Comparing the BMW X3 and X5, which is Right for You?

Finding an elegant crossover is easier than you might think. Take the BMW X3 and X5 from BMW of Westlake, for example. Two exceptional crossovers built with elegance and precision in mind for Cleveland and North Olmsted drivers. Both bring beautiful features and a mouth-watering design you can only get from a BMW. Since they are exquisite BMW models, you can expect nothing but the best. But how do you know which crossover is the best fit for your commute from Avon Lake to Lorain? BMW of Westlake hopes to make the decision-making process easier with a quick comparison.

This subcompact luxury SUV is everything you hope to find in a crossover. Potent powertrain options, a smooth ride, and standard features that would make other models jealous. With the upgrades to the 2020 edition of the BMW X3, you'll find it is better than ever. While the BMW X5 is considered a midsize SUV for the Rocky River residents who like something a little larger to handle their needs.

Power and Performance:

  • BMW X3: Packed with a 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, from the base model. The performance-turned M40i trim level loads up with a turbocharged 382-horsepower six-cylinder. Even more, power comes from the M sport trims 473-horsepower six-cylinder, and the 503-horsepower M Competition powertrain. Available in the standard rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, it comes matched to an exuberant eight-speed STEPTRONIC sport automatic transmission. At its heart, the X3 offers more power from the base and midlevel trims.
  • BMW X5: This midsized SUV gets its energy from a boisterous 335-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder at its base. The upper-trim xDrive50i boasts a 456-horsepower V8, while the sporty M50i grants you a 523-horsepower version of the same powertrain. A spritely eight-speed transmission seamlessly shifts you through your trip around Westlake. When speed and performance are what you crave, the X5 is the route for you.

Interior and Cargo

  • BMW X3: With room for five passengers, the cabin of the X3 will never leave you wanting more. Synthetic leather seats are power-adjustable and come heated and ventilated for those unpredictable Cleveland days. The 8.8-inch touchscreen commands the standard Apple CarPlay and navigation. An upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen is available with satellite radio and wireless device charging. The 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space provides ample opportunity to haul everything you need. If that wasn't enough, an underfloor compartment lets you stow even more items.
  • BMW X5: This model ups the ante when it comes to passenger space and cargo. Five passengers will enjoy the drive, no matter the circumstances, but only the X5 gives you the option for a third row for as many as seven of your favorite riders. The front row of the X5 gives riders a 16-way power-adjustable environment in which to relax. The standard 12-inch touchscreen brilliantly showcases your infotainment and technology features. Enjoy the 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. A two-piece power liftgate comes included with every level of the X5 for easy loading and unloading.
  • Take Your Pick

    You can't go wrong with a BMW crossover. Packed with elegant features and muscular powertrain options, there is no bad decision at BMW of Westlake. The hardest choice will be deciding between the elements you value most for your family.

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