2017 BMW X5 vs X3 Car Comparison

bmw x5 vs x3When purchasing a luxury vehicle, choosing the right model for your next vehicle can be a bit trickier than you might expect. For drivers in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens areas considering an SUV, two options are the 2017 BMW X5 and the 2017 BMW X3. Both vehicles are luxurious, sporty, and powerful, but there are some major differences you'll want to consider when making your decision. 

To help make your decision, the team at BMW of Manhattan has put together this 2017 BMW X5 vs X3 comparison. Read this review now, then schedule a test drive of your favorite (or both) to confirm your decision! 

How Much Engine Power Do You Need? 

The biggest differences between the 2017 BMW X5 vs X3 comparison is vehicle power and size. Let's start with power and then we'll go over the differences in dimensions down below. In terms of ride quality, they're nearly identical, but they do have a couple differences in terms of power production and fuel economy. 

The 2017 BMW X3 is powered by a 2.0L intercooled turbo premium I-4 engine that produces up to 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle is efficient and gets up to an EPA-estimated 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway with a fuel tank capacity of about 17.7 gallons. 

The 2017 BMW X5 is powered by a 3.0L intercooled turbo premium I-6 engine that produces up to 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. It too is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and gets up to an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway with a fuel tank capacity of 22.4 gallons. 

BMW X5 vs X3 Interior Dimensions Comparison

bmw x5 vs x3Another big difference in the BMW X5 vs X3 car comparison is that these vehicles are in two different classes. The BMW X5 is a midsize crossover luxury SUV and the X3 is a compact luxury SUV, so you might expect that the interior dimensions are substantially different, but they are very similar. The major difference will come in the fact that the BMW X5 offers an optional third row seat that can be the perfect solution to adding a couple of additional seats for the family without losing out on luxury or convenience. 

BMW X5 vs X3: Which Is Your Favorite? 

Both the 2017 BMW X5 and 2017 BMW X3 are excellent options. With plenty of power under the hood, super fun sporty handling, and style that's both luxurious and fun, the X5 and X3 are two siblings vying for your attention. No matter which model is your winner in the BMW X5 vs X3 comparison, stop into the showroom at BMW of Manhattan to schedule a test drive

We offer a wide selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned BMW vehicles to choose from, so you could easily decide between these two vehicles in no time. When you're ready to take the next step, our team will be here to guide you through the entire process.

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