In comparing the BMW 3 Series's and the BMW X2's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The BMW X2 has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW 3 Series's and the BMW X2's specifications and ratings, the BMW 3 Series is a better car than the BMW X2.
BMW 3 Series vs. BMW X2 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW 3 Series loses 52.3 percent of its value and the BMW X2 loses 47.4 percent of its value. This means the BMW X2 retains 4.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW 3 Series.
BMW 3 Series vs. BMW X2 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 3 Series is 8.7 out of 10 while the BMW X2's quality rating is 6.9 out of 10. This results in the BMW 3 Series being ranked 7 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the BMW X2 being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs.
BMW 3 Series vs. BMW X2 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW 3 Series is 8.4 out of 10. For the BMW X2 the reliability rating is 5.8 out of 10. This gives the BMW 3 Series an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X2.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 3 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the BMW X2 base engine makes 241 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW 3 Series has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.