From within the cabin of a luxury SUV, your daily drives around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI, transform into pleasant joy rides. To help you select your next Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®), our team here at BMW of Rochester Hills put together this head-to-head comparison of the 2022 BMW X3 vs. BMW X5.

As you explore these two Ultimate Driving Machine™ models down below, feel free to contact us with any further questions that come up along the way.


BMW X3 vs BMW X5: Engines, Power, & Efficiency

 

2022 BMW X3

2022 BMW X5

Maximum Available Horsepower

503

617

EPA-Estimated MPG

25 city/29 highway1

21 city/26 highway2

When it comes to balancing fuel economy with racetrack-inspired performance, these BMW models offer different combinations. The BMW X3 features a standard 248 horsepower 2.0L BMW engine and offers a peppier 3.0L BMW M motor.

In the BMW X5, you'll find a standard 3.0L engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology, along with a more robust 4.4L V8 motor upgrade available. The 2022 BMW X5 also offers a hybrid engine option, too, that achieves an EPA-estimated 50 combined MPGe.2

If quicker acceleration matters to you most, the BMW X5 will surely satisfy your need for speed. On the other hand, if you prefer a standard model with a bit more efficiency, you will discover just that in the 2022 BMW X3.


BMW X3 vs BMW X5: Interior Dimensions & Design

 

2022 BMW X3

2022 BMW X5

Legroom

(Front/Rear)

40.3 in./36.4 in.

39.8 in./37.4 in.

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)

57.6 in./56 in.

60 in./58.1 in.

As you can see in the table above, both these versatile SAV® models offer ample room to move about and get comfortable.

Regardless of which model you choose, though, both BMW M trims feature standard Satin Aluminum roof rails. In addition to adding a sleek appearance, these rails enable you to store extra luggage and gear up top, making room in the cabin.

Inside the BMW X5 and the BMW X3, you'll also find stylish, easy-to-maintain SensaTec upholstery, along with truly timeless interior design. The 2022 BMW X3 features a standard Dark Oak Wood trim, while the 2022 BMW X5 comes with a Fineline stripe Brown high-gloss wood trim.


BMW X3 vs BMW X5: Technology & Infotainment

On the tech side, each model comes standard with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system, which features an intuitive infotainment touchscreen and an expansive Digital Instrument Cluster that ensures key trip details remain in focus. In terms of musical entertainment on the go, the standard 12-speaker HiFi Sound System in the BMW X3 immerses you in your favorite melodies.

The 2022 BMW X5 comes with a slightly smaller 10-speaker system. However, the standard BMW Extended Ambient Lighting system in this model effortlessly amplifies the mood to create a unique full-body experience.


Choose Your Ultimate Driving Machine™: BMW X3 or BMW X5?

Ultimately, those in need of a larger cargo area, or who prefer lightning-fast acceleration, will feel right at home behind the wheel of the 2022 BMW X5. If fuel economy and a compact body style sit higher on your list of priorities, however, the 2022 BMW X3 may be a better fit.

To see for yourself which of these Sports Activity Vehicles® (SAV®) you prefer, call us at BMW of Rochester Hills to schedule your test drives near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, today!


 

 

1 Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.

 

2 Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.


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