2020 BMW X3 vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW X3
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

BMW scatters pricey packages around like expensive landmines in the X3 lineup, but it’s possible to spec a great car for less than $50,000.

2020 BMW X32020 BMW X3
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2020 Acura RDX2020 Acura RDX
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2020 Audi Q52020 Audi Q5
2020 Lincoln Corsair2020 Lincoln Corsair
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2019 Volvo XC602019 Volvo XC60Get Your Price
Quick Specs
7.2
The 2020 BMW X3 is excellent at delivering what crossover buyers want: luxury, capability, and a prestigious badge attached.
6.7
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.
7.2
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
6.8
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair capitalizes on calm—and caps out near $60,000.
7.5
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$69,900$37,600N/AN/AN/A$39,800
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6N/AN/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Sports Activity VehicleFWDPremium 3.0 TFSI quattroN/AN/AT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/AN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/AN/A5
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilityN/AN/ASport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AN/AAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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