2018 BMW X3 vs BMW X5
BMW has become synonymous with interior luxury, sporty driving capability and the latest vehicle technology available on the market. The 2018 BMW X3 and X5 are no different, pushing the boundaries once again while providing drivers in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland a unique experience.
When visiting BMW of Atlantic City, you can count on our dedicated staff to guide you through every step of the buying process. To get started, we’ve put together this comparison of the BMW X3 and BMW X5. Read on below to learn more about these SUVs and what they offer drivers.
X3 vs. X5: Luxury Interior
Both the 2018 X3 and X5 offer luxurious interior options. The X3 offers seating for five in a spacious set-up, but if large amounts of space are what you desire, the X5 is the perfect vehicle for a growing family, with seating for seven. When folding down the rear seats, the X3 offers 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space, enough space for bags from the store or for a weekend adventure. The X5 offers even more cargo space, with up to 76.7 cubic feet available.
The advanced vehicle and key memory makes any BMW owner feel at home every time they step inside the cabin of either the X3 or X5. This system includes the most recently used temperature and air settings, mirror and power seat settings, and lighting preferences. This familiarity makes drivers and frequent passengers more comfortable with each trip.
The X3 base engine is a powerful 4-cylinder mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine puts out 248 horsepower and is a strong performer on the highway but also nimble enough to handle city driving. The performance model of the X3 can put out up to 355 horsepower on a 6-cylinder engine. The base engine in the X5 is a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine, which produces a potent 302 horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy, both the X3 and X5 perform well. The base engine on the BMW X3 provides 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway, strong performance when compared to other vehicles in the class. The BMW X5 gets an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.
When navigating the roads, it’s nice to know there’s technology you can count on to inform and entertain inside both the X3 and X5. The BMW iDrive system and its intuitive touchscreen are easy to use, complete with programmable memory buttons. The latest iteration of the iDrive system includes natural language understanding, so all you have to do is say what you want the system to do, and the system takes care of the rest.
The BMW navigation system in the X5 is a standard feature, with a 10.2-inch screen and 3D maps capable of directing you to your destination.
2018 X3 vs. X5: Two Standout Vehicles
The team at BMW of Atlantic City hopes this guide has helped you learn more about what the BMW X3 and BMW X5 have to offer drivers in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland. Come see our full inventory by visiting our showroom today!
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