they match up against competitors? Compare the X3 vs. Audi Q5 or X5 vs. Volvo XC90! Or, check out the BMW X7 price to see if the larger model is right for you! If you are interested in something smaller, compare the X3 and X1. We’re sure that you’ll be excited by what you find.

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