BMW X3 vs BMW X5 Info
Find the BMW SAV that Suits Your Style
2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 BMW X5
Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)
2020 BMW X3 sDRIVE30i
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-Cylinder
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm
2020 BMW X5 sDRIVE40i
3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-Cylinder
335 hp @ 5,500 rpm
330 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
Dynamic and Versatile for All Adventures
There’s no denying the look of a BMW SAV. With both the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 BMW X5 rocking a kidney grille with sharp available adaptive LED headlights, you’ll sport a look that turns heads throughout South Carolina. Plus, the fine curves and aggressive lines mixed with the rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips in the rear lets the world know you’re all about blending the fine things in life with legendary performance and speed.
The difference between the two SAVs starts with the size—as the 2020 BMW X3 is more compact, which makes it a great choice for urban environments—like fitting into tight spaces. Meanwhile, the 2020 BMW X5 is slightly larger and packs High Glass Black Aero Blades for an athletic look with the performance to match when you’re ready to dominate the highways.
Like both of these ultra-sleek and adventure-ready SAVs? Head to BMW of Columbia to test drive the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 BMW X5 to find which model works better for your style.
Designed to Lead
Both of these BMW SAVs are all about blending agility with sporty handling for a ride that mixes track-worthy speeds with unrivaled smoothness. Even in the 2020 BMW X3, the base 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder motor packs 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque for rapid acceleration and big speeds—perfect when you want to show off on the highways or enjoy an epic trek through the mountain passes with a sporty feel as you grip to the road. Plus, with up to EPA-estimated 29 mpg, you’ll enjoy the adventure for countless miles before even needing to worry about refueling.
Looking for more power? The available 3.0L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder packs 382 horsepower and 365 lb-ft torque. With the best-in-segment acceleration, you’ll enjoy a track-like ride with a 0-60 mph in a rapid 4.6 seconds. Plus, the available M Sport Suspension and M Sport Differential helps you attack turns at nimble speeds with full control.
Whichever BMW X3 motor you select, both versions pack near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution to fully optimize your power and control. You’ll also have full aerodynamics with side air breathers for less drag and better cooling to ensure your ride is always in top shape.
For another legendary drive, the 2020 BMW X5 is also ready to perform with its base 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder motor. Putting out 355 horsepower and 330 lb-ft torque, you’ll rush from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds—outclassing many sports cars you’ll find on the road. You also won’t lose out on efficiency with up to EPA-estimated 26 highway mpg keeping your drives affordable.
When you want extra power, the top 4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 is ready to deliver supercar speeds with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft torque unleashing dignified growls as you rush from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds. To control your ride, you’ll also have the available M Sport brakes and Adaptive M Suspension when you opt for the M-line motor. If that’s not enough, your BMW X5 is also ready to tow up to 7,200 lbs—perfect for trailers, vehicles, and even boats when you’re ready to escape to a weekend of fun.
There’s no denying both BMW SAVs offer an epic ride. You can also opt for a plug-in hybrid model of each if you’re looking for a fully economical ride. Or you can ride with the M-line motors and enjoy a ride that’s all about big performance—either way, the BMW X3 and X5 are ready to drive to your style.
First-Class Treatment in Your Cockpit
Take a seat inside the 2020 X3, and you’re instantly greeted to standard SensaTec leather-like upholstery mixed with Dark Oak Wood Trims across your interior for upscale vibes. You’ll also find plenty of comfort with standard automatic 3-zone climate controls to keep you, your passenger, and second-row happy at your individual preferred temperatures—even if you want heat and your rear seat wants air conditioning.
Inside, you’ll also find ample levels of cargo space with 28.7 feet behind your second row. Get ready to load in your golf clubs, backpacks, gym bags, groceries, and plenty more. When you need more space, the second-row folds to allow for 62.7 cubic feet of space—perfect for awkward-sized items and even certain pieces of furniture.
Get ready to connect to an epic ride with the standard 8.8-inch iDrive 6.0 touchscreen. Standard Apple CarPlay® allows you to check your texts and make calls while keeping your hands on the wheel. Meanwhile, you’ll have instant access to your favorite smartphone music streaming apps, podcasts, and audiobooks for full entertainment on all rides. When you need to find a new route, the system also includes standard Navigation.
Enter the 2020 X5, and luxury greets you with standard SensaTec upholstery blended with standard Fineline Stripe Brown High-Gloss Wood trim. To enjoy the natural sun and fresh air, a panoramic moonroof is also standard—ready to show you full views of the natural world above.
Comfort is also standard in the 2020 BMW X5 with dual-zone climate controls and heated seats. Don’t let a cold winter morning block your commutes to places like Lexington or Irmo—instead, power on your heated seats, and instant surges of warmth enter your body.
For all your media, you’ll have the iDrive 7.0 infotainment with two 12.3-inch displays. Everything from Navigation to Apple CarPlay is ready to help you find new routes and adventures while jamming out to your favorite tunes and staying connected when you need.
Staying Safe Never Felt So Good—And It’s Standard
Getting where you want to go and having fun in the process is where the BMW X3 and BMW X5 excel. Plus, both these cars are also naturals at keeping you safe along the way with all the standard safety loaded inside. Take a ride in the 2020 BMW X3, and you’ll have Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking to keep you safe from fender benders. Even upon detecting a pedestrian ahead, your BMW automatically brakes to help you avoid accidents.
When it’s time to park, your BMW X3 also includes Park Distance Control, Front and Rear to help you inch into ultra-tight parallel spaces. As you try to park, you’ll get distance alerts to ensure you never tap the car ahead or behind you.
When you cruise in the 2020 BMW X5, you’ll find all the safety features from the 2020 BMW X3 along with Lane Departure Warning to help you stay in line and alert you when you’re accidentally leaving your lane. Meanwhile, Active Blind Spot Detection lets you know when other drivers are in your blind spots—telling you when not to change lanes. For backing out of crowded parking lots and your driveway, Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns you when a vehicle approaches from either side.
Explore South Carolina in a Sharp BMW SAV
Ready to hit the roads in a performance-driven luxury SAV? Stop by BMW of Columbia and test drive the 2020 BMW X3 and the 2020 BMW X5 to see which ride packs the speed and comfort you’re looking for. We’re also here to help you in every way we can as your local BMW dealer. Let us know the features you want, and we’ll help you get started by exploring trims and available packages to tailor your BMW to your needs.