Compare 2019 BMW X3 vs 2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X3 vs 2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X3 2019 BMW X5


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MPG (City/Highway)

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2019 BMW X3 vs 2019 BMW X5

Serving Santa Rosa, CA

The BMW X3 and X5 models are compact luxury SUVs that are manufactured by BMW. Both models ranked near the top of their class and considered the best luxury SUV models available. Both models feature powerful engines and some of the highest possible safety scores, which rank amongst the highest in their class.


Both models feature powerful engines; however, the 2019 BMW X5 comes with more powerful engine options than the 2019 BMW X3. The 2019 BMW X3 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 248 horsepower. This model features an additional engine option which is a turbocharged six-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 355 horsepower. The 2019 BMW X5, on the other hand, features two engine options, including the same 355 horsepower six-cylinder engine (standard) and a turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing a maximum output of 456 horsepower. Each available engine for both models are more than capable of impressing most drivers. The X3 features better fuel economy averages, getting up to 30 highway miles per gallon versus the X5’s maximum of 26 highway miles per gallon. The fuel efficiency of these models varies considerably based on the chosen engine option.


The BMW X5 was redesigned entirely for its 2019 model year, making it one of the freshest SUV styles on the market. Both models have a luxurious exterior, and they look incredibly similar to one another. The X5 appears as it is marketed to be, and that is a more luxurious version of the X3 model.


The 2019 X3 and X5 both feature tons of infotainment features, comfort features, and safety features. However, it should be no surprise that the 2019 X5 model comes loaded with many more standard features. The standard comfort and infotainment features for the X5 (that are available for the X3) include a panoramic moonroof, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and more. The 2019 X3 and X5 models both feature the iDrive infotainment system with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen for the X3 and a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen for the X5. Standard safety features for both models in the 2019 model year include pedestrian protection, driver drowsiness warnings, an automatic emergency braking system, front and rear parking sensors, and more. Heads-up displays are also available for both models. Regardless of which model you choose, the 2019 BMW X3 and X5 are both amongst the safest vehicles in their class and are loaded with safety technology options.

To inquire about the 2019 BMW X3 or the 2019 BMW X5, please visit us at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa or check out our website today.

* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.