BMW X1 vs X3

The 2017 BMW X1 and the 2017 BMW X3 are both popular options in the BMW lineup, especially for drivers near Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan who want a vehicle that offers a fun and sporty ride quality. But how do you choose between two such incredible vehicles?

To help you decide between the two, we've put them side-by-side in this 2017 BMW X1 vs. X3comparison from the team at BMW of Manhattan. Check it out now, then schedule a test drive of your favorite at your local dealership.

Size & Dimensional Differences Between X1 and X3

The major difference between the 2017 BMW X1 and X3 is the exterior and interior dimensions of the two vehicles. To make it easy for you, we've listed them side by side in this easy chart:


2017 BMW X1

2017 BMW X3


105.1 inches

110.6 inches

Overall Length

174.8 inches

183.8 inches

Width (without mirrors)

71.7 inches

74.1 inches

Overall Height

63.5 inches

66.1 inches


As you can see, the 2017 BMW X3 is slightly larger overall than the 2017 BMW X1. This is also evident in the interior of the vehicle. The X3 offers 1.3 inches of additional headroom and 0.6 inches of extra shoulder room in the front seat than the X1. Both vehicles offer seating for up to five passengers.

Performance Specifications Comparison of BMW X3 vs. BMW X1

While both vehicles offer an exceptionally sporty and easily maneuverable driving experience, the BMW X1 and X3 do offer slightly different power specifications in the base model to accommodate the relative sizes. For drivers interested in spacing and comfort, these differences may seem slight, but drivers wanting the maximum power will find the slight differences important to factor in.

The 2017 BMW X1 is powered by a 2.0L I-4 turbocharged engine that produces up to 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. For those interested in fuel economy, the vehicle gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2017 BMW X3, on the other hand, is powered by a comparable 2.0L I-4 turbocharged engine. However, it produces up to 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Plus, the vehicle gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. To accommodate, the vehicle has a slightly larger fuel tank at 17.7 gallons, compared to the 16.1 gallon tank of the X1.

BMW X1 vs. X3? Schedule a Test Drive in Manhattan

You really can't go wrong with a BMW vehicle. So whether you choose the 2017 BMW X1 or the 2017 X3, you're still going to get a vehicle that is powerful, well-equipped, and super comfortable. Both vehicles are available right now at your local BMW dealership near Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

Take a closer look at your favorite model in the online inventory at BMW of Manhattan, then schedule a test drive to experience the exceptional performance of your favorite BMW model.

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