2019 BMW X3 Comparison Image

2019 BMW X3

2019 BMW X5 Comparison Image

2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X3


2019 BMW X5
$41,000 MSRP


$60,700 MSRP

Maximum Seating

7 with optional 3rd row
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

72.3 cubic feet
2.0L I-4 engine


3.0L I-6 engine
23 mpg

City MPG

20 mpg
30 mpg

Highway MPG

26 mpg

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 BMW X5

The2019 BMW X3 and the 2019 BMW X5 are sophisticated and capable BMW SUV models, and either one would be an excellent choice for your Chicago and Park Ridge drives. In this BMW X3 vs. X5 comparison from Perillo BMW, you’ll see that there are major differences between the two that you should take into consideration before deciding which is best suited to your driving needs and budget.


To start, the BMW X3 is a compact crossover, while the BMW X5 is midsize. If you need more cargo space for sporting equipment and grocery bags, or if space, in general, is a major deciding factor, you may want to choose the new BMW X5.

Both BMW SUV models can seat up to 5 as standard, but the X5 can seat up to 7 with an optional third row. The new BMW X3 gets 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while the new BMW X5 gets up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Starting MSRP, Engine, Fuel Economy

When you compare BMW SUV models, the X3 and X5 both offer an excellent driving experience, whether you’re driving through the Chicago streets or out on the open highway. Compared to the 2019 X5, the BMW X3 comes at a lower price point, has a smaller engine, and a more solid fuel economy rating. The 2019 BMW X3 starts at $41,000 MSRP, while the 2019 X5 starts at $60,700. The X3 comes equipped with a 2.0L I-4 engine that can get up to 30 mpg highway, whereas, the 2019 BMW X5 boasts a 3.0L I-6 engine that can get up to 24 mpg highway.

Standard Features

The 2019 BMW X3 and the X5 both come equipped with a long list of comfort, convenience, and interior technology features, including

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Voice-activated navigation
  • Bluetooth® connectivity

Which BMW Crossover Will You Drive Home in Chicago?

Still can’t decide between the 2019 BMW X3 and X5? The team at Perillo BMW is here to help! Compare the BMW models when you visit our Chicago dealership. We’ll go over the BMW X3 towing capacity and the BMW X5 interior features and towing capacity. Contact us today for additional information or to schedule an appointment. It’s our goal to get you behind the wheel of the BMW vehicle best suited for you.

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