2019 BMW X3 vs X5

2019 BMW X3 vs X5BMW has become synonymous with interior luxury, sporty driving capability, and the latest vehicle technologies available on the market. The 2019 BMW X3 and 2019 BMW X5 are no different, pushing the boundaries while providing drivers in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland with a unique experience.

When visiting BMW of Atlantic City, you can count on our dedicated staff to guide you through every step of the car-buying process. To get started, we’ve put together this comparison of the 2019 BMW X3 vs. X5. Read on to learn more about these SUVs and what they offer drivers and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

X3 vs X5: Luxury Interior

2019 BMW X3

The 2019 X3 and 2019 X5 offer luxurious interior options. Both the X3 and X5 offers seating for five in a spacious setup. However, if you’re looking for extra space for friends or a growing family, the X5 offers a third row, which bumps the seating capacity up to seven.

Front Legroom

Rear Legroom


40.3 inches

36.4 inches


39.8 inches

37.4 inches

When folding down the rear seats, the X3 offers 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space—enough for bags from the store or for a weekend adventure. The X5 offers even more cargo space, with up to 72.3 cubic feet available.

Furthermore, the Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory feature makes any BMW owner feel at home every time they step inside the cabin of either the X3 or X5. This standard 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.

BMW Performance

2019 BMW X5In addition to having spacious cabins, the 2019 BMW X3 and 2019 BMW X5 offer powerful yet fuel-efficient performances.

The X3 comes standard with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to an 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission. The engine puts out 248 horsepower and is a strong performer on the highway but also nimble enough to handle city driving.

Meanwhile, the X5 comes standard with a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine, which produces a potent 335 horsepower.

When it comes to fuel economy, both the X3 and X5 perform well. The X3 achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG—a strong performance when compared to other vehicles in the class. The X5 gets an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway MPG—letting you spend hours on the road before needing to stop and refuel.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

When navigating the roads, it’s nice to know there’s technology inside the BMW X3 and BMW X5 that you can count on to inform and entertain you.

2019 BMW X3

The BMW iDrive system (6.0 in the X3 and 7.0 in the X5) and its intuitive touchscreen are easy to use, complete with programmable memory buttons. Plus, both versions of the iDrive include natural language understanding, so all you have to do is say a command and the system will handle the rest.

In addition, each vehicle offers a 1-year All Access subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. With over 150 music, sports, and news stations, you can always find something new to listen to.

Then you have the BMW Navigation System, which comes standard in the X5 and is available in the X3. Plus, 3D maps are shown clearly on an 8.8-inch screen in the X3 and 12.3-in screen in the X5. Then, with Over-the-Air updates, you’ll have the most recent maps for your commutes—making things as convenient for you as possible.

2019 BMW X3 vs 2019 BMW 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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