New BMW X3 and New BMW X5 | What's The Difference?

New 2021 BMW X3 SUV in Devon, PA

2021 BMW X3

New 2021 BMW X5 SUV in Devon, PA

2021 BMW X5

Luxury SUVs are among the most popular request our Devon, Malvern, and beyond drivers have. Here at BMW of Devon, we always recommend our BMW X3 and BMW X5 SUVs because of their impressive features, speedy powertrains, lavish interiors, and modernized technology. The biggest question our Villanova area drivers will run into, is which BMW SUV should they choose. To help, here's a closer look at how the 2021 BMW X3 and BMW X5 compare.

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
Fuel Economy Up to 25/29 city/highway miles-per-gallon Up to 21/26 city/highway miles-per-gallon
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

King of Prussia area drivers that want an SUV that packs a punch will enjoy the powertrains available in both the BMW X3 and BMW X5 models. As the larger of the two, the BMW X5 comes with more overall power with its available 4.4-liter M Performance V8 engine that produces up to 523-horsepower. That being said, the BMW X3 also features a 3.0-liter M Performance I-6 engine, which shows off with up to 382-horsepower. Both SUVs can also include all-wheel drive and come in a plug-in hybrid version.

BMW X3 Vs. BMW X5 Space

While these two stunning SUVs look similar on the outside, they do vary on the inside. The BMW X3 is a truly compact SUV with up to five seats and an adaptable second row. The BMW X5 is more of a midsize SUV with either five or seven seats, depending on whether your purchase the three-row model. Both vehicles can have the rear seats folded flat, where Berwyn area drivers will find up to 62.7 or 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space, respectively.

New BMW X3 Interior


New BMW X5 Interior


BMW X3 Vs. BMW X5 Notable Features And Price Range

Both the BMW X3 and BMW X5 contain similar technological and luxury features, ranging from the Active Driving Assistant Package to the leather upholstery. Of course, there are some differences as well.

  • Price - Being the larger and more powerful SUV, the BMW X5 is also more expensive than the BMW X3.
  • Heated Front Seats - The BMW X5 comes with standard three-stage heated front seats, while the BMW X3 only has them as an available option.
  • Audio System - The BMW X3 includes 12-speakers as standard, while the BMW X5 only comes with 10-speakers.
  • And much more.

Visit BMW Of Devon To Learn More About Both The BMW X3 And BMW X5

Whether you've chosen the right new BMW SUV for you or you have yet to make your final decision, we encourage you to take the short drive from Wayne, PA, Norristown, or beyond to our BMW of Devon dealership. Our team would love to show you around our current new BMW inventory and can help you answer any questions that you may have. Contact us to set up a test drive today!


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