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BMW 3 Series vs. BMW 5 Series

In comparing the BMW 3 Series to the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and overall quality score. The BMW 5 Series has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 3 Series versus the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 3 Series is a better car than the BMW 5 Series.

BMW 3 Series versus BMW 5 Series Pricing

For a new model, the BMW 3 Series's price is between $45,589 and $54,726, with the BMW 5 Series priced between $58,440 and $69,695.

BMW 3 Series versus BMW 5 Series Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 3 Series is 7.0 out of 10 while the BMW 5 Series' quality rating is 6.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW 3 Series being ranked 5 out of 19 Best Luxury Plug-in Hybrid Cars and the BMW 5 Series being ranked 7 out of 19. Out of 28 Best Luxury Hybrid Cars, the BMW 3 Series is ranked 28 and the BMW 5 Series is ranked 11.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 5 Series makes 288 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The BMW 5 Series, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The BMW 3 Series, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear head room.

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2023 BMW 3 Series Hybrid

2023 BMW 5 Series Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,589 - $54,726

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$58,440 - $69,695

Used Asking Price:

$31,998 - $45,978

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

65.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 19
9 / 28
9 / 28

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 19
10 / 28
11 / 28

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

330e, 330e xDrive

Trim Levels

530e, 530e xDrive

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

288 hp @ 3800 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

288 hp @ 3800 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Gasoline

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Cargo Space:

9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

10 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4083 lbs

Width:

81.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

185.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4314 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58.4 inches

Length:

195.8 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R19