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2020 BMW X3

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2020 BMW X5

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 BMW X5

2020 BMW X3


2020 BMW X5
$41,950 MSRP

Starting Price

$58,900 MSRP
5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5-7 passengers
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

72.3 cubic feet
248 hp 2.0L I-4 engine

Base Engine

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

Top Engine

523 hp 4.4L V8 engine

Drivetrain Options


For Chicago drivers looking to shop luxury SUVs and compare BMW models, the popular 2020 BMW X3 and 2020 BMW X5 are a good place to start. In this X3 vs. X5 comparison of space, power, and features, Perillo BMW can help you settle on which model is the right one to take home.

BMW X3 vs. X5: Interior Space

Both BMW SUV models can seat five passengers standard, but the X5 can seat up to seven passengers with an optional 3rd row and offers more cargo space for whatever you need.

  • The compact crossover BMW X3 gets 28.7-62.7 cubic feet of cargo space
  • The midsize luxury SUV BMW X5 gets 33.9-72.3 cubic feet of cargo space

BMW X3 vs. X5: Performance

Both BMW models offer powerful engines with plenty of towing capability for your Park Ridge adventures, as well as a choice of rear-wheel drive and the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system.

2020 BMW X3 Engine Options

  • 248 hp 2.0L I-4 engine with 258 lb-ft of torque, 4,400 pounds towing capacity, rear-wheel drive, or available BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 382 hp 3.0L M Performance I-6 engine with 382 lb-ft of torque, 4,400 pounds towing capacity, and xDrive all-wheel drive

2020 BMW X5 Engine Options

  • 335 hp 3.0L I-6 engine with 330 lb-ft of torque, 7,200 pounds towing capacity with rear-wheel drive, 6,603 pounds towing capacity with available xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 456 hp 4.4L V8 engine with 479 lb-ft of torque, 6,603 pounds towing capacity, xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 523 hp 4.4L M Performance engine V8 engine with 553 lb-ft of torque, 7,200 pounds towing capacity, xDrive all-wheel drive

BMW X3 vs. X5: Notable Features

The X3 and the X5 both come with a long list of amenities, including standard Bluetooth®, leatherette seat trim, and voice activated navigation, as well as available features like cooled front seats and a hands-free liftgate. Below are some differences in these BMW SUVs that may sway you one way or the other:

  • Heated front seats: Available in the X3, standard in the X5
  • 12-volt power outlets: 2 standard in the X3, 4 standard in the X5
  • Speakers: 12 standard in the X3, 10 standard in the X5
  • Speed-sensitive volume control: not available in the X3, standard in the X5

Compare BMW Models Near Oak Park

If you want to learn more about what the BMW X3 and X5 offer in terms of technology, safety, and fuel economy ratings, contact Perillo BMW, and schedule a test drive at your local authorized BMW retailer. You can also check out our BMW X3 lease deals and BMW X5 lease deals to get great monthly payments on your luxury SUV. Our experienced staff can help you find the model that works for your needs and budget. If you are still doing your research, compare the BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7  or the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 to see how the competition stands up to BMW SUV models, or take a look at the new BMW X7 configurations if you want more space in your luxury SUV.

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