2019 BMW X1

2020 BMW X1*

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X1


2020 BMW X3

Starting Price

228 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Base Engine

248 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Engine Upgrade

382 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6
24/33 city/highway mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG (base engine)

25/29 city/highway mpg
27.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

28.7 cubic feet
7.2 inches

Ground Clearance

8.0 inches

2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 BMW X3

Los Angeles drivers shopping for a sleek, capable luxury SUV and Sport Activity Vehicles know to turn to the new BMW lineup. In the compact class, the BMW X1 and X3 reign supreme around Hollywood and beyond. To understand how the BMW X1 vs. X3 matchup can help upgrade your Glendale adventures and commutes, the Pacific BMW experts compare the BMW X1 and X3 performance, interior, features, and more. Compare the BMW models below then stop by Glendale to take a test drive in your favorite today!

BMW X1 vs. X3: Performance

To compare the BMW X1 vs. X3 is to note their incredibly powerful engines, the standard 8-speed automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, and available BMW xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. A major difference between these two powerhouses is that the new X3, with its three engine options, creates a unique versatility for those searching for the best performance in the class:.

BMW X1 in xDrive28i or sDrive28i (AWD or FWD)

  • Standard Engine: 228 hp, 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 24/33 city/highway mpg

BMW X3 sDrive30i or xDrive30i (AWD) 

  • Standard Engine: 248 hp, 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 25/29 city/highway mpg

BMW X3 M40i 

  • Available Engine: 382 hp, 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6 engine
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 21/27 city/highway mpg

BMW X3 xDrive30e

  • Hybrid Engine: 265 combined hp 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
  • FuelEconomy: EPA-estimated fuel economy TBD

BMW X1 vs. X3: Technology

When you compare the BMW X1 and X3, you can expect the innovative technology BMW is known for, including: Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information and Active Park Distance Control. See how the standard technology stacks up when you compare BMW models:

  • BMW X1 Technology: BMW ConnectedDrive® Services, Dynamic Cruise Control, a rear-window defroster, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 7-speaker and 205-watt sound system, BMW Navigation Business with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touch display
  • BMW X3 Technology: Parking Assist Plus, Surround View with 3D View cameras, heated front seats and steering wheel, a head-up display, and BMW Navigation Professional

BMW X1 vs. X3: Interior Comfort and Features

Burbank drivers expect the most out of their BMW, whether under the hood in or in the cabin. Features like SensaTec upholstery, memory front seats and a memory mirror make it hard to compare BMW models like the X3 and new X1, as they are so evenly matched in many ways. However, there are a few ways in which their interiors reveal the finer points of the BMW X1 vs. X3 comparison:

  • BMW X1 Interior: High-gloss black interior trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlights and 8-way power front seats with 1-way manual headrests round out the standard interior features of the BMW X1.
  • BMW X3 Interior: Extra lumbar support, a panoramic moonroof, Dark Oak wood trim, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, and 10-way power front sport seats with 2-way power side bolsters and 2-way manual headrests, together with the range of available features in the three trim options, make the BMW X3 a slightly more dynamic choice.

Consult our parts center experts to find the accessories and genuine OEM parts to fully personalize and make the most of your adventurous crossover.

Compare BMW Models at Pacific BMW

However you prefer to drive, the exhilarating BMW crossovers and SUVs at Pacific BMW are sure to enhance your driving experience. Stop by Glendale to take a test drive today, or contact us to learn more about the BMW X1 and X3! Your BMW awaits.


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