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  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    (Open the Last Sunday of the Month Only)
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  • Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 BMW X5
2021 BMW X3


2021 BMW X5
$43,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$59,400 MSRP
248 hp 2.0L I-4 engine

Standard Engine

335 hp 3.0L I-6 engine
382 hp 3.0L I-6 engine

Range-Topping Engine

523 hp 4.4L V8 engine
5 Passengers

Seating Capacity

5-7 Passengers
sDrive & xDrive

Drivetrain Options

sDrive & xDrive
4,400 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,200 pounds

When shopping for a new luxury SUV, you’ll want to compare BMW models. Between the 2021 BMW X3 and 2021 BMW X5, it can be tough to choose. In this BMW X3 vs. X5 comparison, we can help you compare the power, space, and features of each model so you can settle on the model that’s right for you and your Marietta driving needs.

BMW X3 vs. X5: Interior Space

Luckily, both the BMW X3 and BMW X5 are highly capable on Smyrna roads and beyond, but they differ in a few areas that might make one a better option for you over the other. In terms of interior space, here are the dimensions for each model:

2021 BMW X3

  • 28.7 cubic feet of standard cargo space
  • Up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo volume in total
  • 5-passenger seating

2021 BMW X5

  • 33.9 cubic feet of standard cargo space behind the second row
  • Up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo volume in total
  • 5- or 7-passenger seating (with optional third row)

BMW X3 vs. X5: Performance

From the base models to the available upgrades, the X5 has the performance advantage over the X3. Although the same can’t be said for the plug-in hybrid versions of these Sport Activity Vehicles®. Ready to get a closer look? Compare these BMW models with regard to powertrain options, horsepower, and torque:

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

Should you need a model that’s better for heavy lifting, the X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds. The X3 can only tow up to 4,400 pounds. While this may be enough, there are options in the event you need more power.

BMW X3 vs. X5: Notable Features

No matter whether you opt for the X3 or X5, there are plenty of high-tech features, comforts, and conveniences. A few standard features each has includes voice-activated navigation, 10-way power front seats, and leatherette upholstery. However, there are more than a few differences that you should keep in mind:

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

Compare BMW Models at BMW of Gwinnett Place

Interested in learning more about the BMW X3 and X5? Compare the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 or contact our team at BMW of Gwinnett Place. When it’s time to apply for financing, use our online form to get pre-approved for your favorite model in Duluth. Looking for a larger SAV? Compare the X5 to the X7.

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