2020 bmw x3 white exterior

2020 BMW X3

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2020 BMW X5

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 BMW X5



248-hp 2.0L I-4 engine


335-hp 3.0L I-6 engine
5 people

Max Seating

7 people with optional 3rd row
62.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo

72.3 cubic feet

Are you searching for a powerful new luxury SUV? If so, you’ll want to take a good look at BMW SUV models like this 2020 BMW X3 vs. X5 comparison, and find the one that’s right for you. Whether your new BMW SUV will be used for your daily commute or adventures around Murrieta, we at BMW of Murrieta are confident that you’ll appreciate the performance and comfort of both the BMW X3 and X5. Read more about BMW SUV models here, and then head into BMW of Murrieta for a test drive!

BMW X3 vs. X5 Dimensions

The BMW X3 is a fun to drive compact luxury crossover with seating for up to five people. The X5 is available with a third row, which means it can seat up to seven people or haul all your gear for those road trips out of Corona. Taking a closer look at each BMW SUV model’s interior, you’ll see that the X5 offers more room for both people and cargo. When comparing the BMW X3 vs. X5 dimensions, you’ll find the following:

Standard Cargo Volume

Max Cargo Volume

  • BMW X3 Interior: 62.7 cubic feet
  • BMW X5 Interior: 72.3 cubic feet

If you still need more space while out and about around Riverside, go with the third row in the BMW X5. You won’t have as much space when all the seats are upright, but your maximum capacities are increased.

BMW X3 vs. X5 Performance

When you compare BMW models like the BMW X3 vs. X5, you’ll experience a comfortable drive in the lap of luxury regardless of which BMW SUV model you choose. However, they come with different engine options. The BMW X5 offers a higher-performing standard engine, and its variety of upgrade options provides even more power. See the performance specs below to compare these BMW models.

Standard Engines

Available Upgrade Engines

  • BMW X3: 3.0L Turbocharged I-6 with 382 hp
  • BMW X5: 4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8 with 456 hp or 4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8 with 523 hp

New for 2020, the BMW X5 is also available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with 394 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

Compare BMW Models in Person at BMW of Murrieta Today

If you live near Ontario and are ready to get behind the wheel of a new BMW SUV model, head into BMW of Murrieta. Before you make a final decision, our friendly sales team will explain all of your options and help you choose the best model for your lifestyle. Then, our expert finance team will work hard to get you into the BMW of your dreams at a price you can afford. Contact us today to get started on exploring the BMW SUV lineup!

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