2019 BMW X3 vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW X3
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The X3’s natural competitor is the GLC-Class, and the BMW compares favorably.

The GLC-Class has a more graceful exterior, but we’re not as fond of the base powertrain.

The Audi Q5 has the same turbo-4 and turbo-6 options as the X3, but its interior feels darker and smaller.

The Volvo XC60 offers a plug-in powertrain and a sharp exterior, but its price rises nearly as quickly as the BMW.

The F-Pace and Velar twins have verve, but the BMW is more useful everyday.

2019 BMW X32019 BMW X3
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2019 Audi Q52019 Audi Q5
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2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR2019 Jaguar F-Pace
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC43)2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2019 Volvo XC602019 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
It’s easy to see why buyers increasingly pick luxury compact crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5; it’s comfortable and quick with plenty of room.
The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is a balanced, desirable crossover SUV.
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar sets new SUV style benchmarks with its captivating body and exquisite interior.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
sDrive30i Sports Activity VehiclePremium 45 TFSI quattro25t AWDP250GLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity Vehiclequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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